Green Glam: These are the trendiest ethical make up brands

Slowly but surely, the organic beauty trend has turned from a niche to a mainstream. We show 5 ethical make up brands for natural beauty care - from clean make up to vegan lipstick

Green beauty brands, sustainable and cool
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Author: Julia Schindler

No question: sustainable beauty care is the megatrend in the beauty cosmos. The increasing demand for green beauty brands is therefore not a surprise. However, since many profit-oriented brands also perceive the trend-setting movement, many consumers are misled with so-called greenwashing. Accordingly, beauty brands that adorn themselves with catchwords like "green" or "organic" often do not meet the standards that green beauty brands actually meet.

Prerequisites for the Green Glam factor and thus decisive purchase criteria: non-toxic ingredients, the avoidance of animal suffering and environmental and resource-conserving added value. With uncompromising quality, efficiency and the protection of health and nature.


5 ethical make up brands for a sustainable beauty routine

Here are the beauty brands for clean make up, vegan lipsticks and the whole organic palette with potential favorite status you can rely on - in terms of beauty, health and the environment.

  2. Kosas
  3. bareMinerals
  4. ILIA Beauty
  5. Vapor Beauty

1. Bioeffect

Pure, safe and skin-friendly, the luxurious anti-aging innovation promises to give its users a beauty boost. And that through molecular biological innovation. Inspired by the Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) discovered in 1986, three researchers in Iceland embarked on the research trip to create a body-identical growth factor. The result of this is still particularly interesting for the beauty cosmos today, since it is a body-identical protein that signals cells to renew themselves - the solution for anti-aging. Bioeffect is a member of Eden Guides' house.

Key facts: 7 natural ingredients, free of fragrances and colors & innovative anti-aging protein based on barley

Favorite potential: EGF + 2A Daily Duo (195 €)

Availability: BIOEFFECT Online shop, also available in selected perfumeries

Sustainability & Ethics: Negative CO2 balance through renewable geothermal energy in production, vegan

Product range: anti-aging serums, day and night care, cleaning water

Green Beauty brands - Bioeffect

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2. Kosås

The organic beauty brand founded by chemist Sheena Yaitanes lives up to its headquarters in California: colorful, hyped and with a feel-good factor, it reflects the Golden State in its products. In the implementation, this means the use of herbal ingredients that are both skin and environmentally friendly. Whether the tinted face oil, lipstick or blush duo: Green Beauty products from Kosås are both visually and sensually appealing. Additional clue: thanks to intelligent pigmentation of the products, they adapt to every skin tone and also revitalize thanks to their vegetable base.

Key facts: Free of parabens, phthalates and mineral oil, skin-friendly and moisturizing

Favorite potential: The Wet Set - Trio of Best-Selling Lipglosses (€ 60)

Availability: Kosas Online shop, in Germany for example at Douglas

Sustainability & Ethics: Only botanical ingredients, vegan

Product range: lipstick and gloss, blush and eyeshadow duos, innovative sports make-up

Green Beauty brands - Kosas

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3. bareMinerals

Safety first: the mineral make-up products from bareMinerals not only promise to last all day, but also protect the skin. The reason for this: a base of natural minerals that cover imperfections but do not clog pores. Without being too heavy, the US Best Selling Foundation ensures a flawless finish - in many shades with a long shelf life. Even if bareMinerals has been pioneering green cosmetics with its natural formulas for 25 years, the company always strives for progress. Be it make-up or skin care - free of chemicals, the clean beauty giant continuously drives positive change in the industry.

Key facts: Free of parabens, phthalates and mineral oil and other chemicals, Best-Selling Foundation of the USA

Favorite potential: Complexion Rescue ™ Cream-Gel BB Cream (€ 31,99)

Availability: bareMinerals Online shop, in Germany for example at Douglas

Sustainability & Ethics: Only natural minerals, vegan

Product range: make-up, face care, lipstick and brush

4. ILIA Beauty

Skin care and make-up - for ILIA Beauty the two terms are synonymous. Therefore, the Green Cosmetics brand uses innovative make-up recipes that contain high levels of ingredients in skin care products. These are intended to protect the skin from environmental stress factors and have a vitalizing effect despite make-up. Extra Special: ILIA offers a wide range of products under the "Multi" category. Be it a pen that can be used as a gloss and blush or a highlighter that can be used as an eyeshadow or contourer. Also, the vegan lipsticks are a must-have. The Organic Beauty brand wants to simplify life. Recycled packaging is an additional plus.

Key facts: Free of chemicals, skin care and protective make-up, multi-use products

Favorite potential: Multi Stick (34 €)

Availability: ILIA Beauty Online shop, in selected online shops such as MyBestBrands or GreenGlam

Sustainability & Ethics: Only natural minerals, support for the circular economy, vegan

Product range: make-up, palettes for eye shadows, lipstick, lip liner, multi products

Green Beauty brands - Ilia Beauty

Source & Copyright by Ilia Beauty - Multi Stick

5. Vapor Beauty

Vapor Beauty also relies on the superpowers of herbal beauty care products like vegan lipsticks. The top priority: purity of ingredients, sustainable value creation and transparency to enable consumers to make a conscious purchase decision. And 100% inclusive - the Green Beauty brand offers products free of boundaries with regard to age, gender or origin to show beauty in all its facets. Above all, this means a rich variety of products and color shades. Cool feature: Various make-up looks for re-styling are presented on the website with step-by-step tutorials.

Key facts: Free of chemicals, skin care and protective, inclusive make-up, "Champion" safety status, Bunny Leap Program Member

Favorite potential: Best Natural Eyeshadow Quad (€ 48)

Availability: Vapor Beauty Online shop

Sustainability & ethics: Only pure & natural ingredients, support for the circular economy, recycling, water and energy savings, vegan

Product range: unisex products, palettes for eyes and cheeks, multi-use products, beauty boosters, clean deodorant

Green Beauty brands - Vapor

Source & Copyright by Vapor Beauty - Best Natural Eyeshadow Quad


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