Sustainable

Beauty

Discover real beauty solutions that support you, animals and the Planet. All without compromising on your values or the long term sustainability of the beauty industry with our expertly curated content.

The sustainability of the beauty and cosmetics industry is complex and goes beyond marketing phrases such as natural and organic. It covers the entire supply chain of ingredients from sourcing, testing and impact on human health as well as packaging and consumer behaviour. To complicate the mix, sustainable brands might not necessarily be ethical, and vice versa.

However, many of the larger firms in the industry finally appear to be making changes with Olay testing refillable packaging and L’Oreal reducing carbon emissions by 77%. While this is promising, many warn that ‘greenwashing’ is rife in the sector as brands attempt to jump on what is now seen as one of the biggest growing trends in the sector. This makes it even harder for consumers to make good decisions.

Understand The Issues

IS YOUR PLASTIC-FREE BEAUTY PRODUCT REALLY PLASTIC-FREE?

By Grace Woodburn

An Interview with Tabitha James Kraan

By Safia Minney

Scientists develop biodegradable packaging for organic beauty market

By Packaging News

BEAUTY’S HIDDEN BEASTS

By Grace Woodburn

Weleda: An iconic beauty brand

By Untainted Magazine

Recycle Your Beauty Routine

By Lou Dartford

Blue Beauty: The movement taking conscious beauty one step further

By Untainted Magazine

How to switch to natural beauty in just three steps?

By Twelve Beauty
Interested in writing for REAL?

Contact judy@realsustainability.org with your ideas and for a copy of our editorial guidelines.

Sign up

Sign up to our mailing list to find out about upcoming events, courses, content and more.

REAL is a community interest company that aims to support citizens and organisational leaders to transition to carbon zero and sustainability, founded by Safia Minney & friends.