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The beauty industry good guys you need to know about

The beauty industry good guys you need to know about

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From packaging to ingredients, here are five of our favourite sustainable beauty brands doing a world of good.

From packaging to ingredients, here are five of our favourite sustainable beauty brands doing a world of good.

The beauty industry good guys you need to know about
From packaging to ingredients, here are five of our favourite sustainable beauty brands doing a world of good. This is never going to be a perfect list, but rather a collection of brands that are moving in the right direction. They don’t all tick every box, but they do all have a commitment to furthering sustainability within the beauty industry and for this, we salute them.  

1. REN

We didn’t think we could love REN any more than we already do… and then they went and made a commitment to be waste-free by 2021. The goal is for all of their packaging to be 100% recycled, recyclable and reusable. They have also pledged their support to help clean the world’s oceans by partnering with the likes of Surfers Against Sewage and Plastic Patrol, all while using recycled ocean plastic in their packaging.

We love: REN Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic

2. LUSH

Besides being one of the most well-known and loved cruelty-free brands out there, they are leading the way in the naked trend. Lush reckons that half of its products can be taken home without any packaging. About 90% of the packaging is created from recycled materials including paper and plastic that is 100% post-consumer recycled. The brand also has a strict no animal testing policy and great care is taken in not buying raw materials from companies that are in any way or form associated with testing on animals.

We love: American Cream Pressed Conditioner

3. FARMACY

Made using farm-grown ingredients, Farmacy products are free from parabens, formaldehyde, and artificial coloring. There’s more to their sustainability commitment than what’s inside the jars – using use soy ink and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)-certified paper for printing, their products are also housed in recycled and recyclable glass. The most unique part of the brand's packaging is that the cardboard boxes housing the products can fold out, origami-style, into info sheets which detail the ingredients, brand, and product info – eliminating the need for extra paper.

We love the: Honeymoon Glow

4. L’OCCITANE

This classic French beauty prides itself on a history of respecting the environment. Changes like introducing a nationwide recycling program and offering products available in refills has already saved tons of plastic, and by 2025 their goal is to have 100% their bottles made from 100% recycled plastic and all stores to offer recycling worldwide.

We love: L’Occitane Almond shampoo and conditioner

5. DAVINES

Even before environmental awareness was of the most talked about trends in beauty world, this Italian hair care brand was already at it. Established in 1983 it had sustainability at its heart with a commitment to improving the world around it. Last year the brand unveiled its new HQ, Davines Village, featuring a host of inspiring sustainable initiatives, two of which includes being single-use plastic-free and is entirely powered by electricity from 100% renewable sources. Another feather in its cap is having achieved carbon neutrality for packaging production in 2018.

We love: Davines MOMO shampoo

From packaging to ingredients, here are five of our favourite sustainable beauty brands doing a world of good. This is never going to be a perfect list, but rather a collection of brands that are moving in the right direction. They don’t all tick every box, but they do all have a commitment to furthering sustainability within the beauty industry and for this, we salute them.  

1. REN

We didn’t think we could love REN any more than we already do… and then they went and made a commitment to be waste-free by 2021. The goal is for all of their packaging to be 100% recycled, recyclable and reusable. They have also pledged their support to help clean the world’s oceans by partnering with the likes of Surfers Against Sewage and Plastic Patrol, all while using recycled ocean plastic in their packaging.

We love: REN Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic

2. LUSH

Besides being one of the most well-known and loved cruelty-free brands out there, they are leading the way in the naked trend. Lush reckons that half of its products can be taken home without any packaging. About 90% of the packaging is created from recycled materials including paper and plastic that is 100% post-consumer recycled. The brand also has a strict no animal testing policy and great care is taken in not buying raw materials from companies that are in any way or form associated with testing on animals.

We love: American Cream Pressed Conditioner

3. FARMACY

Made using farm-grown ingredients, Farmacy products are free from parabens, formaldehyde, and artificial coloring. There’s more to their sustainability commitment than what’s inside the jars – using use soy ink and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)-certified paper for printing, their products are also housed in recycled and recyclable glass. The most unique part of the brand's packaging is that the cardboard boxes housing the products can fold out, origami-style, into info sheets which detail the ingredients, brand, and product info – eliminating the need for extra paper.

We love the: Honeymoon Glow

4. L’OCCITANE

This classic French beauty prides itself on a history of respecting the environment. Changes like introducing a nationwide recycling program and offering products available in refills has already saved tons of plastic, and by 2025 their goal is to have 100% their bottles made from 100% recycled plastic and all stores to offer recycling worldwide.

We love: L’Occitane Almond shampoo and conditioner

5. DAVINES

Even before environmental awareness was of the most talked about trends in beauty world, this Italian hair care brand was already at it. Established in 1983 it had sustainability at its heart with a commitment to improving the world around it. Last year the brand unveiled its new HQ, Davines Village, featuring a host of inspiring sustainable initiatives, two of which includes being single-use plastic-free and is entirely powered by electricity from 100% renewable sources. Another feather in its cap is having achieved carbon neutrality for packaging production in 2018.

We love: Davines MOMO shampoo

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