Want to make your beauty routine more eco-friendly but not sure where to start? Here are 7 easy sustainable beauty swaps to make, so you can ditch the plastic
By Abbie Schofield
Swap shampoo in a plastic bottle with Biovène Barcelona’s shampoo in-a-bar and conditioner in-a-bar. They come in a variety of formulas and dreamy scents, from hydrating Argan Oil & Mint to cleansing Citrus Dream and repairing Coconut and Keratin.
£5.99 per bar; lovelula.com
Ohne’s tampons are organic and biodegradable, and the brand also have a range of CBD to help combat period pain. For a completely waste-free period, invest in a mooncup which is washable and lasts for up to ten years.
100% Organic Tampons, £5.90; ohne.co
By Sarah London’s Green Clay Cleansing Balm comes in a plastic-free jar and contains just four 100% natural ingredients: coconut oil, apricot oil, beeswax and French green clay, which removes makeup and dirt like a charm. Plus, it’s cruelty free and suitable for all skin types.
Green Clay Cleansing Balm, £29.50; bysarahlondon.com
Founded by YouTube guru Chloe Morello, Face Halo has taken the beauty community by storm – and for good reason. Swap fatberg-inducing make-up wipes with Face Halo reusable make-up remover pads. They only need water to remove an entire face of make-up and can be washed and used again. Magic.
Reusable makeup remover pad, £7.00; Boots.com
Ditch the plastic packaging and next time you run out of your usual mascara, swap it for Zao Makeup’s aloe vera mascara. The tube is refillable and made from bamboo, plus it comes in a handy pouch.
Aloe Vera Mascara, £20.75; gloworganicbrighton.co.uk
Say goodbye to plastic pump bottles of soap and try Up Circle Beauty’s Chai Soap Bar Trio for that squeaky-clean feeling, minus the landfill. It comes in three varieties, Fennel & Cardamom, Chocolate Charcoal and Cinnamon & Ginger.
Soap Bar Trio, £14.99; upcirclebeauty.com
Combining effective antibacterial, 100% plant-based ingredients, this grapefruit and mint natural deodorant provides actual all-day freshness. Not only does the balm keep you sweat-free, it is vegan with plastic-free packaging.
Grapefruit and Mint Deodorant, £11.00; naturaldeoco.com
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