5 Zero Waste Beauty Brands To Shop This Earth Day

5 Must-Know Beauty Brands For the Eco Conscious Beauty Shopper

Did you know that it takes over 1,000 years for a plastic makeup compact to decompose? Shocking, we know. 

While there has been a shift within the beauty industry where brands are adopting ‘clean’ or ‘green’ practices and formulas, those terms lack clarity and aren’t regulated claims. 

To help sift through the noise and find products that are truly eco-friendly, Mira created topic tags like #Organic (how ingredients are sourced), #Vegan (pertaining to the formulas), and #CrueltyFree (no animal testing). Now, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Mira has launched a #Recyclable tag to help you shop top rated products with packaging you can feel good about. Check out some community favorites below! 

  1. Tata Harper

Not only are Tata Harper’s recyclable glass bottles a gorgeous addition to any vanity, the brand’s formulas are all non-toxic and packed with organic ingredients. Even the plastic tubes attached to the pumps are derived from corn. Need more proof this brand is doing good? They use soy-based ink for labeling, an ideal choice for sustainable packaging.  

  1. Biossance 

Biossance’s skin care line is effective, sustainable, oh and their parent company, Amyris,  created the technology that led to a cure for Malaria. The plant based brand offers a line of nine products including a moisturizer and a face mist, all plant based and verified by the Environmental Working Group — a non-profit that advocates for environmental health and non-toxic products.

  1. Lush

The cult favorite retailer has made a household name for themselves with the success of their handmade cosmetics and bath products. All Lush products are 100% vegetarian, 85% vegan, against animal testing and completely handmade. In other words, you can feel good about buying from Lush this Earth Day.

  1. Lilah B.

California based Lilah B. packages their products in “signature stone compacts” — aka stone pebbles that are reusable and recyclable, resulting in an organic and chic aesthetic you’ll be proud to keep in your makeup bag. Lilah B. even accepts its old containers for recycling, plus they’ll pay the shipping cost for you to return them!

  1. Kjaer

Kjaer’s wide variety of foundations, cheek and eye products are all plastic free, instead packaged in stunning and totally recyclable metal casings. The Danish brand even offers refills for their compacts, mascara and lipsticks, which are housed in bamboo tubes.

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