Your Essential Guide to Plastic-Free Beauty
These conscious brands are paving the way towards a more sustainable future.
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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 yourconsumption, starting with recycled and recyclable products. Here’s our tried and tested edit of the best in plastic-free, sustainable beauty.
CLEAR AND CLEANSE
Made from 100% natural bamboo and cotton, Peep Club’s reusable cleansing pads can be washed and reused for over a year before needing to be replaced, so they’re kind to your eyes, your wallet and the planet!
Mix this collagen powder with water or smoothies to nourish skin, hair and nails. Great for anti-wrinkle support while encouraging hair and nail growth, it’s also suitable for vegans.
CLEANSE AND SOOTHE
You might prefer it as a morning cleanse before your serums and SPF or in the evening to remove makeup. This is an amazing skin booster, with a hefty dose of vitamins. Housed in a glass bottle which is infinitely more recyclable.
A sweet orange scented lip balm in a tin will take you right back to school. All from a brand with a commendable commitment to lessening its impact on the environment.
A solid cleansing cloth from award-winning vegan skincare brand The Seated Queen, this removes dirt and makeup while sweeping away dead skin cells. It’s raw, un-dyed and sustainably produced using a weave of peace silk so it’s good for you and the planet.
There’s not much that’s more relaxing than a hot bath. Take a guilt-free soak with HOLM’s bergamot bath salts that come in a glass jar you can rinse, reuse and recycle.
All products are selected independently by our editors from the Woo online store, a carefully curated platform for feel good fashion, beauty, wellness and lifestyle. Discover more here.
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