If you're trying to live more sustainably, a good place to start is your make-up bag. Created from natural products and not tested on animals, they're a way to do something positive with little effort.
Now matching up with conventional products in terms of quality, they're also being used by the professionals. "As more sustainable brands hit the market, you naturally become more conscious of sustainability and mix those brands into your folio of products," says make up artist KSAVI.
Here's the sustainable beauty brands you need to know about.Maria Nila
Not only are they Emma Watson-approved, Maria Nila cater for every imaginable hair situation or problem: volume, repair, colour protection, softness.
They are also animal testing free and eco-friendly, right down to the carbon neutral packaging.
Sister & Co.
Starting out as a coconut oil enthusiast after it worked wonders on her problem skin, Sister & Co founder Sophie Thomson decided to start her own unique collection of natural beauty products made from a wide range of skin superfoods. She discovered that coffee can not only wake up your mind, it can wake up your skin, too.
Lush's handmade products were created to be an ethical, sustainable alternative to the giants. And it worked: a handful of their stuff has reached cult status and they've expanded from one shop in Poole to a nationwide favourite.
Check out Scandinavia's largest organic wholesaler for a range of hair and beauty products in an array of delicious flavours. All are vegan and cruelty free.
All products are completely palm oil free, a cornerstone of Bloomtown's anti-cruelty policy after Cornwall-based founders Medwin and Preyanka were horrified at the devastation caused by palm oil cultivation in Indonesia. Crafted from fine British sugar, their sugar scrubs are an eco-friendly treat for the skin, containing only natural exfoliants. Plus, 10 per cent of their yearly profits are donated to environmental and animal rescue charities.
A clean, ethical beauty option for both men and women (yes guys, you're beautiful too). Founders Elsie and Dominika have thought of it all - beard tamers, shaving serums, bath soaks. Everything is made from all-natural components. You can also find an array of natural beauty remedy recipes on their website. Their multi-purpose, peach-scented Babe Balm can be used to plump lips, accentuate brows, as a base for festival glitter and to soothe that pesky sunburn.
Having just opened the doors of its Covent Garden flagship store earlier this year, European-born 3INA (pronounced Mina) are the new innovative ethical make up brand to watch. All products have been designed with an adventurous clientele in mind, and offer a huge amount of choice with eighteen different shades of foundation available. A favourite amongst critics is the 3INA Eye Mask with gold extracts and rose extracts for skin regeneration.
Tinged with Moroccan herbal heritage (founder Sofia grew up in Morocco, and was inspired by her apothecary uncle), 1001 Remedies isn't just about eco-friendly beauty, it's about wellness. Every single natural ingredient used contributes to your health - evening primrose oil for skin disorders and hair loss, argan oil as a skin protectant and peppermint oil for muscle and nerve pain, to name a few examples.
1001 Remedies Treasure Oil, £15.20
Famous not just for their lip balms, but also their responsible sourcing of natural ingredients, Burt's Bees has strove for transparency and sustainable beauty since their launch. The company have a great vision for the future, having pledged that their product formulas and packaging will be 100 per cent sustainable by 2020.
Your downtime can now be eco-friendly too with this beautiful range of candles, handcrafted from sustainable rapeseed wax in a garden laboratory in Sheffield.
Aroma mists are also available from Essence + Alchemy in a range of beautiful fragrances. Go for maximum relaxation with their Tranquility aroma mist, infused with patchouli and geranium essentials oils and only £18. You can even join their Candle Club, which gets you a discounted monthly delivery of a candle refill in the scent of your choice with free postage.