More and more of us are trying to juggle living our best life with caring for the planet – and that concern naturally extends to our beloved beauty products.
Here at H&B, we know how passionate you are about living in-line with your morals. However, adopting a clean and conscious beauty ethos can sometimes feel like a big step, especially if you already have a tried and tested beauty regime you’re not in a rush to replace. We get it. And that’s why we want to help the transition run nice and smoothly.As a brand, we are making a stand to move towards cleaner and more conscious beauty. Let us give you the low-down on everything clean and conscious in beauty, and help you find products that are both kind to you and kind to the planet.
Clean beauty hasn’t got a clear definition, with differing ideas floating around the beauty world. To better understand, let’s look at what clean actually means.
Definition of clean: ‘Free from dirt, marks, or stains’ or ‘morally uncontaminated; pure; innocent’1Neither one of these definitions translates exactly to clean beauty, but they’re a good start.
For us, clean beauty is about choosing nature-inspired ingredients that help you stay looking great. We won’t ban an ingredient unless we have studies to back why it isn’t good for you or the planet. Because there’s no use having a natural product that doesn’t work!However, we do really like products powered by natural ingredients when they work – the best of both worlds.
Conscious means ‘to have knowledge of something’. In our modern world, we consume so much without really knowing the impact it may be having on the environment and creatures we share this Earth with. Conscious is also making sure you are doing good for you and the planet – because beauty doesn’t have to cost the earth.
Learning about the potential harm your average shampoo or face cream could cause to our planet and other animals is essential. Think of it as a wake-up call, and the fuel you need to swap to kinder and more conscious beauty products. This way, you get a double dose of feel-good: all the pampering and self-love, as well as knowing you are shopping responsibly.We get that it can seem a little overwhelming to know what’s best to do, so here are the basics to look out for when shopping for conscious beauty.
Try making the following swaps:
Did you know? 64% of consumers are actively looking for beauty products with recyclable packaging.The Beauty Kitchen range is a great example of how to do sustainable beauty well. You can get refills for on each and every hand wash, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body cream and so much more! Saving you money while saving the planet – yay!
Less water in products and the less water needed to use them means more water for living.The UN has predicted that demand for water could outstrip supply soon. Conscious beauty brands like Earth kind, True Skincare and our very own CBD Muscle Balm Ultra are swapping water for concentrated natural oils and concentrated botanicals. Shop all waterless beauty here
Animal testing is so last century… The thing is, we don’t need to test on animals to enjoy our favourite beauty products.Here at H&B, we are against animal testing and are proud to offer a variety of 100% vegan ranges. We want to make it easy to cull animal products and testing from your beauty regime. The animals say thank you! Shop vegan beauty here.
We like to think ahead at H&B. Selling health and wellness products that don’t cost the Earth is our number one priority, and it always has been. Take a look at some of our landmarks:
2009 – We chose not to use SLS, SLES and Parabens in our Beauty Products
2010 – Plastic bags banned in all stores
2013 – Microplastic Ban ahead of the EU Cosmetics Regulations
2016 – All products only contain sustainable palm oil (RSPO certified)
2019 – Wipes banned from all stores
2019 – Zero waste beauty range launched
And, we choose to say no to:
That’s why you can trust us to stock the best clean and conscious beauty products, because we have always believed in making bold choices to help protect our planet, while helping you feel and look your best.Shop Clean & Conscious Beauty
Last updated: 3 August 2020