Sustainable beauty is fast becoming a concept that’s moving to the top of the beauty agenda, as more and more people around the world express their desire for clean, natural earth-conscious beauty. Yet, despite this demand, many companies that claim to be ethical actually wind up falling far short, putting out products that are still stuffed with chemicals and using wasteful packaging, or ingredients that aren’t sustainably sourced.
The beauty industry has long had a problem with sustainability and many brands still aren’t adequately addressing the issue. Ingredients sourcing is a major problem, with many companies still dependent on suppliers who run sweatshops, or source products unethically.
The amount of waste produced by packaging is another serious concern, 120 billions of units of beauty packaging are produced every year, with 70% of this ending up as landfill, while the rest is incinerated or dumped. It’s vital that the sector starts to tackle these problems, especially as climate change is ramping up and social and ethical responsibility is becoming a huge consumer priority.
Luckily, there are eco-friendly brands out there that do responsibly source both their products and packaging, so we’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up 8 of the best. Get ready to dive into the top brands that should be on your beauty radar if you want to go beyond the greenwashing and get gorgeous – without harming people, animals, or the planet!