Over the last few years people have become more aware of how they’re impacting the environment and the beauty industry is starting to take notice. So many brands are looking at ways to reduce packaging and create a more sustainable product which means creating a low waste beauty routine is becoming easier than ever!
Here are a few tips (and product recommendations) on how to be a more sustainable queen when it comes to your beauty routine:
1. Ditch the bottle – Ditch the bottle and start using products in bar form. More and more products are entering the market in bar form which is great for reducing the amount of plastic your using! One of my favourite brands is Ethique who offer a wide range of products from shampoo and conditioner to skincare products AND they also having a variety of product lines including products for kids & pets. There products are natural, vegan and cruelty free and the bars come in recyclable packaging. You also buy a in shower container to keep them in which is made with bamboo & corn-starch, lasts up to five years and is fully compostable.
2. Switch to reusable products – I’ve stopped using use once items like cotton pads and make up wipes completely and replaced them with reusable cotton pads and face clothes – which in my opinion work sooo much better. I use the cotton pads with my toner and the face cloths with my cleanser to take my make up off.
3. Look for brands that offer their own recycling scheme – A lot of brands are offering to recycle products for you if you send them back or take them into their store. I know that Lush has done this for a while and offer a discount when you take your used products back to them. More brands are doing similar schemes like FFS (a subscription razor service) who encourage you to send your used razor heads back to them to be ground down and properly recycled rather than throwing them in the bin.
4. Refillable products – Anything refillable is always a winner. Wild deodorants are a refillable deodorant stick, you just buy the case and they send new refills every three months. They have loads of amazing scents which in my opinion smell much nicer than typical deodorants. They’re natural, cruelty free and the packaging is compostable.
5. Pay attention to what brands are doing to become more sustainable – Do your research on where you’re buying from. What’s their sustainability policy? Do they even have one? Most brands should have a section on their environmental impact on their website.
And those are my five tips for a low waste beauty routine!
Let me know any of your tips in the comments
XOXO – Alice