The beauty industry is enjoying something of a revolution right now, with more and more consumers demanding ethical products and- finally- manufacturers starting to meet those demands. These days, building a green makeup and beauty stash is easier than ever before, and we couldn’t be happier! This week we’re sharing some of our favourite brands for plastic-free beauty and we’d love to hear about the products you’ve been enjoying too. Let us know in the comments, or get in touch over on Facebook and Instagram.
Earth Concious are a brand who believe that being Earth-Kind is one of the most important traits we can have and pass on to our children too. They create deodorants and baby balms that use high quality, natural ingredients and are not tested on animals. In their own words:
“We believe ethical and ecological choices should be accessible to all so you’ll find our products last for months… With no nasties, just simple natural ingredients that allow the body to perspire as nature intended.”
Earth Concious deodorant is free from aluminium, parabens, carcinogens and toxins, and the 100% natural ingredients are certified organic where applicable. Not only that, but their packaging is eco-friendly too- using no plastic and taking up minimal space, making them the perfect ecological and economical choice!
We love: the Grapefruit and Lemon stick- what a fragrance!
Juni Cosmetics was created by makeup artist Madeleine White, who combined her endless search for natural makeup to suit her sensitive skin, with her passion for sustainability and mission to protect our planet. Madeleine says, “It was so important to me that Juni products contain amazing quality ingredients that are sustainably sourced and will work for everybody – even people like myself with the most sensitive skin.”
When it comes to the eco credentials of Juni Cosmetics, Madeleine refused to compromise here too- something we just LOVE about the brand as a whole. They’ve “meticulously ensured the sustainability of all Juni’s ingredients, packaging and processes from start to finish – choosing the most sustainable options even when it is often more expensive and difficult to achieve. I refuse to compromise when it comes to sustainability and was adamant that Juni must be 100% plastic free so we had to innovate our own packaging.”
We love: no.1 Maple hydrating lipstick– for a super flexible barely there look and a squeaky clean eco conscience.
Founded by four friends who all shared a love of nature and a passion for protecting the planet, Zao Makeup is a firm favourite here at Little Soap HQ. They use 100% refillable packaging, so that they produce less waste, use less plastic and consume less energy overall. Even better- for us- is that because the make-up is designed to be refilled, the price is lower. Win win! Not only that, but it’s also super easy to mix and match colours depending on your mood. Seriously, what’s not to love?
Zao Makeup is committed to bringing us only the best products, with as small a carbon footprint as possible, and they say that “Eco-design is at the heart of our thinking. That’s why our primary packaging is bamboo. It is an ecological raw material because it has a phenomenal growth without the need of any fertilizers or pesticides.”
We love: Mineral Silk- a beautiful powder foundation suitable for even the most sensitive skin.
It’s All About You
If you know, you know. And if you don’t- you’re about to discover a true gem in the plasti-free beauty world! It’s All About You is part of the Foods You Can group, and was created with the aim to empower customers to take control of their own health and wellbeing. It’s All About You is an amazing online eco-friendly, plastic-free one-stop shop that, trust us, really has it all. From hair care and dental care, to household and baby, to fitness and food.. honestly, we could spend an entire afternoon just browsing! They also provide a refill service to those living in and around Dronfield, Sheffield- well worth a look if you’re local. If you don’t live close enough, you can still place an order as they deliver nationwide too- how amazing is that?!
It’s All About You also have a number of highly qualified coaches that are on hand via web chat, email or phone call to provide you with 1:1 coaching if you want a little extra help with your health and wellbeing. We just love this so much!
We love: It’s All About You Bamboo Cotton Buds– great for every day use, and suitable to dispose of in the compost too!