Honest Hydrogel Cream is richly hydrating with 2 kinds of Hyaluronic Acid and Squalane. It won a Byrdie Skincare award in 2019. It’s also EWG Certified for healthy, cruelty-free ingredients. And Amazon rates Honest products Climate Pledge Friendly for the company’s commitment to sustainability.
Honest is moving in the right direction in developing refillable and recyclable containers. The cream comes in a recyclable plastic pod inside a recyclable plastic jar. The lid cannot be recycled. The pod can be replaced with another recyclable plastic pod. In our opinion, this makes little sense. Instead, the jar and lid could be completely recyclable. Better yet, the jar could be glass with an aluminum lid.
That being said, Honest provides instructions on how to refill or recycle (if possible) their products. You’ll find that information if you scroll down their Amazon pages.
We want to include Honest products that are moving in the right direction, but we are going to honestly rate them. Hydrogel gets 4 out of 5 clean planets.
Planet-friendly rating: 4