Move over, mass cosmetics. These days it’s all about vegan, natural, raw, cruelty-free goodness. Considering that skin is our largest organ and literally drinks up anything we slather upon it, isn’t it time to pay attention to what we’re actually subjecting it to? Here are our top 5 picks for ethical beauty brands we can’t live — or travel — without!
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#1 Edible Beauty
Using the highest quality pure, botanical and wildcrafted ingredients, this Australian brand created by naturopath and nutritionist Anna Mitsios promises a range of beauty products that is both therapeutic and luxurious, as well as good enough to eat!
WanderLuxe’s fave product: No.3 Exotic Goddess Ageless Serum
#2 Herbivore Botanicals
Husband and wife duo Julia Wills and Alexander Kummerow started Herbivore Botanicals in their Seattle kitchen with the aim of creating a beauty line that places emphasis on organic, high quality, and food-grade ingredients such as plant-based cold-pressed oils, GMO-free soy wax, French pink clay and even Brazilian gemstones.
WanderLuxe’s fave product: Lapis Facial Oil
#3 Beauty Chef
Beauty Chef founder Carla Oates has spent the last fifteen years creating beauty products from foods in her kitchen and herbs from her garden, believing that organic skincare and food is the most sustainable choice for the health of both the individual and the environment – it would seem that many of her fans would agree.
WanderLuxe’s fave product: Glow Advanced Inner Beauty Powder
#4 RMS Beauty
What do you get when you put Gisele and Miranda Kerr’s preferred makeup artist with beauty products? A cult-status beauty line dedicated to transforming the way women use makeup, which goes beyond simply using organic ingredients, but that are non-toxic, and actually heals and nourishes skin.
WanderLuxe’s fave product: Eye Polish
In 2011, Sasha Plavsic set out to create a universal version of the most-loved lipstick shades in the most ethical-sustainable approach, using certified organic bio-active botanicals that nourish the skin. Fast-forward 6 years later, and she’s now got a whole range of products for lips, eyes, face, multi-sticks and even brushes.
WanderLuxe’s fave product: Arabian Knights Lipstick