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Eco-friendly grooming products for men

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Look after your skin and look after your environment. Also look after stray animals, though that’s unrelated to this article.

Time was, you’d daub your armpits with whatever cheap plastic stick you could find, squeeze a foamy goo from an aerosol can on your face, and shave the damn thing with a harsh orange bic which was subsequently thrown into the bin after three months of blunt use. Now of course, us consumers want a more responsible approach, desiring to keep up a fresh face but still wanting there to be an outside world in which we can display it. Here then, are some of the top products currently out there which represent a new environmentally friendly approach…

Sop. Dene Body Wash

A zero waste body wash handmade in Norfolk with organic and vegan ingredients. With a Bergamot and Black Pepper flavour – smell? – it comes in a recyclable aluminium bottle and looks very stylish as well as being uber-environmentally friendly. Highly recommended, anything from Norfolk is brilliant, basically (apart from the pedestrianisation of Norwich city centre).

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Hydrophil Plastic-free Bumper Bathroom Pack

Hydrophil are a German hygiene product company founded upon creating water-neutral, vegan and fair trade products. Water neutral is their big thing: they use resources which don’t affect ground drinking water and don’t require artificial irrigation, which significantly reduces water consumption when global scarcity is an issue. Anyway, this plastic-free bathroom bumper pack is a great intro to them, and is complete with bamboo toothbrush, cotton & bamboo cotton buds and some other clever little wonders.

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Doers of London Hydrating Face Cream

Doers are, yes, from London, so you may think they’re built firmly on cruelty, but actually these upstarts are founded on the belief in natural ingredients with traceable origins, green biotechnology and green chemistry. We particularly like their Hydrating Face Cream, and yes, their overall style. Style with a social conscience, that’s where it’s at…

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Somersets Tough Stubble shave oil

Natural ingredients help the removal of those with heavy beards, including added chamomile and tea tree oil to soothe any blood spilled as you battle the hairy beast. Made in the UK, Somersets are all about moisturising oils, and we for one, are fans.

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Haeckels Bio Energiser + Broccoli Hair Cleanser

This shampoo is by homespun eco-grooming heroes Haeckels, is a great choice. With a 100% recyclable dispensing pump, this 100% natural product is as refreshing as they come. And it’s great fun to put it on your kids’ hair then reveal afterwards that it has broccoli in it. Oh, their screams of joy…

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Old Spice Clean Water deodorant

Even the big brands are getting in on the eco act, with the reinvented Old Spice having just released this little wonder. The recycled paper packaging is particularly pleasing and inventive here, making it a joy to use along with the satisfaction that it’s aluminium free and no pirates have been harmed in the making of it.

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Fair Squared Coffee Beard Soap

This cleanser for beards uses fair trade oils and coffee bean extract for gentle cleansing and long-lasting gloss. It’s vegan-friendly and has zero waster plastic-free packaging along with a cute cotton pouch to keep the soap in. If owning this doesn’t make you attractive to every sex going, then we don’t know what would.

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