Written By: Danielle Caswell
There is an environmental crisis happening to our beautiful planet and it is our responsibility to try and keep our earth healthy but that doesn’t mean we need to change all of our routines to accommodate this. When it comes to beauty and skin care ideally you don’t need to end your relationship with your routine but maybe just switch it up for more clean or sustainable products. Ideally keep an eye out for brands and products that focus on going waterless, are refillable, recyclable and contain alternative ingredients that don’t utilize all our natural goods.
The great thing about shopping for your beauty products at Sephora is that the retailer offers instructions on the packaging and labels of each clean brand so that you know which brand is focusing on bettering the environment and how they are doing that. So, keep a look out for those stickers that are either labeled “Clean and Planet positive” or “clean at Sephora”. The difference between the two is that if a brand is spotted with a sticker with the label “clean and planet positive” you know that everything to do with that brand and products have the planet’s benefit in mind from the way it is packaged, to how the products are made with sustainability as a key component.
Brands and Products that are seen with the sticker “Clean at Sephora” are created without the use of phthalates, formaldehyde, oxybenzone and more. Sephora has formulated a grand list on its website of all these ingredients that are harmful, and whether they are prohibited or the amount that can be used.
Below we have listed some of the clean brands you can find at Sephora and their benefits to not only our home but also to our bodies.
This brand not only takes great care of your skin but also our Earth with every product of theirs that is purchased. Youth to the people makes sure to not only take care of us at the beginning use of their products but also at the end use of it as well. Their packaging can all be recycled and the materials and ingredients that they use are sustainable. This family legacy was founded by Gregg and Joe in 2015 with passed down values from two generations, this family makes it apparent that their mission is positive responsibility toward our environment and with the words “We only have one world to protect” you know they hold themselves accountable to that.
Check out their top skin care products to keep your skin hydrated and happy during these cold fall and winter days that you can find at Sephora or their online shop. You will find that the majority of their products are created with super foods and biotech beauty ingredients such as hyaluronic acids to keep the balance and purity of our natural skin.
Super clay Purify and clean power mask $47.00
Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser $47.00
This company’s ultimate mission is to keep this planet away from harm’s way and it is taking care of each problem one at a time. Even before creating sustainable skincare products Biossance’s scientists created technology in 2003 that helped cure Malaria! With these new technologies, creating positive change to the issues that are arising, Biossance continues working its way into skincare. Now, not only is it impacting positive changes to our planet but also what we put on our face and bodies. Through thoughtful packaging, banning low quality ingredients and the creation of their own cruelty free formulas that take the place of ingredients such as squalene coming from sharks, this company is on a mission and we are here for it.
Here are a couple of their best sellers to be aware of during your next shopping trip to Sephora.
Squalene + Vitamin C Rose Oil $95.00
Squalene + Marine Algae Eye Cream $71.00
Farmacy not only keeps our skin healthy but is also the only company out of the three to offer CBD products as well. This company is very open with their initiatives focused towards a better future for beauty and skin care. Their mission is to have 100% zero waste packaging by 2022, 80-90% non-virgin material used by the end of 2021 and 100% conflict free ingredients. Working with local farms and creating clean conscientious formulas, Farmacy will have no issues executing those goals and will continue to make positive changes. The brand partners with companies like Feeding America to continue making changes outside of the beauty industry with the idea that keeping your body healthy with all the right nutrition will create happy bodies, faces and skin.
With their affordable prices, it’s easy to give Farmacy a chance with their beauty products and maybe switch your usual moisturizer or cleanser for one of their products and try it for yourself. Here we have listed their top sellers to try out and fall in love with.
Whipped Greens: oil-free foaming cleanser with moringa and papaya $37.00
Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer $59.00
It’s time to have awareness of what you are dressing yourself with and how that is affecting our environment but also the beauty products you use and their impact. Let us know what you think of these products we have provided or let us know what you have been using to not only give you the most glowing skin but how it is keeping our planet happy by leaving a comment below or tag us @infusehumber.