5 of the Best Eco-Friendly Skincare Brands that Benefit You and the Environment

With skincare and eco-friendly beauty being all the rage in the beauty industry in 2022, it’s only natural that environmentally friendly skincare brands have begun to emerge. Focused on sustainability and being safe for your skin and the planet in both packaging and the contents of their products, these brands have made their name as some of the leaders in eco-conscious beauty. There are many brands on the market boasting sustainability or zero-waste practices as one of their main selling points to consumers, and it can be difficult to narrow down which brands are selling the best products while doing the most good for the planet. To make things easier for skincare lovers who want to take care of their skin *and* Mother Nature, here are 5 of the best eco-friendly skincare brands on the market right now.

1. Facetheory

This UK based skincare brand is vegan, cruelty free, and makes all of their products by hand. Despite the time required to make all of their products sustainably, they have a huge range of products for all skin types, and are made to address a variety of skin issues such as acne, dryness, and more. Their products come in reusable glass jars or 100% aluminum tubes, making them easy to recycle.

2. Activist

This California based brand produces vegan skincare products packaged in reusable glass bottles. Activist is well known for their refill program, in which you can refill empty bottles with new products to reduce unnecessary packaging waste.

3. Josie Maran

Sold in nationwide retailers like Ulta and Sephora, Josie Maran is known for their argan oil skin and hair products which is created to protect regions around the world from overharvesting and deforestation. Almost all products are sold in glass bottles or jars which can be recycled or reused.

4. Lush

Known for their bath products such as bath bombs and bubble bars, Lush’s products and packages are 100% recyclable or biodegradable. All Lush products are vegan and cruelty free, with the environment being their biggest priority when producing cosmetics.

5. Blendily

This woman owned company is based in Portland, where all of their products are handmade and hand packaged in reusable glass jars.

Whether you’re looking for skincare products to complement a facial from The Institute of Natural Health or hoping to create a brand new healthy skin regimine, choosing products from eco-friendly brands is the best way to do some good for the world while caring for yourself.