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Joseph Ndione
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Fenty Skin is definitely a viable option for higher end face products. For someone, looking for a toner for their face, the Fat Water toner would be a good choice, however, I would probably look at perhaps other toners that could still be quite natural. It is quite possible to make your own toner, so it is certainly possible to find local businesses that create their own with responsibly sourced ingredients. Fenty Skin does make incredible strides when it comes to incorporating sustainability in such a large-scale business model. The Clara Lionel foundation under the support of Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin also does incredible work with investing in climate change solution, but also with fighting racial inequality. So, if you want to support a mainstream brand, Fenty Skin is definitely a brand worth supporting. With that being said, it is still extremely important to acknowledge that they are a global business and ship globally. Thus, Fenty Skin and Fenty Beauty are bound to have large carbon footprints. In conclusion, think twice about buying name brand products, perhaps looking locally for skin care products is the best way to ensure you are making the most sustainable purchase.

What it's made of:


The Fenty Skin Fat Water toner is made up of globally sourced ingredients. The serum is cruelty-free, vegan, and recyclable. The toner is made of clinically proven skincare ingredients like niacinamide, which is also known as vitamin B3. The serum also uses Barbados cherries, cactus flowers, witch hazel water, green tea, and Japanese raisin trees. The site is very transparent about the effects and uses of each of its ingredients and follows the standards of the European Union, which bans 1,400 ingredients from cosmetics. The toner is very clean and does not include any parabens, oxybenzone which causes coral bleaching, and microplastics. The container itself is made of plastic though, however it is recyclable.

How it's made:


Generally, toners and other skincare products are manufactured by just mixing ingredients and creating a formula in factories with multiple ingredients. Fenty Skin is not very transparent on how responsibly sourced their ingredients are, or their emissions. Since the brand is so mainstream and ships globally from the United States, it is obvious that Fenty Skin has quite a large carbon footprint when it comes to its global scale supply chain. Although they are not very transparent, the Fenty Skin has made an amazing effort to eliminate excess packaging. For example, the Fat Water toner does not come in an outer box, which most cosmetic products come in. Additionally, Fenty Skin also utilizes refillable systems so that customers can buy a product once and purchase a refill instead of throwing out the whole product. The packaging as well is not greenwashed as the containers have a very simple design and do not promote false information about the brand’s sustainability practices.  

Who makes it:


Fenty Skin is co-owned by the famous singer Rihanna and, LVMH, which is a French multinational corporation. Fenty Skin’s facial cleanser, toner, and moisturizer are cruelty free, vegan, recyclable, and contains post-consumer recycled materials. The products are also using refillable systems as well as being transparent about how to recycle every product. In 2012, Rihanna founded the Clara Lionel Foundation, which funds education, health, and emergency program. The CLF utilizes health and education to combat social inequality and injustice as well, especially in developing countries. The Fenty Skin website offers products and direct donations to the CLF, which shows that the brand does care not only for environmental problems, but also justice and inequality. This year, the foundation invested 47 million invested across climate resilience, education, racial justice, and covid-19 response efforts.