Make your life a little greener by adding these eco-friendly gems to your beauty routine.
It’s no exaggeration to say that our consumption and production of waste are a big contributor to the decline of the Earth’s natural life-support systems. And although small changes to your lifestyle can seem futile in the long run, it’s a good first step to take.
There are many ways to reduce your own carbon footprint and one of the simplest ways to do so is to choose more eco-friendly products. It’s a lot easier to adjust to an eco-conscious lifestyle than you think and that’s all thanks to brands making the effort to lead sustainable consumerism. Ahead, we put together a list of beauty products that are made with safe, eco-friendly, and high-quality ingredients that will help you make the switch to a cleaner and greener lifestyle starting with your beauty regimen.
GOTTA GLOW Face & Body Oil – OIAM Natural Essentials
OIAM Natural Essentials was created out of the frustration to find gentle skincare that does not just work but is actually good for the skin and the planet without the premium price tag. The GOTTA GLOW Face & Body Oil, one of their bestsellers, is a fast-absorbing multi-purpose oil that is perfect for in bath, after bath face and body moisturizer, and/or a mid-day pick-me-up.
After-Bath Body Oil – BODYFooD All-Natural
BODYFooD All-Natural was founded on the idea of producing raw, premium, and all-natural creations that focus on the home, bath, and body care all the while using their basic knowledge on herbal remedies and integrated applied science. The After Bath Body oil seals moisture in and keeps your skin from feeling dry and itchy while bringing nourishment and conditioning to the topmost layers without the need of petroleum-derived preservatives frequently found in lotions.
Face Toner – Zero Basics
Zero Basic’s Face Toner is a gentle toner that helps refresh and brighten the face. It’s formulated with therapeutic-grade essential oils including peppermint, tea tree, lavender, and rose. It’s ideally used for the face but it also works just as well when used on the body.
1% Retinol Cream – Rraw
Rraw’s 1% Retinola Cream is an all-around cream that helps with a number of skin issues including acne, fine lines, brown spots, dullness, dark circles, and enlarged pores. It’s free of scents and pigments and contains only the absolutely necessary ingredients to help your skin.
Lemon & Lavender Shampoo Bar – Nuestra Tierra
Nuestra Tierra is a local start-up that features eco-friendly, all-natural, and vegan bathroom essentials to enable Filipinos to take part in saving the environment starting from their own bathroom. Their shampoo bars are made with all-natural and vegan ingredients that promote optimal hair maintenance depending on your hair type. All are made with shea butter, extra virgin coconut oil, castor oil, argan oil, golden jojoba oil, and their varying scents. Our pick: the Lemon & Lavender Shampoo Bar.
Royal Jelly Honeymilk Cleanser & Moisturizer – Ilog Maria
Ilog Maria’s Royal Jelly Honeymilk Cleanser & Moisturizer can also double as a makeup remover that’s meant to not just cleanse the skin but rejuvenate it as well. Royal jelly is also said to help boost collagen production in the skin, making it the perfect anti-aging skin product.
All Around Palette – Finn the Label
Finn the Label focuses on creating natural everyday essentials made with locally sourced and grown ingredients. They offer lipsticks, skin tints, highlighters, and setting powders but are also well-known for their scented candles. Their all-around palette in particular is a vegan palette that includes 2 shades for the lips, 2 shades for the cheeks, 1 highlighter, 1 shade for contour, and 1 lip balm with sweet basil essential oil. You can use all of the shades for the eyelids, cheeks, and lips to create different looks.
Vegan Lip Balm – Akkula
Keep the oceans blue, the planet green, and the animals safe with Akkula’s vegan lip balm. It’s made of candelilla wax instead beeswax making it fully vegan. A plus, it’s packaged in a 100% compostable handcrafted paper tube, that leaves zero traces of waste.
Halo Complexion Serum – Sage & Tera
Sage & Terra’s Halo Complexion Serum is dubbed as many Filipinos holy grail spot treatment that contains 8% niacinamide, 2% zinc pca, licorice extract, and bearberry extract. It’s plant-based, paraben-free, and cruelty-free. A 30ml bottle is sold at PHP 325.
Milky Glow Facial Wash – Fresh Formula
Fresh Formula takes pride in continually developing cost-effective and innovative skincare products —embracing the challenges of delivering diverse total skin beautification since 2013. Their Milky Glow Facial Wash is an illuminating milk cleanser that’s packed with grapeseed oil, niacinamide, oat protein, alpha arbutin, and sea kelp extract to make skin supple and glowing after each wash.
DNA Repair Elixir Serum – Lana
Lana’s bestselling DNA Repair Elixir Serum helps heal acne, even out skin tone, minimize skin redness, and lightens pimple marks. It also deeply hydrates, brightens, and tightens your skin with a long-term firming effect.
Bath Soak and Scrub – Matenara
Make bath time the highlight of your day by adding Matenara’s Bath Soak and Scrub to your regimen. It comes in two variants or scents: Lavender and Peppermint or Helichrysum.
Superfood Face Mask – Saipo
Heal and prevent breakouts with Saipo’s Superfood Mask. It’s made with very straightforward ingredients including spirulina powder, chlorella, and wheatgrass.
Niacinamide 10% – Apotheke Science
Apotheke Science’s Niacinamide 10% is a blemish-control serum that’s gentle yet effective on the skin. It helps regulate sebum production, keeps pores clear, and at the same time hydrates, freshens, and brightens skin.
Sea Salt Spray – Beach Born
You don’t need expensive hair care products to achieve luscious beach waves when you’ve got Beach Born’s Sea Salt Spray. It adds volume and texture to your locks without the heat which is why it’s no surprise it has become a cult favorite among beauty aficionados.
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