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Plastic-Free Natural Oil Facial Moisturiser

Plastic-Free Natural Oil Facial Moisturiser

Plastic Free
Vegan Friendly
High Street Buy
Zero Waste

Alternative for: facial moisturiser creams in plastic containers

Many plastic-free facial moisturisers are expensive or difficult to source, so switching to a natural oil may be a good option. A bottle of natural oil can last a long time as you only need a little each time.

Recommended non-greasy oils include: 

  • Argan Oil (suitable for sensitive skin and good for dry skin)
  • Sweet Almond Oil (best for acne prone, dry and mature skin - not suitable for nut allergy suffers)
  • Grapeseed Oil (fragrance-free)

Note: Coconut oil is often promoted as a zero waste moisturiser, and while it's great for removing makeup and as a nappy cream, it's not as absorbent as the other oils. 

Packaging: normally glass bottle with aluminium lid (or sometimes plastic depending on supplier)

End of Life: glass bottles are easily reused or recycled

 Recommended by Isabel M.

"I have tried Argan Oil as a replacement for my facial moisturiser.  As it is a liquid rather than a cream you only need a little bit and it absorbs quickly. It can also be used on your hair."


  • Can be bought in non-plastic bottles or from some zero waste stores
  • Naturally biodegradable and non-toxic - no nasty chemicals


  • Can have a high upfront cost - look out for offers, like Holland & Barrett's penny offer where a second bottle is just 1p. 



Where to Buy...

Argan Oil

Sweet Almond Oil

Grapeseed Oil

  • The Soapery (smaller sizes only, includes plastic lid)


  • Look for 100% pure oils, ideally cold-pressed 
  • Please check that you are not allergic to a new oil by doing a patch test first

This information is provided as a guide only and is accurate to the best of our knowledge.

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