7 Sustainable Luxury Skincare Brands to Green Your Glow

7 Sustainable Luxury Skincare Brands to Green Your Glow

The beauty of eco-friendly beauty is that there are so many sustainable skincare brands making guilt-free gorgeousness perfect for lovers of luxury.

It’s easy to be a responsible consumer with perfect skin. From tester products and refills to locally sourced, organic ingredients and recyclable packaging, here are brands who are doing beauty with a conscience. If you’re keen on keeping your bathroom zero-waste, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on gorgeous, effective skincare. These sustainable beauty brands are proof.

May Lindstrom Skincare

1. May Lindstrom Skin

A beautiful purpose from a beauty brand, May Lindstrom’s mission “is to bottle a catalyst for selfcare and we do this through skincare.” Its masques, mists, and puddings contain exotic and nutrient-rich ingredients that are organic, wild-crafted, and cruelty free. Harvested with social consciousness in mind, raw materials come from small family Fair Trade farms. Boxes and glassware are recyclable, lids are made of recycled paper pulp, with glue derived from fruits and vegetables. With products for skin needs from finicky and post-trauma to hyper-pigmentation and graceful ageing, the brand has something skin-kind and sustainable for everyone. 

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Kypris Beauty

2. Kypris Beauty

Holistic and high performance, this luxe brand specialises in sustainable “biotechnology” to bring you beautiful botanicals for splendid skin. Packaged in glass, and never tested on animals, Kypris formulas are either scent-neutral or include fragrant essential oils for aromatherapeutic benefit. Whilst the company mainly uses 100% certified organic ingredients, it chooses to purchase from small pesticide-free farms and co-ops where this means supporting an entire community. Try the Illuminating Eye Serum & Primer– a featherweight emulsion of sustainably sourced mica and shea – for peepers that pop. 

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Tata Harper

3. Tata Harper

Tata Harper products and business are third-party certified so you can trust that, when the brand says it’s committed to sustainable principles, it really is. The Ecocert mark – a globally recognised cosmetic certification – ensures raw materials are derived from renewable resources, manufactured by environmentally friendly processes, and free from GMO and synthetics. Plus, packaging meets biodegradable or recyclable criteria. The Queen of “green” skincare, try Tata’s award-winning Crème Riche or Resurfacing Serum.

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Odacite Skincare

4. Odacité

Blending luxurious French skincare and green Californian living, Odacité came about when founder  Valerie Grandury sought toxin-free beauty products post-cancer. Using only the finest natural ingredients, with no fillers, parabens, petrochemicals or other nasties, the brand also boasts a PETA Certification. Plus, it has pledged to plant 21,000 trees in 2021, and launched the 552M Shampoo Bar to offer a solid shampoo – same pleasure without the plastic bottle! 

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Osea Malibu

5. Osea Malibu

With its ocean inspired oils, scrubs, serums and masks, Osea has been making waves in natural skincare since 1993. With a focus on the restorative power of wild seaweed blended with cold pressed essential oils, this is vegan skincare at its best. A family-owned company, commitments to sustainability include recyclability of packaging, renewable energy for its office and skincare studio, and giving initiatives to climate organizations. With the support of Climate Neutral, Osea is officially Climate Neutral Certified. So, go on, dive in to the Hyaluronic Sea Serum and bathe in the Undaria Algae Body Oil. 

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Youth to the People

6. Youth to the People

With a skincare range that sounds good enough to eat – the powerful but gentle Superfood cleanser contains kale, spinach, and green tea, mmmm – this is the ultimate democratic natural brand. Aimed at all genders, skin types, tones, and ages, Youth to the People create nutrient-rich concoctions from locally sourced vegan Californian superfoods. All formulations are vegan, cruelty-free, and biodegradable, so they don’t cause ocean damage once you’ve rinsed them off. Socially-conscious, the brand’s To The People Fund To The People Fund donates to organizations working to empower women, families, and BIPOC communities. Try the Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask and turn your skin from dull to dreamy!

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Herbivore Botanicals

7. Herbivore Botanicals

This American luxe brand believe in making products, ingredients, and packaging as gentle on the planet as they are on our bodies. Starting out from a Seattle kitchen table, the company now has multiple stores and ships all over the US, and features in many an Insta shelfie. The focus is on the finest botanicals – think plant-based food-grade cold-pressed oils, steam distilled therapeutic-grade essential oils and GMO free soy wax – plus many other certified organic ingredients. Best-sellers include the Cloud Jelly Pink Plumping Hydration Serum, a non-sticky, hyaluronic acid-alternative serum made from Tremella mushrooms and the Blue Tansy Invisible Pores Resurfacing Clarity Mask with Fruit Enzymes and White Willow Bark. Of course, both come in beautiful and recyclable glass containers.

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