As someone who loves beauty and skincare and buys a lot of it, I’m now thinking about the kinds of items I pick up and the amount of waste they produce. The truth is that living a sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle isn’t the easiest thing (especially not in the beauty industry), but in the last year, there have been a ton of brands that have made an effort to produce high-quality products that come in recyclable packaging or refillable materials that help consumers produce less waste.
Sustainable beauty is a much-needed, growing movement with companies like Fenty Skin and Tata Harper adding to the fold with products that are easy to recycle and free of single-use plastic. While there’s much more that needs to be done in this regard, we’d like to think of these products as a good place to start.
Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer
The outer packaging of the Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer ($35) contains a product-filled insert that you can simply replace with another tube once you run out. The moisturizer itself is light as a feather and is perfect for layering on makeup after knocking out your morning skin-care routine.
Fenty Beauty Instant Reset Gel Overnight Recovery Cream
The Fenty Beauty Instant Reset Gel Overnight Recovery Cream ($40) is made to hydrate the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Once you get through all of it, you can just recycle the inner container and replace it with a new one.
Follain Refillable Everything Soap
If you’re in need of a refill of the Follain Refillable Everything Soap ($24), you can either purchase yours online or head to a store and refill your bottle with a tap in person.
Tata Harper Water-Lock Moisturizer
The Tata Harper Water-Lock Moisturizer ($68) is a lightweight product with a reusable jar that helps you reduce waste while giving your skin a healthy glow. You can also recycle your refill pod once you run out of the product.
Kjaer Weis Cream Blush
Kjaer Weis Cream Blush ($56) features packaging that’s made of metal so that once you run out, all you have to do is purchase a refill at almost half the price.
By Humankind Deodorant
The packaging of the Humankind Deodorant ($15) is made with recycled paper that can be composted at the end of each use.
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2
The great thing about these Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 ($37) is that you can swap them in and out of any lipstick tube, which will likely give you some extra space in your beauty bag should you want to wear multiple colors.
Lush Cosmetics Ruby Lipstick
You can buy the Lush Cosmetics Ruby Lipstick ($15) free of packaging so that you don’t have to worry about disposing of any extra product once you’re done using it.
By Humankind Shampoo
Each all-natural bar of the By Humankind Shampoo ($15) is shipped in recyclable packaging and eliminates single-use plastic to avoid waste.
Anne Matea is Vurb Magazine’s Beauty Editor and also a professional traveler. She is a Romanian native, currently living in Bucharest. Her vurbs include cooking and having friends over for long dinners and even longer conversations.