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Top 5 Irish Beauty Brands to shop this Plastic Free July

These Enterprise Ireland-supported companies are taking green beauty from the Emerald Isle to your home.

Plastic Free July is coming to an end soon, so there is no better time to make the swap to a sustainable beauty brand. Plastic Free July is a global initiative to reduce the use of single-use plastic by encouraging people to make the switch to environmentally conscious products.

While Ireland is often known as the land of saints and scholars, it is also home to some of the most innovative, environmentally conscious beauty companies. Over the years, Enterprise Ireland, Ireland’s trade and innovation agency, has helped these eco-friendly brands go from household names in Ireland to favorites in the US and Canada. These products will take your entire beauty routine – from teeth whitening to bronzer and body lotion – to a greener place without sacrificing quality.

Modern Botany Modern Botany Multi-tasking Oil – $43

Based out of West Cork, Ireland, Modern Botany’s Multi-Tasking Oil is formulated with 5 natural active ingredients and aromatic essential oils to effectively nourish, hydrate, and improve the appearance of skin and hair. The healing actives contain anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties to calm and soothe even the most sensitive skin.

The Handmade Soap Company – Because You’re Amazing Gift Set – $55

The Handmade Soap Company has taken an unused linen mill in Slane Village, Ireland, and turned it into an energy-independent beauty wonderland. Their Because You’re Amazing Gift Set brings the gorgeous scent of lemongrass and cedarwood to your routine with their natural shower gel, body lotion, and hand cream, to make your skin feel as amazing as you are.

Sculpted by Aimee Bronze Base – $27

Dublin-based Sculpted by Aimee has launched a refill program for their Bronze Base Face Tan as well as a new rewards program that encourages recycling – ReSculpted. Through their partnership with Terracycle, customers globally can return any 5 Sculpted goodies once done with them to earn points and plant a tree.  Bronze Base is a fuss-free facial tanner guaranteed to give you bronzed, glowing skin overnight while hydrating and nourishing your skin with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E. 

Spotlight Oral Care Conscious Oral Care Kit – $35

Irish sisters Lisa and Vanessa Creaven took their experience as dentists and transformed it into a sustainability-oriented oral care phenomenon. The Spotlight Oral Care Conscious Care Kit includes a 100% recyclable packaged Whitening Toothpaste, 100% recycled Dental floss, and a 100% naturally antibacterial recyclable Bamboo Toothbrush!

Tan Organic – Tan Organic Self Tan Tan Oil – $40

Kildare Ireland-based TanOrganic Self-Tan Oil is a revolutionary world-first tan product. Like all TanOrganic products, the Self-tan Oil is Eco-Certified, Leaping Bunny Approved, Vegan Certified, and formulated using 100% natural & organic ingredients. TanOrganic has recently rebranded, and with their new look came their new purpose. For every bottle sold, TanOrganic are funding to recover 1LB of ocean-bound plastic from the environment.

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