3 good for the skin, good for the earth beauty brands

Beauty / August 23, 2021

 With sustainable beauty now serving as a major focal point for beauty lovers, editors, and ethical alternative enthusiasts alike, it’s not just a trend at this point. It’s the future of beauty and the here-and-now when it comes to our current beauty questions.

Some of these brands have even chosen to solidify their presence in this space, by adopting more sustainable practices into every facet of their brand from manufacturing, ethical ingredient sourcing, and lowering their carbon emissions.

African Botanics

African Botanics creates functional formulas powered by nature’s most powerful botanical ingredients. The eco-focused vision goes beyond the standard of creating clean and cruelty-free ingredients but contributes to the identity of the African Botanics ethos. Each formula is deeply connected to the natural ecosystems that inspire the brand. At the core of African Botanics’ commitment to the biodiversity of South African is the principal commitment to only use ethically harvested wild-grown and biodynamic ingredients. 

Each plant extracts, seed oils, and rare minerals originate from every part of South Africa. The harsh climatic conditions in which they grow produce the most potent and resilient plants in the world including Resurrection plant, Honeybush, hero ingredient, Marula. These wild-grown ingredients are free from pollution and pesticides and possess especially high levels of nutrients and antioxidants, as they grow in total harmony with their natural environment.

African Botanics places a strong emphasis on ethical and sustainable harvesting and responsible sourcing by maintaining lasting relationships with reputable local producers. Brand founders, Craig and Julia remain loyal customers to these independent suppliers and artisans that they have forged trusted relationships with over the years. African Botanics follows the principles of the Nagoya Protocol: “Fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources, contributes to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.”

In addition, carbon footprint initiatives include implementing recyclable packaging. All African Botanics glass bottles and PETG are 100% recyclable and cardboard boxes and shippers are made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper. 

Furtuna Skin

Furtuna is bringing new wild organic ingredients to skincare that have the power to transform skin. They forage wild organic botanicals to create natural and transformative skincare products. The wildly potent ingredients come from Co-Founder Agatha Relota Luczo’s family farm, the La Furtuna Estate, which lies within the Monti Sicani Biological Preserve in Sicily, a protected haven for rare, threatened and valuable species of plants, birds, and other wildlife, designed to conserve Sicily’s biodiversity.

Combining old-world nature with modern science, strict sourcing protocols, and powerfully concentrated formulas, Furtuna Skin is driving unprecedented performance by solving the age-old problem in the clean beauty industry through Wildly Potent ingredients and soundbath extraction innovation. The soundbath extraction method is a cutting-edge extraction process that uses gentle sound waves to quickly extract the natural ingredients without overprocessing and losing their potency.  Part of a purpose-driven family of brands, they care deeply about transformation; from boosting the local economy in Sicily with job creation, to protecting the rare plants & animals through sustainable farming on their organic estate.

Killian Paris

Already running out of your favorite perfume? According to Kilian Hennessy, true luxury should last a lifetime, and as such, all KILIAN PARIS perfume bottles are designed to be refilled, allowing you to reuse your perfume forever. Enjoy the experience of easily filling your spray bottle at home or at a KILIAN PARIS counter. The perfume refills are equipped with an anti-overflow mechanism and its dispenser automatically stops the transfer of the perfume, once your bottle is full. In addition, the new refill package has been lightened to minimize environmental waste. KILIAN PARIS’ perfume refills allow you to use your favorite perfume indefinitely and enjoy the beauty and durability of its bottle forever. This is a truly unique feature of the brand.