Plastic-Free July: 8 Eco-Friendly Beauty Buys

Want to be part of the solution to plastic pollution? Plastic Free July is a great place to start. According to research by YouGov, more than 46% of people in the UK feel guilty about the amount of plastic they use, and eight in ten people would be willing to spend more money on plastic-free products, meaning that consumers are embracing more eco living and zero waste lifestyles.

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite plastic-free products available on Curate Beauty – it may be the end of the month but it’s never too late to add eco-friendly alternatives to your store and take a step towards more conscious living. Read on to discover and shop...

First up, we have The Sensitive One, Solid Shampoo Bar by Kind2. Designed to soothe and calm even the most troublesome of scalps, it is formulated with chia seed, and camellia oils to gently cleanse. Shampoo bars are an easy place to start for customers looking to go plastic-free.

 
New sustainable brand Nereus London has partnered with Plastic Bank, an initiative that looks to revolutionise the world’s recycling system to create a more circular plastic economy. Not only are their bottles completely plastic-free, but even their labels are fully biodegradable and their formulations  made with 100% natural fragrance. We love the Madagascan Ylang Ylang Body Wash that smells divine whilst cleansing, as well as being paraben-free, sulphate free, silicone-free, gluten-free and vegan.
 
 
We can’t help but fall in love with Phena London – the zero-waste candle company that offers a plastic-free and cruelty-free option for those who want to elevate their home consciously. In partnership with vegan restaurants in London, they make their luxurious aromatherapy candles from waste cooking oil to repurpose and extend the lifecycle of restaurants' waste oil.
 
The ultimate plastic-free alternative for bathrooms and changing rooms, Sop’s Beck Hand Wash is housed in aluminium recyclable bottles, biodegradable packaging and boxes. Made lovingly in Norfolk using only kind-to-skin ingredients that are also vegan, paraben-, SLS-, silicone- and mineral oil-free,  this deliciously-scented hand wash infused with eucalyptus oil would make a grand addition to conscious spaces. Please note, each bottle is sold without the reusable plastic pump, it’s sold separately here.
 
Cruelty-free and vegan, this highly pigmented, velvety smooth formula can be easily applied and blended. The Natural Pressed Eyeshadow is 100% natural with innovative and sustainable packaging is a heavy metal and acid-free, from sustainably managed forest stands, produced in Tegernsee, Germany. The inlay is made of 100% recycled fibres and is compostable. Available in 14 shades.
 
Soaps are making a comeback. Going by the minimalist philosophy of ‘less is more’, each soap from FYSHA is made in small batches and has no more than eight ingredients. It is packaged in eco-friendly paper shaped in a die-cut that only needs folding without the use of glue or chemicals. More than just pretty packaging, this Coco Castile Soap is rich in hydrating cocoa butter and castor oil with an antioxidant-rich extra virgin olive oil base, for sensitive face and body cleansing.

Offer your customers a convenient way to become a more conscious consumer with Grums’ Bamboo Toothbrush. The bamboo handle is 100% biodegradable, while the bristles are BPA-free and super soft for gentle but effective brushing. Plus, bamboo is super hygienic as it has a powerful resistance to bacteria, plus it’s one of the most sustainable materials out there.

Last but not least, is Bambu Babe who just launched in June 2020. Their buttery-soft velvet pads are a great alternative for those looking to switch up their skincare routine for more sustainable options. From applying toners and lotions, to removing stubborn makeup or masks, each facial pad can be used more than 200 times and can be easily washed.

To discover more of our plastic-free products, browse our Zero Waste Curated Collection here.

Words: Kate Thomas