In beauty, the term “eco-friendly” can range from meaning anything from vegan or cruelty-free to recycled packaging and less carbon emissions in the manufacturing process.
With many brands such as MAC switching to more eco-friendly and sustainable materials, we’ve taken a look at the best eco-friendly and responsible manufacturers that you’ll need to know about if you’re interested in saving the planet while looking fabulous.
With veganism ever on the rise in the food, fashion and beauty industry, So Eco are a brand that you need to keep on your radar. They source 100% of their product components ethically and responsibly and their brush sets are multi-use and super durable. Not only are the makeup brushes unbelievably soft and will blend your makeup seamlessly, they’re also 100% cruelty free and vegan – triple win. The brush handles are made from sustainably sourced bamboo and the bristles are synthetic fibre. The angled contour brush will change your life and the sets come in a handy carry case so the bristles won’t bend.
Available at various online retailers, From £6
RMS’ philosophy is all about transforming the way people use makeup. Not only is it non-toxic and organic, they contain ingredients in their purest form, enzymes, vitamins, antioxidants and their healing properties remain fully intact. RMS Beauty also use minimal heat in the manufacturing process to use less energy and keep all the ingredients alive. The Raw Coconut Cream is a Cult Beauty favourite with the same properties as human breast milk.
Available at Cult Beauty, £17
YES TO Skincare offer products that are always 100% free of toxic ingredients, at least 95% natural, free of parabens, and made with recyclable materials. Their mission is to “keep Mama Earth happy” and social responsibility is a massive part of the brand ethos. The Yes To Tomatoes Daily Repair Treatment clears up any skin blemishes and leaves you looking fresh and radiant, all while Mama Earth does her thing.
Available at Boots, £11.99
A’Kin Beauty is an Australian skincare brand free from absolutely everything other than goodness. They offer pure and authentic skincare without any nasties and of course, against animal testing. The Micellar Water has been featured in Elle UK, praised for its invigorating green tea and its ability to cut through heavy foundation, mascara and even liquid lipstick.
Available at A’Kin Beauty, £12.50