The Eco-Friendly Skincare Brands To Have On Your Radar

Best eco-friendly skincare brands | Space NK
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 taking, from responsibly sourcing ingredients to opting for recycled and recyclable packaging. For most brands, especially the smaller ones, exploring sustainable options can take time to implement and be costly.

There's no doubt there's still a lot of work to be done to help make our routines more sustainable, but we've outlined the best sustainable skincare brands who are consciously trying to make a difference.

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

Meet The Best Sustainable Skincare Brands For 2024


Ren Clean Skincare

Evercalm™ Redness Relief Serum, £50.00

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.


Kora Organics

Turmeric Glow Moisturizer, £21.00

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.



Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil, £57.00

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, £26.00, but this is the unsung hero for us.



Press & Glow Refill, £28.00

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, £42.50

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.


Susanne Kaufmann

Purifying Cleansing Gel, £65.00

Susanne Kaufmann has been championing sustainability for years and her magical skincare line is not only kind to your skin but also to the environment with renewable raw ingredients. This cleanser is particularly dreamy if you have dry or sensitive skin as the soothing formula helps to cleanse without stripping your skin.


Conserving Beauty

InstaMelt™ Day Dissolver Wipes 30 Pack, £24.00

Face wipes aren't good for the environment, or at least weren't until Conserving Beauty created its genius dissolving wipe. Yes, you read that correctly, this squalane-infused, plastic-free wipe will help remove makeup and dirt before dissolving in water. These waste-free wipes are great for festivals and travelling.



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Posted: Thursday, 18 April 2024

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