I mean, can you really go wrong? This toothbrush is perfect for just about anyone, seriously. They last a month or two and they are almost fully compostable, what's no to love? <3
I generally prefer a medium bristle but couldn't find one (anywhere I looked) -- this works just as well, though! Adult size. Happy to be replacing my plastic toothbrushes. Would recommend!
I really love the handle of the toothbrush. It feels very stable in my hand. The bristles are nice and soft, but they don't fall apart in my mouth. It also gets my teeth really clean.
Toothbrush looks great and the handle feels good, however the bristles are pretty hard! I’d say they are more firm than my old plastic toothbrush which was labeled “medium”. Unfortunately, this brush does hurt my gums quite a bit. Also, I wish there was a different color option to avoid confusion with other members of the household. My husband’s has a charming piece of blue painters tape on his.
Everything I need in a toothbrush. I wish the bristles could be compostable, but it's still great to have a fully compostable bamboo handle. It feels nice in my hand, and I think that these toothbrushes actually last longer than "regular" plastic ones (at least, I haven't noticed the bristles starting to wear down yet like a plastic toothbrush's bristles would by this time. When do you REALLY need to replace a bamboo toothbrush, anyway?)
I really wanted this to be as amazing as all the reviews say it is, but I'm not convinced. I honestly didn't notice much of a difference between using this stone and not wearing anything at all. I'm not a particularly smelly person, and I don't typically sweat much when not active. But if I don't use deodorant, there's definitely a subtle, natural sweat smell in my pits. Used this stone as directed for 6 days consecutively and every single day I felt sticky and stinky. My shirt underarms were sweaty and gross after one day of wear in my very sedentary office-work weekdays. With an all-natural stick deodorant, I usually get 2-3 days of wear out of my clothes. With this stone I am doing more laundry (not eco!) and feeling unclean (not cool!). I even tried adding a couple drops of tea tree oil to the water I use to wet the stone, to no avail. It's a beautiful stone but I don't feel it works for me.
I was skeptical about replacing my standard deodorant with this, but it really works! I'm thrilled!
my underarms have always been extremely sensitive to the point where even natural deodorants constantly broke me out in a rash AND made them dark! I’ve found one that worked a little but it did NOTHING for odor - if anything I think it made it worse! But on the first use with this, NO SMELL ALL DAY! Like wow - a week into using it and no rash either. Never thought a rock would be the answer to my sensitive underarms
This stone is like magic to me! I am an extremely active individual and the deodorant stone held up against my sweaty post run-pits. I spray my stone with water infused with essential oils to give my underarms a nice fragrance. I also sewed a little pouch out of repurposed fabric to keep my stone and spray bottle in while traveling. I highly recommend switching to this zero waste alternative!! Thank you eco-collective for introducing me to such a fabulous product!
I have been on the lookout for a packaging-free deodorant for a while and this is perfect! I've been using a variety of natural (homemade and store-bought) deodorants for the past six years. There is the detox period but I don't mind it. Thanks for offering this option!
This is my second time purchasing YFE and I can't recommend it enough. I have normal skin with occasional cystic acne (the painful, hard knots under the skin), one or two whiteheads every cycle, and large pores (always helps me to know the reviewer's skin type!). My skin loves this stuff - when I properly care for my face with YFE, my pores look smaller, my breakouts are much fewer and further between, and the glooooow. Would buy this for everyone I know if I could afford it, and would totally take it to a favorite things party. Allow it to melt between your fingers before applying! Thanks Stevie!
My skin needs a lot of TLC, especially during the winter months. I'm not prone to breakouts, but I have very dry skin and this product has worked wonders. I love applying this balm at night right after I've washed my face. I'll gently massage it into my face, neck and even hands, and when I wake up in the morning, my skin feels soft and supple. I also appreciate that it has only 5 ingredients. Highly recommend!
Okay, I don’t know how to rate this product. Let’s start with the good, this product I really admire because of its simplicity but it’s really made for people with normal skin with no problems with acne or dryness. The oils in this ARENT very moisturizing and I found jsut sit on my face instead of absorbing. This means it can dehydrate your skin so if you’re super oily or super dry, this isn’t exactly the lotion you should try. I’m also pretty acne prone but I was reading reviews and someone said it cured their skin so I figured I’d try it. It broke me out pretty badly, probably because of the olive oil. It’s a decent moisturizer but it’ll probably only get used around my eyes and when my skin is super dry I guess. I have hormonal acne that’s pretty acne prone, so it resulted in a lot of black heads and cysts. If you have acne prone skin just use something like Rosehip oil as a moisturizer. I’m sure this works fine for a lot of people but not for me
Amazing product. Nothing more needed to be said!
This product feels very safe and healing, however I found that I wasn't fond of the waxy and oily residue on my oil- and congestion-prone skin. I also found it pore-clogging, even though most of the ingredients are non-comedogenic (with the exception of olive oil, which has a comedogenic rating of 2). Unfortunately it won't work for my daily skin routine, but I've been using it on any dry patches during my retinol use, as well as a general skin salve :)
I purchased these in order to stop purchasing single-use cotton balls. So far they have been great. I followed the below recommendation of washing them first. I wash in a mesh bag and let air dry.
I use a cotton pad to apply toner to my face every night -- this is a wonderful replacement to the single-use cotton pads I was using! These are soft and gentle on my face (eyes included) and hold their shape well. It's likely best to wash and dry these before first use, but I do not have in-unit laundry so was using them out of their packaging. My toner was running right off the pad at first (aka, it was not absorbing into the pad at all / I couldn't apply the toner to my face), but I now rinse and wring out this pad before applying my toner. I do not expect to need to do this once I washing-machine wash and dry these pads.
Would absolutely recommend!
For the past couple years I had been using a microfiber bamboo towel with eye makeup remover (Neutragena oil-free eye makeup remover) to remove makeup. This method worked for me, but I could tell that it was rough on the delicate skin around my eyes. I decided to switch to these reusable cotton facial rounds because I wanted to take better care of my skin and prevent fine lines/signs of aging. Another con of the towel method was higher product absorbency/loss into the towel.
I purchased the white version and they are exactly as pictured, but what you cannot see is that they are so so so soft! They feel very gentle on my eye area and used in combination with my eye makeup remover all of my makeup comes off perfectly onto the cotton round. I also use less makeup remover which is an added bonus.
I love how soft and beautiful they are. They wash easily, using a mesh bag. Highly recommend for anyone looking to remove single-uses from their life.
I'm really excited to use these reusable face wipes. I love the wooden container for them! I have a small mesh bag that I put the used ones in for laundry. I was disappointed that the clothes were white and not colorful like the picture but it just means I will have to order more!!
This is the perfect little bag for days worth of snacks, compost on the go, and more! I use 1 or 2 of the bags almost daily and have quite a few in many fun colors. Very easy to clean, too.
This razor is the best razor I’ve ever used. It’s my first safety razor (instead of like a disposable razor or electric razor), and I love it soo much. It gives such a clean shave, and I only nicked myself a few times on the legs, tbh not too bad for the first time using it! The only thing I would change is the handle, if it had better grip/wasn’t so smooth I think it could make the razor overall better. I 100% recommended this razor though, and it’s a great small step to take in being more eco-friendly :)
This razor worked very well with the shaving soap from Eco Collective; I haven't tried the razor yet with other shaving soaps/creams. The razor left my skin much more smooth and bump-free compared to disposable razors, which was pleasantly surprising. Not sure yet how many times I can shave with the same razor knife before it starts nicking the skin, but I will learn as I go!
I was so excited to pick up this razor from Eco Collective - it's great that they're still offering pick up during COVID. It was a quick & safe handoff & I took my razor home. I was very nervous my first time shaving & went very slowly but it turned out amazing! Didn't cut myself once & my legs were more smooth than I've ever been able to get them with a Venus razor. Since then I've been slowly getting more confident in my shaving abilities, have cut myself twice but it hasn't deterred me. The key, I think, is showering in hot water to relax your hair follicles, using lots of soap or shaving cream & not adding any weight to the razor. I take the pieces apart to let them dry after every use, and so far, no rust. I'm so happy I was able to buy from a local business and continue eliminating plastic from my life.
I was nervous about trying this, but I made it through my first shave without nicking myself and my legs feel SO SMOOTH! Love!
I had been very nervous to try the safety razor. I finally used all the razors I had on hand and decided it was time. It is a bit of an investment, at first. However, it is a high quality that should last you a life time and the blade replacements are so cheap! Before my first use, I watched a couple of YouTube videos on how to use properly and safely. I have found that short strokes with a delicate pressure works perfectly. I did nick my legs during the first use, but like I said there is a learning curve. My advice would be to use our when you have plenty of time to do it carefully. I take my razor apart are each use and rinse thoroughly and store in a dry place. This has proven to keep the razor and blade in top shape for long lasting use. Highly recommend!
Great little jars with secure tops! Used them to hold soap and they work perfectly!
These are really well made jars. Airtight. Nice rubber inside the lid. Great company to work with. Such nice people.
I will admit to having been a bit of a nail polish hoarder during my adolescent years, and have bought probably 100 nail polishes of different brands. My dad picked this color up for me while shopping here, and I didn't expect much - my default is to thing more natural products won't perform as well, however beneficial they are for the environment. Well I was dead wrong - this nail polish is buttery and beautiful, and is opaque with just one coat. The amount of compliments on the color on this polish far exceeded the name brand ones I usually bought. I cannot stress enough how worthwhile this investment is - please support this business!!!
I LOVE this shave bar. This is the second low waste shave soap I've tried (I hated the first brand I used) and I've found my match. It lathers well (I use with a shave brush) and is so soft and gives me a really close comfortable shave. The low waste bar I used before this didn't provide much slip and my skin would get irritated and the shave wouldn't be close. With this bar it's SO smooth and provides slip for the razor its like a night and day difference and my legs feel very soft after. Very glad I tried this shave bar and won't be using anything else :)
I may be one of the strange humans who actually likes shaving my legs, so I've tried a lot of different cream, lotion, soap and foaming alternatives in search for a low waste, natural product. After finding this, my search is over. Razor glides smoothly and foam is adequate and no plastic or packaging waste!! Hooray. Please never stop carrying this item, Eco Collective!
This shaving "soap" bar is excellent! It foams up enough to feel a bit like shaving cream, and it leaves my skin softer than any shaving cream out of a can ever did! Plus container left behind!
So happy to move towards sustainable makeup. These cases are wonderful! The magnets are SUPER strong too. In fact, these are so beautiful my boyfriend thought they were too pretty to get "ruined" in my makeup drawer!
I wanted to love this bar, but I couldn't. I tried it for 2 weeks. When my hair dried, it was dull and covered in a thick layer of residue. I tried using less shampoo, rinsing it for longer. Nothing worked. My hair felt dirtier right after my showers than it would after 3 days of not washing it. Oh well. I suppose I can use it as body wash, but I don't really want a layer of residue on my body either. I got the "Refresh" version
When I switched to shampoo bars I started out using Friendly from the UK. It worked great but I wanted something closer to home/lower carbon footprint. The sage on the mountain bar finally was my local match! I have fine but curly hair so I need a carefully balanced bar to cut down frizz but without too much oil. These bars are perfect, no nasty residue and the sent is wonderful. Warning, the first couple of times I used the bar the scent was strong, but the smell after washing and when your hair is dry is mild so don't worry.
Absolutely love this shampoo bar. Leaves all hair types from thin and straight, to curly, to thick and wavy - feeling and smelly great. Great alternative to bottled, everyday shampoo.
Love this shampoo bar! It's an easy lather and will last a long time.
At first I was worried it smelled to strong but my washed hair smelled amazing when I got out of the shower. It dried super clean and soft. The shampoo even had a nice satisfying foam to it
This was perfect for storing a small amount of hand lotion on the go. I wanted something that was reusable and easy to transfer from a bigger lotion bottle.
The razor works well. The only thing I would change is the handle. I use it in the shower and it sometimes slips out of my hand. It would be great if the handle had some texture to grip onto.
I got this eye shadow because I love the idea of a local-ish company run by women. I like the zero-waste packaging. The union is beautiful and really brightens up my eyes! I loooove it. I'm not a big make up wearer but I find myself wanting to wear this eye shadow! I would absolutely buy more.
This sunscreen is amazing. It is moisturizing, so on my oily skin I use this without moisturizer underneath. I love the way this blurs my pores and really gives enough coverage for me. It goes on so nice, and blends well. Feels a little greasy initially but does soak into skin so that soon after applying I don't notice it being greasy at all. Everyone who wants zero waste moisturizing sunscreen should try this! I got the tan and works well for my olive skin in winter, though I may try dark for summer.
I was worried about trying this product due to a lot of other sunscreens in the past leaving a white film on my face and being difficult to apply. This sunscreen though, is everything I have been looking for in a product, applies easily and smoothly, and doesn’t leave any white or greasy film on my face! It actually also kind of acts like a BB cream and provides a little/light foundation like coverage on the face. I would highly recommend this product.
Well I really wish I would have known about this sunscreen months ago! It is incredible, I love that it is a solid stick that goes on smoothly. It smells like vacation/summer because of the coconut and jojoba oil and doesn't feel too greasy on my skin. I like that it's tinted a bit too, so I don't look like a ghost like with my other zinc based sunscreens. The packaging is my favorite, it is sturdy enough while still being compostable, I will never buy a different sunscreen unless they stop making this one.
This facial cleanser works great for my skin and has cleared some of it up (I have the recommended oily skin). It also has a calming smell that isn’t too strong. This is my second time buying it (I bought it the first time in store) and I can confirm that it is worth the money. It lasted me for a over a year, and I wash my face at least twice a day. Would 100% recommend to anyone who has oily skin like me.
I am so happy I was told about this bar by Genevieve (I think that's how you spell her name (sorry!) She is one of the co-owners of Eco Collective). I have always been nervous about switching up my skincare routine because my skin is my biggest point of low self-esteem if it doesn't look good and I'm acne prone at times, but I'm glad I made the switch! I feel like I almost have less breakouts, and when they do happen, they go away so much more quickly! I also started using jojoba oil from Eco Collective as well after I wash my face. I'm about to start using rose water as well just to see what happens! Thanks for all you guys do at Eco Collective!!!
I have mild acne and using this soap has really helped my skin look less oily and more healthy! I also think the scent is quite calming and very nice on your face. Would highly recommend!
Great powder. Love that it's plastic free AND refillable.
I was looking for an eco-friendly, more natural powder foundation to replace the one I've bought from a major cosmetic brand in the past. I was nervous that this wouldn't work, but it matches my skin perfectly and works beautifully. Would recommend!
This is the second time I bought this foundation. It covers so well!
I love this! I'm 50 w/combination to oily skin. It's full coverage and i only grab a blending brush two times throughout a 10 hour day to blend out my creases due to my oily skin. Yet, 30 seconds to 1 minute later, and WITHOUT adding more poweder, i look super fresh & ready again.
Additionally, it has not broken out my skin either. WIN!!!
RW6 (I think it used to be called Ember?) is the shade that I bought.
The foundation smells great and it works well. It’s nice knowing that I’m not putting a bunch of weird chemicals on my face since this is a clean, eco-friendly beauty product. Since I know this product isn’t tested on animals, I feel even better about purchasing it.
There are also a couple more shades on the Elate Cosmetics website, but I hope that they eventually include a larger amount of shades.
The foundation is buildable, but know that if you’re wearing the foundation for a long time, you’ll need setting powder.