Top eco-friendly bridal beauty products for 2021
18 Jan 2021
From skincare to make-up we've found some of the best eco-friendly beauty products which will help you look and feel beautiful on your big day
More brides are considering their impact on the planet when planning for their big day, from sustainable wedding dresses, plastic free catering and biodegradable confetti. Now, brides are taking a step further by using eco-friendly beauty products to make sure that looking and feeling good on their wedding day doesn't need to have negative effect on the planet.
With 'virgin plastics' still being used for many beauty products, more than 120 billion units of packaging are produced every year by the global cosmetics industry. However, more beauty brands are changing to environmentally friendly alternatives.
Charlotte Vøhtz, founder of Green People, said: “We’re always looking to do more to minimise our environmental impact and using by-product ingredients is a no-brainer for us. These natural, zero-waste plant actives are bursting with skin-compatible nourishment and allow us to close the loop on making our skin care as sustainable as it can be.”
Here are ten products to help inspire your zero-waste bridal beauty:
Green People, Coconut Charcoal Purifying Face Mask, £21
Designed to balance oil production, refine skin texture and absorb pollutants, this certified organic face mask is sustainably produced using by-products that would otherwise go to waste.
Using coconut shells - which are a by-product of other coconut-based products such as milks and oils - the waste husks are used to create the activated charcoal which serves as the key ingredient in this environmentally-resourceful face mask.
Blending Alpine Willow, Bentonite Clay and Oat Lipid with Activated Charcoal, it mattifies the skin, reducing excess oil to reduce spots and breakouts.
Eco-Warrior, Sensitive Facial Bar, £4.50
Made with traditional Mediterranean Castile Olive oil, and fragranced with a blend of Chamomile and Calendula essential oils, this ultra-nourishing bar is effective at calming skin irritations. Made from naturally derived ingredients, these vegan, cruelty-free, biodegradable, and sustainable soap bars nourish, protect, and clean your skin. Simply wrapped in a recyclable box to helps eliminate single use plastic from your bathroom counter.
This naturally derived facial wash helps to reveal radiant skin and leave your face feeling fresh and smooth. The cleanser is powered by plumeria (frangipani) flower extract, sodium hyaluronate and pracaxi seed oil to cleanse and hydrate your skin. Developed to treat dull, uneven skin, the BLOOM by Young Living Brightening Skin Care Collection creates a system for brighter, more luminous skin using natural, clean ingredients.
Green People, Nordict Roots Skincare, from £19
From the brand's latest range, Nordic Roots is an organic skin care concept inspired by Green People's founder Charlotte’s Danish upbringing and Nordic heritage. Inspired by the beauty of the region’s native flora and fauna, Nordic Roots uses by-product ingredients derived from raw, natural materials which saves these ingredients from being wasted and makes use of their natural properties, bringing balance to both the skin and the planet. Created to be naturally nourishing, hydrating and help to slow the skin ageing process while being gentle on the skin.
The range includes a Hyaluronic Booster Serum (28ml), Cranberry Micellar Foam (150ml), Apple Complex Moisturiser (50ml) and Marine Facial Oil (28ml).
Radiance & Vitality Nutrition Infusion Sheet Mask Set, Elemental Herbology, £35
Instantly brighten your complexion with these deeply hydrating mask infused with nourishing botanicals rich in vitamins and enzymes to promote healthy skin and improve skins barrier against environmental damage. Committed to reducing waste, these biodegradable sheet masks are made from fine fibers derived from wood pulp harvested from managed forests.
Face Moisuriser, Typology Paris, £17.80
By removing all unnecessary additives, Typology are returning to beauty basics with nouishing natural products inside recyclable alunimium tubes.
Savvy Minerals by Young Living, Eyeshadow Quad, £52.50
The 'Sahara' Eyeshadow Palette includes four shades - a highlight, blending, lid and shimmer shade, for a complete eye-look using only natural ingredients.
Every eyeshadow is formulated without talc and made with the very best, cruelty-free ingredients, including pure Lavender essential oil and finely ground, rich mineral pigments for a longwearing and buildable application to take your look from day to night.
All Earth, Mineral Foundation, from £20
The unique blend of light loose mineral foundations by All Earth contain kaolin for better coverage, long lasting and a-little-goes-a-long-way cost efficient pigment. Free from bismuth oxy-chloride, the kaolin and plant based allantoin are both anti-inflammatories making the product gentle for the most sensitive of skin and even suitable for acne, psoriasis and eczema prone skin.
The foundation case is housed inside the All Earth Pots for Life. Made from solid beech wood sourced from fully sustainable UK forests, you can keep them forever and easily refill with the 100% biodegradable and recyclable refills over and over again making them very environmentally friendly.
Moska, Wild Rose Toning Mist, from £10
Containing only three ingredients - Organic Rose floral water, Glycerine (from coconut) and Vitamin E - the organic Toning Mist by Moska helps to tone oily skin, soothe sensitive skin and repair ageing skin. Handcrafted in Devon, Moska uses 100% natural, nutrient dense and ethically sourced ingredients in their recyclable products.
Virginutty, Make-up Melt, £19.95
This natural beauty balm effectively melts cosmetics, leaving skin radiantly cleansed. The cult coconut oil cleanser by coconut beauty experts, Virginutty, dissolves makeup, smells deliciously coconutty, softens keratin caps in pores and dissolves hardened sebum, preparing skin for face wash and toning regimes. Using sustainably produced, fair trade and 100% organic ingradients in their products, their packaging is also recyclable, with labels created from food waste.