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5 Local Sustainable Beauty Brands You Should Try

As consumers become more aware of their carbon footprint, sustainability has become an important factor when it comes to making purchases. If you’re someone who’s looking to make that transition to a greener lifestyle, check out these sustainable Malaysian beauty brands to kickstart your journey!

 

1. The Mineraw

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Fewer ingredients, superior results.

 

The Mineraw’s products are all-natural, vegan, cruelty-free, and come in recyclable packaging. Rest assured that you’ll be treating your skin right because unlike other skincare brands, their products are free from any harmful chemicals, synthetic fragrances, or alcohol. However, that’s not all! Almost every part of their packaging, from the shipping boxes, wrapping paper, even down to the seal tape, takes sustainability into consideration by using reusable materials.

 

Price Range: RM40 – RM100

Visit their website here.

 

2. Root Remedies

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From hair care, body care, to skincare, Root Remedies’ products are guaranteed to help you achieve maximum results with minimal ingredients. Root Remedies uses high-quality, natural ingredients that are sourced locally and internationally from ethical producers. Although they do not have a refill or recycle program at the moment, their products come in sleek, minimalist glass bottles that can be reused in the future!

 

Price Range: RM100 – RM150

Visit their website here.

 

3. Lips Carpenter

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LIPS CARPENTER offers lipsticks made with natural ingredients like coconut oil, olive oil, and cocoa butter that are sure to leave you with glossy, moisturized lips. Their ready-made lipsticks come in paper-tube packaging which is 100% recyclable.

 

Also, if you’re looking for a gift, you can get a customized lipstick and choose a scent, colour, and casing of your choice. For an additional price of RM20, you have the option to get name engraving as well! The best part is, once you’re done using the product, you can bring it back to them or get it picked up for a refill where you’ll get to try a different colour and scent if you’d like!

 

Price Range: RM60 – RM110

Visit their website here.

 

4. A Soap Affair

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If you’re hoping to minimize plastic waste in your household, consider switching to soap bars. A Soap Affair’s soap bars are handmade with care in a kitchen. They contain 72% of olive oil and 28% of coconut oil in a formula with no preservatives or chemicals added at all. They are gentle on the skin and can even be used to clear eczema or acne. Most importantly, they are suitable for both your face and body!

 

Price Range: RM15 – RM45

Visit their website here.

 

5. Skindnaturals

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If you’re someone who has experienced bad body odour or has tried countless deodorants that just don’t seem to work, why don’t you give natural deodorant a try? Skindnatural deodorants are plant-based and made with natural ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil, and essential oils. It comes in paper-tube packaging which is recyclable, compostable, and biodegradable. The transition to natural deodorant can take up to 4 weeks to see results as your skin needs time to adjust to it. However, the time will be worth it as it has been proven to eliminate body odour!

 

Price range: RM45

Visit their website here.

Do take note that everyone’s skin is different and results may vary for you. Make sure to always do a patch test on your skin and wait for results to find out what works best for you! These products may require a little more care than what you’re used to, which is often the case with natural products. But, what is a little sacrifice if it means it’ll help save the Earth? As long as you’re willing to make an effort to take these small steps to adopt a greener lifestyle, you’re already one step ahead.

Media Studies Student. Constantly fueled by caffeine, a self-proclaimed professional in bing-watching TV shows, and lives by the life-motto: workout to eat more

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