All the best plastic-free beauty buys to score during Plastic Free July
11 sustainable picks you’ll love
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / July 08 2021
It’s Plastic Free July folks and you know what that means? We’re stocking up on all the best sustainable beauty products we can get our hands on.
In case you didn’t know, we live in a country full of people with a serious fetish for Mother Earth. And hey, who wouldn’t get excited about the fact that their favourite beauty buys won’t contribute to global warming? Just us? Weird, anyways…
Here are 11 picks to bulk out your plastic-free beauty collection.
FLAVEDO & ALBEDO Velvet Eyeshadow in ‘Berry Bronze’
When we say this eyeshadow blends like ‘buddah’ we are not playing. Not even a little bit. High-pigmented, water-resistant, talc-free and cruelty-free, this sustainable pick is housed in recycled aluminium and can be recycled again and again and again.
The Tasmanian Soap Co Patchouli & Ylang Ylang Soap
In the world of plastic-free living, nothing excites us quite like artisanal soaps. This patchouli and ylang ylang scented biodegradable bar is infused with rose geranium and natural oils, and is even made right here in Australia.
G+K Konjac Sponge Aloe Hydrating & Purifying
Konjac sponges are a great sustainable alternative to throw-away wash cloths. This aloe-enriched pick hydrates skin while soothing, purifying and respecting the skin’s natural pH balance.
Christophe Robin Hydrating Shampoo Bar with Aloe Vera
Christophe Robin’s haircare products will always have a place in our shower caddy. This hydrating shampoo bar is infused with aloe, natural glycerin and castor oil to help soothe the scalp and moisturise strands for an effective yet gentle cleanse.
ELEVEN Australia Gentle Cleanse Conditioner Bar
This solid conditioner bar is ultra-moisturising and nourishing without weighing the hair (or the planet) down. The shine-enhancing and hydrating formula includes a blend of natural oils, shea butter and hydrolysed oat protein.
SEPHORA COLLECTION Organic Cotton Swabs 200 pieces
We know, we know; Q-tips are probably the least sustainable invention of all time, but these completely plastic-free organic cotton swabs from Sephora are hard to pass on at just $4 a box.
Nära Safety Razor
Ditch the plastic pink lady razor you’ve been dragging around and give safety razors a go. Just be sure to Google how to safely use one first – we don’t want to hear about how you’ve all cut yourself shaving because you’ve decided to go rogue and wing it. You’ve had fair warning.
Woohoo! Deodorant Paste Urban In a Tin
Natural deodorant is an easy, sustainable, clean switch to make thanks to this handy all-natural and sensitive skin-friendly formula that’s housed in an adorable recyclable tin.
Ethique Gingersnap Facial Scrub All Skin Types
We honestly don’t know if we want to eat these brown sugar, ginger and cinnamon face scrub bars or use them on our skin. Soap-free and pH-balanced, this pick is going to give the complexion a super gentle exfoliation, buffing away dead skin cells and moisturising skin.
Reusable Makeup Remover Pads 5 Pack
This pack of five reusable bamboo makeup remover pads feature a dual-texture, which means you can cleanse and exfoliate skin simultaneously. And when you’re done? Simply throw them in their handy wash bag and chuck ‘em in with the rest of your laundry. Too easy.
SunButter SPF 50 Water Resistant Reef Safe Sunscreen
Sunscreen is a must 365 days a year, so having a sustainable and reef-friendly pick on hand is a no-brainer for the eco-conscious among us.