Eco-Conscious Beauty Brands Taking the World By Storm

Anyone else tired of reading the long list of chemical ingredients in your favourite cleanser or lipstick? We don’t know about you, but it would be nice to understand what’s actually going on our skin for a change. Now’s the time to stop compromising on beauty, because it is possible to find healthy, natural, eco-conscious beauty products that truly work! The four brands below not only offer high quality skincare and makeup products, but they’re also vegan, certified organic, cruelty-free, and use sustainable business practices. Sounds like a no-brainer to us! Check out the four eco-conscious beauty brands taking the world by storm.

Inika

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Inika, an Australian-owned company, is 100% vegan, certified organic, and cruelty-free. All products are made with natural ingredients that promise to hydrate and nourish the skin (as opposed to harsh chemicals). After reading the brand’s philosophy, it’s easy to see how Inika has won numerous beauty awards. Its makeup not only yields beautiful results, but it’s also gentle on the skin and eco-conscious. Though Inika carries everything from mascara and primer to lip liner, its best selling products are the Loose Mineral Foundation (containing SPF 25), Long Lash Vegan Mascara, and Certified Organic Liquid Eyeliner. Oh, and to sweeten the deal, it offers free shipping on orders over $100.

Tata Harper

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Ushering in a new generation of beauty, Tata Harper’s products are all made without a single drop of artificial chemicals. This means that you can count on Tata Harper to be free of GMOs, toxins, fillers, artificial colours, artificial fragrances, and synthetic chemicals. For this eco-conscious beauty brand, it’s all about skincare. Cleansers, essences, serums, moisturizers, eye treatments, and more — its specialty is natural, eco-friendly products that will give your skin a major boost. The website allows you to search by type of product or by your skin concerns, such as dry skin, sensitive skin, and redness. To get started, we recommend Tata Harper’s award-winning Regenerating Cleanser, Resurfacing Mask, or Clarifying Mask.

Juice Beauty

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Juice Beauty was founded over a decade ago by Karen Behnke, who found that when she was pregnant and in search of natural beauty products, there were very few options out there that actually worked. She set out on a mission and discovered a unique formula that contained antioxidant and vitamin-packed organic botanical juice, which she was then able to use as a base for her skincare products, rather than the commonly-used petroleum derivatives or water. Today the brand has grown to become one of the most reputable eco-conscious brands in the United States. Vegan and cruelty-free, Juice Beauty uses certified organic and sustainable farming practices and wind and solar power. It now carries both skincare and makeup products, ranging from its world-famous Green Apple Brightening Skincare line (containing its patented Green Apple Peel), to its bestselling Stem Cellular CC Cream (with SPF 30).

Korres

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Believe it or not, the idea for Korres came from a homeopathic pharmacy in Greece. The founders’ backgrounds in biochemistry allow them to focus on natural ingredients and to use eco-friendly business practices. In terms of ingredients, Korres’products contain medicinal herbs, food, natural actives, and Greek flora, and are guaranteed to be free from mineral oil, petrolatum, paraffin wax, silicones, parabens, and more. The company also has its own team of agriculturists to ensure that its cultivation practice is as eco-friendly as possible and protects the natural flora of Greece. Korres is known for its skincare and bath and body products, with its top items being the Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil (made with wild rose),the Smoothie Priming Moisturizer (made with Greek yogurt), and the Ageless Saffron Elixir (made with golden krocus).

Emily Southey
Emily Southey is a freelance writer from Vancouver. Currently based in Toronto, it was during her time studying History and English at McGill and University College London that she became interested in writing. When she's not working, you can typically find her in a museum, baking cupcakes, watching Disney musicals, or Instagramming her new favourite coffee spot.