6 budget friendly beauty brands to know

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If you’ve decided to take the plunge and transition over to green beauty, you are probably looking for some green beauty brands to get you started. There is an unfortunate misconception that natural and organic beauty is pricey, but just like the conventional beauty world, there are both luxury and affordable brands on offer. So do not fret as transitioning over to green beauty doesn’t always have to be an expensive endeavour!

Michelle Fink, non-toxic, organic and cruelty free beauty blogger at Karma Beauty says that finding affordable brands at the beginning helped her when she switched to green beauty, “My tip is to start simple! There is no need to overhaul your entire cabinet or makeup bag at once. Look for affordable brands and try one product type at a time as this will ensure you don’t get overwhelmed.”

You can still enjoy the benefits of natural and organic ingredients and clean up your routine without breaking the bank. But if you are unsure where to begin, we have rounded up six budget friendly green beauty brands to get you started!


If you are looking for an affordable certified organic brand, Green People has you covered. With an extensive range of skincare, body care, hair care and cosmetics available, all of its products are enriched with over 90% active natural and organic ingredients. Founded in 1997 Green People is suitable for vegetarians and vegans, and has become one of the biggest names in organic beauty within the UK.


Founded by expert British beekeeper Simon Cavill and his wife, Caroline, Bee Good is an affordable natural brand that offers skincare enriched with the healing powers of British honey, propolis and beeswax. Using ingredients from British beehives, plant oils, and botanicals, Bee Good is paraben, silicone and SLS free. If you are looking for skincare that will recharge your skin, but also wont break the bank, Bee Good has a generous selection of products available for all skin types.


For those looking for products to sooth dry or sensitive skin, Herbfarmacy may be for you! Created by botanist Dr Paul Richards, Herbfarmacy is an organic skincare brand formulated with ingredients from the company’s herb farm on the Welsh borders. The handmade products are developed to nourish, protect and heal the skin. All of its products are also approved and certified by the Soil Association, hand made in small batches in the UK and not tested on animals. With award winning products including balms, creams, lotions and oils Herbfarmacy is a great, affordable brand for those who are looking for products to sooth any sensitive skin conditions.


Lets not forget about brushes! Eco Tools are known for its ethical initiatives, offering affordable, environmentally friendly and PETA certified makeup brushes. Founded in 2007, Eco Tools makeup brushes are made from recycled materials and renewable bamboo. Available from just £4, Eco Tools is a great brand to get you started. You can even get a six-piece set for just £11!


A family run business; PHB Ethical Beauty offers 100% naturally derived beauty products that don’t cost the earth! With a large range of handmade products on offer, you will be sure to find exactly what you are looking for. There are even vegan, cruelty free and halal certified products available. Founded by Rose Brown, daughter of Jimmy Brow, the drummer and songwriter for reggae group UB40, Rose created the company in 2012. With a mission to offer ethical beauty products worldwide, all of PHB Ethical Beauty packaging are derived from post consumer recycled resources and promise to donate 20% of the profits to charity.


A multi award-winning manufacturer of holistic natural cosmetics, Weleda began as a pharmaceutical laboratory in 1921. With a selection of NaTrue certified skincare, body care, hair care and baby care, it uses natural ingredients grown using biodynamic methods. Ranging from £4, Weleda offers cruelty free, and certified natural beauty to the masses at an affordable price range.

Originally published on PURE. 

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