SUSTAINABLE BEAUTY & PERSONAL CARE

10 ZERO WASTE SUNSCREEN OPTIONS TO PROTECT OUR PLANET & YOUR SKIN

Like chemical sunscreens aren't good for reefs, plastic bottles aren't good for the ozone. That's why we're protecting our skin with zero waste sunscreen.

ZERO WASTE MASCARA: 9 OPTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLY BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL LASHES

Zero-waste looks good on everyone, just like long lashes! Lucky for us, the two aren’t exclusive. In fact, there are tons of zero waste mascara options...

ZERO WASTE RAZORS: S(H)AVING THE EARTH, ONE SAFETY RAZOR AT A TIME

One often overlooked zero waste swop is the razor. Not long ago, shaving was always zero waste, done with all-metal straight or safety razors...

CRUELTY-FREE VS VEGAN: AN ETHICAL GAP?

While the definitions of vegan and cruelty-free are not altogether aligned, at its heart, the principle behind each is the same. Both labels represent, and are champions for, the protection of our fur...[Read More]

14 ZERO WASTE MAKEUP OPTIONS FOR GLAMMING UP AND GOING GREEN

Finding zero waste makeup alternatives is no easy feat, because traditional containers are difficult (at best) to recycle, being often comprised of composite materials and components

VEGAN HAIR PRODUCTS: 13 SUSTAINABLE OPTIONS FOR A MAGNIFICENT MANE

Hair products are full of tricky things that most of us don’t even know are animal byproducts. We’ve put together a list of some vegan hair products...

ZERO WASTE DEODORANT IDEAS FOR SWEET-SMELLING SUSTAINABLE PITS

It’s no secret we think plastic stinks, so what could be better than finding a plastic-free way to keep yourself from stinking, too? Well, we’ve done the finding and selected a handful of some awesom...[Read More]

ZERO WASTE TOOTHPASTE: 9 PLASTIC FREE PRODUCTS TO SINK YOUR TEETH INTO

The whole idea of zero waste makes us smile, so we thought we’d take a moment to talk zero waste toothpaste / tabs / soap... with and without fluoride

ZERO WASTE SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONERS FOR WASTE-FREE, SUSTAINABLE LOCKS

We're so conditioned (pardon the pun) to see hair care as liquid in plastic bottles. Which is a fairly unhealthy habit. Our goal is to introduce you to some great zero-waste alternatives that are not ...[Read More]

FINDING MEANING IN SERVING OTHERS THROUGH ETHICAL BEAUTY, EMPOWERING WOMEN GLOBALLY AND TEACHING SELF-LOVE

We caught up with Elysse when visiting California in 2018 and enjoyed interviewing her about her incredible path to meaningfully serving others (while sustaining her own energy and self-care), foundin...[Read More]

CRUELTY FREE, SUSTAINABLE & VEGAN SUNSCREEN: SAVING YOUR SKIN & THE PLANET ONE TAN AT A TIME

For us, sunscreen is not a nice to have, it’s an essential body care product (especially since we tend to live in sun baked Australia most of the time). But, as with most consumer products in this spa...[Read More]

GREEN BEAVER BRAND GUIDE

Green Beaver was founded in Toronto in 2001 by husband and wife (and young scientists) team, Karen and Alain. All of their products are completely cruelty-free, organic and palm oil free. They also su...[Read More]

WABI-SABI BOTANICALS BRAND GUIDE

Founded in California in 2013 by Elysse Crabtree, Wabi Sabi Botanicals is the first beauty brand to provide Kiva micro-loans for women in developing nations. Their products are completely cruelty-free...[Read More]

KEEP SMILING WITH THESE CRUELTY-FREE AND VEGAN TOOTHPASTES FROM SUSTAINABLE BRANDS

Toothpaste is probably the most regularly used body care product around which is why it was one of the first products we scrutinized for sustainable alternatives. And, with so many healthy and environ...[Read More]

PLANT MAKEUP BRAND GUIDE

Founded by the lovely Jes, who uses roses, flowers, roots and herbs (among other things) to create her unique range of natural skin care and makeup. All Plant Makeup’s products are vegan (with a few e...[Read More]

BOODA BUTTER BRAND GUIDE

Booda Organics are not trying to be a one-stop beauty shop. They make just 4 products...but each of those products are hand-made with the most deliciously nourishing and healthy ingredients you can fi...[Read More]

BLOOMTOWN BRAND GUIDE

Bloomtown are making waves. Despite having only launched in 2016 they’re already a multi award-winning brand! Offering a select and luxurious range of skin and body care products from clay masks to ba...[Read More]

NATURAL SKIN CARE INGREDIENTS: A LIST OF THE MOST COMMON & EFFECTIVE

We looked at a cross-section of the best organic and natural skin care products on the market (based on a variety reviews including our own) and collated a list of the most common ingredients found in...[Read More]

7 BEST NATURAL DEODORANTS FOR MEN AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Have you tried the move from ordinary spray / roll-ons to natural deodorants? If yes, I feel your frustration. If not, well... it can be tricky to find truly natural and healthy deodorants that actual...[Read More]

11 GIFTS FOR VEGANS FROM SUSTAINABLE AND ETHICAL BEAUTY BRANDS

We think every gift should be an animal friendly gift! So, we thought it would be a great idea to put together a bunch of vegan friendly gifts for friends and family.

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