World Environment Day: How Sustainable Beauty Brands Are Tackling Plastic Pollution

World Environment Day: How Sustainable Beauty Brands Are Tackling Plastic Pollution

Plastic consumption over the years has become increasingly damaging to the environment. With approximately 36% of all plastics produced being used in packaging, sustainable beauty brands are more important than ever. This World Environment Day we want to share some of our top sustainable brands that are making a difference in the recyclable beauty scene.

This year’s theme for World Environment Day is #BeatPlasticPollution, with this topic being regularly talked about in the news and media with the consequences it holds on the environment and human and animal health.  Beauty brands are working hard to put the impacts on the environment at the forefront of every decision they make, whilst providing you with high quality, sustainable beauty products.


One of our sustainable beauty brands, grüum, stand by their commitment to the environment. With their distinctly shaped bottles, which are great for transporting, their packaging is kept to a minimum and made from widely recycled materials. 

A top product you must try from this brand is the älska Green Clay Face Mask. For those with oily and blemish-prone skin this face mask will purify and detox your skin leaving it feeling unclogged and your breakouts treated. With its glass packaging, you will be helping to reduce over 120 billion units of plastic packaging waste the beauty industry produces every year – go you!

Neal’s Yard Remedies

In today’s age, it has become harder to cut out single-use plastic products with them being all around us – over the years they have become an integral part of everyday life. Recycled beauty is a top priority for the industry, to provide you with products that can be fully recycled and tackle beauty industry plastic pollution.

Neal’s Yard Remedies are dedicated to trading sustainably and ethically, highlighting their aim to become a Net Positive Business. In their work to fight plastic pollution, they are working towards minimising single-use plastic packaging in your skincare products. So far, most of the products you will buy from this sustainable brand have been switched from plastic bottles to 100% post-consumer recycled plastic – and by 2025 they will be offering only recycled plastic bottles.

A much-loved product you must give a go, is the Neal’s Yard Remedies Purifying Face Wash. Not only can the packaging be recycled, but the gentle formula is certified organic. Perfect for all skin-types, anyone can indulge in this daily face wash to remove impurities and excess oil.


With their 6 lab sustainability circle, the Greek skincare brand KORRES are doing their bit to support recycled beauty and continue to be sustainable. Their fight against plastic pollution sees them collecting packaging waste from you as their customer and turning it into something useful. This can be from turning the waste into recycled bottles to creating functional design items.

Whilst KORRES is new brand to hit Face the Future the Yoghurt Spray Emulsion Body + Face SPF 30 has quickly become one of our best-selling products. With its fast-absorbing formula, your skin will be protected and hydrated for those hotter summer days where you may need a little bit more protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays.


World Environment Day: How Sustainable Beauty Brands Are Tackling Plastic Pollution


This sustainable beauty brand is dedicating their time over the next 12 months to transition their range into fully recyclable plastic. Post-consumer recycled plastics use less energy to produce and recycle, so you can ensure your products' packaging isn’t going to end up in a landfill where it can damage the environment.

A top must-try product that O&M have started their journey to becoming completely sustainable, is the Know Knott. For those knots and tangles you can’t seem to get out by simply brushing, this conditioning detangler will both aid the process whilst nourishing the hair and providing protection. Your tresses will be left looking and feeling glossy and hydrated whilst maintaining a healthy shine.


With numbers of over 98% of their packaging being recyclable and 97% of ingredients and packaging being sustainably sourced, OSKIA are working their way to becoming a 100% sustainable beauty brand. This contribution will increase the only 10% of plastic that is recycled out of the 7 billion tonnes generated globally. With your efforts in supporting this brand amongst the others we offer at Face the Future, we can work to fight against the beauty industry plastic pollution.

One of the customer-loved products you must try from OSKIA is the Renaissance Cleansing Gel. Not only is it the first of its kind, but this gel to oil cleanser will also melt into your skin and remove all traces of dirt, make up and impurities leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth. With its balancing formulation of Vitamin A, C & E, mature, sun damage or blemished skin types won’t want to miss out on this superstar product.

Wildsmith Skin

Like other beauty brands working to become more sustainable using recyclable packaging, Wildsmith Skin also use compostable packaging – the first luxury beauty brand to do so! Made from mycelium, a farm-grown material that is made from mushroom roots, your packaging will be fully composted in around 45 days. This fully biodegradable packaging initiative allows both the brand and customers to reduce the number of single use plastic they use on a personal basis and make a difference with sustainable beauty.

If you want to support this sustainable beauty brand, one of our top products to give a go is the Time-Release Pre-Serum Drops. Treat yourself to this pre-serum and protect your skin daily against internal and external stressors. Formulated with powerful AHA’s, Vitamin C and English cranberry enzymes, your skin will be left feeling treated, smoother and looking visibly brighter.

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grüum älska Green Clay Face Mask 50ml

£6.00 £8.00 25% offsaving
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Neal's Yard Remedies Purifying Face Wash

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KORRES Yoghurt Spray Emulsion Body + Face SPF30 150ml

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O&M Know Knott

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OSKIA Renaissance Cleansing Gel

The first of its kind and still the most popular, this innovative gel to oil cleanser deeply cleanses while also nourishing and balancing the skin.

£26.60 £38.00 30% offsaving
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Wildsmith Skin Time-Release Pre-Serum Drops 50ml

£41.60 £52.00 20% offsaving

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