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Which are the best sustainable beauty brands?

Which are the best sustainable beauty brands?
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We have put together an edit of the best sustainable beauty brands who are doing more to help the environment and reduce their global carbon footprint.

5 of the best sustainable beauty brands

​L’Oréal Professionnel

The Source Essentielle range from L’Oréal Professionnel is made from 80-99% ingredients sourced from natural origins and contain no chemical nasties like parabens, sulfates and artificial fragrances.

In addition, the eco-designed square-shaped bottles are designed to hold the maximum amount of product in the minimum amount of recycled plastic. Their square shape also means they are super stackable when being transported for an environmentally-friendly solution to freight problems.


Jurlique refer to their sustainability mission statement as "seed to skin", meaning they are aiming to minimise their impact on the planet from start to finish.

Aiming to reduce 20% of their waste, water and emissions by 2020, Jurlique are revolutionising their manufacturing processes by using solar power production, low voltage lighting and recycled materials for their building materials.

Burt's Bees

Not only made from all-natural formulations, Burt's Bees products also come in environmentally-conscious packaging. The brand uses low-impact plastic in their lip balm tubes and caps, while the labels on their products are also shrink-wrap free, which means that they eliminate 1800 miles of plastic each year!

You will also find no sign of plastic in their gift sets as they use recyclable paper foam to keep everything in place; well done Burt's Bees!

The brand are also working with the British Beekeepers Association in a campaign initiative called #BringBackTheBees to help education and research products supporting the sustainability of honey bees.


Propelled by the desire to help the environment wherever they can, Aveda has a number of initiatives in place to help keep their environmental impact as low as possible.

Not only were they the first beauty company to use 100% post consumer recycled PET packaging, they also are committed to using renewable energy to manufacture their products and reduce the size and weight of products where possible to reduce their carbon footprint.

REN Clean Skincare

Winner of the "Best Packaging" award for their Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium Anti-Fatigue Body Wash at the 2018 Sustainable Beauty Awards, REN Clean Skincare is leading the way for beauty brands when it comes to being more environmentally-friendly.

This year, the brand announced their newest environmental initiative called "Clean to Skin. Clean to Planet.", which details their pledge to become a zero waste company by 2021. It might sound ambitious, but REN have so far been making headway thanks to their first-of-a-kind 100% recycled plastic bottle made from 20% plastic collected from our oceans.

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