As consumers become more conscious of environmental issues, the need for sustainable and eco-friendly products has increased significantly – and the beauty industry has followed suit. These premium skincare brands promise to not only take care of your skin, but also take care of the environment. Lather up with these socially responsible brands that we just can’t get enough of.
This local skincare darling never fails to give us effective product formulations comprising local active ingredients such as rooibos, honeybush and buchu, which are also conscious of their environmental footprint. Branded with the Afrikaans word for “clean”, Skoon says it all and shows it too by having no parabens, silicones, microbeads, synthetic fragrances or formaldehydes. Even the products currently using plastic in their packaging make use of BPA-free plastic, though by 2022, the brand plans to swap out all plastics for glass. When looking for a glow that is also guilt-free, we turn to the Skoon Wow-Wow Wonder Hydrating Serum with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid to hydrate and brighten.
The world is abuzz with CBD, and we are abuzz with local brand Goodleaf, a premium CBD brand that infuses the benefits of organic hemp-derived CBD and MCT oil in their natural and plant-based skincare. A holistic brand that caters to all your skincare, body and wellness needs, from CBD drops, CBD-infused water to face serums, expect the use of natural ingredients to combat skin issues such as acne while regulating sebum production, dryness and eczema. We love the CBD glow serum or the Goodleaf Glow Kit that takes a three-step approach to restore glow with mongongo oil and baobab oil.
3. Zero Skincare
The latest eco-friendly skincare hero to land on our shores, fresh from the UK, Zero Skincare is the 100% natural, plant-based, vegan, cruelty-free and sustainably packaged brand you’ve been waiting to add to your arsenal. With a mission statement of “your skin, our planet”, all Zero products are created from botanical ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil, sacha inchi oil and sweet almond oil. A brand best-seller and one of our favourites too, the Zero Day Cream is packed with natural hydrators such as coconut oil and shea butter to deeply hydrate skin.
4. Claire Hill
Hailing from the land down under, this Aussie skincare brand combines nature and science to create efficacious formulas that are also cruelty-free, dye-free, paraben-free and fragrance-free as well as petroleum, silicone, phthalate and sulphates free. Making use of natural active ingredients native to Australia such as Desert Lime, Dog-rose oil and Kakadu Plum, Claire Hill products stay kind to your skin without putting pressure on the environment.
5. Chill, Cape Town
It’s easy to chill with regard to your skincare when you add any one of the skincare offerings from Chill, Cape Town. The local brand prides itself on being all natural, vegan, cruelty-free and only making use of organic ingredients and glass jars. With a wide range of skincare products spanning face and body care, we love their face oils that use 100% organic, pure cold pressed oils, such as rosehip, marula and baobab oils and settle non-greasy onto the skin.