ZERO WASTE SKIN & HAIR CARE // an international list

Hello everybody! To make it easier for you to find good and sustainable care products, I am making a list of brands from around the world that does amazing things for your skin and for the planet. This list is also a living document FYI, so I’ll be updating it as time goes on.

For this list I have divided the brands up based on where they are located in the world, this is to make it easier for you to find options that require less shipping and a way of supporting eco brands closer to you. However, it should be noted that many of these brands do ship overseas if you have no options near you, so it is still possible to try most of these.

Based in North America:

  • Activist: sustainable and refillable skincare and sunscreen in reusable and recyclable packaging.
  • Apothecary Muse: sells plastic-free soaps, sunscreens, deodorants, shampoo, and skincare products. The company also shows a great and transparent overview of its ingredients and packaging
  • Aspen Kay: handmade soaps from the US
  • Bai-Li: a plastic-free deodorant subscription service available in the US and Japan
  • Hippie Haven: this shop carries zero waste skincare products like toner, acne treatments, soaps, and hair care products like both plastic-free solid and liquid shampoo and conditioner
  • BLK + GRN: marketplace for sustainable skin and hair care products, among others, all made by black artisans
  • Blue Heron Botanicals: a women-owned brand that carries sustainable lip balms
  • Booda Organics: carries all-in-one soaps, moisturizers, deodorants, and other skincare products
  • Dew Mighty: the first solid face serum
  • Eco Roots: a sustainable collective shop that has all the essentials, including deo, soaps, conditioner, creams, and oils
  • EiR NYE: a brand with a wide range of skin/hair care products, from standard oils and moisturizers to more specialized products like tattoo healing cream and beard oil
  • Ethique: a skin/haircare brand with zero waste versions of most products
  • Herbivore: a luxury wellness brand with serums, oils, rollers, and creams
  • HiBar: this brand carries soap, shampoo, and conditioner bars without plastic packaging
  • Manda: a shop that carries sustainable and reef-safe sun protection products, including a zero waste sunscreen paste
  • Meow Meow Tweet: carries a wide range of sustainable skin and hair care products in reusable and recyclable packaging, the classics as well as products like toner, sunscreen, and deodorants
  • Native: a US-based deodorant brand that carries deodorants packaged in cardboard
  • Osea: makes skincare products based on seaweed and other sustainable ingredients
  • Plaine Products: a US-based circular soap, shampoo, body, and hair care service with sustainable packaging that can be returned and refilled
  • Raw Materials: reef-safe sunscreen in sustainable packaging
  • Naked and Thriving: a vegan skincare brand with serums and oils that help revive and protect your skin, their products come in glass packaging, and their products are also free of parabens, fragrances, and synthetic chemicals

Based in Europe:

  • Acala: a UK-based collective where you can find zero waste options for hair care, skin care, dental, beauty, and shaving, they house many smaller brands and their own line.
  • Amazinc: a zero waste sunscreen from the Czech Republic, not exclusively vegan, but has vegan options
  • Balade en Provence: A vegan French soap and shampoo brand, also carries shaving soap and aftershave
  • Battle Green: a UK based collective shop that carries all kinds of zero waste goods, including deodorants, soaps, dry shampoo, and other skin and care products
  • Beauty Kubes: a UK based soap brands with solid cube versions of shampoo, body wash, and conditioner
  • Ben & Anna: a Germany based shop with tons of sustainable swaps including soaps, deos, and shampoos
  • Fair Squared: a German brand that carries products for body, face, and hair, but they also have beard care and intimate wellbeing products
  • Isangs: a Danish soap and wellness store that carries oils, creams, and handmade soaps as well as bulk items for DIY soap, skin, and haircare making
  • Naturally London: makes nail, hand, and foot care products with green ingredients
  • Upcircle: a skincare brand with a great focus on refill options and sustainable packaging + their products are also vegan and cruelty-free
  • The Witchery Copenhagen: makes skin and beauty products, especially face oil from discarded seeds and veggies

Based in Australia/New Zealand:

  • Dirty Hippie: a brand that carries natural makeup products, as well as moisturizers and skin care products in zero waste packaging
  • Jurlique: has a wide range and skincare products, and covers both face, hands and body care

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  1. Hi, Could you kindly share some brands in Asia as well?

  2. Ethique is a New Zealand company (not North America 🙂 Also another great Australian brand is Viva La Body!
    Thanks for all the great info, it’s super helpful!

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