I thought going plastic free meant I couldn’t use my favourite Aesop sunscreen anymore, but I was wrong!
I adore Aesop, I love the packaging, the way it smells and the way it works. I discovered their mint flavoured sunscreen and their deodorant spray with vetiver root and coriander seed last year, both of which worked really well. These products are on the higher price point, but most natural sunscreens are around the 30-40 dollar mark, which is how I justified the spend. The deodorant also lasted me about 6 months and kept me smell free unlike other natural deodorants.
In an effort to continue using these beautiful smelling products, I decided to jump on their site and ask the little chat box lady ‘Grace,’ if they use post consumer plastic and to my delight, this is what she said:
“Aesop is committed to reducing the environmental impact of our packaging, and we minimise the use of outer cartons on our products and our preference is to package our products in glass, aluminium or PET (which is the most recyclable type of plastic). Regarding post-consumer plastic, we are aiming to introduce 97% post-consumer recycled PET in our product packaging in early 2019, with around 81% of our 500ml bottles and 100% of our spray deodorant bottles to be made from 97% post-consumer recycled PET.”
So there you have it! In 2019, Aesop will officially be okay to use for those of us that care for the environment. That’s only a few months away now too.
If you’re finding the plastic free life to be void of the nice quality things you used to use, I’m releasing a guide very soon with all my favourite eco-conscious brands, who also hold active ingredients high on their list of values.
Personally, I find the plastic free skincare brands out there to be a bit too ‘earthy’ and lacking in the ingredients that I look for, say Hyalauronic acid moisturisers, or vitamin C cleansers.
Anyway, if you want to be notified when the guide is released, add your email below and I’ll send one to your inbox. I don’t like unwarranted pointless spam either, so at most I’ll send a quarterly newsletter and you can opt out if you get sick of hearing from me.