The eco edit

The eco edit

If one of the changes you wanted to make for the year ahead was to have a more ethical and eco-friendly makeup bag, then you’re not the only one.

It was recently revealed that globally there’s been a 175 per cent increase in vegan cosmetics launches over the past five years, and now more than half (56 per cent) of people in Britain adopt vegan buying behaviours such as purchasing only vegan products and checking their toiletries are cruelty-free.

So it probably comes as no surprise that for 2020 there are a whole host of beauty launches ticking the boxes for conscious consumers, and we’ve rounded up just a few of the best to hit the shelves…

SO ECO Face brush set, £20

Not only is this brush set super affordable, it’s also great for the environment and fighting animal cruelty too. As well as being the perfect set to assist with flawless makeup applications, the brushes are also biodegradable. Plus, for every 100 products sold, a tree is planted. That’s a lot of good things to come from one purchase!

DEAR DAHLIA Lip Paradise Intense Satin, £28

Available in ten shades, Lip Paradise Intense Satin combines plant-based ingredients with skin conditioning properties of Dahlia Variabilis Flower extract to naturally nourish lips. Not only is it
hydrating and soothing, it also provides vibrant and long-lasting colour. It’s PETA-approved and has gorgeous packaging, what’s not to love?

MONAT Super Nourish Oil Crème Shampoo, £35

Not only is this shampoo vegan and cruelty-free, it’s also packed with ingredients to make your hair soft, smooth and hydrated. Ideal for thick hair it’ll be a winter saviour, as the oil-based formula helps to restore moisture and cleanses without stripping or drying. Plus, it smells like coconut, so summer can feel a little closer than it really is…

LE COUVENT DES MINIMES Smyrna fragrance, £95

Inspired by travel, Le Couvent des Minimes’ new collection of fragrances not only smell beautifully exotic, they’re also 100 per cent vegan and use up to 86 per cent natural origin ingredients. Smyrna is inspired by the sensuous scents of Turkey, and comprises the beautiful scent of Turkish rose with warming black pepper spice. It’s an opulent fragrance that’ll have you yearning to book a holiday after one spritz.

BEYOU CBD Muscle Balm, £29.99

Formulated with a combination of 300mg strength CBD and essential oils such as geranium, eucalyptus and lavender, BeYou’s CBD Muscle Balm is easy to apply and helps to sooth pain and relax the skin. It’s especially good for muscle soreness, and can even be used to alleviate period pain.

FAITH IN NATURE Shampoo bars, £5.79

Shampoo bars are big news at the moment, and for good reason. This new collection is made by hand and specifically formulated using a higher quality shampoo base that is kinder to the scalp PH.  Especially good for curly hair, due to their nourishing properties, the bars will leave hair smooth and hydrated. They also last for 52 washes and are vegan, cruelty and plastic free – winner!

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