Sustainable skincare means that those products aren’t contributing to pollution in their lifecycle. To make and ship the products, it’s with recyclable and biodegradable materials. The ingredients are not harsh on the skin and are cruelty-free. Not only is it great for your skin, but also for the environment. This is why I highlighted four sustainable skincare brands you should add to your routine.
Created by Shai Eisenman at 29 years old, Bubble Skincare are plant-based products that are vegan and cruelty-free. This brand is gaining rapid popularity as it’s backed by Tik Tok stars such as Kenzie Ziegler, Madison Bailey, and Jazz Jennings to name a few.
In addition, they started a brand campaign #faceoftheday to encourage their audiences to post pictures of their bare face and no filters.
Bubble Skincare promotes self-care from your face to your mental health(perfectly aligns with Up Your Look’s Mantra.)
In fact, they donate 1% of profits to non-profit organizations that provide emotional support to teens and have partnered with BetterHelp, a private online counseling service.
Not only do they donate profits, but if you recycle through TerraCycle they donate additional funds. They have an easy to use signup page that can help you recycle those empty bottles once you’re done with them
“Skincare that builds you up instead of helping you blend in.”Bubble Skincare
Facetheory is a botanical and cruelty-free skincare brand.
They are also a vegan skincare brand, so you can feel good about using these products. Facetheory also included a “concerns” tab on their website, so you can look for specific products that’ll cater to your needs.
This UK brand delivers worldwide is also fragrance-free, for people with sensitivities. Although, you can choose options with fragrance if you want.
Sustainable packaging for all products as they use ember or aluminum jars for their products. Biodegradable materials are all used in the shipping process.
Additionally, they are Leaping Bunny approved, which is a program made up of eight national animal protection groups. On their website, they’ve laid out, “The Standard” they use as criteria for non-animal cruelty brands and products.
If you’re still not convinced to give this sustainable skincare brand a try, you can read over 70,000 real customer reviews on the site.
Jurlique is a brand that combines botany and biochemistry to make its products.
They’ve spent over 30 years growing their own botanicals to use in their products in South Australia.
As a result, 12,000 trees have been planted since 2012. They are zero waste and use sustainable packaging. Jurlique uses rain and recycled water to reduce their water usage by 18% since 2015. They use solar panels to power their farm and the farm is free of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers.
Osea is a vegan and cruelty-free skincare brand
For one thing, they combine seaweed with essential oils to make their skincare products. All seaweed is hand-picked sustainably. This means that instead of using invasive machinery to rip the seaweed out of the ocean, they go into the waters themselves, and hand-pick pieces off of the seaweed. This way the plant can continue to grow and provide benefits to humans and marine life. Osea also has a list of ingredients they don’t use in their products.
Particularly, the products utilize three types of seaweed: Undaria Pinnatifida for moisturizing, Gigartina Skottsbergii for anti-aging, and Macrocystis Pyrifera for tone perfecting.
Additionally, Osea works with their community and is a family-operated business that supports local economies. They use recyclable glass for their products and provides a list of different causes they support on their website.
Help Your Skin Help the Planet
Evidently, we’re not all skincare experts and that’s okay. What’s important is that we support these brands that are working hard to make their products as sustainable as possible. Treating yourself to products from these brands is a great way to help the environment and your skin. For more sustainable skincare tips, check out, “Top 5 Cruelty-Free Skincare Tips for the Summer.”