It feels like almost every day we hear some devastating news about the impending future of our planet. Whether it's melting glaciers and rising sea levels in the Arctic or another treacherous wildfire sweeping through the country, it's safe to say that climate change has quickly become one of the most pressing issues facing our planet today. This also means it's more important than ever to make choices that are mindful of the environment.
Although it may feel minuscule, makeup actually contains many harmful chemicals that are damaging to the planet. And because makeup is something you use frequently, switching to brands that use eco-friendly practices in their production process, will be doing a huge part for sustainability. From organic makeup to packaging made from recycled materials, these 5 companies are committed to creating products that are kind to both people and the planet (and you won’t have to sacrifice the great quality you love!) Read on for some of our favorite sustainable makeup brands!
River Organics is an awesome zero waste and vegan North Carolina based beauty and makeup brand. They formulated their product to be light and hydrating to your skin, with only a few simple ingredients you know and recognize. Products are shipped in recycled and plastic free envelopes.
Elate Cosmetics centers around promoting kindness and confidence. Rather than encouraging consumers to mask their flaws with makeup, Elate believes that less is more. All their products are cruelty free, PETA certified vegan and gluten free. Their packaging is made out of bamboo and refill bags are made of wildflower seed paper, which can be planted in your garden after you are all done with the product!
Founder Erika Rodriguez founded Axiology with the goal of creating a sustainable and cruelty free lipstick. Not only did she succeed with this, but she has also created a plethora of other amazing lips products. With ingredients like castor, avocado, grape seed and orange oil (all organic), your lips will be left hydrated and glowing!
Antonym Cosmetics was created with the goal of bridging the gap between clean ingredients and great quality and pigmentation in cosmetics. Offering high quality, professional level makeup performance, with eco-friendly and organic ingredients and packaging, Antonym is the perfect brand for the days when you want to dress up and have fun with your makeup look!
Trestique is well loved in the sustainable makeup industry for their easy and convenient zero-waste refillable and 2-in-1 product system. Not only do they surpass the competition when it comes to US and EU safe ingredient guidelines but they also have zero parabens, phthalates, PEGs, BHA, gluten, mineral oil, sulfates, or formaldehyde in their products! If you are looking for a brand that will look great on your skin as well as be great for your skin, Trestique is the one!
So there you have it! We hope these brands will help you make more earth-conscious choices when it comes to your beauty routine!
Remember that these changes do not all have to be at once. Rather than throwing out all your current makeup, slowly switch out products for sustainable alternatives once they are all used up. Without the harsh and harmful toxins found in traditional makeup, you may even find that you enjoy these alternatives more. Not only will you be doing your part for the world but your skin will thank you too!