Environmentally Friendly Cosmetics

sustainable products

Sustainability Since its definition came into our lives, many works have been carried out for the good of the planet. Among the efforts to take sustainable steps were cosmetics companies that adopted the principle of offering environmentally friendly products from packaging to content.

There are many brands that strive to do better for the good of the planet and aim to provide excellent quality beauty products. Not all of these brands are doing the best for the planet at this stage, but as industry experts at a recent sustainability conference put it: “We don't have time to wait for perfection or for people to reject all the conveniences of modern life. Doing something now is much better than doing nothing.”

Read: Top 10 Vegan Cosmetics Brands

The big change expected comes mainly from big businesses. While some brands offer 100% organic, non-GMO products, environmentally friendly brands that use recycled plastic in packaging focus on efficient use of resources and energy saving.

If you are thinking about the planet and our future and looking for eco-friendly products, environmentally friendly cosmetics We have compiled the list for you.

love beauty and planet

Love Beauty & Planet


Unilever's world, animal and human friendly personal care and beauty brand Love Beauty & Planet, It enters the list of environmentally friendly products with many products from shampoo to conditioner, from toothpaste to toothbrush.

Considering the impact of each product on our world, on humans and on the animals we share this world with, at every step of the way, from ingredient supply to production, from packaging to sales, the brand uses its scent from sustainably collected plant extracts in its products.

It contains ingredients such as organic and natural coconut oils or sustainably harvested Murumuru oil.

For any product anywhere in the world no tests on animals. It also carries vegan and “cruelty-free” (not tested on animals) certifications from V-Label and PETA.

However, one of the most admired features is the bottles of the products. Made from 100% recycled plastic and ensuring that they are recyclable.

Moreover, all of its products receive positive responses from users.




Zao Make-Up is perhaps the best brand in the eco-friendly cosmetics category. The company is committed to providing make-up products with flawless formulas containing ingredients of 100% natural origin. Without petrochemical derivatives or synthetic preservatives, Zao products are healthy for your skin.

of this brand One of its favorite eco-friendly features is its refillable packaging.. Thanks to this packaging, less waste is produced, less plastic is used and less energy is consumed. In addition, the packaging has a direct impact on the price of the product and can be refilled, making premium make-up available at more affordable prices.

The primary packaging of Zao, which has the eco-design principle, is bamboo. Bamboo, an ecological raw material It has extraordinary growth without the need for any fertilizers or pesticides. Bamboo used in packaging grows in endemic forests in conservation areas.

The secondary packaging is made of cotton. Bamboo products are sold in elegant cotton bags. These bags can be reused for different purposes than disposable cardboard boxes. The company also plans to replace cotton bags with bamboo fiber bags.

Its raw materials are obtained by the non-polluting and simple conversion of a plant or a mineral, such as plant extracts, vegetable oils and butters, mineral pigments. Thanks to its ecological and ethical commitments, Zao received the title of Yavaş Kozmetik in 2014.

Among its raw materials, it is an excellent skin-friendly preservative, as well as having antiseptic properties. It contains micronized silver powder. Although it is a very expensive raw material, it is found in almost all products.

All products Certified organic or natural by Ecocert (according to Ecocert Greenlife and Cosmos Standard standards) and is labeled Cosmebio *.

By choosing ingredients that do not contain chemical fertilizers and pesticides, it minimizes soil and groundwater pollution, preserves biodiversity and cares for human health.

Respecting all living things, none and none of their finished products and raw materials have been tested on animals. (Excluding the use of ingredients of animal origin such as beeswax and cochineal (red pigment)) That's why all Zao products are Vegan and Cruelty Free, labeled by PETA. Also, their brushes are made of synthetic hair instead of animal hair.


natural shampoo

Weleda Calendula


More than 75% of the herbal content of the environmentally friendly Weleda Calendula products of German origin comes from biodynamic or organic farming or from controlled wild collection. Commitment to biodiversity and ethical treatment of employees, Ethical BioTrade Association recognized by – UEBT It is one of the only two cosmetic brands that carries its logo, and because it does not contain any kind of plastic. Look For The Zero It is the first brand to win the badge.

Many products (Baby Creams & Oils, Baby Shampoo and Toothpaste) produced for babies can be used safely by adults.

Quality standards: It is produced using organic and natural plant extracts. It is 100% nature certified. (www.Natrue.Org) Not tested on animals. It does not contain parabens and phthalates. It does not contain synthetic perfumes and dyes. Does not contain silicone. Does not include SLS.





Biolage is one of the exemplary nature-friendly companies with the steps it has taken on the road to sustainability. The company has been neutral in CO2015 emissions at its factories since 2017 and at company headquarters since 2. All waste is reused thanks to innovative recycling processes with nanofiltration and reverse osmosis.

Product range; It consists of Conditioner, Shampoo, Hair Care Set, Hair Serum, Hair Spray and Hair Mask.

One of the biggest problems facing our world today is plastic pollution. That's why it uses a process called "light weighting", which helps minimize the amount of plastic needed in its packaging.

But not only processed by reducing plastic consumption Not only does it use 100% recycled and recyclable plastic in its product packaging to help reduce the existing plastic on our planet, thus helping to combat the global plastic crisis we are facing.

You May Be Interested In: 10 Great Tips to Reduce the Use of Plastic

It takes its energy in production from renewable and environmentally friendly sources and has a biomass trigeneration plant in its factory that provides electricity from hot water and steam.




Italian brand Davines has a number of sustainable initiatives. Product range; Shampoo, Hair Serum, Hair Mask, Hair Conditioner, Hair Color, Hair Styling Cream and Wax, Hair Care Set, Hair Spray, Body Creams & Peeling, Sun Products, Color Lightener, Hair Foam, Care Oils, Hair Whitening and Moisturizing Cream It consists of.

100% of the electricity used in production is from renewable sources. It does not use disposable plastic in packaging. However, the company announced that it has reached carbon neutral status in packaging production.

Isana Organic Ear Swabs

organic ear stick


The ear stick is a product that requires careful use.

Therefore 100% biodegradable, sustainably grown, nature friendly cotton swabs are an environmentally friendly product.

About the Author

Pinar Ozurganci Eskin

Environmental Engineer, nature lover, Ekolojist.net founder.