In celebration of Earth Day, I’d like to share with you some of my favourite skincare brands that take ethical and sustainable practices to heart in creating their products.
As more consumers are becoming better informed on the negative implications of many commonly used household and skincare ingredients, brands such as the ones mentioned below are leading the way with simple and clean products that people like me and you can safely use with confidence. It’s so important to consume clean products that are not only kind to your skin and well-being, but also to the planet.
I’m a huge advocate for clean products around the house, and ATTITUDE Living is a Canadian brand that allows me to do just that throughout the household. From all-purpose cleaners, hand soaps, and hardwood floor cleaners, to shampoos, laundry detergent, and deodorants, I’m using so many ATTITUDE products throughout the day! I love their eco-refills, which essentially allow you to buy in bulk and reuse the same bottle, so you end up using up to 80% less plastic!
For every product purchased, they are committed to planting a tree.
Caudalie‘s Vinoclean range is vegan, formulated with 97% natural origin ingredients, and packaged in eco-friendly bottles. You’ll find products such as an Instant Foaming Cleanser, a Cleansing Almond Milk, a Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil, and a Moisturizing Toner in the collection. Whether I’m cleansing a naked face or removing makeup, I can count on one of the Vinoclean cleansers to get the job done.
Did you know that the brand is going zero waste by 2022? This means 100% recycled packaging, less plastic, paper, and metal! Who doesn’t love a clean formula and clean skin?
belif was the very first brand that contacted me to create content in exchange for product. Years later, this Korean apothecary brand is still one that I absolutely adore! It’s also deemed ‘Clean at Sephora’! In order to receive Sephora’s Beauty Badge of honour, a brand must have safe ingredients and are devoid of 50 potentially harmful ingredients, which include sulfates, parabens, and phthalates.
Their cult product is the Aqua Bomb, which works wonders in hydrating all skin types. I have been obsessed with their latest version, the Aqua Bomb Brightening vitamin C Cream!
Another ‘Clean at Sephora’ brand, Summer Fridays offers feel-good products for every moment of your day. Whether you want to pamper yourself or decompress after a long day, you can indulge in a face mask that will brighten the complexion or a body lotion that will transport you to a tropical paradise, all of which are made with clean ingredients. I love using the Summer Skin Nourishing Body Lotion day in and day out. It leaves my skin feeling satin-smooth and smelling like a dream!
Every product is vegan, paraben-free, sulfate-free, and cruelty-free, contained in 100% recyclable packaging.
MERIT Beauty launched at Sephora earlier this year and they’re all about a simple makeup routine with as little product as possible. They embody a ‘less is more’ mantra, which I’m 100% all for! Their products are very minimal and were created to enhance your natural beauty. They are also vegan, cruelty-free, and certified Leaping Bunny. I love using the Minimalist Perfecting Complexion Foundation and Concealer Stick when I have blemishes or a bit of redness to conceal. It allows me to even out my skin tone and have a natural look without having to apply foundation on my entire face.
The brand is EU-Compliant, as more than 1,000 potentially harmful ingredients were removed from their formulas, in addition to ones that don’t meet their standards. From the creation of the product to getting into the hands of consumers, their products, packaging, and shipment are recyclable, reusable, or biodegradable.
Klorane creates plant-based hair and skin care products for the entire family that includes natural and organic ingredients in eco-designed recycled plastic and packaging. The Nourishing & Repairing range is one of my favourites to manage my rough texture and split ends. The trio includes a shampoo, conditioner, and a leave-in mask. Formulated with organic Cupuaçu Butter, an ingredient more nourishing and repairing than Shea butter, these products deeply nourish and repair even the driest of hairs to restore softness, suppleness, and shine.
Nuxe is a French brand that includes origins of active ingredients that are geographically traceable, created with rinse-off formulas that are more than 80% biodegradable, and excludes microbeads from their exfoliators. Their responsible packaging is made from recycled materials.
I love using the Super Serum 10, a serum formulated with natural hyaluronic acid that’s infused with thousands of micro-spheres of fractionated Botanical Oils to give you the ultimate skin hydration.
Do you have any clean products that you think I should try out? Please leave a comment down below!
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