We know that the products you use on your body are just as important as what you put in your body, with a booming industry we’ve pulled together the green beauty brands to keep an eye on, and perhaps make the switch to, this year.
Parisian hair colourist to the stars Christophe Robin is dedicated to using natural ingredients in his products and avoids parabens, silicone and SLES. Meet one of his newest innovations, the 100% vegan and natural shampoo bar that cleanses both hair and body while leaving hair hydrated and skin soft with the help of aloe vera, castor oil and natural glycerin. The multi-use bar can be used on the daily and is perfect for the eco-conscious traveller.
The crux of the beauty industry is its creation of single-use disposable products. If you are a gal or guy that still uses single-use disposable cleansing or makeup wipes… we’ve found a greener alternative for you. It’s called Face Halo, a non-toxic microfiber pad that uses only water to help you remove makeup and can be washed up to 200 wash cycles! If you are after a deeper cleanse you can use your favourite green face wash or toner with a Face Halo.
French-inspired, American-made luxury vegan and organic skincare, French Girl is the culmination of founder Kristeen’s, love for nature and French way of life. With a core value to remain committed to the community through love of self and others along with promoting a more earthly existence, French Girl products are made with wild-crafted organic and sustainable ingredients. A percentage of profits from their best selling Rose Lip Polish is donated to ongoing charitable efforts. It’s a Parisian tick of approval from us.
Hailing from New Zealand, Ethique Beauty is the eco-beauty brand behind the world’s first natural self-tanning bar. As easy to use as a liquid tanner and equivalent to more than two bottles of regular tanning lotion, it’s scented with mandarin and contains non-toxic erythrulose and DHA (Dihydroxyacetone) for the perfect colour. Pop on a layer or two for sun-kissed skin that lasts up to 10 days. Ethique is also certified carbon neutral, cruelty-free and vegan. We love that it also comes in compostable packaging!
From the coastal shores of beautiful Byron Bay, Biologi is the world’s first single active ingredient serum. A 100% natural plant serum that is redefining skincare, after years of refining plant extracts, Biologi was created. Their range of plant serums are designed to refresh, hydrate and rejuvenate your skin. Biologi pride themselves on a process that is honest, sustainable and transparent from plant-to-bottle.
A beauty brand with purpose, Akhal is an Australian-Moroccan skincare brand that is organic vegan, cruelty-free and ethical. The brand’s greater vision is to create a sustainable business model that supports the environment, the growers and the artisans of the region. Travelling to remote areas to source the best ingredients for your skin.
By purchasing Akhal’s 100% active Moroccan skincare products you are supporting children’s education and women’s development in Morocco’s rural south; each bottle of Akhal oil helps to send a girl to school.
This homegrown beauty brand uses some of Australia’s best botanical extracts and natural minerals like bentonite clay to make products to detox, hydrate and combat skin issues like acne, eczema and psoriasis. Mint Skin pride themselves on producing masks and hydration oils that uses natural, fair-trade and cruelty-free ingredients such as clay, charcoal and rose.
A true one-stop solution, The Great State is a natural skin balm that is ethically sourced, natural, toxin-free and where possible uses Australian local ingredients like cold-pressed avocado oil. From cracked heels to chapped lips this is the product you need in your handbag as a daily go-to for your skin that’s effective, versatile and multi-tasking. The Great State stays true to its commitment to improving the lives of people and protecting our planet by donating a percentage of profit from every product to the Love Mercy Foundation’s “Cents for Seeds” program that empowers women and their communities by providing a loan of seeds, a gardening tool, and educational workshops to help alleviate poverty.
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