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Best beauty bar brands for shampoo and cleansing bars

Did you know that products like body wash and shampoo are made of up to 60 percent water?

This is a problem for a few reasons. As a planet, water is a resource that we're steadily running out of. Adding it unnecessarily to these products is a waste. The other major issue; adding water to these products means they need to be stored in plastic. As we well know, plastic production has reached a crisis point.

So, what to do? Well, there are a number of brands that make shampoo, conditioner, body wash and more without the water. They're called beauty bars. Not only are these brands saving water, but they're eliminating the need for plastic packaging.

If you're looking to make a more sustainable choice, here are our favourite beauty brands making beauty bars.





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This New Zealand-based brand was one of the first players in this space. Founder Brianne created Ethique out of a frustration with the amount of waste created by the cosmetics industry. Now Ethique is one of the leaders in plastic-free beauty.


Nue Bar


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These naturopath-formulated beauty bars are handmade in Australia. Nue Bar takes pride in the formulations of its products which are pH balanced and designed to work with the microbiome of your skin - not disrupt it. Plastic-free Nue Bar is also very careful with its ingredients, leaving out anything harmful to your or to the planet.


Higher Ground



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This high-performance and plastic-free brand is vegan, ethical and environmentally conscious. This brand has a unique, totally water-free production method in an effort to be as sustainable as possible. It's also powered by Australian botanicals so that the ingredient sourcing is local and ethical.





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One of the OG brands in ethical and sustainable beauty, Lush has been making beauty bars before the idea even had a name. Lush has always championed ethical beauty, as such this brand has been making soap bars, cleansing bars, shampoo bars, conditioner bars and more for years. And they've truly managed to perfect the art.


Christophe Robin


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Of course, this is not totally plastic-free beauty bar brand. But Christophe Robin does have a shampoo bar in its range of products. If you're already a fan of this cult brand, you should definitely give this product a try.



Luxury Italian haircare brand Davines is of course not a dedicated beauty bar brand - but it does have a range of shampoo options in bar form. There are four formulations, one for all hair, one for dry hair, one to smooth frizz and one that adds volume.





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A new addition to the O&M range, this cult haircare brand has recently added shampoo bars to its lineup. They come in two iterations, a hydrating shampoo and a detoxing shampoo with charcoal.


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