If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that skincare is a must. We all hate going about the day feeling grimy, so we take the necessary products to make our skin look and feel better. Parallel to this, we’re also becoming more environmentally-conscious and careful with our buying habits. Homegrown brands have started catering to both our needs and the Earth’s, proving that even skincare can go green. Here’s a list of local brands that have been innovating beauty by upping the environmental aspect to their products.
OIAM Natural Essentials
OIAM, which means One In A Million, is an all-natural skincare brand that uses extracts from nuts, plants, and flowers such as coconut, grapeseed, and sweet almond. The brand aims to create accessible and eco-friendly products without the expensive price tag (from P200 to P400). It offers a variety of skincare products, including soothing emulsions and charcoal powder.
Zero Basic’s main priority is caring for the Earth. From the ingredients to processes, even down to the packaging, Zero Basic ensures ethical and sustainable products. The brand prides itself on being 100 percent plastic-free, compostable, and vegan, with either no animal ingredients or animal testing done. Products include facial wash, toners, face serums, and face masks that cost as low as P180.
GF NDC Bldg. 116 Tordesillas St.Salcedo Village, Makati City
This pioneering sustainable lifestyle store has been around since 2008, creating eco-friendly and natural products for Filipinos. The name is actually an acronym for the company’s goals, which is to “care for the Environment, help the Community, promote Health, and work with Organizations.” Other than a store, they also founded a market, cafe, and the ECHO Farms where they source all their organic ingredients. Moisturizers, healing creams, and toners are priced under P400.
The main driving force for this brand is love for animals, which is why all products are cruelty-free on top of the fact that uou can also donate to local animal rescue organizations through its website. Rraw PH also advocates diversity and self-love, especially women with different skin types. Its range of bright skincare products such as scrubs, sunblock, and body oil, which come in interesting scents, are all under P350.
Header photo courtesy of Rraw PH
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Writer: THEA TORRES