14 Sustainable Beauty Trends For 2022 | The Best Eco-Friendly Skincare Trends 

When it comes to skin care, you want your routine to be as effective as possible whilst being eco-friendly. There is a huge demand for products that are good for the environment to replace mainstream beauty products that are filled with harmful chemicals that are also toxic to the environment.

This article will give you a little insight into the future of sustainable beauty. The best sustainable beauty trends of 2022 will help you stay on top of the latest developments in eco-friendly skincare, so you can contribute to the sustainable beauty movement. 


Best Sustainable Beauty Trends 2022

Every day we are faced with the challenge of how to look and feel our best without damaging the world we live in. We rely on everyday beauty products and diet to maintain good skin and a healthy body. But it is now imperative to reevaluate how we have been approaching skincare, beauty, and even plant production.

The future of beauty is looking bright due to sustainable beauty trends. Brands are being held accountable by beauty consumers for their contribution to social responsibility, and many brands are choosing to switch to sustainable business practices.

Here are the best eco-friendly skincare trends to look out for in clean beauty brands.


Waterless Beauty

Sustainable waterless beauty is one of the biggest trends that comes in the form of concentrated natural ingredient products that don’t require water for use. A great example is the Dew Mighty Bloom Jelly Serum Bar.

This innovative eco-friendly beauty product is free from fillers and it is undiluted, which prevents water wastage, and Dew Mighty also protects the environment by being plastic-free.

Except for the ingredient tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, which is a completely safe, less irritating and stable form of vitamin C than what you'd find in many other treatments, Bloom Jelly is made using 100% natural ingredients

Many beauty products are filled with water because it is cheap, and it helps to bulk out the product. Larger, heavier, water-filled products create a larger carbon footprint on the environment during transportation. And they also dilute their concentrated active ingredients which means your skin and hair won’t benefit as highly as they do from undiluted products like the Dew Mighty Bloom Jelly Serum Bar.

The Dew Mighty Bloom Jelly Serum Bar is a multi-use product meaning that you can use it as part of your skincare routine and hair care routine. This prevents unnecessary resources from being used to create more products than you truly need. You can still access glowing radiant beauty through minimalism.


Upcycled Ingredients

Eco-friendly upcycled beauty products contain ingredients that would have otherwise been discarded and banished to landfills. This is one of my favorite concepts because this is also another aspect of zero-waste and circular economy. Seeking ways that we can effectively use everything possible, and waste as little as possible is so beneficial to the environment - and our wallets.

The UpCircle Organic Face Serum With Coffee Oil is a beautiful example of upcycled beauty. UpCircle saves unloved ingredients like coffee grounds, fruit seeds, and chai spices from the British coffee shop industry in London that would otherwise be sent to landfills.

The UpCircle Organic Face Serum With Coffee Oil contains coffee oil which is made from repurposed coffee grounds. This serum is Organic Soil Association certified, 100% natural, and filled with nutritious ingredients that brighten skin tone, minimize fine lines, firm, protect, and hydrate the skin. 


Multipurpose Beauty Products

An easy way to improve sustainability is to minimize your beauty cabinet and stop using unnecessary products. Enter thoughtful minimalist beauty. Multi-use natural products like Dew Mighty Bloom Jelly Serum Bar, and natural cosmetics like the Axiology Highlighters and Axiology Balmies are revolutionary.

You can use the Axiology Highlighters as a lip sheen, eyeshadow, or cheekbone highlighter. And the Axiology Balmies can also be used as eyeshadow, blusher, or lip tint. They are plastic-free, vegan, and contain organic ingredients to nourish the skin. The Dew Mighty Jelly Serum Bars double as a hair care serum and a facial skincare hydrator. Magic.


Concentrated Beauty Products

Concentrated beauty products are undiluted to minimize carbon emissions during transportation, but not only that - they allow longer use due to a higher concentration of active ingredients. Meaning that you don’t need to buy the product as often and it lasts longer. The Dew Mighty Bloom Jelly Serum Bar and the UpCircle Beauty's Cinnamon + Ginger Chai Soap Bar are great examples of concentrated products.

Solid beauty bars like the Dew Mighty Bloom Jelly Serum Bar and the UpCircle Beauty's Cinnamon + Ginger Chai Soap Bar last longer than liquid products. They save space during travel, are plastic-free, and less of a burden on the environment during transportation. The UpCircle Beauty's Cinnamon + Ginger Chai Soap Bar is suitable for even the most sensitive skin and can be used on both the face and body.

Renewable Energy Beauty Product Production

Brands are evaluating who they choose to work with all the way from production, manufacture, to transportation, and beyond. And many brands are choosing to hold their suppliers accountable for their environmental footprint too.

You’ll see many sustainable beauty brands choosing to support suppliers who opt for renewable energy to support sustainability and environmental protection.

Zero Waste + Plastic Free

Zero-waste ensures that you end up with as minimal waste as possible from the product or packaging, and any packaging which is left is either biodegradable or recyclable. Plastic-free sustainable packaging is a no-brainer for eco-beauty.

Check out the UpCircle Beauty's Face Moisturizer With Argan Powder as a prime example of a plastic-free beauty product. This amazing eco-friendly skincare product is lovingly housed in a glass jar with an aluminum lid, as opposed to a plastic bottle that will end up as a burden on the environment. 


Locally Sourced Ingredients

Sourcing ingredients locally helps sustainability as it cuts out unnecessary transportation during product production. Products like the Earthwise Beauty's Passion Eye Serum are made using locally sourced ingredients.

Earthwise Beauty is extremely passionate about its botanical ingredients and they even grow many of their own beauty product ingredients. They source wildcrafted ingredients where possible, always making sure that they leave enough behind to ensure crops can continue to flourish in the wild year after year. 


Organic Ingredients

Organic ingredients protect the environment, food chain, ocean, and waterways from toxic pesticides. The UpCircle Beauty's Organic Face Serum With Coffee Oil is fully certified as organic by the Organic Soil Association.

The UpCircle Beauty's Organic Face Serum With Coffee Oil is also a water-free product that is made from concentrated active botanical ingredients that provide maximum benefits to your skin. 


Natural Ingredients

The Earth Habor Marina Biome Brightening Ampoule is made from entirely natural ingredients that are biodegradable and don’t harm the food chain, environment, ocean, or waterways.

The Earth Habor Marina Biome Brightening Ampoule is a lightweight oil that brightens, balances, and energizes the skin through non-GMO and organic natural ingredients that are kind to your skin and the earth. Earth Habor is a skin care brand that ensures its products contain active ingredients that are both powerful yet gentle for the skin.


Eco-Friendly Transportation + Carbon Neutral Shipping 

Sustainable beauty brands like Dew Mighty are committed to eco-friendly transportation and carbon-neutral shipping for their skincare products. When you purchase from Dew Mighty, shipments are plastic-free and shipped carbon neutrally.  


Sustainable Ingredient Sourcing

Skincare brands like Earthwise Beauty want to ensure that their ingredients do not strip and deplete the earth. So they are ensuring that all of their ingredients for personal care products are grown using sustainable techniques that ensure crops continue to grow year after year. 


Reusable + Refillable Packaging

Eco-friendly clean beauty brands like UpCircle Beauty offer reusable and refillable packaging options for their skincare products, to ensure that new packaging isn’t unnecessarily made. This prevents perfectly usable packaging from going to landfills.

Using an environmentally conscious packaging design is a super simple emerging trend that supports sustainable beauty.


Reusable Products

Avoiding single-use products is a massive part of the zero-waste clean beauty and skin care initiative. Sustainable beauty brands are discouraging one-time use products that can be replaced with alternatives such as cotton wool pads that can be replaced with washable cotton cloth cleansing pads.


Recycled Packaging

Another way to make packaging more sustainable is by ensuring that they’re made from recycled materials. The Axiology Highlighters and Axiology Balmies are natural beauty products that are wrapped recycled paper, and their makeup boxes are also made from recycled materials.


Giving Back

A great way for beauty brands to be more sustainable is to give back. By giving back to environmental protection charities and initiatives they can ensure that they do their part in social responsibility. And they also allow their loyal brand consumers to easily give back through the purchase of their products. At Fait avec Coeur 1% of all profits go to 1% for the Planet


The beauty industry is evolving so make sure to look out for brands that incorporate these sustainable beauty trends into their business. Ensure that you choose eco-friendly skin care brands that contribute to environmentally conscious practices wherever possible.

By choosing to support sustainable practices through our purchases we can encourage more beauty retailers to consider making these sustainable consumer trends a part of their commitment to eco-friendly beauty.


Carmen Lee is a certified yoga teacher, childbirth doula, and wellness coach. She educates on womb wellness, sacred wisdom, and ancestral-connected living. You’ll find her passionately advocating radical self-care and transformational self-empowerment through sustainable beauty and self-love rituals.


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