Becoming more conscious in your beauty routine
How to make your beauty routine more sustainable
In today's ever changing world many of us are becoming increasingly conscious of the impact our choices have on the environment. This awareness extends to every aspect of our daily lives not least the realm of beauty and cosmetics. The movement of Ethical & Sustainable Beauty has enabled us to make small changes to our routines that will make an improved impact on the environment.
Ethical & Sustainable Beauty is a holistic approach to cosmetics that emphasizes ethical sourcing, production, and distribution of beauty products. It encompasses various aspects, from cruelty-free testing to eco-friendly packaging and fair labor practices. By choosing ethically and sustainably produced beauty products we contribute to a more environmentally conscious and socially responsible industry.
Lets look at some sustainable choices you can make in your beauty routine.
- Use Refillable Products
Refillable packaging allows you to continue using a product by replacing the used-up contents in an item’s original packaging. Its an easy, convenient way of continuing to use your favourite products but reducing the waste and energy needed to manufacture new packaging, reducing the negative impact on the environment.
2. Try a multifunctional product
Using one product for multiple uses not only will save you money but will also have a positive impact on the environment. There are many skincare and beauty products that can be used a variety of ways.
Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré can be used as a moisturiser, a facemask and even a cleanser.
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil can be used on the face, on the body, mixed into moisturiser, as a hair oil, as a hair treatment and even as a cuticle oil.
Skingredients Preprobiodic cleanser doubles as a hydrating mask and comes in a refillable bottle!
Facial wipes and other disposable bathroom items play havok with the countrys water systems and end up in landfill making the switch to organic cotton pads, as these are better for the environment can be a good step to take however the next step would be to ditch the cotton entirely and try a washable makeup removal, mitt like the Cleanse off mitt.
Riley tampons are made from 100% certified organic cotton and absolutely nothing else. The smooth cardboard applicator tampons are packaged in recyclable paper, made from plant fibres. Riley tampons are: 100% certified organic cotton Biodegradable Toxin-free Chemical-free Smooth cardboard applicators Manufactured in Europe with ethical partners
Wild Deodorant is a one of a kind refillable, natural and plastic-free deodorant. Their clever reusable applicator is made from aluminium and lasts a life time, while the deodorant cartridges are made from bamboo pulp and are home compostable! Each time you refill your applicator, you will save 30g of plastic from going to landfill.
4. Recycle in the Bathroom
All too often recycling gets overlooked when it comes to the bathroom. Yet your bathroom is awash with recyclables Our bathrooms are packed full of lotions and potions but are we recycling everything that we can after we’ve finished with it? Did you know that you CAN recycle all of these items from your bathroom:
- Toilet roll tubes
- Handwash (reuse or remove the pump dispenser first)
- Shampoo and conditioner bottles
- Shower gel and bubble bath bottles
- Toothpaste boxes
- Mouthwash bottles
- Aerosol deodorants
- Shaving foam
- Bathroom cleaner (reuse or remove spray tops first)
- Bleach bottles (remove dispenser cap and wash out thoroughly)
Just ensure you rinse out the containers. Grab a separate recycle bin for your bathroom and make a difference!
Embracing a conscious beauty routine isn't just a trend; it's a commitment to a healthier, more sustainable future. By making informed choices and supporting eco-conscious brands, you become an integral part of a growing movement towards a more mindful approach to beauty.
Remember, every small step you take towards conscious beauty adds up to a significant positive impact on both your well-being and the environment. Together, we can redefine beauty routines for a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow.