The eco-conscious beauty brands to know about
It’s time to rethink your beauty kit with the latest eco-conscious buys
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / May 07 2019
Just because a brand is eco-conscious, made with organic ingredients or has a zero waste policy, doesn't mean that it's not a top performer. Case in point, the six brands listed below: they're incredibly covetable and work a treat on your skin and in your hair.
The lowdown: Icelandic in origin, this brand utilises barley at the heart of their products to mimic EGF, a naturally-occurring human protein. Plus, the ingredient is grown in volcanic pumice within a carbon emissions-free greenhouse to ensure ingredient integrity.
Try: BIOEFFECT EGF Serum. This best-seller works to improve luminosity and skin tone, and is also fragrance and alcohol-free so it won’t irritate your complexion.
The lowdown: We're obsessed with this Italian brand as they're the gold standard when it comes to high-quality haircare. It turns out that the brand is incredibly eco-friendly, too; the brand’s factory works towards a goal of being sustainable from start to finish, and has been deriving its energy from renewable sources such as photovoltaic panels and solar power since 2006. The benefit of using these renewable sources is that they don't release carbon dioxide, and every product created by Davines is made with 100 per cent clean energy. It totally gets our green beauty tick of approval.
Try: Davines Naturaltech Nourishing Vegetarian Miracle Conditioner. It nourishes damaged hair and hydrates dry ends thanks to the addition of acai oil.
The lowdown: Tata Harper is one of the most buzzworthy brands in the beauty industry this year, and it's easy to see why. Associated with a slew of certifications such as PETA Beauty Without Bunnies (so there's no animal testing involved) and Ecocert (the brand falls under the organic beauty umbrella), Tata Harper features products that are cruelty-free and are made via environmentally-friendly processes. Tata Harper also encourages the "more is more" skin care philosophy, which involves layering products (with natural ingredients, of course) to encourage optimal skin health.
Try: Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser, which features a botanical blend of calendula, elderberry and camellia oil to deep-cleanse without stripping skin of moisture.
The lowdown: This French brand uses natural ingredients, in particular, vegetable and essential oils, in their skin care products. The eco-friendly beauty brand is also adamant about not formulating their products with palm oil - an ingredient that’s associated with negative environmental impact like deforestation and a loss of habitats that impact animals like orangutans.
Try: Les Huilettes Mon Huilette Rescue. This multipurpose balm contains shea butter and coconut to soothe. Best of all, it’s made without beeswax, giving it a vegan tick of approval.
Santa Maria Novella
The lowdown: Originating from one of the world’s oldest pharmacies, this brand focuses on apothecary-style preparations using botanic ingredients (such as costmary) grown from its own gardens in northern Italy. Oh, and it doesn't hurt that their packaging is seriously lust-worthy - we're sure they'll be a welcome addition to your beauty routine.
Try: While the brand is famous for its body washes, we highly recommend the Santa Maria Novella Iris Toothpaste, which tastes fresh and aromatic, and even features ireos powder to really deep cleanse your mouth.
The lowdown: We're taking our hats off to Australian beauty brand, Kevin.Murphy, as they've just become the first beauty brand to practice a circular supply chain - that is, they'll be housing their products in packaging that’s made from 100 per cent recycled ocean plastics in an effort to reduce the amount of new plastic created.
Try: Kevin.Murphy ANGEL.WASH. Those with fine hair can give their locks a boost with this volumising formula that won’t weigh hair down.
Have you tried any of these products before? What did you think of it? Let us know in the comments below.
Main image credit: @vanessahudgens
Inset image credits: Sevak Babakhani
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.