The beauty of food in eco-friendly skincare

Explore the affordable and eco-friendly skincare brands using food as primary ingredients

Some major benefits for blending food with skincare is its availability to everyone, for every budget and the positive impact on food waste. Here, we analyse the affordable and eco-friendly brands you need to be aware of.


Eco Warrior Charcoal Bar
Image credit: Eco-Warrior. Coconut oil, bergamot and lime are blended into the brand’s Clarifying Charcoal Bar.

Fragranced with a gender-neutral essential oil blend of bergamot and lime, this shaving bar for men and women creates a luxurious lather with coconut oil, shea butter and naturally occurring glycerine, to soothe and moisturise the skin pre, post and during a shave. Products from £4.00 at Sainsbury’s.

FRUU’s eco-friendly lip balm

FRUU lip balm - containing avocado oil and watermelon seed oil
Image credit: FRUU uses ingredients including mango butter, cold-pressed avocado oil and watermelon seed oil.

FRUU’s lip balms are made from up to 60% moisturising fruit-based ingredients including cold-pressed avocado oil, lemon seed oil, watermelon seed oil and mango butter. It also uses extracts from damaged and unused fruit seeds and kernels. Products from £3.00 at Holland and Barrett.

Conscious House London

Berry Lip Scrub containing beetroot exfoliant - 100% natural
Image credit: Conscious House London. Peppermint, kernel and olive are some of the ingredients used for their beauty products.

Using sustainably sourced ingredients from avocado to kernel and peppermint, olive and sunflower seed oils, Conscious House London’s eco-friendly skincare range includes all-natural lip balms, daily face creams, body scrubs and overnight hand creams. The beauty products and face accessories come in paper packaging and glass jars with an aluminium lid which are all recycled or recyclable. Products from £7.00 at

UXB Eco-Friendly Skincare

UXB Brown Sugar and Black Seed Oil body scrub
Image credit: UXB. Brown sugar is used to polish and exfoliate the skin.

UXB’s Brown Sugar & Black Cumin Seed Oil Scrub contains two types of brown sugar to exfoliate and polish the skin. Black cumin seed oil moisturises the skin as you remove dead skin and the scrub is fragranced with sweet orange and black pepper essential oils. Products from £8.00 at


Dome beauty make up uses food ingredients like olives, figs and lemons
Image credit: dome BEAUTY. The brand uses food ingredients such as olives, figs and lemons in their products.

Infused with ingredients including olives, figs and lemons, dome BEAUTY has created an eco-friendly skincare range of perfectly pigmented shades to compliment all skin tones and has committed to providing 100% biodegradable packaging to all of its products. Products from £21.50 at

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