A little research can go along way when choosing skincare products that are not only amazing for your beauty regime but for the environment too. There are a lot of DIY methods to make your own products, but really, who has time for that when you can get waste-free skincare products on your monthly shop?
We’ve done the research for you and have found amazing products that will make you feel pretty while doing your part for the environment. Choose from the products below:
6 ways to create your waste-free skincare routine
1. Pay attention to packaging
Glass is always best but you don’t have to spend extra cash on glass containers to do your bit for Mother Nature. Go for pouches, cardboard and recycled plastics which are waste-free too.
2. Embrace empties
Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to buy recyclable products, so why not give your empties an afterlife? Wash out old make-up compacts and use them to store those hard-to-find items such as buttons and safety pins. Burnt-out glass candle jars make pretty make-up brush holders and plastic mascara wands can be cleaned and used as eyebrow-tamers.
3. Try naked cosmetics
Lush is the master of bringing the fun factor to sustainable beauty and is one step ahead of the game, having made packaging-free products for many years. As well as the usual soaps and bath bombs, it offers shampoo and conditioner bars, solid deodorant and facial oil. All are naked, natural and a pleasure to use, as skincare should be.
5. Pick a foaming product
We love this REN cleanser because it’s enriched with rose extracts to gently remove grime and make-up without disrupting the balance of oils on your skin.
6. Go multi-duty
Recycling packaging is a great step, but the real trick is simply not consuming so much in the first place. Thankfully, we live in an age of multipurpose beauty and it’s never been easier to buy one product for various functions, instead of three.
7. Cleanse with a cloth
Cleansing wipes are an easy win for convenience, but a losing game for the environment and for your skin. Instead, try a reusable make-up removal tool.