The health and beauty industry has come to realize that many consumers want sustainable, responsible, recyclable options when buying cosmetics, shampoos and body creams. Some companies are addressing the problem of plastic packaging by turning to recyclable and compostable packaging. Others are tasked with changing their formulas to eliminate harmful chemicals and the use of palm oil. Still others are turning to refillable containers to help keep packaging out of landfills and over-taxed recycling plants.

Kiehl’s Gentle Body Wash

Kiehl’s Gentle Body Wash


Kiehl’s “Made for All” Gentle Body Cleanser is, as the name indicates, safe to use for just about everyone.  Whether you are tall or small, this shower gel is safe for all skin types and ages 3+. Made with 95% naturally-derived ingredients, this biodegradable body wash with sustainably sourced, hand-harvested Aloe Vera and Soap Tree Extract leaves skin feeling clean and fresh.

Beginning in 1851 as a natural apothecary, and still inspired by these roots, Kiehl’s uses powerful skincare ingredients drawn from nature and science within their unique formulas. They use recipes based on naturally derived ingredients (such as turmeric, avocado, coconut, lavender), limiting the need for chemicals which are unsustainable to produce and non-biodegradable. This makes a product that does good for user and environment in the long and short term: this product is C2C certified.

Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is a globally recognized measure of safer, more sustainable products made for the circular economy. By setting forth rigorous parameters for product sustainability across the product life cycle from ingredient materials to material reuse, the standard provides a transformative framework for designing and making products in a manner that helps to address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals associated with natural resource stewardship, social fairness and sustainable production and consumption.


In 1865, liquid soap was patented by William Shepphard. Despite this patent, liquid soap did not rise to popularity until 1898, when B.J. Johnson Soap Co. started selling Palmolive, a liquid soap which contained both palm and olive oils. It became so popular that Johnson was forced to rename his company Palmolive.