April Beauty Thrills To Celebrate Earth Month

By Tamara Corin | 12th April 2023
sustainable beauty brands

This April we’re celebrating World Earth Month. It’s a time to raise environmental awareness and create consciousness around looking after our planet. By upping your sustainability beauty game and making everyday tweaks will have a positive impact on how we treat Earth. So, if your bathroom shelf needs a revamp, why not try some clean, green, or refillable sustainable beauty brands and products that will not only help your skin, but the planet too. Plus, it gives us a valid excuse to buy some new beauty thrills….

Sustainable beauty brands to shop for World Earth Month

Function of Beauty shampoo & conditioner, £12, capsule, £4

Imagine a haircare range that you can customise according to your hair type or its current condition. Well, that dream has become reality. Whether you want to strengthen, lengthen, colour correct or condition, you can be your own hair mixologist with these innovative products which is like pick n’mix, but for your hair. Simply pop your desired capsule in your shampoo, give it a good shake and voila you have customised haircare at home. Packaged in 100% recyclable bottles with ingredients locally sourced, this brand is constantly trying to reduce waste and give us healthy hair every day.

Bamford Beauty, from £15

The founding principle of this effortlessly chic brand is to respect and work in harmony with nature. While they stand by these foundations, they also create hardworking skin and body products, beautiful home interiors and a chic clothing line too. Plus, their treatments are heavenly. There’s no stopping this B Corp-certified brand, their recent venture is The Club by Bamford – a new private members club, which is a luxurious, bespoke wellness experience within the healing sanctuary of nature, at Daylesford Farm in The Cotswolds. We haven’t yet been, but plan to move in!

Wild Beauty from Rhug Estate, from £15

This award-winning, COSMOS-approved organic skincare brand leads the way in sustainability and demonstrates that beauty brands can be natural, effective, and authentic too. Made with organic and wild foraged ingredients from Lord and Lady Newborough’s Rhug Estate in North Wales, it’s been ahead of the game for the last 10 years using 100% renewable energy, creating sustainable homegrown formulas, and investing in the local community through education and job creation. If there was such a thing as Earth Month awards, you can bet this luxe skincare brand would swipe them all.

NEOM Big Day Energy Face Mist, £26

This is frankly a drink for skin when that 4 pm dip hits. Featuring a cocktail of natural adaptogens that protect against pollution and blue light. Simply spritz on your face throughout the day for a burst of hydration which is cleverly topped off with an uplifting scent that boosts energy and concentration. Packaged in an aluminum bottle with no outer packaging, it’s little wonder why NEOM has recently been awarded B Corp Certification.

The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid Dewy Sunscreen SPF30, £11.99

When one of our favourite budget beauty brands brings out its first SPF, we expect great things, and we’re glad to report this doesn’t disappoint. This hybrid skincare/suncare formula leaves skin protected, glowy and primed for makeup, while polyglutamic acid, glycerin and squalane helps lock in moisture. And you get change from £15! Our only complaint is we want a larger tube please.

Dr Organic Body Wash Refills, £45 each

Shockingly we’re still using over 1.4 billion bottles of disposable body wash every year, but finally, brands are creating more cost-effective and sustainable solutions to prevent less waste. These new 5-liter refills provide the equivalent of 20 standard-sized body wash bottles and save the consumer on average over £75 – a win for both purses and the planet!

If you’re a decanting queen, here are some other great refillable beauty buys.

Act+ Acre Scalp Renew, £42

Not only are all products vegan and made with fully recyclable packaging, but this haircare brand has also put sustainability at its core becoming the world’s first Cold Processed® hair wellness brand that focuses on your scalp. Founder Helen Reavey is so passionate about the environment and sustainability that she has created and patented the Cold Processed® technique to create these plant-based products. This process avoids traditional heat-based production, which can lessen nutrients’ potency in active ingredients and save 90% of energy throughout production. Since launching with huge success in the UK earlier this year, stockist Cult Beauty has had to release a waitlist for their award-winning Scalp Renew which sold out.

Victoria Beckham Beauty Eyeshadow Sticks, £30

It doesn’t take much for us to fall in love with a product that makes makeup application a doddle. These seven, long wear crease-proof eyeshadow sticks are ultra-creamy and come in a range of nuanced shades and finishes and are inspired by Victoria’s own wardrobe and colour-blocking style. So chic is very much on the menu! Use as a single colour wash or a sultry smoky eye, no base, brush, or touch-ups are required. We’re obsessed!

STELLA by Stella McCartney, from £50

Following in her mother’s footsteps, Stella’s vegan and cruelty-free principles are in her genetic makeup while luxury fashion is second nature. By fusing these two worlds, Stella has created a skincare line which consists of three essential products – a cleanser, a serum, and a moisturising cream, with each formulated to work in harmony with the skin. Each product consists of vegan, consciously selected active ingredients, housed in refillable, recyclable, and responsibly designed packaging. Ticking all the clean and green beauty boxes!

Beauty Pie Youthbomb™ Biologic Collagen Peptide™ Cream (J001), £44 for members (£175 for non-members)

Aptly named because it’s loaded with 18+ cutting-edge active ingredients, all chosen for their ability to make skin look, and act, healthier, plumper, brighter, dewier, and younger. We’re sold!! Designed to be used for 60 days alongside the existing YOUTHBOMB 360 Radiance Concentrate (the fastest-selling new launch in Beauty Pie history and a Mother’s Day favourite gift) to give the freshest complexion you’ve had since your teens! It’s £££ but well worth signing up for Beauty Pie membership, for this product alone! We guarantee you’ll have it in your basket on repeat.

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