SUSTAINABLE & ETHICAL BEAUTY BRANDS: THE MASTER LIST

Sustinable And Ethical Beauty Brands: The Master List #ethicalbeauty #sustainablebeauty

Want to keep track of all the best ethical and sustainable beauty brands out there?!

We’ll, you’ve come to the right place!

Over the last few years we’ve kept a running tally of the most sustainable skincare and eco friendly beauty brands that meet our specific criteria (more on that below). Most find their way organized onto product specific lists or onto our best of the best lists (like this best eco friendly makeup list or this best zero waste beauty brand list).

Now we’ve taken to time to to compile all these gems here in one convenient location.  One list to rule them all, as a sustainably-minded Sauron might say.

FINDING ECO FRIENDLY & ETHICAL BEAUTY

Before we get to the goods, you may ask  – how do we find sustainable cosmetic and personal care brands and companies? Well, we’re glad you asked!

We use our sustainable personal care criteria as a guide.

For new readers, that means we look for brands and products that are:

Yup, it takes us quite a bit of time to find these eco friendly makeup and skin care brands that meet all (or most) of our criteria. And if you’ve read some of our other sustainable ethical beauty brand guides, you’ll notice some of our brand favorites who will undoubtedly be making another appearance here because they’re great 🙂 

It’s also important to know that we are not a certification body nor are we auditors. We have taken the approach that trusts the brands to tell us the truth and assume the most important metric is progress and awareness and not perfection.

As always, we would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions on other sustainable cosmetic and personal care companies that you think should make the cut. 

However, if you know that any of the ethical cliams below are not true, please get in touch with us to let us know

Oh and just so you know what the symbols below each brand mean –  see below. 

Navigating Eco Friendly Beauty and Personal Care Brands

Full tick

Full tick meets our criteria, we are satisfied that the brand is doing what it can to be as thoughtful as possible 

Dotted Tick

Dotted tick meets our criteria, in part (e.g. some vegan options or recyclable/recycled packaging vs zero waste)

Question mark

Question mark means we just don’t really know or didn’t get a satisfactory (or any) answer from the brand

Cross

Does not meet our criteria. This can be for various reasons and we hope that this marking helps to inspire change

We’re  adding to this list all the time but if there’s a specific type of product that you can’t find any good options for – let us know and we’ll see if we can find some sustainable gems out there!
 
We hope this is a helpful resource for choosing brands and products that are the best for you, animals and the environment.
 
For more ethical beauty and personal care resources:
 

ETHICAL & SUSTAINABLE BEAUTY BRANDS AND COMPANIES

A  |  B  |   |  D  |  E  |  F  |  G  |  H  |  I  |  J  |  K  |  L  |  M  |  N  |  O  |  P  |  Q  |  R  |  S  |  T  |  U  |  V  |  W  |  X  |  Y  |  Z

A

acure organics sustainable jungle

Acure available at:  Amazon  |  Credo  |  Ulta   |  Nourished Life  |  Acure

Andreas Organic Market Sustainable jungle

Andrea’s Organic Market available at: Etsy

Antipodes available at: AmazonLoveLula  |  Adore Beauty  |  Antipodes

Note: Antipodes use RSPO certified palm oil

axiology-sustainable-beauty

Axiology available at: Amazon  |  Credo  |  Revolve  | The V Spot (Aus) | Axiology

B

Barefaced-Beauty-Sustainable-Jungle

BareFaced Beauty available at: Amazon  |   BareFaced Beauty

Beauty-Without-Cruelty-Sustainable-jungle

Beauty Without Cruelty available at: Amazon  |  Naturismo  |  Beauty Without Cruelty

Beeyou Organics Sustainable Jungle

Bee You Organics available at:  Etsy  |  BeeYou Organics

Ben and Anna Zero Waste deodorant Sustainable Jungle

Ben & Anna available at: Amazon  |  Amazon UK  |  Ben & Anna

Note: Ben & Anna use RSPO certified palm oil

Besame available at:  Amazon  |   Amazon (UK) |  Besame    

Bloomtown available at: Etsy  |  Bloomtown

booda-organics-sustainable-beauty

Booda Organics available at:  Booda Organics

bottega-organica-sustainable-beauty

Bottega Organica available at: Amazon  |  Amazon UK Bottega Organica

Butter Me Up Organics available at:  Etsy  |  Butter Me Up Organics

More to ‘Bs’ to come… 😀

C

Cassia Organics available at:  Etsy

Clean Beauty Collective available at:  Sephora   |   Clean Beauty Collective

Note: Clean Beauty use RSPO certified palm oil

conscious skincare vegan shampoo sustainable jungle

Conscious Skincare available at: Etsy  |  Conscious Skincare

More to ‘Cs’ to come… 😀

D

Dab Herb Makeup - Zero Waste Beauty SUSTAINABLE JUNGLE

dab herb makeup available at:  Etsy

Demes-sustainable-beauty

Demes available at:  Amazon  |  Demes

Dirty Hippie Cosmetics Sustainable Jungle

Dirty Hippie available at:   Etsy  |  Dirty Hippie

dr-bronners-sustainable-beauty

Dr Bronner’s available at: Amazon  |  Amazon UK  |  Nourished Life  |  Dr. Bronner’s

Note: Read more about Dr Bronner’s approach to palm oil here

Driades Elixirs available at: Etsy

More to ‘Ds’ to come… 😀

E

Earth Tu Face available at: Amazon |  Amazon UK  | Green Soul Trader  |  Earth Tu Face

Ecostore-sustainable-beauty

Note: Read more about  Ecostore’s approach to palm oil here 

Elate Cosmetics Make-up

Elate Cosmetics available at: Elate Beauty  |  Amazon  |  Flora & Fauna Australia

Note: Elate cosmetics use RSPO certified palm oil

empiresquid-organics-sustainable-jungle

Empire Squid Organics available at: Etsy  |  Empire Squid

ethique-sustainable-jungle

Ethique available at:  Amazon  |  Nourished Life  | Amazon AUEthique

More to ‘Es’ to come… 😀

F

fat-and-the-moon-sustainable-jungle

Fat And The Moon available at: Etsy  |  Amazon |  Fat and the Moon 

Friendly-soap-sustainable-beauty

Friendly Soap available at:  Amazon US  |   Amazon UK  |  Friendly Soap

G

Georganics-Sustainable-Jungle

Georganics available at:  Amazon US | Amazon UKNourished Life AU  |  The Clean Collective  AUGeorganics

Note: Georganics use RSPO certified palm kernel oil in some of their products

good juju herbal sustainable jungle

Good Juju Herbal available at:  Etsy |  Good Juju Herbal

Green-beaver-Sustainable-Jungle

Green Beaver available at: Amazon US  |  Amazon UK  |  The Green Beaver Company

More to ‘Gs’ to come… 😀

K

Katie Mae sustainable jungle

Katie Mae Naturals available at: Etsy

Note: While Katie Mae’s range is not entirely vegan, she is happy to substitute beeswax for candelilla wax (on request) for vegan customers

More to ‘Ks’ to come… 😀

L

Living Naturally available at:  Amazon UK  |  Living Naturally

More to ‘Ls’ to come… 😀

M

Meow-Meow-Tweet-sustainable-jungle

Meow Meow Tweet available at: Amazon  |  Credo Beauty  |  The V-Spot (AU)  |  Meow Meow Tweet

Mulondon-sustainable-beauty

MuLondon available at:  MuLondon  |  The V-Spot (AU)

N

Zero waste makeup - Neek Australia

Neek Skin Organics available at:  Amazon UK  |  Biome Stores  |  Neek Skin Organics

No Tox Life available at: Amazon   |  The Clean Collective (AU)  | No Tox Life

O

odylique-sustainable-jungle

Odylique available at:  Amazon  |  Amazon UK  |  LoveLula  |  Odylique

More to ‘Os’ to come… 😀

P

PHB-Sustainable-Jungle

PHB Ethical Beauty available at:  Amazon  |  Amazon UK  |  Love Lula  |  PHB Ethical Beauty

Plaine-products-sustainable-jungle

Plaine Products available at:  Amazon US  |  Plaine Products

Plant Makeup available at: Etsy Plant Makeup

Note: Plant Makeup’s range vegan guide can be found here

Pure Chimp available at: Amazon  Amazon UK |  Biome Stores  |  Pure Chimp

R

Radius-sustainable-jungle

Radius available at:  Amazon  |  Amazon UK  |  Radius

Note: Radius use RSPO certified palm oil 

Rainwater Botanicals Zero Waste Sustainable Jungle

Rainwater Botanicals available at: Etsy  |  Rainwater Botanicals

S

Savonnerie des Diligences available at: Etsy  |  Savonnerie des Diligences

Schmidts-sustainable-beauty-sustainable-jungle

Schmidt’s available at:  Amazon US  |  Amazon UK   |   Nourished Life

Note: Schmidt’s use RSPO certified palm oil 

Sea Witch Botanicals available at:  Etsy  | Sea Witch Botanicals

Note: Sea Witch Botanicals plans to be enitrely palm oil free by 2020

More to ‘S’s’ to come… 😀

T

The Dirt available at:   Amazon US  |  Amazon UK  |  The Dirt

More to ‘T’s’ to come… 😀

V

Vyana Plant Beauty available at:  Etsy

More to ‘V’s’ to come… 😀

W

WabiSabi-logo

Wabi-Sabi Botanicals available at:   Credo Beauty  |  Wabi-Sabi

More to ‘W’s’ to come… 😀

Y

yarok-sustainable-jungle

Yarok  available at: Amazon  |  Amazon UK  |  Nourished Life  |   Yarok

More to ‘Y’s’ to come… 😀

Z

Zero Waste Beauty Australia Sustainable Jungle

Zero Waste Beauty Australia  available at: Zero Waste Beauty Australia

More to ‘Z’s’ to come… 😀

ETHICAL AND ECO FRIENDLY BEAUTY BRANDS – OUR THOUGHTS

If you’re interested in our thoughts on some of the more tricky issues around ethical and eco friendly personal care companies, have a look at the list of articles below.

Sometimes the issues raised by these questions can be pretty muddy. Let us know your thoughts and if you think we should be looking into any other particular area that needs scrutiny!

Sustinable And Ethical Beauty Brands: The Master List #ethicalbeauty #sustainablebeauty
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