Bamboo isn’t just a favourite snack of adorable pandas, it’s a sustainable material because it grows so quickly and easily. It has a fresh scent, its sap is super moisturizing and when ground into a fine powder, makes a great exfoliant. Here are 17 bamboo-infused beauty products to refresh and revive your body and complexion this season.
17 beauty products that share one magical, earth-friendly ingredient
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Bamboo Eau de ToiletteWhat it is: A light, refreshing scent for spring.
How it works: The combination of green tea, bamboo and citrus with cucumber has just a hint of a floral scent with violet leaves. It's a citrus-green perfume that smells like a sparkling spring cocktail.
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Bamboo Eau de Toilette Spray, 100 ml, $56 at The Bay. Elizabeth Arden
Tony Moly Panda's Dream So Cool Eye StickWhat it's for: De-puffing tired under-eye skin.
How it works: Bamboo extracts hydrate and nourish, while pearl extracts brighten.
Tony Moly Panda's Dream So Cool Eye Stick, $13 at Urban Outfitters. Tony Moly
Boscia Clear Complexion MoisturizerWhat it is: A lightweight moisturizer for pimple-prone skin.
How it works: Bamboo extract helps control excess oil.
Boscia Clear Complexion Moisturizer, $45 at Sephora.Boscia
Kaia Bamboo Facial Cleansing ClothsWhat it is: Eco-friendly cleansing wipes.
How it works: Made from bamboo fibres, these wipes are biodegradable.
Kaia Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths, $16 at Pure and Simple.Kaia
Fresh Seaberry Exfoliating SoapWhat it's for: Revealing smooth, even-toned skin on the body.
How it works: Bamboo, cranberry and bitter orange exfoliate and buff the skin.
Fresh Seaberry Exfoliating Soap, $19 at Sephora.Fresh
Emani HD Bamboo Setting PowderWhat it is: Mineral-based foundation and setting powder.
How it works: Bamboo is a rich source of skin nourishing silica, which makes this powder more than just makeup.
Emani HD Bamboo Setting Powder, $35 at London Drugs Emani
AmorePacific Rejuvenating SerumWhat it is: An anti-aging serum that promises to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and age spots.
How it works: Bamboo sap moisturizes and supports natural cell regeneration, meaning that fresh, youthful looking skin cells are constantly being created.
AmorePacific Rejuvenating Serum, $110 at Sephora. AmorePacific
Josie Maran Argan Black Oil MascaraWhat it is: A natural mascara made with argan oil.
How it works: Bamboo naturally strengthens and fortifies lashes.
Josie Maran Argan Black Oil Mascara, $26 at Sephora. Josie Maran
Clarins Smoothing Body ScrubWhat it is: A body scrub that promises glowing, radiant skin.
How it works: Natural bamboo powders help slough off dry skin.
Clarins Smoothing Body Scrub for a New Skin, $45 at Murale. Clarins
Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Power C x 30 Vitamin C Brightening Cleansing PowderWhat it's for: Mix this powder with water for a creamy facial cleanser.
How it works: Bamboo and rice powders exfoliate and brighten skin.
Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Power C x 30 Vitamin C Brightening Cleansing Powder, $52 at Sephora.Peter Thomas Roth
Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Power SerumWhat it is: An anti-aging serum to be used under a daily or night moisturizer.
How it works: Bamboo supports skin's natural production of youth-enhancing hyaluronic acid.
Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Power Serum, $70 at Sephora.Origins
EcoTools Essential Eye SetWhat it is: Eco-friendly makeup brushes.
How it works: Sustainable bamboo is used for the brush handles.
EcoTools Essential Eye Set, $8 at Eco Tools.
Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Nightly Brightening PadsWhat it is: A gentle facial peel that uses fruit acids to brighten the skin.
How it works: The pads themselves are made of sustainable bamboo for a more responsible product application.
Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Nightly Brightening Pads, $54 at Murale.Juice Beauty
Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge With Bamboo CharcoalWhat it is: A facial cleansing sponge that can be used on its own or with your favourite cleanser.
How it works: Black bamboo charcoal purifies the skin and acts as an antibacterial, detoxifying pores without irritation.
Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge With Bamboo Charcoal, $35 at Sephora.Boscia
Conair Bamboo 1 1/4-inch StraightenerWhat it is: A flat iron that nourishes hair.
How it works: Bamboo extract helps strengthen hair as it straightens.
Conair Bamboo 1 1/4-inch Straightener, $35 at London Drugs.Conair
Drunk Elephant JuJu BarWhat it is: A deeply cleansing bar of soap that's vegan and cruelty-free.
How it works: Bamboo powder gently exfoliates, ridding the skin of pore clogging debris.
Drunk Elephant JuJu Bar, $35 at Sephora.Drunk Elephant
Nest Bamboo Liquid Hand SoapWhat it is: A hand soap made with natural plant extracts.
How it works: The soap leaves a light scent of bamboo, citrus and jasmine.
Nest Bamboo Liquid Hand Soap, $24 at Sephora. Nest