We’re going to start this article on a bad note: it has been predicted that there will be more plastic in the sea than fishes by the year 2050 (because plastic bags, straws or plastic-single-use-anything is still sort of a thing in our state). Here’s the good news though, the brands who help you do that one thing everyday — getting even more handsome — have adopted a greener approach to their products.
While none of them are guaranteed to eradicate your carbon footprint (you’re probably going to shop them online), at least you’re making a difference. The seals and fishes are thanking you as we speak.
Pictured Above: CAUDALIE Premier Cru Precious Oil
Soothing and softening with Jojoba Oil and purifying with Sandalwood Essential oil, this dry one (tldr; it sinks instantly into the skin without a greasy after feel) is packed in a recyclable bottle with 1% of its proceeds going to the 1% For the Planet organisation.
Chantecaille Bamboo and Hibiscus Exfoliating Cream: 78% natural (refined Bamboo Powder to exfoliate, moisturising Hibiscus acids and brightening Papaya Extract) while its base is made of 100% Rosewater; no harmful chemicals or synthetics are flushed into our sewers post face wash — the stuff that poisons marine mammals.
Doers Of London Wipe Your Slate Clean Facial Cleanser: No parabens, sulfates, oils or synthetics, this 200ml cleanser is packed with only the good stuff — Organic Cucumber Extract to soften and tighten pores, Green Tea Extract to rid the skin of bacteria and Lemon & Lime Oil to gently exfoliate.
Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Regenerating Youth Serum: While the American cosmetic titan is reducing their usage of fossil fuel derived packaging or making sure that their ingredients are environmentally friendly, they are also helping us to Benjamin Button as we age. As it turns out, this emulsion instantly lifts and firms with an elixir concocted from Himalayan and Brazilian Flowers.
Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion: The packaging is green (recycled fibre and and sustainable paper) but its contents are greener — skin-soothing Reishi, Chaga and Coprinus mushrooms.
Philosophy Cica Complex Recovery Moisturizer: Composed entirely of naturally derived ingredients from its packaging (you’re going to need and want to recycle it) down to its ingredients, the former’s star player is a Cica Complex. Or as they call it, Tiger Grass — an ingredient that instantly soothes while making redness go away.