5 eco-friendly Caribbean beauty brands you should try
As consumers become environmentally conscious and seek brands that are in keeping with that, the beauty industry is responding by creating products that are environmentally safe, healthy with biodegradable and recyclable packaging.
In the Caribbean, the beauty industry has exploded in recent years with many companies and entrepreneurs using the advantage of living in the region with access to so many organic raw materials to their advantage.
Now you can support local and help the environment.
Here are five eco-friendly beauty brands that you should get to know.
Made by the 80-year old Coconut Growers Association based in Laventille, Trinidad, Cedros Bay is a vegan body brand of scrubs and lotions made with organic coconuts sourced in T&T. The products are not tested on animals and to ensure that they perform well, extra botanicals such as papaya and avocado oils have been added. The packaging is also made with recycled material and the covers are biodegradable.
Created by a St Lucian husband and wife team who are naturopathic doctors, this brand of beauty and body products was created out of a need to find a natural repellent for their baby. Over 20 years later, the Caribbean Blue brand is the winner of several awards. The company boasts of making a range of products such as massage oils, gels, lotions, repellents, lip balms and sunscreens that are cruelty free, reef safe, 100 percent biodegradable, non-GMO and mostly vegan.
Earth Mother Botanicals Limited is a Barbadian company producing a 100 percet natural skin care products with organic herbs, fruits and flowers grown locally, combined with high quality oils and other purely natural food grade ingredients. The range of spa treatments, hotel amenities and facial products contain no chemical preservatives and colours or fragrances are added.
Born out of a young girl’s love for all things natural, this line of facial care, serums, body butters, lotions, scrubs and massage oils is made with mainly Jamaican ingredients and scents such as mango and papaya. Started in 2009, the brand is today available in hotels, pharmacies and high end spas in Jamaica and also in the UK where it is distributed through Pas Cosmetics stores.
This range of healthy organic hair and body products from Grenada made without sulfates, parabens, petroleum or artificial ingredients. With products made for all types of natural hair, BAN also includes a men’s line including beard oil.