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12 Personal Care Products for Sustainable Living

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12 Personal Care Products for Sustainable Living | Living Deep

Clean personal care products have gained significant ground over the last five years. This is due to an increasing number of eco-friendly brands and a growing population of sustainably-minded consumers. In her 2020 article “New Generation of Consumers Increase Demand for Natural Products” for Investopedia, Shoshanna Delventhal writes that “the ‘natural’ trend is the most important trend in the personal care industry.” Rachel Lapidos echoes Delventhal in her article “The Future of Beauty Is Sustainable—and Consumers Won’t Have It Any Other Way” for Well+Good. Lapidos writes that “73 percent of consumers say they want to reduce their impact on the environment.” As of 2019, nearly 40% of consumers who responded to a Nielsen survey noted they “prefer buying beauty products that are sustainable.” This number is likely even higher post-COVID. During the pandemic, many of us refocused our attention on sustainable solutions. In fact, 2021 Forrester data found that one third of US adults are spending more time thinking about the environment than before COVID-19. As a sustainable marketplace focused on buying less and conserving more, finding eco-friendly products, committed brands and other ways to live sustainably is incredibly important to all of us at Living Deep. From biodegradable packaging to zero waste production, sustainable personal care products have come a long way in the last few years. Follow below for our list of the best brands and personal care products for sustainable living in 2021. 

12 Sustainable Personal Care Brands to Love in 2021

#1 Terra & Co for Dental Hygiene

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Live more sustainably and create less waste without sacrificing dental hygiene by swapping out big brand products for Terra & Co's products. In 2016, sisters Azra and Amra Hajdarevic founded the LA-based WBENC personal care company Terra & Co. They did so to address gaps in the sustainable dental hygiene market. Given their focus on sustainable development and their focus on female empowerment, we are proud to include Terra & Co. in the Living Deep marketplace. The VoyageDallas article “Life and Work with Azra and Amra Hajdarevic” describes Terra & Co.’s goal. Azra and Amra aim to “create natural, non-toxic, green and cruelty-free personal care products." They also aim to "empower women, by giving back and inspiring them to live their best lives.” In addition to creating products that support oral health and our environment, Azra and Amra also support local Los Angelinos. According to VoyageDallas, “for each toothpaste bought at terraandco.com, they donate one to Downtown Women’s Shelter in L.A.” Each product designed by Terra & Co. is ethically sourced and produced, minimizing plastic pollution without sacrificing quality. 

The Products: Brilliant Black Dental Floss, Brilliant Black Organic Charcoal Toothpaste & Brilliant Black Bamboo Toothbrush

In an interview with Eleonora Pilastro of The Italian Reve, Azra Hajdarevic explains why Terra & Co. includes activated charcoal in its products. Azra notes that “activated charcoal has incredible binding properties that help to remove stains.” It can also improve the mouth’s pH balance to “prevent cavities, bad breath and gum disease.” Terra & Co. also includes coconut oil and essential oils in its toothpastes. The coconut oil helps whiten teeth while removing plaque and the essential oils use antiseptic properties to remove bacteria.

Terra & Co’s activated charcoal dental floss and toothbrush are made from bamboo which is completely biodegradable. Their toothpaste is made with 100% plant-based materials while its tube is made from 100% recyclable sugar cane. According to the product description, Terra & Co’s sugar cane tubes are crafted from “sugar industry waste." These tubes use "70% less fossil fuels than traditional petroleum-based plastic.” All Terra & Co. products are vegan, cruelty free and plastic-free. 

#2 Lesse for Plastic Free Face Masks

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LESSE founder Neada Deters once worked as the editor of a fashion magazine, but has since turned to skincare. According to an interview with Monica Mendal of Forbes, Deters got into skincare because of the “clear disconnect” she saw “between our collective approach to skin and its implication for our health.” As a fashion editor and skincare product consumer, Deters noticed that skincare brands were too often focusing on “newness and trends to sell more products” instead of focusing on “definitively effective and safe products.” This gap in the market -- which left consumers poorly educated about safe, sustainable skincare -- led Deters to create LESSE. 

Introducing Deters, Monica Mendal writes that LESSE “epitomizes less is more...from ingredients to packaging.” In creating LESSE, Deters combined her passion for minority visibility and representation with the desire to produce safe, effective products that respect the planet. Quoted by Mendal, Deters explains that she wanted to “make the focus on the ingredients, efficacy and sustainability rather than this aspirational 'look' that would be exclusionary and unattainable for so many.”

The Products: Bioactive Face Masque

Support a sustainable lifestyle and a luxurious skincare routine with plastic free face masks from Lessee. LESSE’s “slow approach to beauty” means that the company currently offers only a select handful of products. Deters’ minimalist approach to both skincare and consumption translates to beautifully designed products that can easily be popped in a purse or toiletry bag. According to the company’s website, each product boasts “planet-conscious packaging,” organic ingredients and “verified sustainability.” They also offer the option to add an offset of carbon emissions to each order. 

The company’s Bioactive Face Masque pairs purifying charcoal with tea tree oil. These ingredients hydrate, clarify and decongest even the most sensitive skin. In her article “The 14 Best Detox Face Masks for a Brighter, Clearer Complexion” for Women's Wear Daily, Emily Belfiore glowingly recommends LESSE’s mask. She writes that the LESSE Bioactive Face Mask “combats breakouts, pollution and sun damage using a skin-nourishing blend of charcoal and organic bioactives.” It not only purifies the skin but also “leaves skin looking and feeling revitalized and radiant.” Each face mask is sustainably packaged and is cruelty free to help you reduce your carbon footprint in an ethical way.

#3 Yay for Earth for Body Balm

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Sustainable personal care brand Yay for Earth was founded by Brooklynite zero waste advocate Stevie van Horn. According to the Yay for Earth website, van Horn has “been living a zero waste lifestyle for 5 years and believes that every daily action is monumental to creating a better tomorrow.” Van Horn grew up in Colorado, where she was influenced by the pristine nature that surrounded her. By creating sustainable products, van Horn hopes to “open up bigger conversation about our choices affecting earth, conservation, and climate change.” 

Van Horn is joined by Sophie Benfield who serves as the company’s Managing Director. As noted in her bio on the site, Benfield sought out Yay for Earth after abandoning her 9-5 company job in Brooklyn. Speaking about the need for more sustainable initiatives, Benfield notes that “our voices and opinions matter when it comes to climate change.” She believes that “mindfully choosing sustainable products for day to day use is such a great way to get our voices heard.”

The Products: YFE Sensitive Skin Face Lotion

One of Yay for Earth’s most popular sustainable products is their YFE Sensitive Skin Face Lotion. According to the lotion’s product description, the beeswax used in this product is sourced sustainably. Each product purchase also “supports hardworking sustainable beekeepers who put the bees first.” Other ingredients -- like pomegranate seed oil, olive oil and shea butter -- are all organic and locally-sourced. Each product is shipped in a recyclable and compostable cardboard box. All boxes are secured with paper tape and filled with compostable corn packing peanuts that can be dissolved in water. 

In her recent article “5 Sustainable Beauty Brands That Make a Zero-Waste Routine Actually Doable” for Byrdie, Braina Laviena reviews Yay for Earth. She writes that their sensitive skin lotion -- “a multi-use balm for all skin types” -- is “all you need.” Each lotion is hand-poured and hand-mixed. When referencing her own experience, Laviena writes that YFE’s lotion has “been the best remedy to keep [her eczema] under control.”

#4 Biophile for Skin Care

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Skincare brand Biophile is one of several sustainable brands featured in our Living Deep marketplace. Revolutionary skincare company Biophile is the product of Grace Fooden and plant biologist and skincare expert Alison Cutlan. According to the Living Deep profile on Biophile, the company was “born out of a passion to push against convention." It does so "with scientific rigor, creativity and imagination.” The company creates “bio-made, microbiome-supporting skincare that is cleaner, more effective and more symbiotic with our bodies and the environment.” The young brand has garnered constant media and industry expert attention since launching in 2019. Biophile’s Bio-Shroom Rejuvenating Serum was awarded the “Best Face Serum” by Indie Beauty in January 2020. The company was also nominated for “a Beauty Independent Beacon Award for best brand launch” and “for Best Sustainable Packaging.”

Claire McCormack writes about Biophile in her article “Biotic Broth Is Brewing In Brooklyn: Fermented Skincare Range Biophile Launches” for Beauty Independent. She writes that founder Allion Cutlan “spent nearly 20 years developing award-winning and patented skincare products'' before launching Biophie. Today, she and Fooden work together to “create concentrated fermented blends” for their serums and oils. These blends -- which the pair dubs “biotic broths.” -- are rich in “adaptogens, antioxidants, lactic acid and fungal polysaccharides.” Their approach to skincare is natural and organic but informed by decades of scientific research. Read more in our article “Four Brands that Protect and Nurture Your Skin at Home.”

The Products: Biophile Bio Barrier Nourishing Oil, Biophile Root Bionic Refining Essence & Biophile Bio-shroom Rejuvenating Serum

Each product created by Biophile is PETA Cruelty-Free Certified, vegan, gluten free, micbrobiome friendly certified and bio made. Every serum, oil and essence arrives in a recyclable glass bottle with a metal applicator. Their Biophile Bio-shroom Rejuvenating Serum is proven to calm the skin while protecting it against environmental stress, boosting radiance and protecting barrier health. It also firms the skin and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. According to its product description, this serum is created “with three powerful mushrooms.” These mushrooms make it the “ultimate anti-oxidant and adaptogenic support for stressed-out skin.” Biophile’s non-irritating bio-shroom serum was awarded “Best Face Serum” at the Indie Beauty Expo in 2019. 

Biophile recommends users apply their Biophile Root Bionic Refining Essence as before the Bio-Shroom Rejuvenating Serum. The serum can improve texture and tone, hydrate, brighten and reverse photodamage. As the last step in one’s sustainable skincare routine, Biophile recommends their Biophile Bio Barrier Nourishing Oil. This oil fortifies and strengthens the skin without irritating. Read the product descriptions for information about the shelf life of each product.

#5 The Handmade Soap Company for Soaps

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The Handmade Soap Company was founded by Irish roof thatcher Donagh Quigley after he lost his income following the crash of 2009. Lizzy Sherman outlines Quigley’s journey in her article “SUSTAINABLE SPOTLIGHT: THE HANDMADE SOAP COMPANY” for Spa & Beauty Today. Sherman writes that Quigley was deeply inspired by “a life-changing boat adventure from Ireland to the United States” over ten years ago. During that trip, Quigley developed “a renewed responsibility, respect, and awe for the natural world,” leading him to create The Handmade Soap Company. 

Quoting Quigley, Sherman writes that he and his wife started “‘as the perfect cliché husband and wife team, 2 pots in the kitchen selling our wares at Farmers Markets.’” Since then, The Handmade Soap Company has developed into an international brand, but it maintains its commitment to sustainability. In early 2021, The Handmade Soap Company launched ANAN, which Quigley describes as their “most sustainable range.”

The Products: Hand Wash & Soap Bars

Each product from the ANAN range comes from a plant base “as opposed to a synthetic base.” Every product from the range is packaged in “compostable liquid soap refill pouches...made from corn.” They are also all Eco Cert accredited, which Quigley notes is “the strictest European standard there is around natural origin ingredients.” Products outside the ANAN range are packaged in recycled materials. According to the company’s website, The Handmade Soap Company avoids all single use plastic, crafting each bottle from “100% Post-Consumer Recycled materials [that] are recyclable” and each box from “FSC approved sustainable cardboard from managed forests.” 

All products are cruelty free, vegan and sourced in a socially responsible way. On the website, Quigley writes that he “might get knocked down, [he] might make mistakes but [he] knows it’s the right path.” The Handmade Soap Company is also a member of Repak, which is Ireland’s Green Dot program. Favorite products include their traditionally made soap bars, available in scents like lemongrass and cedarwood and grapefruit and Irish moss. Others include their handwashes, in scents like bergamot and eucalyptus or grapefruit and may chang. 

#6 LastObject for Zero Waste Makeup Remover Pads & Cotton Swabs

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In 2018, Isabel Aagaard, Nicolas Aagaard and Kåre Frandsen founded LastObject after struggling to find sustainable products for their own personal care routines. Sustainable personal care products company LastObject produces reusable swabs and makeup remover rounds. These are intended to replace similar products that are often single-use and swiftly discarded. In his article “Good Company: How Copenhagen-Based LastObject Plans to Eliminate Single-Use Household Products” for Barron’s, Ian Centrone offers insight into the brand. Centrone writes that Aagaard founded LastObject after becoming frustrated by the proliferation of single-use products. Aagard was frustrated by how these single-use products are "woven into our daily routines—specifically, cotton swabs.” 

Upon research, Aagaard was shocked to find that cotton swabs are one of “the most harmful ocean pollutants.” Each day, 1.5 billion swabs are produced and discarded after a single use. LastObject’s first product was “LastSwab,” an alternative to the cotton swab that was funded by a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. Since then, Aagaard, Aagaard and Frandsen have “expanded their product line with LastTissue (a pack of six reusable organic cotton tissues) [and] LastRound (a pack of seven reusable cotton rounds).”

The Products: LastSwab & LastRound

In her article “This Reusable Cotton Swab Is the New Face of Sustainable Beauty” for Byrdie, Megan McIntyre writes about LastObject’s LastSwab. McIntyre writes that cotton swabs have finally “entered the reusable category thanks to a Danish company called LastObject.” LastObject creates the LastSwab “from medical-grade silicone and nylon the brand claims will last for up to 1000 uses.” Each LastSwab can be easily cleaned with soap and water and every set is packaged in “a biodegradable carrying case made of corn-based materials.” Megan McIntyre describes the LastSwab as “a genius idea” and “a simple solution to single-use products.” LastSwab is made from TPE and plastic reinforced with glass fiber. The case that houses each LastSwab can either be ordered in PLA or recycled plastic. 

Another product offered by LastObject is their LastRound makeup removing pads. Each pack comes with seven reusable pads that can be loaded with whichever makeup removing cleanser the user wishes to apply. According to the product description, the LastRound is “made of a shape-shifting fabric that feels just like regular cotton rounds when liquid is applied.” A single pack of seven is “good for 1750 uses or more.” Users can wash them in warm water or toss them in the washing machine in a cloth laundry bag. LastObject notes that each LastRound is made from “70% Scandinavian wood fibers and 30% cotton fibers." These fibers are too short "to be used in the textile industry.” From cleaning ears to removing makeup, support every step in your sustainable lifestyle with products from LastObject.

#7 HiBAR for Shampoo & Conditioner

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Dion Hughes -- founder of Persuasion Arts & Sciences -- also created beauty brand HiBAR. Hughes was moved to create change in the beauty industry after a beach trip that shocked and appalled him. Rachel Brown explains in her article “HiBar Addresses The Beauty Industry’s Plastic Problem By Encouraging Bottle-Free Showering” for Beauty Independent. Brown writes that upon “returning home to Minneapolis after a trip to Mexico,” Hughes was “unnerved by...a beach covered in plastic.” 

After hopping in for a quick dip, he “noticed shampoo and conditioner bottles crowding the small space around him.” Through HiBAR, Hughes hopes to “‘take [his] problem-solving skills, and [his] brand-building background to inspire people to remove plastic from their homes.’” Quoting Hughes, Brown writes that HiBAR’s mission is to “‘take on a seemingly intractable problem and help solve it to prove that we can make a change without having to make a compromise.’” 

The Products: Shampoo Bars & Conditioner Bars

Consumers will likely notice the bright, happy colors of HiBAR’s shampoos and conditioners. This -- notes Hughes -- is absolutely by design. Fighting a population of boring, “crunchy” shampoo bars, Hughes cultivated a cheery aesthetic to draw mainstream shoppers not typically plunking down for eco-friendly products.” Instead of looking like a typical bar of soap, Hughes designed each HiBAR product to resemble “river rocks.” They fit easily in the palm of each user’s hand -- unlike a rectangular bar. The shape of each “bar” is intended to resemble that of a traditional shampoo bottle. This alteration in bar shampoo user experience -- Hughes hopes -- will draw a wider range of consumers. 

In her article “The 13 Best Shampoo Bars Of 2020” for MindBodyGreen, beauty editor Alexandra Engler offers HiBAR the top slot. She writes that HiBAR’s shampoo, which “coconut-oil-derived surfactants, makes targeting the scalp so easy.” Engler also references the unusual shape. She notes that each bar has “a slanted tip so it can get under the hair follicle and onto the scalp.” The teardrop shape results in a wide base, which Engler writes is much easier to hold than typical bar shampoos. Inclusion of shea butter and honeyquat offer “a touch of shine” in every use. Best of all, each shampoo or conditioner bar arrives in a plastic free, recyclable bag. Shop their shampoo and conditioner set here

#8 Fat and the Moon for Deodorant

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According to the company’s About Page, Fat and the Moon was founded by fine artist Rachel Budde. Budde has since continued her family’s legacy “of herbalists and natural healers.” Rachel Budde built Fat and the Moon “around providing handcrafted, herbal body care products to those seeking natural and effective alternatives to chemical-filled products.” She frequently draws parallels between human bodies and plant bodies -- underscoring the ways in which they rely upon each other. Rachel Budd often experiments “with age-old ingredients and recipes” that have from various healing traditions.” She draws on these ancient practices “to craft innovative, simple products that are good for the body and the earth.” The art of healing is core to Fat and the Moon’s mission. As such, the company’s “priority is to use reusable, recyclable containers, and to minimize superfluous packaging.”

Sustainable Living in a Body Positive Way

In her article “‘We Like Our Potions Potent’: How Fat And The Moon Elevates Herbalism And Fights The Patriarchy” for Beauty Independent, Rachel Brown discusses Budde’s approach to sustainable personal care. According to Brown, Budde her Slovenian heritage and the mythology she studied while pursuing a Master’s degree at Hunter College. Though some might balk at the name “Fat and the Moon,” Budde intentionally chose to include the often negative term “fat.” She tells Brown that the company’s name is intended to “reclaim territory that feeds us toxic messages that there is something wrong with us and that you need to buy something to fix it.” By including “a word with such a negative connotation,” Budde is able to reset perception around the term. Fat -- notes Budde -- is actually the epicenter of much of the healing that occurs in the body. In fact, “if you want to apply calendula on your body, you first infuse it in fat,” notes Budde. Budde hopes that Fat and the Moon products will serve as “a gateway to people understanding the efficacy of herbal medicine.”

The Products: Deodorant Cream & Lil’ Deodorant Cream 

Fat and the Moon’s deodorant comes in two sizes -- ½ ounce and 2 fluid ounces. Because each jar, organic and sans preservatives, users should apply the deodorant within six months of purchasing. In her article “19 Best Zero Waste Deodorant Brands That Work” for Almost Zero Waste, Merilin Vrachovska praises Fat and the Moon’s deodorant. Vrachovska writes that Fat And The Moon offers “a natural & zero waste deodorant cream, with arrowroot powder, antimicrobial oils.” 

The product contains absolutely “no aluminum or heavy metals and comes in a glass jar” that can easily t also includes baking soda, which Vrachovska writes is key to keeping “your armpits dry and less stinky.” Fat and the Moon’s deodorant because it contains beeswax, but it is “sustainable, handmade, and ethically crafted.” Those who use bar deodorants will likely find Fat and the Moon’s packaging a welcome alternative. Many complain that traditional bars “fall apart after some time.”  

#9 By Humankind for Hand Sanitizer

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In her article “By Humankind raises $4M, aims to reduce plastic waste” for Retail Dive, Kaarin Vembar explains By Humankind’s business model. Vembar writes that “By Humankind produces all-natural products including deodorant, mouthwash and shampoo, with an aim to reduce single-use plastic waste.” After a buyer purchases a container, they can “continually refill it by signing up for a subscription service to replenish the product.” By Humankind promises that each “container has a lifetime guarantee.” According to Vembar, within the space of just one year, “a consumer will save up to five pounds of plastic waste per year through the use of [By Humankind’s] products and refill system.”

Brittany Chang elaborates in her article “This startup wants you to pay $8 a month to offset...single-use plastic you consume” for Business Insider. Chang writes that in 2020, By Humankind launched their “plastic, neutral” initiative. The initiative encourages consumers to set aside $8 per month for By Humankind. Those who do will help offset the average “22 pounds of single-use plastic waste” produced monthly by each individual. According to CEO Brian Bushell, $5 of every contribution “will go towards the ‘recovery of ocean-bound plastic.’” The remaining $3 will contribute to “program administration." According to Bushell, By Humankind started the Plastic, Neutral initiative to “‘drive awareness around the global crisis of single-use plastic waste and give people a simple tool to do something about it.’” By Humankind consumers can sign up for the subscription in addition to their regular purchases from the sustainable brand. 

The Product: Hand Sanitizer

Each bottle of By Humankind’s hand sanitizer comes equipped with a reusable pump cap which the company designed to minimize single use plastic waste. Every order of By Humankind’s hand sanitizer includes three travel-sized aluminum bottles that are vegan, ethically-sourced and gluten-free. According to the company’s product description, every refill of their hand sanitizer “eliminates 2.12oz of single-use plastic waste” but each bottle can also easily. Perhaps best of all, By Humankind offsets “100% of [their] carbon footprint (including your order) by investing in strategic forest preservation projects.” Pursue sustainable living and post-COVID cleanliness with hand sanitizer from By Humankind.

#10 Well Kept for Safety Razors

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In his article “HOW WELL KEPT CO-OWNER NATALIE FARRELL IS INNOVATING THE SHAVING INDUSTRY,” David Saric describes the company's sustainable marketplace contributions. He notes that founder Natalie Farrell and her partner Emilie Johnson approached the creation of Well Kept with sustainability in mind. In fact, to Farrell and Johnson “environmental consciousness is paramount.” Though many women might y a traditional safety razor -- which cannot flex like most disposable options --, they easily adapt. 

The Product: Safety Razor

Saric writes that Well Kept’s safety razor i Johnson and Farrell to “withstand a lifetime in a bathroom medicine cabinet” or years on the humid shelf of a shower. Even the blades are recyclable, notes Saric. Because of this, Well Kept’s razors produce “far less waste than a traditional shaving apparatus." When the initial set of blades loses its sharpness, users can return used blades and purchase a new blank to replace the old. 

Brook Shunatona also boasts about Well Kept’s safety razor in her article “13 Eco-Friendly Razors That Are Better for the Environment” for Cosmopolitan. Shunatona writes that everything about this razor is well-worth the cost -- “from the zero-waste packaging to the plastic-free brass handle and recyclable blades.” According to Shunatona, Well Kept’s sustainable razor “doesn't have a flexible head, but that won't matter once you figure out how to use it.” Find their plastic free safety razor here.

#11 Avasol for Sunscreen

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Avasol offers an inclusive range of facial and body sunscreens designed to protect the body from UV rays and other environmental factors. According to Rhea Cortado in her post “Natural Sunscreen 101: Leah Dawson and Avasol” for TheSea.com, Chris Wilkison founded Avasol after “failing to find options in the market that were up to his environmental standards.” Surfer Leah Dawson -- also interviewed by Cortado -- notes that Avasol’s sunscreen “always stays on [her] face, even if [she has] a long four-hour surf session.” Dawson praises the sustainable, healthful approach Wilkison and Avasol take to skin protection. She notes that Avasol includes high quality ingredients without “relying on traditional (and toxic) sunscreen components such as reef-killing Oxybenzone, harmful nano-particles and parabens.” Wilkison notes that Avasol contains absolutely no hormone receptors, but does boast a number of “antioxidant laden ingredients.”

The Products: Surfer's Barrier Stick & Environmental Defense Cream

According to the company’s About Page, Avasol believes “it’s possible to make significant positive impacts (social, environmental, and economic) throughout the production, packaging distribution, and use of [their] products.” Because of this, every sunblock offered by Avasol is “fresh, local, and organic.” The company’s Surfer's Barrier Stick is available in three shades -- “light,” “tan” and dark.” The Surfer’s Barrier Stick is actually a plastic free, plant based tube to reduce plastic waste. 

Avasol’s Environmental Defense Cream is available in either pouch or pump form -- in the three shades listed above. Its product description notes that the Environmental Defense Cream is “cream formula is nearly identical to our Surf Barrier Stick.” The only difference is that the cream is a durable, convenient aluminum pump bottle designed to be refillable so you can reuse it forever.” Each of Avasol’s sunscreens is produced as part of a small batch and is always sourced from raw, nutrient-rich ingredients. For more context surrounding Avasol’s sunscreen, read reviews from TheDoSomethingProject.com and Eco-Boost.co

#12 Dame for Period Products

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If you have been searching for reusable period products to support your sustainable lifestyle, look no further than DAME. Four years ago, Celia Pool founded Dame -- a sustainable period-ware company that creates reusable pads and tampon applicators for the conscious consumer. In her article “Award-Winning Brand DAME Is Changing The Face Of The Femcare Industry” for Forbes, Marija Butkovic details Pool’s journey. In 2017, DAME became the first brand to ever produce and market reusable tampon applicators. Since then, DAME has “saved over three million plastic applicators going to landfill through sales of their reusable plastic tampon applicator.” Last year, founder and visionary Celia Pool has received the 2020 Bold Woman Award from Veuve Clicquot, cementing her remarkable achievements. According to Butkovic, Pool an enduring “lack of continuous education and conversation about menstrual health and care.” Despite the numerous companies providing menstrual products to girls and women around the world, there was still a disconnect regarding “what options of feminine hygiene products are out there.” Last year, Pool and her company launched a new line of reusable pads, which can now be heir website.  

The Products: Reusable Applicators, Organic Cotton Tampons & Reusable Period Pads  

DAME offers cotton tampons, a reusable tampon applicator and reusable pads. According to the product description on their website, the applicator is “medical grade, self-sanitising, and simple to use.” In her article “Here’s What It’s Actually Like To Use A Reusable Tampon Applicator” for Bustle, Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro describes her experience. For the article, Rodriguez-Cayro used DAME’s sustainable applicator. Rodriguez-Cayro writes that “DAME’s reusable applicator was smooth.” The product “definitely left [her] skin feeling less irritated than cardboard applicators and disposable plastics have in the past.” Their tampons biodegradable sleeves. DAME’s pads are moisture-wicking, thin and super absorbent. View the company’s 2020 Impact Report here.  

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