All the best plastic-free beauty buys to score during Plastic Free July
Sustainable picks we know you’ll love
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / July 11 2022
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 a handful of sustainable picks to bulk out your plastic-free beauty collection.
Axiology Balmies Set Cotton Candy Skies
These multi-use makeup crayons can be used on everything from lids to lips and even cheeks for a natural flush of balmy colour. This neutral set of balmies is infused with nourishing oils, butters and antioxidants and features a champagne highlight, a cool pink shade, and a rosy hue.
$55.95 at Flora & Fauna
Zero Co Body Care Starter Pack
This massive kit includes everything a household of four could possibly need in terms of body care for two to three months. The line-up of refillable “forever” bottles includes body wash, hand wash, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, and deodorant, and is delivered using carbon negative postage sans single use plastic.
was $137.94 now $129 at Zero Co
weDo/ Professional No Plastic Shampoo Bar
This no plastic shampoo bar is housed in a FSC Certified Cardboard box that is recyclable and made from 100 per cent recycled material. As for the bar itself? Well, it’s formulated with 86 per cent natural origin ingredients and lasts up to 80 washes. Plus, it’s free from sulphates and silicones, and it’s vegan friendly too.
was $24.95 now $18.71 at Recreate Yourself
Amor Luminis Purple Conditioner Bar - Toning
Not only does this conditioner bar boast plastic-free packaging, it also receives rave reviews for the way it neutralises brassy tones in blonde, grey and light hair. One happy customer gave the grapefruit and rosemary-scented pick five stars and said, “Love this. My hair was so soft after using this. No overpowering scent. No plastic is an added bonus!”.
$28 at Flora & Fauna
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.
$33 at Flavedo & Albedo
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.
$55 at Adore Beauty
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.
$29.95 at Nourished Life
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.