Beauty doesn’t have to be beastly


Beauty doesn’t have to be beastly

Take care of your skin, while also taking care of the environment with these eco-friendly, sustainable brands

Nokubonga Thusi

As consumers become more conscious of environmental issues, the need for sustainable and eco-friendly products has increased significantly — and the beauty industry has followed suit. These premium skincare brands promise to not only take care of your skin, but also take care of the environment. Lather up with these socially responsible brands that we just can’t get enough of.

1. Skoon

This local skincare darling never fails to give us effective product formulations, comprising local active ingredients such as rooibos, honeybush and buchu, and are conscious of their environmental footprint. Branded with the Afrikaans word for “clean”, Skoon ( says it all and shows it too by having no parabens, silicones, microbeads, synthetic fragrances or formaldehydes. Even the products currently using plastic in their packaging make use of BPA-free plastic, though by 2022, the brand plans to swap out all plastic for glass. When looking for a glow that is also guilt-free, we turn to the Skoon Wow-Wow Wonder Hydrating Serum with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid to hydrate and brighten...

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