Take care of yourself while taking care of the planet with these eco-conscious brands

When looking for a new skincare product, oftentimes we look for celebrity reviews, friends' testimonials, and sometimes ingredients. But with the rising number of environmental problems today, it is also important to look for eco-friendly products. To help you shift to a more sustainable lifestyle, we've listed down five brands that love the planet as much as they love making you look more beautiful:

Love Beauty and Planet

Love Planet and Beauty believes that one should look good without compromising the safety of the oceans. Aside from having an all-natural formulation that is certified vegan and cruelty-free, all ingredients are also sustainably sourced from all over the world. All of their shampoos, conditioners, and body washes are free from silicones, dyes, parabens or colourants. Their packaging is made from 100% recycled plastic too!

Recently, they came out with their newest collection, the Clean Oceans Range, that contains sea salt and bergamot as main ingredients. Sea salt is known for its natural cleansing and antiseptic properties while helping the skin retain moisture at the same time. On the other hand, bergamot serves as a natural fragrance, with its mild fruity-floral scent, leaving you feeling fresh and invigorated. 

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Tata Harper

Tata Harper's skincare line is all about simple, clean beauty. Everything that goes in their products is 100 per cent natural and biodegradable, including emulsifiers and preservatives. Such an initiative does not only promote environmental health, but also offers formulas that are fresher, safer, and milder for the skin. Their packaging is also made with sustainability in mind. In fact, most of their products come in glass–which is very easy to reuse and recycle. To imprint their logos, they also use biodegradable soy ink to prevent possible water pollution.

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If you are looking for new serums to try, why not give BYBI a go? They are made with 100 per cent natural ingredients that are certified cruelty-free, vegan, and sustainably sourced. Their packaging is also 100 per cent recyclable, while some of their products (such as the Babe Balm and Prime Time) come in biodegradable tubes made from sugar cane. They have also taken their climate-conscious efforts up a notch by working only with carbon-neutral couriers. Lastly, because of their fun and stylish packaging, they are definitely worth sharing on the 'gram.

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Living in a tropical country means more reason to wear sunscreen. You may not notice but most traditional sunscreens can cause harm to coral reefs, because of the substances octinoxate and oxybenzone. These chemicals disrupts the coral's DNA, weakening their ability to protect themselves against bleaching, leading to coral diseases and eventually, failed reproduction. To combat this, it is highly important to check the ingredients of the sunscreen before purchasing them.

One of the most popular reef-safe sunscreens today is Supergoop. Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen is octinoxate- and oxybenzone-free, vegan, and can block both UVA and UVB rays. Plus, with its unique formulation, it will not leave you with a scary white cast!

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Many skincare aficionados swear by Origins because of the wonders it does to the skin. But did you know that this brand is also eco-friendly? When Origins was launched in 1990, its aim was clear: to take care of one's personal health as well as the environment–and they have been doing just that for the past 30 years. In order to do this, the company has put efforts to only use "naturally-derived ingredients" and has consciously tried to minimise its packaging. The cartons they use are FSC-certified, which means that they are sourced from responsibly managed forests. Additionally, 55 per cent of their overall packaging is recyclable, refillable, reusable, recycled, or recoverable.

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