When it comes to building a greener beauty routine, it has become second nature for many of us to look at what’s missing from the ingredients list. Eco-minded beauty brands have done away with potential irritants—think parabens, phthalates, dyes—in favour of better-for-you ingredients. And while awareness of what’s not included in our products is of utmost importance, beauty brand Garnier is making a push for greater accountability through ingredient transparency and responsibly sourcing what makes its products shine.

Take, for instance, Garnier’s Whole Blends Honey Treasures collection, which is certified cruelty-free under the Leaping Bunny program and relies on some of nature’s most protective substances—acacia honey and beeswax—to restore hair while defending against damage and breakage. Acacia honey, known for its antioxidant effects and intensely nourishing properties, is sustainably sourced from Hungary’s abundant acacia forests via traditional beekeeping methods. Garnier’s goal? To continuously maintain respectful beekeeping practices, promote biodiversity and ensure fair compensation and safe work environments for its beekeeping partners.

Meanwhile, beeswax, which naturally locks in moisture for soft locks, is sourced from West African countries such as Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Togo, Benin and Mali. Through its “Bees of Africa” Solidarity Sourcing initiative, Garnier has aided 10,000 beekeepers in West Africa in responsibly collecting precious beeswax, organized networks of local craftsmen who provide essential beekeeping supplies and set fair prices for harvesters. In Burkina Faso, this special project also enables shea-butter collectors to diversify their revenue streams, which helps fight poverty while also aiding in the preservation of shea trees via natural pollination methods.

In addition, together with Ecocert beekeeping experts from organic-certification organization Ecocert, Garnier has co-designed a Sustainable Beekeeping Standard to further encourage beekeepers to foster stewardship by supporting local biodiversity and maintaining healthy, robust bee colonies. And that’s not all: The brand has also partnered with nonprofit organization The Bee Conservancy to develop the Sponsor-a-Hive program, which continuously provides support and education to community groups, schools and gardens to help combat the declining population of nature’s hardest worker and provider of beauty: the mighty bee.

Whole Blends Honey Treasures Repairing Shampoo


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Whole Blends Honey Treasures Repairing Mask