In this year’s sustainable Christmas beauty gift guide I review the brands and products taking steps in the right direction to reduce packaging and make it easier for us to reduce, recycle, reuse.
A sustainable beauty trend that has blown up in the last few years is the refill format. Less packaging, a reduced carbon footprint and better value to customers, it’s a no brainer. Here I review five brands offering refillable beauty products, with options to suit all tastes.
Water makes up about 70% of most beauty products, but with water poverty set to impact two thirds of the population by 2025, it’s time to look to waterless beauty to reduce our environmental impact. Counter Culture’s #JustOneSwitch campaign invites you to make one product switch to see how easy it can be.
With only half of Brits recycling their bathroom beauty empties, there’s still a way to go to tackle the huge 86% of plastic beauty packaging that aren’t currently recycled. From upcycled ingredients to recycled plastic and compostable packaging, here are five products that offer sustainable choices.
French pharmacy skincare brand Caudalie have repackaged their Vinoclean cleanser range, now boasting 100% recycled plastic bottles for stronger eco credentials. But do the formulas live up to the standard I’ve come to expect from Caudalie, or is it all about the packaging?
Vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, SLS-free, plastic-free with minimal recycled and recyclable packaging, niche British brand Friendly Soap offers virtuous soap bars which I put to the test in this product review. Are solid soaps the vintage way forward?