Take your skin care to the next level by choosing brands that are not only healthy for your skin but take care of the environment as well. Explore lines that have products that are free of chemicals that harm our environment and minimize waste. Check out the ones we found to get your glow on responsibly this spring and summer.
This line of products is made with natural ingredients and has the added bonus of coming in packaging that is recyclable and biodegradable. It’s a total win-win! Try the brand’s Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter ($35, Sephora), which contains argan oil, shea butter, avocado oil, and white tea extract which work together to hydrate, heal, and protect the skin.
This brand’s formulas are all natural, organic, and biodegradable. It’s FLASH BATH No-Rinse Body Cleansing Foam ($22, Sephora) that will help you minimize your water waste by providing a rinse-free option for refreshing yourself after a quick gym session.
Dry, afro-textured hair will get its life with this natural line of hair products “inspired by African, Mediterranean, and Ayurvedic traditions.” The Qhemet Biologics Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee ($22, Sephora) uses eco-friendly active ingredients to make detangling an easier process. It doubles as a leave-in conditioner, which means you have one less product to buy and can cut down on waste.
The brand has a full range of biodegradable products for the hair and face. In addition, all of Klorane’s products are made with recyclable and recycled packaging. Its Make-up Remover Biodegradable Wipes With Soothing Cornflower ($13, Klorane) are a gentle alternative for sensitive skin.
This line of products is made with raw, organic ingredients that are processed as little as possible so that it has the most nourishing impact on the skin. RMS Beauty also mitigates its impact on the environment by choosing minimalist packaging made of materials that are biodegradable and recyclable. The cult-favorite Living Luminizer ($388, Sephora) is a great place to start exploring the brand.
A cancer scare in Tata Harper’s family inspired her to create a natural skin care line with products that are completely non-toxic. The majority of the packaging is made of glass that you can recycle and they are even conscious of the ink they use on their boxes, choosing a soy-based one that is easier on the paper recycling process. Get rid of dead skin cells with the brand’s Resurfacing Mask ($62, Allure) which contains natural acids that exfoliate the skin.
Not only is this line of dope lipsticks organic, vegan, and non-toxic, the boxes that they are packaged in have an incredible backstory that helps the environment. According to Allure, Axiology partnered with a women-run recycling company in Bali to reuse the paper products they hand collect from local businesses and organizations for its lipstick boxes.
Rahua by Amazon Beauty
The star ingredient of this natural hair care and body care line is Rahua oil, which the company sources from the Amazon rainforest. It uses local traditions to harvest their ingredients and give back to the community through philanthropic efforts, including empowering educational programs for the local indigenous people.
This is another natural beauty brand that responsibly sources ingredients from the Amazon while giving back to the local community through education and rainforest conservation efforts. The combination of superfruit oils, butters, and argan plant stem cells in their products has powerful hydrating and healing properties for dry skin.
This line of natural skin care products is made with “plant-based, organic, and food-grade” ingredients that comes in recyclable packaging that is beautiful to look at. Herbivore’s Coco Rose Body Polish ($36, Sephora) is one of the standouts in the line, thanks to the combination of coconut oil, moroccan rose, and shea butter that moisturizes the skin.