Vegan skincare, eco-friendly bath and body buys, plus simple sustainable swaps
Make the switch to vegan beauty products
Start with skincare and beauty products that are high on efficacy while being kind to the planet. Pure, our vegan cruelty-free skincare brand, is made with 95% natural ingredients and comes in recyclable packaging: the Ultimate Cleanse rose cleansing balm (find it in store) is loved by beauty editors and customers alike. Neal’s Yard Remedies has been making natural, organic, ethical products since 1981. For a nightly nourishing treat, try the Vitamin E & Avocado night cream – available in store. Mani and pedi fans will be pleased to note that Nails Inc’s ‘21-free’ range features plant-based nail polish (find it in store) that doesn’t include any of the nasty ingredients found in traditional formulas.
Invest in natural & waste-reducing bathroom accessories
While we all know that shorter showers are better for the environment, these eco-friendly buys can make your bathroom routine even greener. Ditching single-use cotton wool and wipes in favour of reusable cotton pads or muslin cloths is an easy eco swap, and our bamboo paddle brush and two-in-one body brush get five-star reviews. On days between hair washes, keep hair dry with an organic cotton shower cap lined with eco-friendly PEVA. Made from recycled polyester, our hair turban absorbs more moisture than towels, speeding up drying time and cutting hair dryer usage – better for the planet and hair health. Plus, you can say goodbye to single-use sanitary products with our leak-proof period knickers.
Take a more eco-friendly shower
Our cotton bathroom towels and beach towels are made from Better Cotton Initiative cotton and many feature StayNew technology to keep them looking great for longer, making them a double eco win. Bathrooms can be a magnet for single-use plastic but they don’t have to be. Check out L’Occitane’s plastic and palm-oil free shea butter soap bars for a luxurious lather. L’Occitane and Apothecary offer popular products in eco-friendly refill pouches, which use up to 86% less plastic. With a commitment to being zero waste by the end of 2021, clean beauty brand REN Clean Skincare is making sustainable strides. The uplifting Atlantic kelp & magnesium body wash comes in a 100% recycled bottle, 20% of which is reclaimed ocean plastic.
Words: Miranda Eason