The Honest Company Announces New Sustainable Packaging Initiative for Beauty

Jul 19, 2021
The Honest Company Announces New Sustainable Packaging Initiative for Beauty

LOS ANGELES, July 19, 2021 – The Honest Company (NASDAQ: HNST), a mission-driven brand focused on leading the clean and conscious lifestyle movement, today announced a new sustainable packaging initiative for Honest Beauty featuring 100 percent recyclable cartons using 100 percent tree-free paper made from upcycled sugarcane by-product. As part of the beauty relaunch, Honest is also launching the Daily Defense Collection, a new line of skincare products designed to defend skin against environmental aggressors.

In this effort, over 100 SKUs were updated to leverage post-consumer recycled materials as part of The Honest Company’s clean, conscious, culture brand initiative. Honest Beauty products will now feature tree-free packaging across the line with updates to the primary packaging to utilize more environmentally-friendly materials including, glass droppers, aluminum tubes, tin compacts, PCR materials and mono-material components whenever possible for easier recycling.

“From day one, we’ve placed the utmost importance on product efficacy, formula integrity and ingredient quality – packaging is the next step in our journey of continuous improvement,” said Jessica Alba, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, The Honest Company. “As pioneers in clean beauty, I am energized that we are able to raise the standard for the industry at large, and demonstrate what is possible to achieve at scale while we continue to deliver on our mission to inspire everyone to love living consciously.”

In addition to the refreshed look and feel, Honest’s new skincare line, The Daily Defense Collection, helps defend against environmental aggressors and combat the effects of pollutants. These four new products launched with the line are formulated with Sea Concentrate which is rich in zinc and iron to provide essential minerals to the skin.

Daily Defense Collection – four minutes to protect your skin.

  • Step One – Skin Sweep Exfoliating Powder Cleanser: Made with Honest® Sea Concentrate and Kaolin Clay to help gently wash and exfoliate away debris, impurities and buildup. ($21.99) 
  • Step Two – Pollution Solution Purifying Toner: A gentle daily toner that wipes away impurities and reduces sebum while providing essential minerals to the skin. Formulated with Zinc PCA to help reduce surface oil and a Microalgae Extract to help combat aging stressors. ($17.99) 
  • Step Three – Save Face Shielding Setting Spray: A weightless shield that sets, helps extend wear, and improves the look of makeup. Formulated with an Extremolyte, it also helps defend against environmental stressors like UV and blue light. ($21.99) 
  • Step Four – Self Defense Mineral Sunscreen Fluid SPF 43: Designed consciously to be reef-friendly, this universal broad-spectrum mineral sunscreen helps protect against environmental elements like UVA, UVB and blue light, and help defend against pollution that contributes to early skin-aging. Formulated with an Extremolyte to help defend against environmental aggressors. ($29.99) 

“We strive to create formulas with thoughtfully selected ingredients to help protect our natural resources and the ecosystems that rely on those resources,” said Don Frey, Chief Innovation Officer, The Honest Company. “Our sustainability mission starts with the practices that we implement within our own lab and in our formulas. It’s not enough to ask you to practice sustainability without doing it ourselves first. That’s why we’ve ensured that all of our beauty products have formulas and packages that are designed with the environment in mind.”

The Honest Company’s refreshed beauty brand initiative including the Daily Defense collection will start to roll out today, July 19, in-store at our retail partners and on The Honest Company website at You can also join in on the clean conscious conversation socially with @honest on Twitter and Instagram and

As part of the sustainable packaging initiative, Honest will be tracking the impact of using tree-free cartons quarterly on its website. To learn more about Honest’s sustainability initiatives, visit.

About The Honest Company
The Honest Company (NASDAQ: HNST) is a mission-driven, digitally-native brand focused on leading the clean lifestyle movement, creating a community for conscious consumers and seeking to disrupt multiple consumer product categories. Since its launch in 2012, Honest has been dedicated to creating thoughtfully formulated, safe and effective personal care, beauty, baby and household products, which are available via, third-party ecommerce partners and approximately 32,000 retail locations across the United States, Canada and Europe. Based in Los Angeles, CA, the Company's mission, to inspire everyone to love living consciously, is driven by its values of transparency, trust, sustainability and a deep sense of purpose around what matters most to its consumers: their health, their families and their homes. For more information about the Honest Standard and the company, please visit

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