Beauty is More than Skin Deep

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It’s within us and all around us. No matter what kind of skin you’re in, pamper it with the planet in mind. These zero-waste options clean and moisturize with rich, cruelty-free ingredients. This is skin care that supports the health and well-being of your face and the planet at the same time.

Most skin care comes in plastic that can’t be recycled. Beware of tiny glass jars with huge plastic caps. Also, plastic pumps that will last forever. When you switch to Unplastix you’ll love that all the packaging is recyclable, refillable, reusable, and/or biodegradable.

But going plastic-free doesn’t mean giving up on the results you want. These are premium formulas that will help your skin glow with health. They will also help our planet restore its natural beauty.

Skin care is personal. These are some of our favorites, but we’ll continue to add more so that you can find what works best for you. Check our Store and keep coming back for more, because we’ll keep adding more!

The Amazon Aware skin care line is no-nonsense, with planet friendly packaging and ingredients. The products are vegan, cruelty-free and tested by dermatologists, not animals.

The Daily Body Lotion moisturizes without artificial fragrance, petrolatum, paraffin, or mineral oil. It instantly nourishes your skin with shea butter, vitamin E and other safe ingredients that qualify it for EWG Verification

The Face Moisturizer comes in two formulas:

  • The Hydrating Formula is for normal to dry skin. It moisturizes and brightens skin with avocado oil, squalane, sunflower seed oil, and cocoa butter.
  • The Balancing Formula is for oily or combination skin. It freshens your face with licorice root extract and vitamin C, as well as other ingredients that help skin retain moisture. 

The lotion bottles are 100% recycled aluminum with a reusable pump. You may buy a refill bottle that comes with an aluminum cap and no pump. Aluminum is infinitely recyclable.

The face cream jar is recyclable glass, and the lid is recyclable aluminum. It comes in a recyclable cardboard box. 

In addition to being EWG Verified Amazon Aware Body Lotion is certified carbon neutral by ClimatePartner.

Attitude Sunscreen Sticks offers planet-friendly sunscreen options to satisfy almost anyone. All formulas use non-nano zinc oxide to block harmful UVA and UVB rays with natural oils such as coconut, shea butter, and sunflower seed to moisturize your skin. The sticks work great as sunscreen, and also strengthen your moisture barrier for every day protection under makeup.

All are unscented except the Tropical and Orange Blossom which have a light aroma. The formulas for Babies and Children as well as Sensitive Skin are hypoallergenic. Try Tinted if you want to avoid the skin lightening look of zinc oxide. It gives your skin an airbrushed look.

All are safe for coral reefs. They’re also PETA-certified, vegan and cruelty-free. And they’re EWG Verified to be free of chemicals of concern for health.

The cardboard tube is biodegradable. This is a great plastic-free alternative that will protect you from the sun and spare us all more plastic waste.

Ethique hydrating skin lotion is a small bar that you mix with warm water for a creamy lotion. The vegan formula is rich in Fairtrade cocoa butter and coconut oil. No palm oil or petroleum. It’s naturally scented with flowers and fruits. Choose Flourish or Unscented for Sensitive Skin.

Bottled skin creams are mostly water. Ethique has none until you add it. Each bar turns into 12.35 oz of lotion that you can store in a bottle you already have. Then you keep two out of landfill – the one you don’t buy and the one you reuse.

Ethique is a fantastic no-plastic brand that uses earth-friendly, ethically sourced ingredients in all their products. The packaging is certified compostable. Be sure to check out the Ethique store on Amazon.

Ethique lip balms are rich, hydrating and come in a few flavors to appeal to almost anyone. They sooth and protect with natural ingredients such as cocoa butter, Vitamin E, and jojoba oil. Choose So Cocoa, Juicy, or Nectar (Unscented).

These lip smoothers come in biodegradable cardboard tubes that you can toss without guilt. One tube holds two and a half times as much lip loving care as a plastic tube, and it’s as kind to the planet as it is to you.

Be sure to visit the Ethique Store on Amazon to see more of their plastic-free, vegan, cruelty-free products.

Ethique Samplers and Discovery Packs are a great way to introduce your skin and hair to Ethique. 

The Body Sampler includes 5 mini solid body bars for all skin types. 

The Invigorating Body Care Trio is a Discovery Pack for all skin types that includes three refreshing minis.

The Luxurious Face Trio is a Discover Pack that includes three pH-balanced, soap-free minis.

The Gentle Unscented Trio is a Discovery Pack for sensitive skin.

All are formulated with natural, ethically sourced ingredients that are good for skin, hair, and the planet. They clean and nourish with coconut oil and cocoa butter. There are no drying soaps, no palm oil, no aluminum or plastic. Packaging is fully recyclable and compostable.

Be sure to visit the Ethique Store on Amazon to discover more products for you and your family, including babies and pets.

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 is too much plastic. Instead, the jar and lid could easily be completely recyclable. 

That being said, Honest provides instructions on how to refill or recycle (if possible). You’ll find that information if you scroll down their Amazon pages.

The Mix Up 4D Intense Hydration combines four different types of hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate skin. Other natural ingredients such as hibiscus extract, Argan, and bakuchiol work with it to smooth and nourish your complexion without adding oil.

This nutrient rich, vegan formula can be used day or night, by men or women. The anti-aging formula softens and smooths uneven skin tone. It’s kind to sensitive skin and effective for most skin types.

This small business throws in a tube of their hand made, lime flavored lip balm – also rich in moisturizing hyaluronic acid. Yum!

The recyclable glass jar with recyclable aluminum lid holds 4.6 oz of this deeply moisturizing mix. Your face will drink it up!

The Oceanly lineup is a fantastic new breakthrough by Attitude. These face creams and serums give all the benefits of premium brands without product or plastic waste. And they’re vegan, made with pure ingredients that are naturally sourced and well-combined for different skin types. All are dermatologically tested and unscented.

The star ingredient is phytoglycogen, which is a plant-based wonder. When absorbed into skin it stimulates production of both hyaluronic acid and collagen. Let the magic begin as it smooths, soothes, moisturizes, reduces signs of aging, and makes your skin glow. Other ingredients are added for effective care of each skin type.

Pick the Oceanly product or combo that’s right for you:

  • Phyto-Glow: Moisturizes dry and sensitive skin, making it soft, smooth, and radiant.
  • Phyto-Matte: Nourishes oily and combination skin evening tone for smooth radiance and less shine.
  • Phyto-Age: Reduces signs of aging and rebuilds the skin’s moisture barrier.

All Oceanly products are easy to use, push up sticks in biodegradable cardboard that comes from ecologically managed forests.  There is no product or plastic waste. The formulas are EWG Verified. This means they contain no ingredients of concern according to the Environmental Working Group standards. 

RU S Bamboo Bar Holders are an attractive, eco-friendly way to hold soap, shampoo, and conditioning bars so they last longer.  They come in two different colors: natural and charcoal brown. At 4.72 x 3.54 inches they hold any size bar so it dries quickly instead of dissolving.

Buy these in quantities of 10, 30, or 50. They’re a great bargain. Use them in the kitchen, bathroom, shower. Pair them with any kind of bar for affordable, attractive gifts. Fantastic way to care for yourself, your friends and family, and the planet – all at the same time!

Sisal Soap Saver Bags preserve your shampoo, conditioning, and washing bars. They make the bars last longer by keeping them out of water and storing them so they dry quickly and hold their shape. All pouches are handmade from natural, biodegradable loofah or jute, with beaded pull strings. 

You can also use them for an exfoliating scrub with the soap bar in the bag. Planet-friendly essentials for home, travel, and gifting!