the unwash guide
We definitely have some holy grails when it comes to products. Here’s a peek into The Unwash Starter Pack – our favorite product choices that are perfect for the person beginning to explore more conscious brands. We gotta start somewhere, and that’s here.
BODY AND PERSONAL CARE
Ditching disposable razors for a safety razor is an awesome low-waste swap. Karen Young’s OUI the People, makes shaving a luxurious but also mindful experience. With a focus on genderless products, Young has cultivated a company that meets the needs of everyone. This razor is great for even the most sensitive skin and innovates how we approach shaving.
This body wash makes you feel like you’re having a spa experience. Flamingo Estate body wash is vegan, cruelty-free, and palm oil-free; the brand is part of 1% for the planet. Many of the brand’s products have recently been reimagined to be more earth-friendly; now packaged in an aluminum bottle, this product is easy to recycle or repurpose.
The Dieux Forever Eye Mask has become the ultimate accessory and is perfect for a selfie moment. Single-use eye masks create unnecessary waste and might not be giving you the results you desire. These reusable silicone eye masks are meant to be paired with an eye cream or serum you already own and help get ample results for hydrating your under eyes. The eye masks come with an aluminum storage container to aid in the product’s longevity.
Being environmentally conscious is a top priority for this gender-neutral clothing brand. Founders Bobby Bonaparte and Max Kingery sought to create a brand that isn’t adding to the environmental crisis that the fashion industry is only furthering. Fusing nature and fashion, this clothing brand is one to add to your closet.
Founded by influencer Xenia Adonts to create a clothing brand that is truly transparent in all processes, it marks a stark contrast from the fast fashion driven influencer industry. Adonts is using her platform for good by creating a brand committed to making the fashion industry more sustainable. Attire uses zero plastic, values radical transparency, and ensures ethical workplace environments.
Mara Hoffman is a brand that has been dedicated to sustainability, inclusion, and sustainability for the long run and isn’t a newbie to the industry. Mara Hoffman is committed to making mindful fashion for everyone, a truly inclusive brand with a wide range of sizes.
FOR THE HOME
Inspired by the additional waste the pandemic has caused due to sanitizing wipes, single-use masks, and plastic gloves, in 2022, Biom set out to be part of the solution. The brand’s all-purpose and hand sanitizing wipes are biodegradable and come in a sleek refillable container. These are great to have around the house or for on-the-go use.
These candles are vegan, cruelty-free, and paraben free. Once burning, they can be doubled as an oil for the skin and are completely skin safe. Stored in a glass container after use, they can be recycled or repurposed.
DedCool is a brand focused on genderless scents and vegan ingredients and is committed to sustainability. Utilizing biodegradable materials to ensure this product will not create microplastics in water systems, you can use this for hand washing or in the machine. The detergent comes in an aluminum canister allowing for easy recyclability. To add another reason we love this – you can match your detergent to your favorite perfume.
Everist uses ingredients that naturally break down over time and do not pollute water systems. Their shipping cartons and mailers are recyclable or compostable, and they offer a buyback program for the cap of the product to be upcycled for future Everist products. Everist gives you a traditional shampoo and conditioner feel without additional waste. These concentrates are revolutionizing a notably wasteful industry and are a force for positive change.
Uni makes purchasing refillable body care products as simple and streamlined as possible. This new brand focuses on having a closed-loop system and keeping its products as circular as possible. Uni is a design-driven refillable system for body wash, haircare, hand wash, and body serum. Focused on providing a sleek and elevated product, Uni makes choosing more sustainable options a streamlined process. Uni values transparency and quality by providing an EWG rating for their ingredients that are all reef safe.
Ries is a line of TSA-size approved refillable containers retailing at $18. The bottles are crafted from post-consumer recycled plastic and created with the purpose of consistent reuse. Graham saw the plastic problem in the beauty industry and wanted to innovate how we reuse plastics. Being a new brand, this is just the beginning for Ries. The brand continues to test different materials for use to be as conscious of its sustainability as possible. Ries puts value on the circularity of their product and hopes choices like using up-cycled materials will become more of a norm in the beauty industry.