How make your beauty routine environmentally friendly
Sustainable beauty products can not only be better for the environment, but also benefit your skin and your wallet too. Along with buying the most eco-friendly products, you can also change certain aspects of your beauty routine. Almost two-thirds of beauty product consumers worldwide seek organic ingredients in their products, with six out of ten seeking sustainability too.
Creating a self-care routine that has minimal impact on the planet requires a little bit of extra planning, but it’s always possible to achieve. And once you know you’re trying to be greener, your usual routine will leave you feeling even more rejuvenated than before.
Our top tips for your eco-friendly beauty routine
– Choose reusable alternatives
Rather than changing your routine, you can simply change a few aspects. These might include
replacing disposable wipes with reusable flannels. Even details like swapping single-day
contact lenses for multi-use ones could make a difference to your consumption of plastics too.
Furthermore, some of the leading brands now supply their products with separate refillable
packaging options. Alternatively, once you’ve found a favourite product, you could buy your own
dispenser and buy it in larger quantities before decanting.
– Ban the plastic bottle
Sometimes, it’s hard to find the products you need in a format without packaging. However,
making a conscious effort to choose only recyclable or reusable materials could help to reduce
your carbon footprint.
Instead of choosing bottled items, consider products like shampoo and soap bars. While these
might come at a slight premium where price is concerned, they should both last longer and
prove better for the planet too.
– Look for the Leaping Bunny logo
When a brand is Leaping Bunny Program accredited, they’ve received and provided formal
confirmation that none of their ingredients or supplied goods have been tested on animals.
Formed by eight national animal protection groups collectively, the Coalition for Consumer
Information on Cosmetics created the Leaping Bunny logo. The initiative aims to give consumers
more confidence than products with generic ‘cruelty-free’ labelling.
– Do your research
If you’re able to do so, taking the time to research where your makeup comes from could be
extremely helpful. Not all brands use sustainable trading practices, but it’s usually relatively easy
to find information on the websites of those that do.
Choosing only the brands with sustainable products and practices means you can reduce your
own carbon footprint without needing to change your beauty routine. Rather than making
sacrifices on the products you’re using, you can simply switch to an eco-friendlier brand.
Lastly, you should never forget to recycle any plastic or glass containers that you no longer need
or use. It’s easy to let empty bottles pile up in the bathroom but giving them a second life is
always the best choice for the planet.
If you struggle to find a suitable recycling point in your local area, try to buy from brands who
offer a recycling service – or only make their products from recycled materials in the first place.
With just a handful of eco-conscious efforts, you can significantly reduce your carbon footprint
within your routine.