Feel-Good Sustainable Skincare Brands To Kick 2023 Off With

Feel-Good Sustainable Skincare Brands To Kick 2023 Off With
Plastic cotton wool buds and single-use wipes feel very passé. We all expect reusable, recyclable and refillable beauty options, and a lot of brands are trying to be as sustainable as possible.

The best eco-friendly beauty brands are the ones that are upfront and honest about the approaches they’re trying to take, from responsibly sourcing ingredients to opting for recycled and recyclable packaging. We’ve outlined seven of the best sustainable skincare brands who are doing just that.

Don’t forget you can also recycle the majority of your beauty empties with Space NK via our partnership with Handle.


Orinrin Cleansing Balm, £ 25,60

If you’re looking to streamline your bathroom cabinet and use fewer products, Liha is a good place to start. Marrying West African botanical ingredients with English aromatherapy, the brand offers vegan-friendly, spa-like formulas that calm and nourish your skin and your mind. For us, using the Orinrin Cleansing balm has become a nightly ritual that ensures we not only rinse away makeup and grim, but mentally switch off any stresses from the day.


Kora Organics

Turmeric Glow Moisturizer, £ 43,20

Of course, Miranda Kerr’s brand Kora Organics is in our edit of the best sustainable skincare brands. Since the Turmeric Glow Moisturizer launched last year, it has been a consistent bestseller, along with its refillable capsule. Whether your skin is feeling particularly dry or you’re going through the menopause, this moisturiser is a must-have. The brand as a whole uses natural and organic ingredients, along with recyclable packaging.


Ren Clean Skincare

Evercalm™ Redness Relief Serum, £ 36,00

When it comes to sustainable skincare, Ren Clean Skincare is leading the way. Having turned its back on single-use plastic packaging, the brand has worked tirelessly to create 100% recyclable packaging. While Ren Clean Skincare puts the environment at the forefront, the formulas are by no means a second thought. The Evercalm Redness Relief Serum is our go-to recommendation for anyone with sensitive skin as the soothing formula gets to work straight away, helping to calm irritation and ease redness.



Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil, £ 45,60

If you’re looking for a feel-good, sustainable skincare brand that will hydrate and nourish your skin, Biossance is worth exploring. From its 100% plant-based ingredient list to the recyclable packaging, this is a brand that takes the environment seriously. Our current favourite is the Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil. Three drops massaged into skin each night is all you need to wake up to smoother, softer feeling skin. Use it consistently and within a couple of weeks you’ll notice your skin has a clearer, natural glow to it. Plenty of Space NK customers rate the Biossance 100% Squalane Oil, £ 20,80, but this is the unsung hero for us.



Press & Glow Refill, £ 18,40

Medik8 is our go-to brand for all things retinol. The brand is also doing its bit when it comes to the environment too. Where possible Medik8 uses cold processes to reduce energy consumption. In terms of packaging, Medik8 uses glass serum bottles and pipettes and is moving towards refillable options across the board.


Stella by Stella McCartney

Restore Cream, £ 68,00

Stella McCartney’s skincare line was always going to have all the green credentials. The streamlined range is easy to navigate, and the Restore Cream is one of the most hydrating face creams we’ve tried. It’s lightweight and non-greasy but leaves your skin feeling so soft and smooth.



Organic Face Serum with Repurposed Coffee Extract, £ 13,60

Taking an innovative approach to zero waste, Upcircle repurposes leftover ingredients, including coffee beans, for its high-performing beauty formulas. We love this nourishing face serum, which is made from 100% natural ingredients. If you want to ease dark spots and brighten your complexion, this is a feel-good purchase.



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Posted: Tuesday, 20 December 2022

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