50 Sustainable Products You'll Swear By Every Single Day
My list of sustainable brands is growing quickly, and I'm always looking to add to it. The goal is to gradually develop greener habits, from the everyday products I use to the clothes and beauty items in my repertoire.
Luckily this conversation is happening in large industry circles, which is why circular fashion is booming and we're seeing more eco-friendly releases. As a consumer and commerce editor, I'm committed to finding and highlighting the brands that are doing the work. Read on to discover some useful and stylish sustainable products across fashion, beauty, and home.
Osea Ocean Cleanser
Osea is committed to sourcing the highest-quality ingredients, using innovative formulations of certified organic, bioavailable seaweed that are blended with pure steam-distilled and cold-pressed essential oils. This dedication reflects in the quality and feel of each product, including the Osea Ocean Cleanser ($48), which I've been using in the past three months.
Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine Green Tea Oil Control Toner
Similarly, Herbivore Botanicals delivers products that look and feel good. As mentioned on their website, all of the products emphasize organic, high-quality, and food-grade ingredients. You'd just have to try the Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine Green Tea Oil Control Toner ($22) (or any of the brand's formulas, for that matter) to know it's true.
Everybody.World Recycled Cotton Boxy Trash Tee
The Everybody.World Recycled Cotton Boxy Trash Tee ($39) is made with 100 percent recycled cotton.
Baggu Standard Baggu in Painted Daisy
This Baggu Standard Baggu in Painted Daisy ($12) will carry all your essentials, and it's made from 65 percent recycled cotton and cotton scraps recovered from T-shirts and socks that would otherwise end up in landfills.
Brother Vellies Paloma Sandals
Brother Vellies is committed to reducing its environmental impact, and it's doing so by sourcing sustainable materials such as vegetable-tanned leathers, soles recovered from recycled tires, hand-carved wood, and more. When you buy these Brother Vellies Paloma Sandals ($685), you also empower a network of ethical artisans across the globe.
Able Chain Ring
This delicate Able Chain Ring ($30) looks great on its own or layered with other personal rings. All of Able's jewelry is handmade in Nashville and sourced from US-based vendors for visibility into ethical and sustainable standards. All of the brand's scrap metal is collected and sent off to a refinery that melts it down and processes it into new pieces of wire or sheets of gold and silver.
Briogeo Color Me Brilliant Mushroom + Bamboo Color Protect Conditioner
This plant-based Briogeo Color Me Brilliant Mushroom + Bamboo Color Protect Conditioner ($28) keeps your hair healthy and strong with its blend of turkey-tail mushroom, a vegan keratin protein alternative, and bamboo.
Mejuri Wishbone Stacker Set
Wear this delicate Mejuri Wishbone Stacker Set ($375) together or separately for a hint of shine. Made from a combination of recycled and fairly mined materials that support communities dependent on the industry, Mejuri aims to validate the authenticity of its materials and improve the social and environmental impacts of its collection.
Klur Supreme Seed Delicate Purification Mask
This brand is committed to clean, ethical, and inclusive beauty. Not only are the products made in a nontoxic and cruelty-free way, but they are also designed to promote self-care and a sense of simple luxury. I ordered this Klur Supreme Seed Delicate Purification Mask ($60) today, and I simply can't wait to try it.
L'Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream
L'Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream ($44) is enriched with linseed, marshmallow, sweet almond, honey, and apricot oils, and is 25 percent shea butter. Not only is this a natural ingredient, L'Occitane has been working with the women of Burkina Faso who've produced shea butter in a sustainable and fair-trade partnership since the 1980s. (There's also a top-selling Organic-Certified Pure Shea Butter option.)
Soko Mwenzi Pendant
The perfect modern take on a friendship necklace, this Soko Mwenzi Pendant ($100) is handcrafted in brass by artisans in Kenya using traditional techniques. Soko is a women-led, people-first ethical jewelry brand built to connect artisans in Kenya with the global market.
Kiehl's Calendula Petal-Infused Calming Mask With Aloe Vera
The Kiehl's Calendula Petal-Infused Calming Mask With Aloe Vera ($45) is a lightweight gel with hand-picked calendula flower petals that are sun-dried without any artificial heat. These whole flower petals are the reason for the mask's golden color, and also help to soothe the skin alongside hydrating aloe vera sourced from the leaf of the aloe vera plant.
Brigeo B. Well Vegan Omega 3, 6, 9 + Biotin Supplements For Healthy Hair
The Brigeo B. Well Vegan Omega 3, 6, 9 + Biotin Supplements For Healthy Hair ($38) are vegan-friendly, daily capsules to strengthen your hair follicles to help maintain fuller, less brittle hair. In addition to biotin, the product contains an algae-derived omega-3 complex with Ahiflower — that's a sustainable single-plant source for omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids.
Biossance 100% Squalane Oil
The Biossance 100% Squalane Oil ($32) soothes redness in your skin and can add shine and tame frizz in your hair. It's harvested from renewable sugarcane — and mimics the type of squalane produced by humans' bodies (which starts to decline in your 20s).
Serendipitous Project Bahamas Necklace
The Serendipitous Project Bahamas Necklace ($275) makes such a statement and can be worn day or night. Serendipitous Project provides an affordable and sustainable alternative for trendy jewelry. Every item Serendipitous Project designs is ethically sourced.
Reverie Milk Anti-Frizz Leave-In Nourishing Treatment
Enriched with ingredients that come from natural sources like almonds, coconuts, and olives, the Reverie Milk Anti-Frizz Leave-In Nourishing Treatment ($42) moisturizes hair without weighing it down. Its formula — which includes 16 essential oils — is handcrafted in small batches with harvested, sustainable, and certified organic ingredients in California.
Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer
The outer packaging of the Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer ($35) contains a product-filled insert that you can simply replace with another tube once you run out. The moisturizer itself is light as a feather, and is perfect for layering on makeup after knocking out your morning skin-care routine.
Love Beauty and Planet Argan Oil & Lavender Smooth and Serene Shampoo
This Love Beauty and Planet Argan Oil & Lavender Smooth and Serene Shampoo ($7) is packaged in a bottle made from 100 percent recycled plastic. Next year, the brand is introducing completely refillable aluminum bottles for its shampoos and conditioners.
Fenty Beauty Instant Reset Overnight Recovery Gel-Cream
The Fenty Beauty Instant Reset Overnight Recovery Gel-Cream ($40) is made to hydrate the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Once you get through all of it, you can just recycle the inner container and replace it with a new one.
Beautycounter The Clean Deo
Beautycounter's The Clean Deo ($28) is a long-lasting aluminum-free, residue-free formula that comes in three scents: fresh coconut, soft lavender, and clean rose. It also comes in a chic case that you can simply refill the moment you run out of product.
Reel Premium Bamboo Toilet Paper
This Reel Premium Bamboo Toilet Paper ($30 for 24 rolls) is an innovative take on a living essential. Made from sustainable bamboo, using it is one way to give back to the environment. I have it on my list for when my current toiler-paper stock runs out.
Guerlain Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil
The Guerlain Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil ($50-$135) uses honey and royal jelly from bees to nurture and repair skin. The company partnered with the Brittany Black Bee Conservatory to guarantee sustainable sourcing of these ingredients for this facial oil and the rest of the Abeille Royale collection.
Golde Complete Beauty + Wellness Kit
The founders of Golde are on a mission to make self-care accessible, easy, and, most importantly, clean. Its products are designed to make you look and feel good, and this Golde Complete Beauty + Wellness Kit ($165) is the ultimate treat.
Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner
Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner ($28) is a bestselling organic lip tint coming in multiple shades — and several are made with 100 percent natural dye. All the colors are buildable and free of toxins and harsh chemicals. Ilia is committed to adding natural ingredients whenever possible. In this case, that includes hydrating cocoa butter and softening sesame seed oil.
Simple Dwell Beeswax Food Wraps
Why use plastic wrappers when you can use Simple Dwell Beeswax Food Wraps ($13 for five) instead? Beeswax wraps keep perishables fresher longer thanks to beeswax's antibacterial properties. The wraps can be reused and are biodegradable for when they need to be thrown away.
Ruvanti Cloth Napkins
Cloth napkins look a whole lot nicer than paper napkins, and they're easy to reuse. With all different kinds of designs and patterns to choose from, you're bound to find napkins you like. These neutral Ruvanti Cloth Napkins ($17 for 12) go with everything.
Tronco Glass Tumbler
To-go coffee cups you get at the coffee shop are so bad for the environment. Instead, bring your own cup with you, like this Tronco Glass Tumbler ($16). Most coffee shops are happy to fill it up for you, and it looks nice and sleek while you're on the go.
Better Life Naturally Dirt-Destroying Floor Cleaner
The Better Life Naturally Dirt-Destroying Floor Cleaner ($11 for two bottles, originally $13) restores a brilliant shine to a multitude of sealed floors.
Elieen Fisher Organic Cotton Ponte Lantern Pants
These easygoing Elieen Fisher Organic Cotton Ponte Lantern Pants ($168) are part of a responsible life cycle, which is at the center of the brand's mission.
Laundress All-Purpose Bleach Alternative
The Laundress's All-Purpose Bleach Alternative ($15) is safe for all fabrics and furnishings.