Published On: April 14, 2022 | By |

It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when we think about our beauty routine, but the beauty products and services we use have an impact on the environment. From waste to chemicals, there are issues with the beauty industry. Luckily, there are also lots of fantastic options downtown to help lessen the environmental impact of your regiment while keeping you feeling fab!

Clean Cosmetics

Did you know downtown Victoria hosts two Canadian brands of vegan, cruelty-free, sustainable makeup and cosmetics?

MisMacK Clean Cosmetics

MisMacK is a fantastic newer downtown business. MisMacK products are vegan, cruelty-free, and focused on sustainability from ingredients to packaging.
You can visit the MisMacK retail store at 1006 Broad Street. They even offer complimentary pampering sessions where you can learn to use their products!

Elate Cosmetics

This conscientious company also focuses on using sustainable, cruelty free ingredients and uses unique seedpaper packaging. You can buy Elate Cosmetics from these downtown retailers:
🟢 Hunt & Gather
🟢 Berstein & Gold
🟢 Nezza Naturals


When it comes to skincare and haircare, the waste adds up! Luckily, downtown offers great businesses for refills so you can improve the impact of your routines. From moisturizers and oils, to shampoo, conditioner, and more, check out the businesses below to find lovely refillable products!

Nezza Naturals – 587 Johnson Street

West Coast Refill – 1319 Broad Street

Zero Waste Emporium – 1728 Douglas Streeet

Sustainable Salons

Who doesn’t love heading to the salon for a new ‘do? However, the waste created and chemicals used at the salon can be pretty hard on the environment. The salons below all focus on sustainability, so you can leave feeling great about your hair AND the planet!

Fringe Studio – 620 View Street Unit 217

Inspire Hair Design – 1009 Blanshard Street

Lavish Salon – 536 Herald Street

designHouse Salon – 4-1701 Douglas Street


The Natural Hair Salon – 616+618 View Street

Copper & Ash Collective – 538 Pandora Avenue

A Little of Everything

Brica Brac Salvage – 605 Johnson Street

Women in Need – 785 Pandora Avenue

Value Village – 1810 Store Street

Salvation Army – 525 Johnson Street

Pandora Thrift – 715 Pandora Avenue


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