Your Essential Guide to Plastic-Free Beauty
These conscious brands are paving the way towards a more sustainable future.
words Team Woo
You don’t need us to tell you about the ways in which the planet is suffering at the mercy of our seemingly-endless consumption; that’s what depressing stories and doom-laden statistics are for. But, great transformation comes in times of trauma, and in recent years individuals and brands alike are taking more and more responsibility for their own emissions.
When it comes to the beauty industry, discarded packaging often outlives us for generations to come, which isn’t helped by the fact that many modern skincare routines often advocate for a silly amount of products. The good news is that it is possible to reduce and better your
consumption, starting with recycled and recyclable products. Here’s our tried and tested edit of the best in plastic-free, sustainable beauty.
Faceittea - Skin Reset, Organic Lavender Cleansing Pads
With calming and anti-fungal properties thought to help reduce redness and irritation, this is as much skincare as it is a make-up remover. Made from Konjac, a satisfyingly spongy vegetable fibre, it can be disposed of with food waste, and naturally decomposes within 6-8 weeks.
Olixa - Kakadu Plum Gummy Facial Cleanser
You might prefer it as a morning cleanse before your serums and SPF, as opposed to relying on it to remove make-up, but this is an amazing skin-booster, with a hefty dose of Vitamin C. Housed in aluminium which is infinitely more recyclable, the single stress point is the plastic cap.