Eco-Beauty: Beauty Kubes

In the UK, we use 13 billion plastic bottles every year.

That’s a startling figure alone, but plastic bottles are set to become an even bigger problem, with one million plastic bottles being sold every minute and the quantity of bottles sold annually set to increase to 583.3 billion during 2021.

Reducing your plastic consumption may seem daunting, but it can be simple, and your bathroom is a great place to start.

Made in Cornwall, UK, Beauty Kubes is an exciting vegan friendly, cruelty & plastic free, organic shampoo brand that will revolutionise both your eco-beauty regime and your haircare.

The concept of Beauty Kubes was born in light of Blue Planet II and the work of Cornish-based charity Surfers Against Sewage.

Think of how many plastic bottles you’d save by switching to Beauty Kubes – but first, are they any good?


Beauty Kubes could not be more simplistic to use…

  • Simply crumble one kube in the palm of your hand
  • Add a little water & lather it up in your palm
  • Massage into your scalp & enjoy the invigorating feeling of clean, luscious hair

Each kube is enough for one wash. Depending on how frequently you wash your hair, these kubes should last you just shy of a month – 27 kubes in each box – if you’re an avid hair washer like me.

From an ingredient perspective, it’s great that these kubes are free from sulphate cleansing agents and contain 74% organic ingredients.

They are also 100% cruelty free – who doesn’t love that?

Beauty Kubes offers four variations of their ground-breaking shampoo kubes, but which is best?


Beauty Kubes 1 Hannah RuddShampoo & Body Wash Unisex – £8.50

The scent wafting from these beauty kubes is absolutely stunning.

I am in love with the revitalising citrus smell of lemongrass, bergamot, cedarwood & sweet orange essential oils contained within these kubes.

Citrus scents are the perfect way to wake up in the morning and I love that this product is unisex, as so many eco-beauty products are frequently not targeted at men.

Ingredients:
Tapioca starch*, Sodium cocoyl isethionate, Cocos nucifera milk powder*, disodium cocoamphoacetate, Inulin, Panthenol, Citrus aurantium dulcis peel oil*, Cedrus atlantica wood oil*, Citrus bergamia peel oil expressed*, Cymbopogon schoeanthus oil*, Maltodextrin, Tocopherol, Helianthus annuus seed oil, d-limonene**, Linalol**,
* Organic ingredient
** Occurs naturally in essential oil


Beauty Kubes 2 Hannah RuddShampoo for Normal to Dry Hair – £8.50

The scent from these beauty kubes isn’t as pungent as the unisex ones, but there is definitely a subtle smell of rose.

The beauty kubes for normal hair are “infused with rose extract, coconut milk, pro-vitamin B, vitamin E, olive oil and a blend of organic palmarosa, orange and grapefruit essential oils”.

The effects on my hair were very similar to those of the unisex kubes, so I would say it really boils down to what scent you’re after.

Ingredients:
Tapioca starch*, Cocos nucifera milk*, Sodium cocoyl isethionate, Disodium lauryl sulfosuccinate Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate, Inulin, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Pullulan, Panthenol, Olive oil glycereth-8 esters, Rosa gallica, Citrus aurantium dulcis peel oil*, Citrus paradisi peel oil*, Cymbopogon martini oil*, Tocopherol, Helianthus annus seed oil, d-Limonene**
Organic ingredient* Occurs naturally in essential oil**


Overall Verdict

Without a doubt, Beauty Kubes are one of the best zero waste products I have ever used.

Unlike when using other shampoo bars, I haven’t felt the need to use a conditioner bar alongside Beauty Kubes

My hair feels incredibly lightweight and is also extremely shiny, with great volume.

All of the packaging is also recyclable, which makes these little kubes of luxury a guilty free delight.

Downsides?

None whatsoever for results, ease of use or effect on the environment, that I can see.

They are a little bit on the pricey side, but when compared with other luxury hair products they are an extremely competitive purchase and I would wholeheartedly recommend them.

In terms of which Beauty Kubes to go for?

They are all made with the same eco-conscious principles in mind, so it really is down to your personal preference with regards to smell and your hair type.

My personal choice? Definitely the energising scent of the unisex kubes.


Disclaimer: I have not been paid by Beauty Kubes for this blog post, but they have provided me with the two reviewed products free-of-charge.

All photographs used in this article belong to Hannah Rudd, please just ask if you’d like to use them 🙂

 

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