5 Sustainable Beauty Products I'm Using



Two products I love

Both of these products I've used for a while and really enjoy.


Weleda Rosemary Hair Oil


Why is it sustainable?

It is all natural, certified by NATURE. The rosemary used in the product is sustainably cultivated in Spain. Weleda is a European company, so for them they are utilizing local grown rosemary. Since it rosemary essential oil the bottle is made of dark glass. This is to protect the potency of the oil from light, but is also nice because it’s not plastic!


Why I like it

I love the smell of rosemary in general. One sniff of rosemary is like a Mediterranean vacation for my nose. I use the oil on my hair at night. I like to put it on my ends and on my scalp (every other night). Since I’ve been using it for about 6 months, I’ve noticed that my hair is softer and healthier on the ends. I’ve also noticed new hair growth! Some research I’ve done on rosemary indicates that it actually does stimulate hair growth. If you have a dry scalp (I do) you should give it a try, I’ve liked the results.


Beautycounter bronzer in Dune


Why is it sustainable?

I wrote a piece on a few months ago about all the reasons I love Beautycounter’s sustainability policy. Check it out here. Here’s the short list of reasons- Beautycounter is a certified B-corporation, member of the chemical footprint project, and EWG certified (Environmental Working Group) verified. Plus they use sustainable packaging whenever possible, focusing on reducing plastic and using cardboard as much as possible.


Why I like it

I love that it’s Beautycounter and I can trust the product. Plus, it’s simply beautiful makeup. The color is versatile and a works on a variety of skin tones. It’s easy to apply and gives you an effortless glow in like 15 seconds. I’m not really sure my application is makeup artist approved, but here goes! I just get some on my (eco friendly bamboo) brush and then blend it on my cheek bones, bridge of my nose, middle of my forehead, and the tip of my chin. Simple as that.


Three new products that I’m trying out


Schmidt’s Lavender and Sage Deodorant


Why is it sustainable?

Schmidt’s is vegan and cruelty-free (no animal testing). Their products are always free of propylene glycol, aluminum (linked to Alzheimer's disease), parabens, and artificial fragrance, just to name a few. Manufacturing is focused on cutting out waste in an effort to be sustainable. Plus the focus on natural ingredients means their products are kind to the environment


Why I bought it

The ingredients. One of my favorite essentials oils is lavender, and I love to cook with sage. I also like that it’s made without aluminum, which is a biggie for deodorants. The consistency of the product is nice, it's not too gel like. I don’t like gel like deodorant because I think it feels sticky, which is just gross. I’ll update y’all on how I like it in a couple of weeks, but so far so good.

Derma-e Skin Brighten & Derma-e Hydrating Night Cream


Why is it sustainable?

Derma-e is 100% vegan and cruelty free. The list of dangerous ingredients left out of their products is long. It includes parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates, mineral oils, artificial colors, and soy. Their packaging is focused on sustainability, using only recycled plastic and as little packaging as possible. Bonus points for manufacturing with wind power, using chemical free zinc oxide to protect coral reefs, and no GMOs!


Why I bought it

Skin Brighten- I recently had my skin evaluated and was told I have a lot of sun damage in the form of dark spots and age spots (which I used to affectionately call freckles!). It’s because I’m a native Floridian who has red hair! Anyway, I’ve been on the hunt for a safe skin lightener and I found it with this product. Two ingredients I like that are zinc oxide and vitamin A. I appreciate that the zinc oxide will help protect my skin from future damage, while the vitamin A and other ingredients work to lighten and brighten. I’ll update in 3 months with results.


Hydrating Night Cream- My skin evaluation also showed that I have a lot of dryness. I’ve always had combination skin, and my dry areas are getting dryer as I age. I was told that Hyaluronic Acid (HA) was the ingredient I need to help get of the dry patches. This cream contains HA along with some other bonus ingredients like green tea extract and Vitamins A, C, and E. I’ll also update in 3 months with results.


Let me know if you try any of them. Here's to green and sustainable beauty!