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As an industry that is worth over $511 billion worldwide, there’s big money to be made in the beauty space. However, with that comes a lot of waste.

From ingredients used, to unsustainable packaging to wasted product, just like the fashion industry, there’s hurdles to be overcome to make the beauty industry a cleaner and greener space.

But the tide is slowly turning, with consumers now looking for brands which are more sustainable and kinder to the planet. With that, here are some of the hero brands that are doing their bit to help when it comes to sustainability.

Glo Skin Beauty

Glo Beauty

This consciously clean, cruelty-free brand is a leader when it comes to delivering premium skin results using only safe, ethical, and sustainably sourced ingredients.

The Hero Buy: The Solutions Serum Set Dhs473 available at Apotheca Beauty



Hourglass Cosmetics first launched in 2004, with the aim to reinvent luxury cosmetics. As a cruelty-free brand from the start, Hourglass has paved the way in the beauty industry. Taking a further step to being a sustainable and clean brand, Hourglass became a fully vegan brand in 2020 and continues to feature and produce products with cutting-edge formulas.

The Hero Buy: Red ConfessionTM Ultra Slim High-Intensity Refillable Lipstick Dhs230 available at OUNASS


Davines Heart of Glass

Since 1983, Davines Group has been a pioneer in sustainable beauty. Over time, the brand’s commitment to sustainability has become the number one priority with an increasingly holistic approach and integrated with all our processes: from the research of the ingredients for their beauty formulas up to the final product on the shelves of their salons.

The Hero Buy: Heart of Glass Silkening Shampoo Dhs100 available at EIDEAL

Tata Harper

Tata Harper

The intricately handcrafted range of skincare is 100 per cent natural and non-toxic and uses the finest plant-based ingredients from around the world that deliver exceptional results. Founded by Tata Harper in 2010, her mix of potent extracts can easily compete with the most advanced synthetics.

The Hero Buy: Elixir Vitae Serum Dhs2,000 available at



First launched in 2019, this Danish fragrance brand focuses on the art of natural perfumery. Using 100 per cent quality natural ingredients, the scents are refined and produced in Northern Italy using the finest raw materials.

The Hero Buy: Osmanth Dhs1,000

Pestel & Mortar

Pestle & Mortar

Founded by Sonia Deasy in 2014, Pestle & Mortar is an award-winning skincare line packed with clean ingredients, through generations of healing practices that have been carefully curated into the brand.

The Hero Buy: Balance Spritz Face Mist Dhs180 available at Namshi

Olivanna London


Olivanna, founded by Janine Summers, harnesses the power of the surroundings of the UK countryside using the finest British grown plant and seed oil extracts for their bespoke facial techniques and artisan glass bottles. Championing women and clean beauty, this game-changing brand is now available in the Middle East.

The Hero Buy: Bakuchiol Miracle Night Serum Dhs358

Sisley Paris

Sisley Paris (1)

Founded by Hubert d’Ornano in 1976 with his wife Isabelle, this beauty brand has been a pioneer from its inception. Under the vision of the founders and their groundbreaking foresight to champion phyto-cosmetology – which is when cosmetics are derived from botanical extracts – Sisley Paris re- mains at the helm of the luxury cosmetics industry. Using only the highest quality ingredients, not only does Sisley’s products deliver the best beauty has to offer, but their groundbreaking approach to product development has also aided in the brand reducing its carbon footprint and incorporating environmentally friendly practices.

The Hero Buy: Phyto-Rouge Shine 41 Sheer Red Love Dhs200 available at OUNASS

March’s – ‘The Sustainability Issue’ – Download Now

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