8 Conscious Beauty Brands To Try Now
Sustainable beauty is on the rise; ethically-sourced ingredients and sustainable packaging are becoming important considerations for consumers. Fortunately, more beauty brands on the market are thoughtfully curating products that are sustainable and eco-friendly. Ahead, we’ve compiled a list of clean beauty brands for all your haircare, skincare, and makeup needs.
Skin Sapiens is more than just an aesthetic Instagram-worthy skincare brand. The brand wants consumers to know exactly what goes into their products (and the environment), so all the ingredients (vegan, no less) are listed on the back in plain English and in order of potency. The fully recyclable packaging may seem slightly wonky, but that’s because they’re made of repurposed plastic bottles. Each formula is also fragrance-free, making them a little more suitable for sensitive skin types.
BEAUBIT recommends: Skin Sapiens Face Cream, SGD20
Hey Honey is a sustainable line that takes pride in simplicity. Their simple and straightforward products contain two main ingredients: honey and propolis extracts. The brand’s “self-adjusting treatment” formulas treat different conditions, from dryness to sensitivity. Just a little amount of product goes a long way.
BEAUBIT recommends: Hey Honey Take It Off Exfoliating Honey-Peel Off Mask, SGD53
The Korean beauty brand takes its name from the Hebrew word meaning “green ears of grain.” Entirely made in Korea, Abib’s range of skincare, makeup and facial soaps uses minimal ingredients and simple packaging.
BEAUBIT recommends: Hydration Cushion Compact Skin Shield SPF50+ PA+++, SGD48
Tower 28 Beauty
You may have seen this totally aesthetic-looking beauty brand on your Instagram feed. Former beauty executive Amy Liu founded Tower 28 Beauty as she struggled with finding affordable and clean products for her eczema-prone, sensitive skin. The line has made it their mission to offer 100% clean, vegan formulas free of irritants.
BEAUBIT recommends: Tower 28 SuperDew Highlight Balm, SGD25
With zero waste on the agenda, bar soaps have made their way back into the limelight. Dessein’s collection is truly natural, cold processed by hand using organic ingredients. Each soap is consciously formulated by choosing each ingredient mindfully and made to soothe and moisturize the skin. What’s more, they’ve traded in plastic in exchange for using recycled fibers. Products that are good on your skin and good to the environment.
BEAUBIT recommends: Proposition n°1 Hempseed Oil + Coconut Charcoal + Clary Sage, SGD33
French Girl Organics
As with all fancy things, we turn to the French. If you’re looking for clean luxury that are affordable, you’ve got it in French Girl Organics. Their packaging is both eye-catching and topshelf-worthy, and their formulas are rich in fatty acids and antioxidants. Trying to mimic a spa at home? Try their Mint Sea Soak Enlivening Bath Salts (SGD31), luxurious bath salts made with four salt varieties and infused with menthe and rosemary to soften the skin and soothe aching muscles.
BEAUBIT recommends: French Girl Mint Sea Soak Enlivening Bath Salts, SGD31
Seed Phytonutrients is a young brand with old-school values: to make clean and natural body products that are better for us and the world. They partner with independent farmers to use local seed varieties to create natural products that make us look and feel good. Their environmentally-friendly packaging are made out of 100% post-consumer recycled paper and lined with a recycled plastic liner, which means products have 60% less plastic than traditional ones.
BEAUBIT recommends: Seed Phytonutrients Daily Hair Cleanser (For All Hair Types), SGD34.95
Cut By Fred
Another haircare brand we love is Cut By Fred, an all natural and vegan haircare line by renowned hairstylist Frederic Birault. The brand’s fun and colourful packaging makes their products a must-have on any bathroom counter. We love their Detox Vegan Stick Shampoo (SGD38), a convenient and peppermint-based shampoo which cleanses and detoxifies your scalp.
BEAUBIT recommends: Cut By Fred Detox Vegan Stick Shampoo, SGD38