Skincare

A definitive list of the must-have ethical beauty products you can use guilt free

Look beautiful while saving the planet with these sustainable products...

By Elise Wilson
The move to make beauty products more sustainable has been growing in recent years, with an increasing number of brands recognising the importance of using ethically sourced ingredients and packaging.
Here, we look at the very best ethical beauty products to add to your routine.
An increasing number of brands are taking the ethical route.

MEDIK8

This forward-thinking brand believes in 'green chemistry', meaning products are made with energy efficient processes. They use 100 per cent renewable energy sources in their buildings and make their products more recyclable in a bid to protect the planet.
Medik8 Retinol 3TR $55 (medik8.com.au).

AVEDA

Aussie beauty Elyse Knowles is a huge fan of this brand, thanks to their passion for ethical beauty practices and sustainability. Now more than 85 per cent of their bottles and jars are made of 100 per cent recycled material!
Aveda Phomollient Style Foam $24.95 (mecca.com.au).
Elyse Knowles is a huge fan of the ethical brand Aveda. (Image: Getty)

REN CLEAN SKINCARE

By 2021, Ren's pledged to be a zero waste brand. They've even collaborated with Surfrider Foundation, who help clear plastic from beaches across Australia, the UK and US.
Ren Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask $71 (mecca.com.au).

JURLIQUE

By the time 2020 hits, Jurlique has an eco mission to reduce their emissions, water and waste by 20 per cent. To achieve this, they've changed their manufacturing process 
to encourage water re-use and solar power production.
Jurlique Herbal Recovery Signature Moisturising Cream $89 (jurlique.com).

DAVINES

Sustainable beauty has always been the number one focus of this hair brand. Since 1983, they've been committed to eco-projects worldwide.
Davines Your Hair Assistant Blowdry Primer, $42.95 (salonstyle.com.au).

FLORAL STREET

It's a cult beauty favourite, and now this British brand has ditched excessive packaging for 100 per cent compostable boxes and sugarcane tubes (over tissue paper, cellophane and plastic).
Floral Street Neon Rose EDP (50ml) $109 (mecca.com.au).

THE BODY SHOP

This iconic green beauty brand uses sustainably sourced ingredients – especially the Community Trade shea butter from the Tungteiya Women's Association in Ghana.
The Body Shop Shea Butter Richly Replenishing Shampoo & Conditioner $13 each (thebodyshop.com).

KÉRASTASE

Zero nasties here! Kérastase's Aura Botanica range contains no sulphates, silicones or parabens and the ingredients are sourced from 98 per cent natural origin. The gorgeous red packaging utilises recycled plastic, while the Concentre Essentiel serum bottle contains recycled glass.
Kerastase Bain Micellaire Aura Botanica $46 (adorebeauty.com.au).

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