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The Best Zero Waste Beauty Brands to Try in India

Last Updated on March 10, 2023

The Zero Waste movement is gaining momentum all over the world and for the right reasons. We need to stop plastic pollution by reducing the use of single-use plastics on a day-to-day basis. And opting for sustainable, zero waste beauty brands is just one tiny step that can help.

Although a small part, plastic waste generated from the beauty industry needs to be addressed. We discard countless plastic tubes and lotion bottles in the trash every year, most of which go unrecycled. All this waste generated could be reduced by using more sustainable, biodegradable packaging options like paper, glass or aluminium.

Creating your own DIY products is the most efficient way to minimize waste from your routine. But it may not be a feasible choice for everyone due to limited time and knowledge.

In such a case, you have to rely on sustainable brands in the market that cater to your needs. Below are 9 such brands in India that use sustainable packaging to help you minimize plastic waste.

P.s. If you want to limit plastic waste while shopping online, check out Sublime Life. They have a wide selection of clean beauty brands and use only paper in the packaging. Use code DEMURE10 to get 10% extra discount on all your orders.

They also have a wonderful recycling program where you send all your personal care empties to get recycled properly and earn reward points in return.

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Zero Waste Beauty Brands in India

1. Bare Necessities

This is the ultimate zero-waste home care and personal care brand in India. All the Bare Necessities products come packaged in either glass or paper without any frills.

The product range includes everything from skincare, and bath products to reusable makeup removal wipes. Do try out their busy bee zero-waste lip balm which leaves the lips super-soft and moisturized.

And as a cherry on top, they even take back empty containers and offer a discount on your next order.

Also Read: 9 Ways To Make Your Beauty Routine More Sustainable

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2. Raw Beauty Wellness

Raw Beauty is a Jalandhar-based indie body care brand started by Sunaina. She makes some amazingly effective natural formulations for skin, hair, and the body.

All the products are packaged in glass jars and bottles. Also, the products are shipped wrapped in newspapers instead of plastic bubble wrap.

She recently introduced biodegradable refill packs for powder products as well(Like the Neemoi Cleanser reviewed here ) making it easy for people who are unable to recycle glass jars.

If you have oily skin, do try out their Margarita gel, a lightweight serum that helped reduce oiliness on my face.

Also Read: Where to buy Eco-friendly Cotton Buds in India

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3. Earth Rhythm

Earth Rhythm uses plastic packaging for most products. But their solid hair conditioner bars and shampoo bars are still an amazing option to reduce plastic waste from your hair care routine.

They also have some zero-waste product accessories like reusable cotton pads, toothbrushes, reusable makeup remover pads, etc. which can help make your beauty routine more sustainable.

Also Read: Where To Buy Handmade, Cold-Processed Soaps in India

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4. Juicy Chemistry

Juicy Chemistry is India’s first organic brand to have its entire product range certified according to Ecocert Cosmos V3 Standard. They have a huge range of personal care and baby care products sold in glass and cardboard containers(except shampoo bottles).

And the best part is they have a recycling program where you can send back empty bottles for store credit points. I have tried several products and they are a delight if you like products with soothing aromas. You can check out my reviews on Juicy chemistry’s products here.

Also Read: Best Vegan Beauty Brands in India

5. Vilvah

Vilvah has become one of the leading sustainable beauty brands in India. Their formulations are highly effective and made using Ecocert-approved ingredients.

They have a wide range of cold-processed soaps, haircare and skincare products, etc. All these are packaged in aluminium containers or glass bottles that are recyclable. If you have dry hair, I recommend you try out their Goatmilk shampoo at least once.

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6. Treewear

Treewear is a zero-waste beauty brand that focuses on recycling and upcycling philosophy. Along with natural insect repellants, deodorants, and lip balms, they also offer organic clothing for both men and women.

Plus, every time you shop from them, they promise to plant a tree too!

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7. Himalayan Origins

Just as the name suggests, Himalayan Origins is a zero-waste brand based out of the foothills of the Himalayas. This women-owned startup provides a range of natural and sustainable skincare and hair care products that are packed in glass and paper packaging to cut plastic waste from your routine.

I tried out their haircare bundle which has gentle, non-drying products that left my hair soft and hydrated. Do try out their shampoo and conditioner bars if you are looking for a zero-waste hair care routine.

8. Pracheen Vidhaan

If you are looking for a zero-waste brand in India that offers more than just personal care products, try Pracheen Vidhaan. The brand provides everyday use products like surface cleaners and kitchen scrubs alongside oils and herbs powders that can help you reduce plastic waste from your home.

And the best part is everything is priced reasonably to help you stay on budget.

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9. Saltpetre

Saltpetre is a sustainable lifestyle brand that offers natural skin care products in paper, wood, and aluminium packaging. They have a range of lip balms, face scrubs, cold-processed soaps, and body butter.

If you love the aroma of coffee beans, I highly recommend trying out their mocha lip balm. It is an absolute delight for coffee aficionados.

If you don’t plan to buy products from such zero-waste beauty brands, for any reason whatsoever, make sure you at least reuse or recycle the plastic containers.

Try buying the biggest size available and shop locally to reduce shipping materials. Another option is to request the seller to ship your products with minimal or no plastic packaging.

Remember, sustainability is all about the 3 Rs- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Know other zero-waste beauty brands in India? Comment below and let us know. Also, share how you plan to reduce waste from your beauty routine.

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Rutu is a freelance writer and a beauty enthusiast from Mumbai.Β  She started Demure Beauty blog in 2018 to help people find the right products and tips for healthy skin and hair.

17 Comments

  • Natasha Vaidya

    This article is an excellent resource for those looking to transition to a more eco-friendly and sustainable beauty routine. It’s inspiring to see that several zero-waste beauty brands are emerging in India that prioritize sustainability and the environment. The article provides a comprehensive list of such brands, making it easy for readers to explore and try out different products. It’s encouraging to see that more people are becoming aware of the impact of the beauty industry on the environment and are taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint. Overall, a well-written and informative article that highlights the importance of making conscious and responsible choices when it comes to beauty and skincare.

  • Khushi

    Thanks for this list! Happy to see the beauty industry in India stepping up and doing their bit.
    Foxy is another zero waste beauty brand that I know of.

  • Jyoti

    I was researching about it too, and stumbled upon this post, very helpful post, I’m bookmarking it for future reference.

    I also discovered that plum and dot and key also take back their containers. They have a form mentioned on their website, we have to just fill it and send back the products.

  • Hawk

    Thanks for providing such a great information guys.

    It was very hard to find this kinda brand in India.. easily findable in foreign countries..

    Actually..
    I have done research on plastic pollution

    It’s took me 5-6 months to complete research on this..but still learnings more.

    (Research done by studying reports from various governmental boards and non-profit organizations and working with medical institutes)

    And finding a solution and alternative of plastics which we use in our daily life..
    So personally I have reduced 80% plastic in daily life or home lifeπŸ˜€
    The only 20% was left that’s cosmetics skin care and bathroom essentials..
    So now I find this in India.. thanks again.

    So after this I’m guiding people by delivering lecture on plastic pollution..

    Till now individually I have already delivered many lecture or session on it at many places..
    Eg.. societies, school, or Pvt companies without help or anyone..

    I charge 1 or 2 cup of coffee or chaai as my lecture or session fee..
    😊😊😊

    I’m on Instagram as @hawkgrylls.

    Follow me to know more about environment conservation and Learn how to reduce plastic from your daily life.
    https://www.instagram.com/Hawkgrylls

  • Reshma Bhat

    Thanks for this info. This is what I was looking for.trying to reduce plastic usage in daily life. Will try them.

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