6 Fair Trade Beauty Brands to Have on Your Radar
If you’re here, you’re probably well aware that Beautyologie is a site devoted to showcasing fair trade beauty brands and giving consumers an opportunity to support them.
But in case you need a refresher, fair trade beauty refers to a global movement made up of product and ingredient producers, ethical companies, consumers, advocates and organizations that practice putting people and the planet first. They’re much more than brands developing solutions for problematic skin—they have rich backstories, they stand for women and human rights, and they focus on the people behind the formulations.
Fair Trade Enterprises support organic agriculture, adopt circular economy production processes, generate new models of social enterprise and create new ways to champion the dignity of workers, farmers, artisans and communities around the world.
Becoming fair trade-certified requires passing regular, rigorous evaluations by third-party auditors that track transactions along the supply chain between more than 1,200 companies and nearly 500 producer organizations.
Certified organizations receive a special seal, and a percentage of the profits—called the Fair Trade Premium—goes back to the producers, farmers, and workers to promote sustainable incomes and safe working conditions.
Curious which brands are a good place to start? Keep scrolling.
Tierra & Lava truly covers it all. Regardless of age or skin concern, there’s really something for everyone when it comes to this fair trade beauty brand. Certified with Fairtsa.org, this Mayan label creates everything from hand-made soaps and deodorants, to baby care and an array of serums.
If your body is in need of some major R&R, Terres D’Afrique is your best bet. The brand develops rich African oils, along with at-home spa kits, to soothe and rejuvenate the skin. Terres D’Afrique is a part of Phytotrade Africa, the Southern African Natural Products Trade Association.
Odylique is your one stop beauty shop. The primarily lipstick-focused brand also makes everything from hand butter to body scrub to face tonic and more. The lipsticks are approved by The Fairtrade Foundation.
When it comes to fair trade beauty brands, no one does oils like Katari. The brand creates formulas for all purposes, including skin repair and hair and lash growth. They source the purest, elemental ancient forms of black seed, henna and rosehip oils, to name a few. Added bonus? The oils come in exquisite glass packaging.
If you’re not familiar with phytofermented bioactive skincare, that’s because only one brand can say they do it! Arêmês Fermentis developed a proprietary method of maximizing the use of plants. Their formulas are so potent that only two skincare products exist in their collection: a Super Bioactive Face Serum and Multipotent Regenerative Night Cream—both of which are trademarked.
Oils are incredibly common when it comes to fair trade beauty brands. Because they’re expertly sourced, as in the case here, it’s no surprise they’re a highlighted feature. Candela Peru, in particular, features an array of nut and seed oils aimed at treating the face and hair.
Written by Dahvi Shira