There are no bigger fans of beauty products than us, but we’d be remiss to ignore the fact that they rack up a lot of egregious waste. Over the years, many brands have become increasingly conscious of their carbon footprint and have made changes to inch towards sustainability. Some companies have gone above and beyond to make their packaging super sustainable while still delivering an amazing product. We’ve rounded up some of the best beauty products with eco-friendly packaging.
Lush Seanik Shampoo Bar ($14)
Lush has a wide selection of shampoo bars for every need, from volumizing to oil control, but we like Seanik for its ability to give you big, beachy hair. We also like that these concentrate shampoo bars outlast two to three bottles of liquid shampoo, saving water and packaging.
Mob Volumizing Mascara ($29)
The RePurpose Mascara Capsule allows you to purchase Refills ($24), which cut down on waste. Additionally, both products are made with post-consumer recycled materials.
Chanel N°1 De Chanel Revitalizing Cream ($110)
Chanel recently dipped its toe into sustainable skin care and made a big splash in the space. This product specifically is made from 95% natural ingredients. The glass container is refillable, and the cap features biocomposites from Camellia husks and wood byproducts.
Byredo All-in-One Refillable Brow Pencil ($42)
With this innovative product, you can refill the nib of the brow pencil, so you don’t have to keep throwing away used pencils each month.
Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo Liter Refill ($141)
If you’ve ever wanted to buy Oribe products by the liter, you’re not alone. You can now purchase refill pouches to stock up on your favorite Oribe shampoo, conditioner and hand wash. Each pouch uses 71% less single-use plastic than their liter bottles.
Augustinus Bader The Eye Cream ($215)
This long-adored product is now housed in a 100% recyclable tube. You can pop the Nomad Refill ($195) in the ceramic base or use the airless pump on its own. Either way, it looks gorgeous and delivers astonishing results while improving your carbon footprint.
The Organic Pharmacy Eco Refillable Carrot Butter Cleanser ($56)
This beloved product is now available in a refillable option. When you get to the bottom of your jar, as we know you will, you can reduce your carbon impact by 70% when you purchase the Refill Pod ($51) instead of a brand new product.
Tata Harper Water-Lock Moisturizer ($68)
The brand’s first venture into refillable products is the Water-Lock Moisturizer. It features a 100% recyclable Refill Pod ($62).
John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength Hair Serum ($10
John Freida recently relaunched its iconic Frizz Ease Serums and took a huge step towards being more sustainable. The new formulas weeded out D5 Silicone, a pollutant, and are packaged in recyclable packaging that uses 50% less plastic than the original.
Bite Fresh Mint Mouthwash Bits ($20)
These tiny mouthwash bits come in a refillable jar, which adds up to much less waste than your usual giant plastic bottle of mouthwash from your local drugstore.
Everist Waterless Shampoo Concentrate ($24)
Most shampoos are more than 70% water and housed in single-use plastic, which leads to a lot of waste. Everist is on a mission to reduce waste. The company created the first-ever waterless shampoo concentrate, which comes in a recyclable aluminum tube.
Bathing Culture Mind and Body Wash Refillable Glass ($35)
Bathing Culture has an iconic, gorgeous refillable glass bottle that houses its body wash. You can even swap the plastic pump top for a metal cap to reduce plastic.
Klorane 2-in-1 Mask Shampoo Powder ($26)
This 2-in-1 mask helps reduce oil for up to 48 hours through an eco-friendly medium. The powder transforms to foam when it comes in contact with water. It greatly reduces packaging, is 100% recyclable and uses 80% less water during manufacturing.
Dove Body Wash Reusable Bottles and Concentrate Refills ($15)
Dove loyalists never need to buy another bottle after this one. Going forward, when you reach the bottom of your bottle just add water and the contents of a Concentrate Refill ($7) and you’re good to go. After just two refills, you’ll be using 50% less plastic with every refill, as compared to purchasing normal Dove Body Wash bottles.
BULK HOMME The Face Wash ($23)
All of BULK HOMME’s products are housed in a chic, minimalist eco-friendly packaging that uses less plastic than traditional bottles. The Face Wash comes in a package that gives off the nostalgic vibes of a juice pouch.
NUDESKIN Citrus Clean Balm & Makeup Melt ($34)
All of NUDESKIN’s primary packaging is recyclable and minimalist, including that of this skin softening and brightening cleansing balm. The website includes a guide on how to recycle each part of the packaging. The box the product comes in is bio-degradable and printed with soy ink.
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