Green Beauty ambassadors know every day is Earth Day. Reflecting on Earth Day reminds us of our interconnectedness with the planet, like a cosmic dance where every step matters. It’s not just about tree-hugging, but acknowledging that our actions impact this shared home. Think of it as a global group hug, where we promise to be better tenants and maybe compost a little guilt with those banana peels.

The cosmetic and beauty industry is ripe for change. As consumers, we can shift from disposable to sustainable, and shop wisely for the future we want to live in.

Green Beauty Essentials for Earth Day

Kiehl’s is no slouch when it comes to environmental action. The 165-year-old company meticulously strives to seek the natural ingredients for its formulas, of which 83% are fully biodegradable. Its factories hum from 94% renewable energy sources. These commitments to the process galvanize the company to boldly announce the Kiehl’s Mission Renewal. Single-use virgin plastic will be a distant thing of the past by mandating all packaging to be reusable, refillable or made of recycled materials by 2030.

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Some of our fave Kiehl’s picks include the deeply nourishing Ultra Facial Overnight Rehydrating Mask ($62). Formalated with 10.5% squalane, this beast of a mask penetrates to replenish skin and nourish, transforming from a cream to an oil that melts into your pores.

Made from an impressive 96% renewable ingredients, this tiny bottle packs months of facial cleansing power into one mighty bottle. Activated by water, the Rare Earth Deep Pore-Minimizing & Polishing Powder ($51) gently purifies pores and refreshes skin from pollution and makeup.

Canadian Green Beauty we can Get Behind

Most beauty products are mostly made with just water. Everist (lead photo) turns this upside down and offers concentrates that you add water to, you know, like when you’re showering? 3x the concentrate with a creamy texture that works. Sulfate and Silicone free. And bonus! It’s travel-friendly since it’s not a liquid!

Bucking this bulky process of over-delivering almost entirely water-based products builds sustainability into its ethos. Employing carbon-neutral shipping expands on its promise. Packaging is made from recycled material and is of course fully recyclable. The ingenious Cap Back program aims to close the loop on the cycle of endless trash.

The Shampoo Concentrate Tin ($28) works beautifully to clean your hair and scalp, using vitamins A, C and E and rosemary oil to maximize the lather. Using only the smallest amount results in a supremely pristine cleaning ritual. The Deep Conditioning Concentrate TIn ($28) are built with similar efficiency and gentle formulation.

The Hydrating Body Cleanse Duo ($42) pairs unbelievably lucisouly creamy suds with a fully compostable Konjac body sponge. The sponge composts after 3 months of solid use.

Brilliant Bidegradeable Beauty Brands

The fleet of sustainable beauty from Three Ships Beauty is downright covetable. Founded by Laura Burget and Connie Lo, the company achieved Certified B Corporation, a distinguished accolade in any industry, but particularly impressive for beauty brands. B Corps are businesses that meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. They balance profit with purpose, considering their impact on employees, communities, and the environment. It’s like a seal of approval for companies striving to make a positive difference while still turning a profit.

green beauty three ships eye mask

The 100% Biodegradable Eye Masks are the real deal. A turbo boost from red algae extract supports the potent antioxidant and hydrating ingredient, allowing the masks to adhere and break down organically afterwards. Upcycled avocado extract helps brighten the appearance of dark circles and reduce the appearance of puffiness. Your eyes look refreshed and bright, just like the vision behind this darling company.

More of our Favourite Green Beauty Heroes

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Green beauty mavens have long trusted the leaders at Lush to curate and conjure a wide spectrum of sensual and highly scented beauty and bathing products. All the Bath Bombs follow the same pedigree; against animal testing, vegan and boast little to zero packaging. Indulge your senses and be mindful of Mother Earth all in one self-care act.

All images by Libby Roach.