Ethique Beauty is the first beauty company in the world to develop an entirely solid product range, were all products are made without waste, water and plastic. From this parcel alone, I have saved fourteen bottles. This is absolutely incredible and know I have put in a small contribution into saving the world we live in. Ethique had also been recognised as New Zealand’s most sustainable business when awarded an international B Corp certification in 2015.
“I am insanely proud that we have prevented more than 53,000 bottles from being made and disposed of thus far and our next goal is one million. I have been able to use the skills I have to create a business that has a positive tangible effect on the environment and that feels amazing.” – Founder of Ethique, Brianne.
I was sent a few products to try and as I am not very familiar with solid bars, I am happy to share with you my journey thus far and what I think about each one. Firstly, the packaging is very simple and comes in a variety of coloured recyclable boxes and every part of the packaging is made without waste. #giveupthebottle
*Ethique Frizz Wrangler Solid Shampoo Bar – There really is no cure for dead hair. There are however products that can temporary tame such hair issues like frizz, dry and damaged hair. From the first use, I found this product to be very eye opening. I did not know what to expect, but I did however, felt that it kept my thick and frizzy hair tamed. Even after drying my hair with a blow dryer and straightening it, my hair was less frizzy, but felt soft to touch. It contains hydrating and nourishing ingredients such as samoan coconut, cocoa butter, banana, coconut milk powder and vitamin b5 to name a few. Suitable for very dry, colour treated to frizzy hair types.
*Ethique The Guardian Solid Conditioner Bar – Just like its partner-in-crime, this conditioner locks in moisture and replenishes hair, which contains lots of cupuacu butter, coconut oil, vitamin b5 and zesty lime – for that freshness feeling. You do not feel anything until you rinse your hair with warm water and my goodness, my stresses feel like I have had a salon treatment done, but the healthier way. Suitable for very dry, colour treated to frizzy hair types.
*Ethique Bliss Bar Face Cleansing Bar – If you are after a gentle face cleanser that does not strip the natural oils off your face, this is the one you need in your life. This is one deliciously rich coconut bar that entices me to want to eat it, but instead a creamy and yummy skin food for my face. It reminds me of coconut rough! Basically, if you love coconut everything, you will become addicted to sniffing this bad boy. A cleansing bar that contains creamed coconut, coconut milk powder and clay. Suitable for dry to normal skin type, as well as sensitive skin as this is fragrance free.
*Ethique Superstar Face Cleanser & Makeup Remover – I am fairly new to using “cleansing balms” and I can’t say I love them just yet. Though this one is quite the multi-tasker in that it also cleans the skin after using it as a makeup remover. It contains a combination of cocoa butter, kokum butter, coconut oil and cleansing castor oil. Also, it has this lovely sweet orange scent that helps break down oil and grease, and leaves your skin smelling super sweet. Suitable for all skin types, in particular dry skin types.
*Ethique Saving Face Serum – This is my favourite and it is quite rich and nourishing to the skin. I prefer to use to warm it up between my hands and gently pat all over my face. I could even skip the moisturiser stage as this is made using high concentrations of antioxidants, phytosterols, polyphenols and fatty acids that promote firm, hydrated skin. Suitable for normal to dry skin types.
Have you tried this brand before? Which product(s) is your favourite?