According to National Geographic, there are over five trillion pieces of plastic currently in the ocean. They also state that “the largest market for plastics today is packaging materials. That trash now accounts for nearly half of all plastic waste generated globally—most of it never gets recycled or incinerated.”

When it comes to makeup we’ve been told to look at what’s in our products, but what about the packaging they come in? The packaging, which is often ridiculous amounts of plastic, is easily discarded and hard to recycle be of its small size. So next time you pick up a few beauty products be sure to also check out its packaging. Here are 5 brands that are ditching plastic.


1. Elate Cosmetics

Elate Cosmetics is vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and made in Canada. Their compacts, tools, and palettes are made from bamboo, which is way better for the environment than plastic.

2. Axiology


This Lipstick brand is vegan, no animal testing. With ingredients such as organic coconut oil, organic castor oil, and avocado butter, your lips will feel and look amazing.


3. Lush Cosmetics

Lush is the only one on this list that has completely zero-waste products. They are 100% vegetarian and don’t conduct animal testing. Here you can find package-free shampoo, soap, and wonderful smelling bath bombs. This is also one of the more affordable brands.


4. Vapor Organic Beauty

Vapor packages solid products in aluminum and liquid products in glass. Both are easily recyclable and they use organic and natural ingredients. Their product boxes are made from managed forest paper stock and printed with soy ink in a wind-powered facility.


5. Kjaer Weis

Kjaer Weis uses organic and sustainable ingredients.  They help reduce waste by creating a refillable metal makeup container. This luxury makeup brand will set you back $56 for their cream blush. However, they truly make sustainability look more beautiful.