In an era of rapidly-evolving beauty care products, the tides of unpronounceable ingredients and single-use plastics are turning. A resurgence of going back to our roots, looking for natural botanicals, and relying on the powers of antioxidants and sustainable beauty products to give us radiant skin is here.
But, sustainable beauty products go beyond new ingredients. It starts with an awareness of the world and following those brands who have decided to set new global standards surrounding what should and should not be in our beauty lines. It is a change in practice, and a promise to use less of the world’s finite resources— not just an “all-natural” or “organic” label. Sustainability is a commitment to drive change in the beauty industry. These include conscious decisions in choosing eco-friendly packing materials and taking on social responsibility within their manufacturing processes.
The effects of sustainability not only help the earth but your own skin as well. Think about all of the rich and natural ingredients in your favorite Eastern spa practices. The long-lasting radiance and feeling of the cleanliness after a day of being pampered often do not compare to your at-home daily routine. Dare to embrace new change with some of the brands we have found here.
Not only will you be able to find your new everyday routine, but all of these products are perfect for travel of any kind (or perhaps even a sampler). Trying to pack the perfect amount of product into travel-sized bottles is usually never a fun packing task. Instead, feel prepared with your favorite products already in travel-friendly sizes. There is no reason to substitute your favorite moisturizer due to lack of room in your suitcase!
Immunocologie Bon Voyage Travel Set
The Immunicologie Bon Voyage Travel Set comes with a Hyaluronic Serum, Eye Créme, and Ion mist meant to keep skin hydrated and revitalized in perfect 5 and 10mL bottles. Founder Karen Ballou created Immunocologie when she felt her skincare was not supporting her health and wellbeing while she was being treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Her relationship with her skincare regimen was her primary reason for beginning Immunicologie— an effective luxury skincare line that would cause no harm to the mind and body.
Onekind Let It Glow Trio
Onekind was created to focus on skin repair using clean ingredients. The easy-to-carry trio consists of a PM serum, night-time moisturizer, and a pore-refining mask (voted one of the best facemasks of 2020 by Glamour). With antioxidant-rich rosehip oil and anti-aging plant peptides, this set is meant for all skin types. The Onekind Let It Glow Trio ensures a simple nighttime routine that leads to bright and glowing skin by morning. Plus, you can keep all products in the beautiful canvas pouch complimentary when purchasing this set on every getaway.
Bite Toothpaste Bits
Bite has changed the way we use toothpaste. Instead of a plastic tube, Bite’s Toothpaste Bits come in a small glass jar that’s easy to take anywhere. Choose from whitening charcoal, plain mint, or one of their seasonal all-natural flavors. How do you use them? You just place a bit between your teeth, add a bit of water to your toothpaste, bite down, viola—toothpaste! Ration out how many you need for your tip and keep them easily stored in your toiletries with no fear of an exploding toothpaste tube.
Act + Acre Travel Essentials
Act + Acre nourishes, balances, and detoxifies your hair with cleanser and conditioner. Subtle botanicals like iris blossom, patchouli, and violet are used to lift your spirits and evoke relaxation during your travels. This set is the key to removing any impurities or build-up that can lead to less volume by using Act + Acre’s cold process method and vitamin E. Since there’s no heat being used while making Act + Acre, this brand is using 90% less energy which then helps purify the environment.
Awake Spa While You Sleep
After a long day of traveling or exploring your dream destination, spend the night in your lush hotel room with an Awake Spa While You Sleep Beauty Kit that focuses on hydration and restoring our skin and lips while you catch some z’s. This kit comes with a cleanser, tightening concentrate, overnight gel and oil, and lip mask. The powerful plant antioxidants work to revive your skin and lips, this way you can wake up in the morning feeling fresh, restored, and ready for your next day of adventure.
Owa has revolutionized the way we know shampoo and conditioner. Most of the on-the-shelf products we use are made from 80% water, meanwhile, Owa has decided to cut that out of their formula. Instead, Owa’s Moondust (it even sounds dreamy) is water-activated and free of parabens, silicone, and sulfates. Not only is this easy-to-travel bottle full of water-activated magic, but it will also last about 8x longer than your regular shampoo bottle.
Public Goods Travel Set
Public Goods has gathered up all of their self-care products and made them airplane compliant. It is a one-stop-shop for shampoo, conditioners, lotion, toothpaste, and body wash. It is the perfect set for a weekend away when you need just a bit of everything. All products are vegan and cruelty-free, keeping ingredients simple with a light refreshing scent.
Rahua Jet Setter Kit
Rahua is made with naturally-derived ingredients such as lavender, lemongrass, and oils from the Rahua tree that Amazonian women have used for eons to fortify and strengthen damaged hair. Since Fabian Lliguin discovered the rare Rahua oil, he has promised that a purchase of any of their products, including this Jet Setter Kit, is a step towards saving the Amazon and taking advantage of the rich ingredients our earth has made for nourishment.