Many people are turning to Earth-friendly beauty products with natural, non-toxic ingredients. Here are some local brands that have embodied this philosophy, and extended it to packaging.
8 Days Botanicals
8 Days uses fresh plants from its 40-acre organic family in Sebastopol in every product. When not sourcing directly from its farm, only the highest-quality, certified-organic ingredients from other small batch farms and producers are used. Its slow extraction methods and a transparent supply chain also add to overall safety.
True Botanicals evaluates the entire life cycle of each product, from how the ingredients are farmed and extracted, to how quickly ingredients can biodegrade after washing down the drain. It is one of the few beauty brands that is MADE SAFE-certified — the most comprehensive safety and sustainability standard available.
Kinship uses Ocean Waste Plastic (OWP) for its jars and lids. OWP is collected by fishing communities around the Java Sea and rivers in Jakarta, and recycled into new, sustainable packaging. OWP production emits 75% fewer greenhouse gasses than virgin plastic, and so far, Kinship has removed 6 tons of ocean waste through this partnership.
REÅLEA — pronounced “rey-ah-lee-ah” — products come in violet glass jars that can be sent back to be refilled with product when you run out. Not only that, but you’ll receive $6 store credit per returned container (3 minimum). Its cartons are also made from tree-free, upcycled sugarcane byproducts and are fully compostable.
Juice Beauty’s farmhouse, organic farm and our corporate headquarters are all powered by solar.Additionally, about 40% of its products are in glass containers, and all its product boxes are made of 100% Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) paper, meaning responsibly-sourced wood fiber.
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