Like most industries as of late, the beauty world has seen some major changes in recent years. Many beauty brands are making strides in the sustainability arena, prioritizing green initiatives and eco-friendly practices so people can help save the planet and look good while doing it.
Canada is home to several sustainable lifestyle brands that are creating beautiful, unique and high-quality products that won’t cause further damage to the earth. If you’re hoping to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle, support small local businesses that are doing good in their communities, and rid your home of toxic chemicals, your makeup bag is a great place to start.
Small, everyday changes add up over time, so switching to green beauty products could help you make a bigger impact on the world than you might think. Here are five Canadian green beauty brands to explore.
5 Must-Try Canadian Green Beauty Brands
1. The Goodkind Co.
The Goodkind Co. partners with clean beauty brands and creators to develop products and services with only the most natural, clean and safe ingredients. Specializing in personal care, they help emerging brands create products like deodorant, face and body care products as well as hair products like shampoo and conditioners. The Goodkind is a Certified B Corporation, which means you can rest assured they walk their talk.
2. kaia naturals
With the simple philosophy of “clean beauty for every body,” kaia naturals has been developing clean beauty products since 2010. Offering a wide range of body products like deodorant, body balm and cleansing wipes, the brand is meticulous about the ingredients they use, and they never take shortcuts. kaia naturals is also Credo Clean Beauty certified, one of the highest standards for clean beauty products, which takes into account elements like safety, sustainability and sourcing.
3. Bite Beauty green beauty brand
Powered by superfoods rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, Bite Beauty merges bold, vibrant color with the cleanest of ingredients. Their high-performing products are cruelty-free, vegan and gluten-free, and they don’t contain anything yucky like parabens or sulfates.
4. Pure + Simple
As its name suggests, Pure + Simple is all about natural, pure and simple ingredients. The skincare and wellness spa offers products that are free of parabens, silicones or anything synthetic, and services that take a holistic and personalized approach rooted in Ayurvedic principles. Pure + Simple offers everything from makeup and hair care to facials, peels and salt microdermabrasion, making it your one-stop shop for all things clean beauty.
5. Céla green beauty brand
Céla was created by the founder of Hammam Spa, Celine Tadrissi, when she was struggling to find clean, Canadian-made beauty brands to feature at the spa. Recognizing a gap in the market, she created her own brand to empower Canadian women to make self-care a priority in their lives — not just at the spa. Offering a range of spa essentials you can use at home like body scrubs, balms and cleansers, all of Céla’s products are natural, effective and Canadian-made.
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