Earth Day – Brands across beauty, skincare and more that are putting sustainability first

In honour of Earth Day, HUNGER has curated a selection of brands and products that have proved their commitment to sustainability via ethically sourced materials, biodegradable packaging, and a sustained effort to reduce waste.

Cult skin oil, Vintner’s Daughter’s Active Botanical Serum, is beloved by A-listers including, Tracee Ellis Ross, Hailey Bieber, Heidi Klum and more. But its skincare properties aren’t its only selling points, the brand is committed to being kind to the environment too. Vintner’s Daughter works closely with the farmers that supply the 22 nutrient-rich botanicals by providing them with a sustainable wage and using otherwise discarded fruit to create the product. Oh, and the brand is climate neutral, carbon-neutral, and donates two per cent of its revenue to women and children’s charities to boot!

Available at: | The Active Botanical Serum | £185

Since its launch in 2017, Face Halo have saved over a billion makeup wipes from ending up in landfill — so wave goodbye to one-time use wipes and cotton pads! This game-changing cleansing pad easily removes makeup with its patented HaloTech fibres, which reach deep into your pores to thoroughly remove stubborn mascara, dirt and grime. Each makeup removal pad is dual-sided, reusable, and machine washable for up to 200 times.

Available at, Look Fantastic, Feel Unique, Boots, ASOS, Selfridges & Liberty London | Face Halo | From £7 

Early Majority makes gloriously on-trend, technical outerwear for all eventualities and all genders. Their latest offering is their Spring Kit, which can be layered, and allows for fluid movement between active, professional and social ventures. Their commitment to sustainability is apparent in everything they do — each garment is designed for maximum utility and lifespan, and their discounted membership model was conceived to reduce the waste and overconsumption that has overwhelmed the fashion industry. Think practical chic.

Available at Early Majority | Spring Kit | pricing begins at £781 for members and £1,466 for non-members

French fragrance house MATIERE PREMIERE has launched a perfect spring scent called French Flower. Containing tuberose organically grown in the artisan perfumer’s own flower fields in Grasse, French Flower offers a mono floral bouquet strictly made of tuberose. The brand is committed to championing sustainability by being the only perfumer in the world to own, plant, grow and harvest and use their own natural ingredients. 

Available at MATIERE PREMIERE | French Flower | £195

NAYA is an award-winning, dermatologically tested skincare line that champions a very special secret ingredient from the Amazon rainforest called Cacay Oil. Their hero product, the Everyday Glow Serum, is a must-have for those wanting a radiant, youthful, dewy glow — so basically, everyone. It absorbs quickly, and can be used as a makeup base as it contains biometric botanicals to stimulate skin cells to increase hydration and reduce inflammation.  NAYA is also committed to sustainability, the brand uses certified organic ingredients, packages its refillable products in biodegradable, mushroom-made packaging, and champions regenerative farming.

Available at: | Everyday Glow Serum | £55 

“Amika” translates as “friend”, and the haircare brand is doing its bit to be a friend to the planet. Each product, including our pick, the Kure Intense Bond Repair Mask, are free from sulfates, parabens, phthalates, but most importantly Amika partners with TerraCycle to ensure all plastic packaging is 100% recyclable and that all empties are given new purposes, for example being used in playgrounds or community garden beds. Plus, their hero ingredient, sea buckthorn, is sourced from an organic, sustainable, and fair-trade farm in Tibet.

Available at Love Amika | The Kure Intense Bond Repair Mask | £12 

Wings of Wisdom have created a collection of three 100% natural candles, A Watchful Eye, Lunatic, and Memories of Summer. The modern talismans were created to provide visual and olfactory cues for setting daily intentions and practising gratitude.  Each candle comes in a reusable bone china vessel, handmade with 220carat gold hand-applied symbols and icons, which are inspired by the feminine moon, the ever-watchful eye of consciousness and the radiant sun. The perfumed candle is paraffin-free, made with a natural wax blend of rapeseed oil and vegetable oil.

Available at Wings of Wisdom | The Thrillsome Trio | Each candle is £80 

Sans is a natural, refillable, plastic-free deodorant brand that’s just catapulted onto the market. The lovely scented deodorants go all the way to the finish line when it comes to reducing plastic with a zero plastic design, fully recyclable packaging and refills. The deodorants are also crafted in the UK and are free from aluminium and parabens. Win-win.

Copenhagen based jewellery brand Akva was created by three women who are doing their bit to ensure their timeless pieces are sustainable. Their jewellery is cast in recycled gold and silver by Kalman Hefner in Germany, ensuring that production is kept as local as possible, and Akva solely uses diamonds that are fair trade and conflict-free. If you’re looking to splurge on some daily pieces, this is your sign. 

Available at Akva Jewellery | Prices vary 

And finally, for all the technophiles in your life, House of Marley is an eco-conscious audio brand created in collaboration with Bob Marley’s family. We have our eye on Stir It Up Turntable. Like all products from the line, it’s crafted from mindfully sourced materials including FSC certified woods, bamboo, consciously harvested cork, REGRIND silicone, and up-cycled fabrics made from organic cotton, reclaimed hemp and recycled plastic bottles. 

Available at The House of Marley | Stir It Up Turntable | £249.99

If you’re someone who prefers to err on the side of lazy when it comes to their wellness routine, you’re going to want to snap up WelleCo’s The Skin Elixir, which is the first capsule supplement for the ingestible beauty brand that was created by supermodel, Elle Macpherson. The potent, bioavailable vegan capsules promise healthy, glowing skin, and are packed full of super greens, vitamins and antioxidants. When taken daily, the supplement supports collagen formation, skin regeneration, and reduced free radicals in the body, which can cause skin damage. Oh, and they help maintain skin firmness and elasticity too! The Skin Elixir comes in fully recyclable packaging, and all ingredients used by WelleCo are sustainably harvested from their native origin to protect the planet’s agricultural ecosystem. The brand plays a huge role here by visiting personally to ensure that local communities are supported.

Available at WelleCo | The Skin Elixir | £35

Mono is a sophisticated microbiome skincare line, which puts emphasis on prebiotics packed formulas. Our choice is the gentle, lightweight, soothing daily face moisturiser. The brand’s commitment to sustainability includes minimal packaging, using natural and organic ingredients, as well as less water, and supporting environmental charities. 

Available at Mono Skincare | Face Moisturiser | £42

Curated by Digital Editor of HUNGER Magazine Nessa Humayun