Ethique may be a brand you are familiar with by now. Their bright plastic-free packaging and amazing work done for the sustainable shampoo/skincare industry is second to none. I’ve been eyeing up their products for quite a while and finally visited one of their stockists; Holland & Barrett to finally buy something from them!
As I was out of face cleanser it was the perfect time to make the switch to the plastic-free version. I went for the ‘In Your Face‘ cleansing bars which are made with “coconut oil, mandarin & sweet orange essential oils and lots of sea salt“, with the box containing 5 small bars, priced at £14.99 ($17.99 USD)
Under running water, you take one of the bars and create a lather in the palm of your hands. Before applying to your face as you would a regular cleanser. My first impression is extremely positive. With the bars creating a gentle cleanser the left my face feeling so clean afterwards. This combined with the sweet orange scent, which was incredible fresh.
Having been founded by New Zealand-born Brianne in 2012, Ethique has grown exponentially and is now stocked and shipped worldwide. Since then, their range has expanded to include so many plastic-free alternatives to plastic-bottled products. With it estimated that “120 billion units of packaging are produced every year by the global cosmetics industry” [beatthemicrobread.org], the need for plastic-free alternatives such as these are imperative.
Overall, I’m very impressed by these bars. I now don’t need to go back to a bottled cleanser, a plastic-free bar works just as well!
For more Low Waste Trails, you can visit the Low Waste section. I’ve previous reviewed a handful of other plastic-free items. These including natural shampoo & conditioner as well as plastic-free shower bars – check them out if you’re interested.