It took a pandemic for our nation, and the world over, to become more woke towards the harm our human actions are causing the environment. Since then, many of us have become more socially aware of our carbon footprint. Most F&B merchants such as McDonald's have stopped providing plastic straws, while fashion retailers have taken on a more sustainable production approach. How can we, as individuals, help to consume more responsibly?
In this article, Yahoo Shopping shares a list of top environmentally friendly and socially-responsible beauty brands, as well as the major beauty e-tailers where you can get all your shopping done in a fuss-free and sustainable manner. Mother Earth will thank you for it!
Apart from avoiding unnecessary and harsh ingredients in its products, Neutrogena also prioritises ingredients that are safe, not only for our skin but for our planet as well. Promising to reduce waste and minimise the products' carbon footprint, the brand works hand-in-hand with its suppliers to develop new innovations that reduce plastic and packaging materials. This is achieved by increasing post-consumer recycled materials in the packaging, eliminating unnecessary cartons and plastic windows by 2023 and a commitment to 100 per cent recyclability for all plastic packaging by 2025.
Looking to boost your skin's glow and hydration levels? Be sure to check out Neutrogena's new and improved Hydro Boost range. The new range is formulated with 20 per cent more hyaluronic acid, formulated with electrolytes and nine types of amino acids. Delivering five times more hydration, the Hydro Boost range aims to reduce signs of premature ageing and prevent dryness. What's more, the new Hydro Boost Water Gel comes in Neutrogena’s first recyclable and refillable jar, which is made from 100 per cent recyclable plastic. And, it is super easy to refill – simply twist, lift and refill with the Refill Pod!
Check out their latest pop-up boutique: Clarins Beauty Factory at MBS
Eco-warriors can rest assured that 100 per cent of Clarins' paper and cardboard come from sustainably managed forests (FSC or PEFC certified). With their global approach to eco-design, the reduced weight and bulk mean there are no more spacers or pamphlets in boxes, lighter glass. Committed to becoming plastic neutral by 2025, Clarins' objective is to work towards a circular economy whereby materials used are easily recyclable and, when recycling cannot be guaranteed (i.e. plastic), a post-consumer recycled material (PCR) will be used instead.
From now till 31 January 2023, discover and explore Clarins' latest pop-up store, the Clarins Beauty Factory at Marina Bay Sands. Learn more about the plants, science, and heart that go into the innovation of Clarins formulas and packaging. You will learn how Clarins makes bold innovation with its signature pioneering formulas that blend nature and science to deliver maximum results and bestsellers that stand the test of time. Blend your own skincare concoction and learn how to maximise the efficacy of your Clarins skincare with the help of experts in the Mixologie room. Of course, pop-ups are incomplete without IG-worthy photo spots, and the Clarins Beauty Factory has aplenty.
The Clarins Beauty Factory opens from now till 31 January 2023 at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, #01-68.
Ultra HD Iconic Foundation launched in 2008 proved a game-changer in the foundation market. It took the Make Up For Ever professionals more than a decade to launch the latest liquid foundation – the HD Skin Foundation.
The HD SKIN foundation uses a duo of perfecting and micro-blurring powders to deliver top performance. Its ultra-light texture provides a semi-matte yet luminous finish, promising to last 24 hours. The eco-conscious you will be happy to know that the HD Skin is vegan, non-comedogenic, waterproof, and sweat-proof. The entire cap uses bio-sourced plastic, while the glass bottle is recycled and recyclable. The full 40 shades are available online & only 25 shades are in-stores.
Did you know that Watsons has over 900 Sustainable Choices products for the eco-conscious consumer? From personal care, makeup to household items, you will be able to get all the essentials you need. The brand recently introduced the Bring Your Bag (BYOB) initiative islandwide to three days a week across Mondays to Wednesdays. On these three days, plastic bags will be charged at S$0.10 per transaction upon customers’ request. Best of all, proceeds collected from the plastic bag charges will be donated to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Singapore), supporting their ongoing conservation projects. Look out for sustainable products such as Dr. Bronner's, Curel, Diane Be True and MegRhythm.
Known as the champion of sustainability and circularity, look no further if you wish to be a more responsible consumer. At Aesop, ingredients are sourced responsibly from across the globe, giving consumers peace of mind. Moreover, the brand introduced their Rinse and Return recycling initiative in November 2021, encouraging consumers to drop off their cleaned bottles (including non-Aesop containers) for recycling purposes.
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The founders of Glow Recipe pride themselves on creating gentle yet effective formulas with clinically proven results. Known for harnessing the antioxidants in fruit extracts, their complete transparency in their products are perfect for responsible consumers including vegans. Also, the brand is also known to source their ingredients with a lower environmental impact when possible. Glow Recipe is certified clean, vegan and cruelty-free. They walk the talk with their Social Impact Programme and sustainability initiatives, pledging to never formulate products with animal by-products, environmental hazards and colourants. Recently, the new Plum Plump Hyaluronic Cream – the latest addition to the Plum family – comes in their first-ever refillable glass jar, taking their sustainable ethos a step further.
Glow Recipe's range of products comes in unique shapes and cheery colours that make for great gifts.
If you or your gift recipient are all about natural products that do not harm the skin, Aardae should be on your shopping list. Holding ethical beauty close to its heart, the brand tirelessly works to bring beauty products that are sustainable and free of toxins to beauty lovers. What caught our attention is the range of products that harnesses the 5000-year Ayurvedic traditions, using herbs and roots to achieve body and mind balance.
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Part of the Estee Lauder Companies’ family of brands since 1999, Jo Malone London rules in the perfumery world. They completely rewrote the playbook of perfumery by using ingredients in unexpected combinations. In addition, the brand is committed to every aspect of its production by using renewable energy, reducing emissions, providing higher transparency around responsibly-sourced ingredients, and respecting local communities and the environment.
Hailing from Provence, France, L'Occitane has been a proponent of protecting the environment and its people. This is achieved by respecting biodiversity, supporting local producers and communities, fighting against pollution, empowering women and promoting local craftsmanship.
Founded in France and owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Sephora is the undisputed mother of all beauty brands. One-stop-shop Sephora houses top-of-mind beauty brands, as well as international cult beauty brands. With skincare, makeup, fragrance, body and hair care, in addition to Sephora's private label, you can complete your Christmas gifting in one go. Also, look out for the leaf icon that indicates products with a clean beauty ethos such as the soap bar below.
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