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Top 7 Beauty Products Good for You and the Planet

Vegan life and sustainable living are becoming more and more integrated into every aspect of life in the UK, and yet for many, it can seem like an impossible task to become more environmentally conscious. A large part of the difficulty is often just not knowing where to start or taking an all or nothing approach to sustainability. The truth is you don’t have to be a #Minimalist influencer in order to make a small change and natural, vegan or sustainable beauty products are a great place to start. 

One of the areas that people most often struggle to know where to start, is beauty. Everything looks the same and is coated in single-use plastic to some extent, right? Well, the truth is that there are some diamond products that are good for both you and the planet. Don’t believe us? Check out our list of products that will help you to reduce your footprint on the Earth heading into 2020.

The Carbon Theory Charcoal & Tea Tree Oil Cleansing Bar

Cleansing and clearing your skin of daily dirt and make-up can feel like a challenge at times, and often you want a simple approach. While makeup remover wipes are not environmentally friendly, this soap could transform your skincare routine. It is vegan-friendly and cruelty-free and essentially has three natural and organic ingredients. Activated charcoal, the essential oil Tea Tree and Shea butter. All three providing different action. This soap has been reported to help acne sufferers clear their skin and is excellent value for money. 

The Carbon Theory Charcoal & Tea Tree Oil Cleansing Bar, £6.

W7 It’s Magic! Makeup remover cloth

If you love the idea of having more natural beauty products at your disposal, especially when it comes to skincare and the removal of makeup, then look no further than this cloth. This will enable you to stop using disposable wipes once and for all and focus on just using water. The microfibres within the cloth swell up enabling them to grab at makeup on your face and remove it without the use of any other product. This is essentially not only great for the environment, but it can also go a long way to save you money on makeup remover lotions and also cotton pads and wipes. 

W7 It’s Magic! Makeup remover cloth, £3.95

EcoTools Start the Day Beautifully Makeup Brush Set

Application of makeup can be a bit of a challenge, and unless you use your fingers and hands, are there any other vegan or environmentally products you can use when it comes to application? The answer is yes in the form of the EcoTools Start the Day Beautifully Makeup Brush Set. This kit contains five brushes that range from an angled foundation brush to a full blush brush all in a case to keep them neat and tidy. Made from recycled aluminium and bamboo and kept together and packaged in 100% tree-free paper. They are cruelty-free, vegan-friendly and also PETA certified, making this the ultimate collection of makeup brushes if you want a more natural and environmentally friendly approach to the beauty products you use daily. 

EcoTools Start the Day Beautifully Makeup Brush Set,  £10.77 

Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara

The Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara has been an innovative addition to the beauty world this year and has been exciting for anyone wanting to use a natural beauty brand as part of their daily makeup ritual. The formula of this mascara is densely black and focuses on lengthening and volumizing the lashes. The packaging also makes the product feel luxurious. When it comes to mascara, we want to be able to give off a natural, dramatic look, and this mascara can deliver on all counts. Perfect for everyday use, the brand is cruelty-free and the natural and organic ingredients used in this product also make it vegan-friendly. A mascara that only looks good but ticks all the boxes when it comes to beauty products that are good for you and the planet. 

Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara, £20

Axiology Vegan Lipstick

Just because you want to focus on more natural beauty products and being as kind to the environment as you can, that still doesn’t mean you can’t look good and rock that red lip. This is where the Axiology vegan lipstick has you covered. Lipsticks can often be a problem when it comes to finding something that is vegan because they often contain an ingredient called Lanolin, which comes from woolly animals and carmine, which is a red pigment that comes from beetles. Boasting only 10 natural and organic ingredients to make this matte lipstick, it really is one for the makeup bag. There is a fantastic selection of colours too, which will suit all skin tones. 

Axiology Vegan Lipstick, £30 

Makeup Brand – Charlotte Tilbury 

If you want to focus on foundation, blush, bronzer and eye-shadow palettes then there is one brand that will have your back, and that is Charlotte Tilbury. Many of the products available on the website is vegan, but all of it is cruelty-free. The uni-sex hydrating glow product is worth a special metnion thanks to it’s all-year round goodness and the fact that it is vegan. It is deemed as a secret weapon for helping bring tired and dull skin back to life. It can be used on its own, or under a foundation as a great base. Charlotte Tilbury also sells a range of vegan lipsticks, lip pencils, eyeliner and eyeshadow palettes, to name a few that are both vegan and Cruelty-free. 

Uni-sex Hydrating Glow Price, £35

Less – Pure Skin Care

Last of all, we should mention a fabulous range of skincare that offers you the chance to use products that have only three natural and organic ingredients in them. Less is a revolutionary skincare brand from Germany and can be purchased online. From the best selling cleansing clay to facial oils, this brand has you covered when it comes to skincare. No additives, no preservatives or solvents are added to this range. Giving you peace of mind that you are investing in a natural beauty brand. 

Less – Pure Skin Care, from £15

In conclusion, there is now a wide range of products available when it comes to using natural and organic beauty products in your daily skincare or makeup routines. With much more focus on the environment, making the switch is often daunting, but easier to do when you know what to look for and how to get started. These seven beauty products are a great platform to start with.