By Beth Weitzman
These eco-friendly personal care brands are doing their part to produce sustainably sourced, environmentally friendly products that are gentle for both people and the planet.
Founded more than 12 years ago, Babo Botanicals focusses on sustainably sourcing ingredients that are good for all—good for you, for local ecosystems and for the farmers who grow the ingredients. As a mom on a mission to create clean, natural, effective, safe-for-the-entire-family products, Kate Solomon’s first formulations for her line were produced with ingredients she found in her garden. Combining knowledge of sustainable agriculture that she learned as a kid with her knowledge of product development learned while working at a major beauty company, Babo was born. The brand’s products are made in the U.S. and are certified Animal Test-Free by PETA and cruelty-free by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics. Babo is one of the first beauty brands to receive a B-Corp certification, with several of their products EWG VERIFIED. Babo incorporates ultra-nourishing ingredients such as organic aloe vera, oat, shea butter and chamomile into its products. Among popular offerings: Three-in-One Calming Lavender & Chamomile Bubble Bath, Wash, and Shampoo ($16); EWG Verified™ Babo Botanicals Eucalyptus Remedy Shampoo, Bubble Bath and Wash ($16); Swim & Sport Citrus Mint Shampoo and Wash ($13); Sport Citrus Mint Conditioner ($12); Babo Botanicals Moisturizing Oatmilk & Calendula Lotion ($14); Daily Sheer Fluid Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 ($20); and Plant-Based Hand Soap Collection (Lavender Dream, Eucalyptus Remedy and Sensitive Baby) ($9 – $13). For more information visit https://www.babobotanicals.com/
Bringing forth a history of science and sustainability, Biossance prides itself on creating incredibly effective skincare without harm to the environment. Every Biossance product undergoes in-depth clinical testing and is EWG VERIFIED, meeting rigorous transparency requirements and stringent criteria for health safety, including being free of “chemicals of concern.” Exclusively using ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients, the brand bans more than 2,000 ingredients from its line. All products are vegan, cruelty-free, non-toxic and crafted without any parabens, synthetic fragrance, PEG, sulfates, phthalates or mineral oil. They are also dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested, non-comedogenic and safe for all skin types.
Furthering its commitment to the planet, Biossance sources its cornerstone ingredient (squalane) from 100% plant-based, renewable sugarcane that is bio-fermented. The brand also partners with Oceana on its efforts to keep our oceans healthy, safe, and abundant, and utilizes conscious packaging (tubes and bottles are completely recyclable and the brand’s outer cartons are made from renewable sugarcane paper). For every order shipped, the company plants trees and funds reforestation efforts. Biossance’s newest product is the Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Moisturizer with fermented lemon peel. These powerhouse ingredients work together, providing skin with antioxidant support to fight free radicals and pollution, while providing weightless hydration, radiance and brightness. $54, 1.69 fl. oz. at biossance.com, Sephora and Sephora.com