Now that we’ve braved the holidays, spent quality time with our families and vowed never again to eat so many Christmas cookies in one day, it’s time to take care of our winter-ravaged skin. To remain compliant with one of my New Year’s resolutions, which is to avoid needless packaging, I went on a hunt for a sustainably packaged organic skincare line. I found Organic Essence. Organic Essence is a certified-organic body care company that thinks about how its products are made, how they are packaged and how they perform. Since Organic Essence is concerned about the ingredients inside the containers as well as the containers themselves and how they are being disposed, the company designed its packaging to reflect this. So, instead of having singe-use plastic containers for its products, Organic Essence makes them from biodegradable materials. Instead of wondering if a container is recyclable like I do with other skincare products, I can just throw the used container in my compost bin.

The packaging details

Organic Essence uses either an eco-tube or eco-jar to package its products. The biodegradable eco-tube packaging is printed with soy ink on Forest Stewardship Council-certified 100% recycled post-consumer waste paper and is made with an organic adhesive and glaze. The biodegradable eco-jar packaging is also printed with pure soy ink on FSC-certified, 100% post-consumer waste paper and affixed with an organic adhesive and glaze.

The product details

All Organic Essence products are made from USDA-certified organic ingredients, no petrochemicals, no preservatives, no water or fillers, no parabens and no artificial fragrances — just great ingredients that are as good for your body as they are for the environment. If you are hunting for new skincare products to love, check out Organic Essence. Your skin will thank you, and so will the planet.