We all know that amongst other issues we are experiencing a climate crisis, and the beauty industry is a major contributing factor, especially when it comes to plastic pollution.
While many brands are focusing on making a conscious effort to become more sustainable, there are various ways you can become more considerate towards the planet, and product swaps you can make in order to do your bit within your beauty and hygiene routine.
Below we have highlighted shop-able images of our top environmentally friendly and affordable picks across beauty, oral, medical care and sanitary wear that can help leave a positive impact on the world.
Bite only use glass bottles. Why? Unlike plastic, glass is infinitely recyclable, looks great, and breaks down into sand at the end of its life, not to mention they are refillable.
Face Pads + Cloths
Reduce wastage of everyday make up bag essentials from cotton pads, to single-use face wipes, and make the switch to washable and reusable ones. By opting to use recyclable pads or organic cotton cloths you can do your bit to save the planet and money in the long run.
This is a well designed Swedish razor for women, with added benefits. Made from solid steel to last a lifetime, and a little silicone for ergonomic grip, it can be reloaded in perpetuity with five-blade cartridges lubricated with vegan-friendly moisturisers.
This considerate razor is not only delivered straight to your door, but it also comes with a silicone travel case which is infinitely better and eliminates those pesky plastic safety caps!
LastSwab is a reusable, sustainable and sanitary alternative to cotton swabs, buds, and Q-tips. It helps combat the billions of single-use cotton swabs that are produced every day.
100% organic cotton and biodegradable, these bleach free tampon offer superior leak protection and. Not only are they totally natural, but similar to the Estrid razor, they are delivered straight to your door, no more awkward supermarket purchases.
Ohne not only provide environmentally friendly tampons, they allow you to create your own kits to build your period preferences including applicators and pads, not to mention their range of CBD products.
Biodegradable Cleansing Drops
This carbon neutral capsule skincare brand offer up pre-dosed cleansers, moisturisers and treatments cocooned in a fully biodegradable shell (it melts away in hot water or can be disposed of in your compost heap.) The jars are completely recyclable and also offer a choice of compostable bags.
Patch has a charcoal and aloe vera range, made from 100% natural bamboo fibres. The patch enriched with charcoal aids the healing of bites and splinters. Whilst the gauze enriched with aloe vera extract helps to soothe blisters, cuts and minor abrasions. PATCH is free from irritating chemicals, allowing for suitable protection and soft support for all sensitive skin types.
While block soap offers an eco friendly alternative to pretty plastic bottles of soaps, creams and shampoos, Rituals offer a great selection of refillable products to choose from, check out the full rage on their website.
Avoid aerosol deodorants at all costs by opting for a natural roll on, not only will you smell earthy, you will be saving it too.
For The Loose Leaf Tea Drinker
These organic cotton reusable tea bags are a great replacement for shop bought plastic-filled, commercial tea bags. Most tea bags are not biodegradable and are actually made from plastic.
These bags reduce packaging waste, as well as the energy and resources used to produce commercial tea bags. They are also a surefire way to enjoy loose leaf teas with minimal mess and effort. The string is long enough for using this bag with mugs or with a teapot too.
Bamboo Toilet Paper
Each roll of White & Green's premium bamboo toilet paper is individually encased in their charcoal black wrapping. Inspired by Scandinavian design and way of life, this is a sustainable product with a minimalist approach to enhance your bathroom.