• Moh Shuying

Beauty Products That Are Great For The Earth AND Your Face

These latest and greatest skincare buys not only nourish and treat your complexion, but are also mindful of the environment.

All products featured here are independently selected by DULU.

Clarins Bright Plus Advanced Brightening Dark Spot-Targeting Serum, $136

This lightweight essence – it melts effortlessly into your face upon application – is infused with organically cultivated sea lily and elderflower extract, and helps skin cells consume oxygen and inhibit the over production of melanin, leaving it looking fresh and glowing. We love that its bottle is made from 20-25 per cent recycled glass, while the carton is made from materials sourced from sustainably managed forests.

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Moisturizer, $89

This anti-ageing cream is great for early prevention and works to treat free radical damage and soothe inflammation. It makes an effort to use clean ingredients and ensure minimal impact on the environment. It’s made with sustainably sourced lotus – the entire plant is used – while by-products are planted back into the soil to help maintain and promote ecological balance.

Kora Organics Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum, $89

Infused with a Superfruit Complex, this plumps and firms skin, boosts blood circulation and supports collagen production. And if that’s not good enough, like all of the products in Miranda Kerr’s beauty brand, it’s also free of sulphates, parabens, herbicides, pesticides, synthetic fragrances, synthetic colours, silicones, and formaldehyde or formaldehyde derivatives. It’s also cruelty-free, so no testing on animals were done.

Shiseido Global Suncare The Perfect Protector SPF50+/PA++++, $65

We’ve always been fans of the Japanese brand’s sunscreens because they do the job without leaving any sticky sensation or white residue. We are especially in love with this one because it has a blue-conscious formula, which means less product is washed off when you’re in water so you can be assured that the sunscreen won’t enter the ocean. Its box is made with recycled paper, while the information insert usually included has been removed to cut down on waste.

Dior Capture Totale C.E.L.L Energy range, $82 - $265

It’s no secret that we are obsessed with this skin-energising range. After all, we ranked it as one of the most innovative beauty products launched this year (so far). Well, here’s another great reason to try it. All of its products are created with at least 84 per cent natural ingredients, while the bottles are made with recyclable glass. The outside cardboard cartons use recyclable paper, and their sizes have been reduced by 25 per cent.