10 of the Best Sustainable Vegan Skincare Brands

Sustainable vegan skincare brands are becoming more prevalent in the beauty industry.

sustainable vegan skincare brands

Sustainability has become a popular topic now, in fashion and now the beauty industry. People seem to be choosing to use bamboo facial pads and shopping for glass products more often. 

The beauty industry has been known for using many chemicals and preservatives. They also are known for animal testing and creating a huge amount of plastic waste. To live more sustainably, here are the most popular beauty brands with sustainable packaging and vegan formulas.

1. Cocokind

Cocokind is a clean beauty brand through the packaging and formulas as well. This brand only packages their products with glass. They choose to use flint glass, which is the purest form of glass. Flint glass requires fewer materials and processes to produce. Cocokind also uses a powder coating for all of the opaque white bottles. They use these bottles specifically for products like the vitamin c serum with sea grape caviar. These products stay fresh and last longer in an opaque component. Their formulas are all organic as well and waterless.

2. Osea

Osea is a vegan skincare brand that makes sustainability their top priority. They thoughtfully source their ingredients to make sure everything is ethically made. Their organic and sustainable ingredients are also packaged in glass bottles. They’ve also eliminated synthetic ingredients that endanger ecosystems and they ship their products without single-use plastics. Osea works with community and family operated collectives as well whenever they can to support small businesses. 

3. Krave Beauty

Their main goal is to challenge the fast-paced beauty industry to slow down. They also focus on helping people to “press reset” on the way they look at skincare. Krave Beauty’s products are 100% recyclable, vegan and cruelty-free. When you place an order, you can choose a carbon offset shipping offer and the products will arrive in a 100% recyclable carton with no excess fillers. They also use their platform to support environmental causes around the world. Krave has donated to relief funds fighting deforestation in the Amazon and bushfires in Australia, as well as conservation efforts in the Great Barrier Reef. They are also a member of 1% For The Planet and have pledged to donate 1% of all their profits to global environmental protection projects.

4. Acure

Acure’s main belief is “It’s not enough to be natural, it also has to work.” They offer many vegan skincare products and are also committed to sustainable practices. All products are 100% biodegradable, with green packaging and are free from harmful plastic microbeads. There are no parabens, sulfates, formaldehyde, paraffin, mineral oils or animal testing. On top of this, the brand supports many charities dedicated to protecting our environment. Some of these charities are Teens Turning Green, Trees for the Future, Water.org and BEAT THE MICRO BEAD.

5. Kinship

This skincare brand uses plant-based ingredients that are clean and cruelty-free. Kinship has been dedicated to using recycled materials such as Ocean Waste Plastic (OWP) and minimal packaging. OWP, the plastic waste collected by local fishermen and volunteers in and around the Java Sea and beaches of Bali, Indonesia, is recycled into new, sustainable packaging. Kinship includes this in all of their jars and lids, with the goal of sourcing 100% OWP.

6. Farmacy

Farmacy uses organic, vegan ingredients. They partner with organic farms that use sustainable methods and package responsibly. Their packaging is made with FSC-certified paper from well-managed forests and inks based on naturally renewable raw materials. All of the jars are recyclable as well.

7. Herbivore Botanicals

Herbivore is a vegan, organic skincare brand that started in Seattle, Washington. Every ingredient is there for a reason so the brand doesn’t use any fillers. There are no chemicals or preservatives at all, everything is 100% all-natural. They are sustainable by only packaging their products with glass.

8. Follain

Follain is known for its vegan, sustainable skincare products and the brand follows a “no compromises allowed” belief. This means they are continuously seeking new information from its research team. The research team includes doctors, scientists, dermatologists, and researchers to learn more about harmful and healthy ingredients. 

9. Lush

Lush, normally known for its colorful bath bombs also offers many skincare products. Each of their products, ingredients and packages are geared toward sustainability. Lush is a brand that works hard to be a unique clean cosmetics company. They also put together charities, funds and campaigns involving sustainability, animal rights and benefits for the businesses that grow their ingredients.

10. Biossance

Biossance is another sustainable vegan skincare brand. They use sustainably produced squalane, and it is the foundation of every product they create. The squalane is made from 100% plant-derived renewable sugarcane. The majority of their products are made with glass but every single order shipped is carbon neutral.

What’s Next

You may feel the need to make this whole switch to using only sustainable products. This isn’t necessary, you can buy one or two products from these brands at first to try it out. Slowly, over time, you can change your entire routine for the better.

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