Think eco-friendly when choosing your next beauty or personal care product. We suggest that you start introducing sustainable thinking and harmony with nature when making your next important beauty or purchase of personal care. As you continue to use and eliminate existing products, consider which specific product you can replace with a more sustainable one.
The best place to start is if you are considering switching products when you have less product loyalty and are more open to local shopping.
For example, hand washing, body washing, and soap and soap can be a good start. Finding a sustainable body wash may result in a quicker purchase decision rather than buying a continuous facial cream that meets your skin needs. Since our different skin types take a long time to find a suitable and sustainable replacement it is understandable.
Take the slow path
Searching for individual products as you need to change them can be an easy way to establish a continuous beauty or practice. This way you can spend time focusing on each product you need by researching and trying alternatives. A few weeks before you run out of your favorite and what looks like an irreplaceable product, read reviews online, visit beauty counters and ask for samples for some sustainable alternatives. This allows you to try and test early to buy the next one. When you shop, you will be on your way to a more sustainable beauty process. Hoorah!
Look for environmentally-friendly packages
Ideally, buy a beauty or personal care product with environmentally friendly packaging, and avoid the use of plastic in particular. For example, products in glass bottles are easily recycled.
Look at the ingredients
Environmental & organic
You can also look for brands using natural and organic ingredients in their designs that are produced and packaged naturally.
Marine plants and algae
Looking for products that contain seaweed and algae can make a big difference. These ingredients convert carbon dioxide into oxygen as they grow. And they are the miracle of your skin!
Remove microplastics and microbeads
Similarly, make sure that your products do not contain microplastic materials usually made of polyethylene. These are tiny plastic particles with many harmful effects on the environment. They cannot be reused and can continue to pollute the oceans and are absorbed by marine animals, fish, and animals.
Although microbead in washing products such as face wash and toothpaste is banned in the UK and US, there is still a long list of cosmetics where small beads are still used. Lipsticks, deodorants, sun creams, and hair gels are just a few examples. Ingredients to consider are polyethylene, polypropylene, poly-e-terephthalate, and polymethyl methacrylate.
Avoid getting out of petroleum
We should also try to avoid a shocking amount of products containing petroleum products. Avoid anything with paraffin oil, propylene glycol, and ethylene. Instead, try products with other ingredients such as beeswax, cocoa butter, and vegetable oil.
Swap your tools and ingredients
There are many direct, indirect variations that you can use to help make a difference and move towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly path.
Wipes and cotton pads
First, wipe ditch makeup and cotton pads. Instead, you can buy reusable, removable pads. It will probably save you money in the long run – think about never buying makeup remover pads or wiping again! Or, if you want to know your stability, why not make your pads reusable by cutting an old towel. If you do seven or eight, you can use them every night for one backup, and wash them once a week.
You can also change your razor to get a more stable option. Disposable razors are probably the most common, but why not try a stainless steel safety razor? These razors are not plastic and are a huge investment – if you take care of them, they can last a lifetime. They are said to give the artist a long-lasting shave. Although you still have to replace the metal blades and discard the old ones, they can be recycled. At the same time, you avoid contributing to the pollution of plastic!
Makeup Brushes, Applicants, and Hair Brushes
Similarly, look for cosmetic brushes, utensils, and hairbrushes made from recycled or durable materials such as bamboo. Avoid brushes with real animal hair, and instead, look for synthetic bristles.
Shampoo bars are a great way to reduce your local impact. They can be used on your hair and body, which means you do not need to buy any plastic bottles for your bath. And they usually last longer – you can get as many washes in one bar as you would in two or three shampoo bottles. There are so many options, so no matter what scent you choose, you are sure to find the one you like.
Choose products with multiple purposes
Reducing the number of products we buy and use means reducing the amount of packaging we use and our waste. Why not try a lip and cheek cream, or a powder base instead of using a different foundation and powder. Use the foam and cleaner makeup remover using water to save on wipes and cotton pads. You know that eyebrows can double as easily as other daytime eyeliner eliminating the need to buy or carry both.
Simplify your skincare routine
In the same way, we do not just need a lot of face creams, serums, and other skincare products. You may be surprised at how similar ingredients are in every product you believe you think you need for good skin! Stick to your favorite cleanser, toner, and moisturizer, and you won’t want anything apart from this.