April 22, 2021 marks Earth Day, the movement that addresses the climate crisis and how we can better look after the environment. Whether it’s a commitment to reducing plastics, ditching animal-derived ingredients or giving back to the planet, there are many ways that the beauty industry can clean up its carbon footprint.
Here are the beauty brands that are already making a difference – switch up your beauty regime with the following planet friendly beauty buys to be a part of the change.
PLANET FRIENDLY BEAUTY BUYS – Reduit
RÉDUIT UNI is the world’s first universal high tech beauty gadget that can be used for both skin and hair, by all genders and powers 24 beauty treatments from one device, whilst reducing plastic waste. Designed for use with both the Reduit Skinpods and Hairpods, which are 5ml each and provide 20 doses which is equivalent to 100-200ml of regular hair products. Using innovative technology for better results for you and the environment. As part of the brand’s commitment to sustainability, RÉDUIT offers a trade-in program that allows you to recycle used pods™ in exchange for a free product. Other sustainability commitments include cutting product waste by 20%, highly concentrated product formulas with no unnecessary ingredients and less product waste, reducing water and energy usage. Reduit UNI – £89. Available from cultbeauty.com
PLANET FRIENDLY BEAUTY BUYS – Miller Harris Bath & Body
In a huge leap towards absolute transparency and sustainable practices, the newly reformulated and repackaged Miller Harris Bath & Body collection is made with recycled post-consumer product, which is fully recyclable. In a bid to do better at every stage, secondary packaging has been eliminated and the size, weight and production processes of packaging reduced. All Miller Harris products are vegan, free from phthalates, artificial colorants, parabens and formaldehydes. Body Wash – £22 (300ml), Soap – £20, Hand Wash – £22 (300ml), Hand Lotion – £26 (300ml). Available from millerharris.com.
PLANET FRIENDLY BEAUTY BUYS – Faith in Nature
Faith in Nature’s NEW Shampoo & Conditioner Bars could be the answer to better hair and more sustainable travel. The shift from bottle to bar seems a no brainer when faced with current statistics – approximately 13 billion plastic bottles including shampoo bottles are used annually in the UK, with only 7.5 billion being recycled… while the rest pollute our oceans or lead to a rise in CO2 emissions when incinerated or dumped in landfills? Better yet, Faith in Nature’s packaging is made of fully recycled and recyclable card. Shampoo Bars – £5.79 (85g) & Conditioner Bars – £6.99 (85g). Available from Faithinnature.co.uk
PLANET FRIENDLY BEAUTY BUYS – FAACE
Faace has proudly produced a range of face masks that are made in the UK, vegan, cruelty free and 100% plant powered using ethically sourced ingredients. The formulations are free from toxic synthetic chemicals, alcohol, SLS, petrochemicals, palm oil, parabens, colourants – basically none of the nasty stuff. The range includes Period faace, Sweaty faace and Tired faace – like a sheet mask, but without the sheet! Price: £24.00 each (100ml). Available from Liberty and Cult beauty.
PLANET FRIENDLY BEAUTY BUYS – Tisserand Aromatherapy
This vegan-friendly and cruelty-free brand uses the best of the Earth’s natural ingredients to soothe mind and body through the power of aromatherapy. Created with natural essential oils that are ethically harvested, the formulas are certified organic wherever possible. With growing national interest in happiness, inner calm and mindfulness, Tisserand Aromatherapy has extended the best-selling Happy Vibes and Real Calm blends even further to include single Roller Balls and Diffuser Oils. Plus, an update on Tisserand Aromatherapy’s bestselling Energy High blend, the Energy Boostcollection offers a new improved citrus-based formulation designed to invigorate and increase energy levels. Prices from £6.75. Available from Boots nationwide and www.tisserand.com
PLANET FRIENDLY BEAUTY BUYS – Wild Science Lab
Wild Science Lab is a British company created following the founder’s personal battle with pregnancy related hair loss and driven by a desire to innovate their own solutions. Founded on science, wisdom and creative expression, committed to producing high-performance, botanical and sustainable products that are built on efficacy, whilst maintaining a continued promise of environmental responsibility. All products are cruelty-free in accordance with nature’s standards, made from the finest natural ingredients, vegan and developed to avoid commercially negative ingredients. All packaging is responsibly sourced, renewable and recyclable to ensure a sustainable natural footprint retaining functionality, elegance and conscience.
The three collections
- Head First – scientific, new to the market formulas with CBD for a soothed scalp and stronger hair
- Root Planner – uses hemp seed (if you don’t have an irritated scalp and just want glossy locks)
- Fruit Boost – skincare for anyone looking for a radiant glow, even skin tone and texture, and to protect against environmental aggressors
Prices from: £23.00. Available from wildsciencelab.com
PLANET FRIENDLY BEAUTY BUYS – Peacci
Peacci create professional quality products that are vegan and cruelty-free. Best known for their nail polish collection, the brand has since branched out into mani-pedi products introducing Peacci S.K.I.N. The new collection includes three main products; Peacci Peach Mani-Pedi Scrub – £9.00 (60g) Peacci Vanilla Mani-Pedi Mask – £15.00 (75ml) Peacci Peach Mani-Pedi Cream – £7.00 (30ml) and two, one-of-a-kind accessories; Peacci Smooth Foot File – £14.00 and Peacci Shape Nail File – £8.00. The range comes packed with highly beneficial ingredients and a full professional mani-pedi #PeacciPamper routine to follow, all sold in a chic reusable bag.
Available from www.peacci.com