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Twelve Planet friendly skincare brands you need to know about

For many of us, our skincare regime is part of our daily ritual and because it comes second nature to us, we may neglect to think about the impact it has on the environment. Fortunately, there has been a sustainable revolution within the beauty industry and as a result we have countless options available, allowing us to make changes to our skincare regime that are kinder to our skin and the planet.

Here are 12 of our favourite beauty brands that make sustainable beauty products. 

REN not only use sustainably sourced ingredients but have pledged to become zero waste by the end of 2021 through initiatives including the use of reclaimed ocean-plastic packaging and their refill scheme.

Tata Harper’s formulas are 100% natural and completely biodegradable meaning they don’t pollute the earth or people’s bodies.

Milk are 100% vegan, never test on animals and use sustainably sourced ingredients, They also use eco-conscious packaging. 

Sunday Riley are B-certified which means they meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance

Paula’s Choice do not test on animals and the materials they use both in their product and packaging do not cause damage to the environment

Dr Barabara Sturm is cruelty free and where possible opts for ingredients from sustainable sources.

Dermalogica are recognised as cruelty-free by PETA and Leaping Bunny and certified as vegan on all but 5 of their products.

The Ordinary is one of the most well known vegan brands and also uses packaging that consists of recycled and recyclable materials.

Since 2019 Medik8 has been 100% vegan-friendly and uses 100% post-consumer recycled materials. This is in line with the brand’s pledge to be zero-waste by 2023.

Victoria Beckham’s products are 100% cruelty-free and packaged in pre-used, recycled and recyclable materials. 

111Skin’s products are beeswax free, paraben free, PVC free and all raw materials are sourced responsibly. 

Since 2012 Caudalie has been a member of the “1% For The Planet” network, contributing 1% of its worldwide turnover to organisations working to protect the environment.

Explore our Earth friendly skincare here.

About the Author

Kim Matrljan

Kim Matrljan

Founder of GAIA. After working in digital marketing for brands like Vivienne Westwood, Selfridges, COS and Rolex, I realised the fashion industry needed change and I wanted to be part of it.

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