Chances are, you've read, seen or heard the devastating statistics about plastic and how it's essentially ruining our world. When you drink a water and toss it in the trash instead of the recycling bin, it ends up in a landfill, which can eventually lead it to our waterways. Did you know that eight million metric tons of plastic winds up in our oceans each year? Holy. Moly.
While you can do your part to help change this, you are only one person. We need large corporations to start taking these statistics into consideration to help the planet, and that's just what some of our favorite beauty brands are doing. Companies like LUSH and RMS Beauty are working to push recycling (If you return five empty, fully used containers to LUSH, you get a free face mask!) and pop their products into containers that can be more easily recycled than plastic.
As a beauty enthusiast, you can help make a change by opting for plastic-free beauty products. Nervous about doing so? Trust us, it's easier now than ever. We've rounded up some of our favorite beauty products created sans plastic to help you flip the switch. Check them out ahead.
For a naturally radiant skin look, this blush will provide just that. The baked cream-to-powder formula lives in wooden packaging to stay plastic-free. Colors are swirled within one another with a beautiful luminous finish that makes it look like you woke up like this.
For those who hate heavy foundation formulas, you'll fall in love with the consistency and coverage on this RMS beauty pick that conveniently comes in a small glass pot. Whether you need it all over the complexion or just in spots where you see a breakout popping up, it can give you the coverage you need while keeping skin healthy and minimizing the look of pores.
Who doesn't love a product that can fix multiple needs? This smooth, easily blendable shade can be popped onto the lips as a popsicle fresh tint or can be blended onto the cheeks for the perfect flush of color. You'll love that it comes in a glass container that can easily be reused for all the DIY lip scrubs you have pinned on your Pinterest board.
When you're on a mission to achieve out-of-a-magazine locks, this rose-scented shampoo bar will answer all your prayers. Dip it into the water then rub the bar all along your locks. You'll see the soap start to suds up and then you can shampoo away — sans packaging! To keep things clean in the shower, Lush sells small tubs to store your 'poo when not in use.