The cosmetics industry utilizes a wide array of materials in its packaging, including metals and plastics, along with glass, among the oldest packaging materials. The industrial revolution also expanded to metals and plastics for creating cosmetic containers like bottles and jars. There has been a massive push in the past years for cosmetics brands to clean up their formulations.
However, what if your preferred non-toxic, eco-friendly shampoo, shaving foam, toothpaste, or moisturizer comes in a plastic bottle? Of course, a glass would be much better, right? But not so fast, darling. The question over the most eco-friendly cosmetics packaging is a slippery one, and something sustainably-minded brands have been grappling with in earnest.