We don’t just care about New Zealand fashion and beauty at FashioNZ, we care about educating, informing and endorsing natural, ethical and sustainable brands. That is why Plastic Free July is one of our favourite months for producing content, which is one of our contributions to helping to save the planet. Plastic Free July is a global movement that gives people the resources to help be a part of the solution to plastic pollution. What you can do to help prevent our streets, oceans and communities being filled with plastic pollution is to avoid buying single-use plastics and choosing plastic-free alternatives.
So, we have put together a list of beauty brands that are leading the way in the plastic-free movement. From skincare to bath products and beauty tools, these are the brands that help support the plastic-free movement and help to save our earth.
Homegrown beauty brand Ethique has a huge range of beautiful solid beauty bars for hair, face and body. This brand was a trail-blazer in the New Zealand beauty industry, paving the way for sustainable beauty back in 2012 and has grown into international success. It’s now stocked in over 2,500 stores worldwide.
This international cosmetics giant has taken over the world with its plastic-free, sustainable approach to beauty. Lush has a huge range of packaging-free beauty products, ranging from soaps, bath bombs, oils, balms, shampoo and conditioners, massage bars and makeup. Their range is so lush and so impressive.
Another New Zealand based beauty brand that has taken on board the plastic-free movement is Ahhh. This brand has a range of playful bathroom products, filled with beautiful scents to help you unwind from your day with most of their packaging home-compostable.
New Zealand clean and conscious beauty brand – Aleph Beauty was founded by makeup artist, Emma Peters. All of the products are created from powerful, natural ingredients, that work with the skin at a cellular level, not only giving skin a beautiful glow but helping to aid skin concerns. All of the ingredients are vegan and their sustainable packing is plastic free in glass pots.
This brand fuses organic ingredients and active skincare in recyclable packaging to create a range of stunning makeup. This international sustainable beauty brand is available at Mecca NZ.
This sister duo created this brand of sustainable makeup brushes to help contribute to the plastic-free movement. Eco tools are environmentally friendly but also very high-quality and affordable. Their range of brushes are sourced from recycled materials and renewable bamboo.
This luxury skincare brand is 100% natural and non-toxic, free from synthetics, fillers, GMO and artificial fragrances and packaged in glass bottles without any plastic labelling. Their range is available at The Tonic Room.