5 Waterless Festival Beauty Essentials

Best Festival Beauty Products | Space NK
Glastonbury Festival might be long gone, but there are still plenty of others lined up for 2023. With most festivals lasting three days and requiring at least two nights in a tent, your beauty products need to work extra hard to keep you looking and feeling yourself. What are the festival must-haves? Dry shampoo is an obvious one, along with a high factor sunscreen and good cleanser to remove glitter and grime from the day.

With the environment at the forefront of most our minds, we decided to make our roundup of the best festival essentials as eco-friendly as possible. Water, or ‘aqua’, is usually the first ingredient listed on the back of your beauty products. It might surprise you to learn that water makes up around 75% of a lot of skincare formulas.

Up until recently, the beauty industry has focused its eco-efforts on rolling out recyclable packaging, but now many are looking into ways of reducing the amount of water in their products. From pH balanced dry shampoos and cleansers to oil-based hydrators, here five eco festival beauty buys.


Serene Scalp Oil Control Dry Shampoo Powder, £ 45,00

The Best Dry Shampoo
If you wash your hair every day, a three-day festival can be tricky to navigate. Enter Oribe Serene Scalp Dry Shampoo Powder. The clever blend of rice, corn and starches ensures this dry shampoo soaks up any dirt and excess oil without feeling gritty. In true Oribe style, this dry shampoo powder smells divine too.


Conserving Beauty

InstaMelt™ Day Dissolver Wipes 30 Pack, £ 24,00

The Eco-Friendly Wipes
We thought we’d seen the last of face wipes, but Aussie brand Conserving Beauty has created a dissolvable makeup wipe that removes dirt, makeup, SPF, glitter, you name it. With the help of hemp seed, jojoba oil and jojoba esters, your skin is left feeling soft and clean rather than dry and tight. The best bit? The wipe instantly dissolves in water and the outer packaging is compostable, making it 100% zero waste. For us, these wipes are up there as one of the best eco festival essentials.



100% Squalane Oil, £ 26,00

The Multitasking Hydrator
Want to take the bare minimum with you? This multitasking oil is a festival essential. Made up of 100% vegan squalane, this oil can be used to nourish your skin from head-to-toe and keep frizz and flyaways at bay.


Ultra Violette

Preen Screen SPF50 Reapplication Mist Skinscreen™, £ 32,00

The Best Sunscreen To Reapply
Ultra Violette Preen Screen makes reapplying your SPF effortless. The super-fine mist goes on over your makeup without taking away any dewiness. We’ve been using it for our face and body while we’re out and about.


Rare Beauty

All of the Above Weightless Eyeshadow Stick, £ 21,00

The Makeup Must-Have
It wouldn’t be a festival essentials roundup without at least one makeup product and we are obsessed with Rare Beauty’s All Of The Above Weightless Eyeshadow Stick. The long-lasting formula is available in five highly pigmented shades and glides on effortlessly. Our current favourite is Growth, a gorgeous shimmery gold.


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Posted: Monday, 17 July 2023

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