Eco Fashion Week is taking over Vancouver next week, but we’ve already started to paint the town green in anticipation, and not just in terms of fashion. We’re even giving our beauty shelves an eco-friendly makeover. From companies that use 100% natural ingredients to those that do their part in ridding the world of unnecessary packaging, these are the eco-friendly beauty companies that rock our world.
What we love about LUSH, aside from how great the all-natural products smell when we walk in front of a LUSH store, is the company’s commitment to selling products with absolutely no packaging. From soaps cut by store clerks and sold by the gram to scrubs sold from bulk bins and solid shampoo bars that last for 50-80 shampoos (that’s the equivalent of 3 bottles of shampoo!), LUSH proves that even a beauty company doesn’t have to rely on pretty packaging to sell products.
Kiss My Face
For over 30 years, Kiss My Face has been at the forefront of the eco-friendly movement in the beauty world. Kiss My Face uses sustainable, plant-based ingredients and also strives to use recycled material for packaging as much as possible. The company insists their “goal is to walk gently and respectfully with the earth.”
Burt’s Bees has been eco-friendly before it was cool to be eco-friendly. We love that the company’s over 150 products are all either 99% or 100% natural (just read the label to find out the exact number). Most of the packaging is creating from recycled material as well. Not bad for an awesome drugstore line!
Aveda is the first company to manufacture goods using 100% wind power, and the beauty comapny is also the largest buyer of organic goods in the world. Next time your splurge on an Aveda product, feel good about the company you’re supporting!
All REN products are made with high-tech plant-based bioactive ingredients and are free of petrochemicals, synthetic dyes, and parabens. If that wasn’t enough, REN also gives back. The Australian company donates 2.5% of its profit to campaigns that promote a cleaner environment.
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Photo Courtesy of: LUSH