Whether you are looking for a luxurious lotion for self-care or just some run-of-the-mill toothpaste that is clean and eco-friendly, it can be tricky to know what’s legitimately helping the environment and what’s greenwashing. Here are a few tips to help you make simple swaps to your beauty routines that will have a lasting impact.
A big part of anyone’s sustainability journey is finding balance. When you purchase products that use natural ingredients over synthetic, you find a perfect balance. You are allowing the earth to nourish you while you nourish her back. While this is true for makeup and lotions, it is also true for your accessories. Next time you need a new toothbrush or hairbrush, opt for bamboo versions. There is no need for plastic in your sustainable beauty regime!
Free from Harmful Chemicals
Remember in middle school when we all learned that skin is our biggest organ and the first line of defense for our body? Knowing that it works so hard to protect us, we should take the steps to protect it as well by choosing beauty products that are clean and eco-friendly. While not all harmful chemicals will absorb past the first layer of skin, there are many ingredients that do. The most common ones to avoid are talc, PFAS and parabens, but you’d be surprised how many beauty products contain toxic ingredients such as lead, formaldehyde, mercury and more.
Beauty isn’t just skin deep. That is why, when determining whether a beauty product is sustainable or not, we have to look past just the product itself. Makeup that uses all natural, nontoxic ingredients but is packaged in unnecessary plastic and shipped for speed instead of sustainability negates many of the benefits. Instead, support companies that utilize plastic-free packaging, like this natural deodorant that contains not a speck of plastic, and deliver with carbon neutrality at the forefront.
We hope these tips help you find the very best sustainable skincare products and non-toxic cosmetics. But we also want to help take all the guesswork out of the question entirely. Check out our Personal Care Collection of eco-friendly essentials. Our selection of hygiene and pampering products make it easy to take care of yourself and the planet.