Shirley's Top 10 Sustainable Skincare Products

Shirley's Top 10 Sustainable Skincare Products

Sustainable Fashion and Lifestyle BloggerShirley Mak

Shirley is a content creator (find her @classifiedcloset on YouTube and Instagram) who focuses on sharing her experience with living a more low-waste lifestyle, her journey to a more sustainable closet, and navigating through her life and career. If you're looking to learn more about sustainablil...

Shirley Mak of Classified Closet is an LA-based blogger, YouTuber, and Instagrammer who loves sharing her fashion and low-waste lifestyle tips. She also covers various topics, such as traveling, navigating her work life, and talks about how she lives a sustainable life.


We really loved how motivated she is towards living low-waste, so we reached out to her to prepare an article on her personal favorite sustainable skincare products. Check out the list below for her picks! We hope that it inspires you.

  • Last updated: 09-28-2020
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Shirley Mak's mybest

VERSEDSkin Soak Rich Moisture Cream

$27.88

VERSEDZero-G Smoothing Eye Cream

$26.86

cocokindGlow Essence With Sea Grape Caviar

$18.00

The OrdinaryHyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

$12.74

MEOW MEOW TWEETTea Tree Charcoal Facial Bar Soap

$12.00

GOLDEClean Greens Face Mask

$34.00

hanahana beautyVanilla Lavender Shea Body Butter

$26.00

REN Clean SkincareClean Screen Mineral SPF 30 Mattifying Face Sunscreen

$38.00

Lark Skin Co.Rosehip + Citrus Facial Oil

$38.00

Shirley Mak's mybest Summary

Sustainable beauty is a hard space to tackle because all of our skins are so unique. It's hard enough to find a product that works for our skin, let alone a product that is sustainable and clean too. 


Don't knock yourself down if you're still on the search, since every little step counts. Plus, using what you already own is actually the most sustainable thing you can do, so starting from there is a great first move!

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