FABLE NATURALS VEGAN LIP BALMS
This tiny skin care company is based in Vancouver and making a huge impact in the world of sans-plastic packaging. And sells all natural, Fair trade products, many of which come in green packaging. Our favorite is the vegan lip balm, which comes in a compostable cardboard tube that you squeeze upward to apply.
FARM TO GIRL ORGANIC NAMIBIAN SKIN NECTAR
This heavenly-smelling lotion is truly the nectar of the gods. It is made with Fairtrade, organic Ximenia oil from rural cooperatives in Namibia. More importantly, it comes in a recyclable glass jar with a metal screw-top lid, as do all of this company’s products.
ORGANIC ESSENCE RELENTLESS ALL DAY DEODORANT
This coconut oil-based deodorant comes in a compostale paper tube for easy application and home composting. It has no preservatives, petro-chemicals, or artificial colors, nor do they test on animals. All Hail-Organic Essence
LUSH COSMETICS SOLID SHAMPOO BARS
The greenest packaging is no packaging, of course, which is exactly what LUSH does for its solid shampoo bars. Lush recommends storing the bar in a repurposed metal tin. Not only are the black pots that they use made with 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, but they also have a package return program. Just bring back 5 empty, clean black LUSH pots to your local shop for recycling and they’ll give you a free fresh face mask.
KEEPING IT NATURAL CREAMY CAKE MASCARA
Mascara is almost impossible to find without a plastic tube, and this vegan mascara cake is a godsend. It is a homemade product sold on Etsy that comes with rave reviews from hundreds of shoppers. Simply apply with a mascara brush, clean and repeat!
Imagery via product's own sites and Vogue India
Words written by Mallory Maupin