Foundation, Concealer & Powder
Does your makeup conceal a dark secret? Our eco-friendly alternatives provide the feel-good optionsView all products
- Hundreds of synthetic ingredients can be found in makeup, absorbing into your skin and creating complex supply chains and oftentimes supporting unsustainable manufacturing practices
- Every year the beauty industry creates more than 142 billion units of packaging a year, the vast majority of which is plastic
- There are unfortunately still many beauty brands which test of animals and many that use animal-derived ingredients making them unsuitable for vegans
If you want to put on a green face there are a couple of things to consider and watch out for. With so much plastic packaging produced by the beauty industry, opting for plastic free or recycled materials can help you make a start. Finally, as with any product with a 'sell-by' date, try to only buy what you need to reduce waste.
Palm Oil-Free Makeup
Ingredient lists for many makeup products can include a huge variety of synthetic ingredients, creating complex supply chains and making it harder to verify whether materials have been sourced sustainably. Palm oil is often found in foundation, concealer and powders, and it's a crop widely linked to deforestation and environmental damage. Look for our palm oil-free accreditation if you want to avoid it.
There are plenty of vegan and cruelty-free makeup products now on the market, allowing you to do your morning makeup routine without worrying about the wellbeing of animals and other creatures.
Low Waste Makeup
Makeup packaging can be difficult to deal with and recycle after use, especially if it's not totally used up. Start by looking for plastic-free and low waste options, but if that's not possible look for recyclable packaging and schemes that allow you to return packaging to a brand for processing after use.