When looking for beauty products, often our first and foremost concern is their effect on our own skin- but what about their effect on the planet? It’s time to consider that the health of our skin and our environment go hand-in-hand. Below are 5 beauty brands that are making an effort to be eco-friendly and sustainably green.
La Mer has started a foundation called “Oceans Fund”, to protect the ocean, along with protecting our skin. According to La Mer’s website, “The ocean’s beauty is reflected in everything we do at La Mer. The sea is our constant inspiration— it is our muse.” La Mer’s Blue Heart Oceans Fund, advocates for ocean protection through charitable donations, awareness-raising initiatives, and supporting ocean conservation projects. Each year, the La Mer team cleans up local community beaches as a part of charity work.
Spectrum Collections have been able to reduce their plastic packaging by over 50 %, in 2017. Also, if that is not amazing enough, Spectrum also donates 1 % of their revenue, to help support plastic clean up. As shown in the picture, the right set of brushes is their old packaging of only plastic, versus their new planet saving packaging on the left. Now they are working towards leather packaging, and other reusable alternatives.
Origins has been a long-time favorite skin care brand of mine. Ever since I started using Origins skin care products, I have seen a significant difference in my skin. However, did you know Origin products are also saving the world? Their products include all-natural ingredients, plus they use renewable energy such as solar power, and wind to produce products. They also help the planet by transporting goods in recycled cardboard shippers. If this is not impressive enough, their shopping bags are made from 100% recyclable paper. Lastly, Origins even launched the Plant-A-Tree program, in a partnership with the American Forests’ Global ReLeaf organization, which aid reforestation projects around the world. So far, they’ve planted over 750,000 trees.
Love Beauty and Planet has created unique ways to help say the planet. First off, their bottles are 100% recyclable. Also, their conditioner is specifically made with a fast rinse technology, to reduce the time spent in the shower. The less water you use, diverts less water from the rivers, bays, etc.
Lastly, is the popular brand, Lush. What might be a surprise, is how eco-friendly they actually are. They help save the planet by allowing the products to not need packaging at all. According to Lushusa.com “We’d rather put our efforts into what goes inside of our products and shops instead of packaging.” When they do use packaging, they make sure it is 100% recyclable.