Looking Good and Dropping the Plastic

Updated: Jul 29, 2019

Want to look great without wrecking the planet? Worried about microbeads and excessive plastic packaging? See below to our favourite products that let you feel and look fantastic but drop the guilt…

Bee Lovely All Over Balm, £27, Neal's Yard Remedies

Neal's Yard Remedies have been at the forefront of the campaign to ban microbeads, as well as high-lighting the need to save the bees with their Bee Lovely Campaign. They even manufacture their products in a solar-powered eco-factory. So what’s not to love?

Wonderland Peony Eau De Parfum, £58, Floral Street

You will fall in love with this amazing fragrance brand for serving up with fine fragrance at an accessible price, but you will adore it even more for its biodegradable but totally desirable pulp carton.

Shampoo Bar, £6.50, LUSH

Lush sell many products 'naked' which means they have no packaging whatsoever. Wither like these clever shampoo bars, or else in recycled or biodegradable packaging. They are, of course, also vegetarian, ethically-sourced and anti-animal testing.

Face Halo Makeup Remover Pad, £7, available at Boots

Swap plastic wrapped face wipes and cotton pads for this reusable, microfiber makeup remover. Just add water to see mascara, foundation and more easily removed. No chemicals down the sink or waste in the bin.

Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra-Moisture Body Oil £35, REN

Ren uses only bio-actives that benefit skin health, combined with ingredients that protect the efficacy of the formula. The result is clean, safe skincare that contains no toxins, no harsh or controversial chemicals, and no potential irritants. They use 100% recyclable packaging, and also refillable solutions. What’s not to like?

Hydra Life. Hydration rescue - intense sorbet crème £54, Dior

Dior's Hydra Life range combines luxurious skincare benefits with a genuinely environmentally-friendly ethos. There is no cellophane or product leaflet to cut down on waste and even the ink is naturally sourced. Our favourite is this intense sorbet crème.


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