Looking to make the switch to a more environmentally-friendly skincare regime? Here are some tips on how to take care of your skin the eco way.
#1 Embrace natural fibres
Instead of using disposable wet wipes, makeup remover wipes, disposable cotton mix pads or similar, switch over to natural, reusable alternatives made from fabrics like bamboo and cotton. Choose from makeup removal pads, nailpolish removal pads, washcloths, and wipes that can be used, washed, and reused with ease, reducing the impact on the environment.
#2 Switch to organic
Organic products are better quality, kinder on your skin and kinder on the environment. Free from chemicals and pesticides they are a healthier option with less toxins to be absorbed into your body.
#3 Learn what ingredients are best for you
Dry skin? Look for shea butter and coconut oil. Irritated skin? Look for lavender oil and aloe vera. Ageing skin? Frankincense or rose oil. Oily skin? Tea tree, jojoba oil, and witch hazel. Prone to breakouts? Witch hazel, green tea, and honey. Learn which natural ingredients appease which complaints and find the best products to suit your skin type.
#4 Switch to eco makeup
If you are doing all the right things for your skin when it comes to cleansing, toning and moisturising, but are then piling on makeup full of silicones and chemicals, then you run the risk of undoing all of your good work. If these products then come in plastic, the damage is twice as high! We stock a gorgeous range of eco-makeup including foundation, powders, eye-shadow, mascara, lipstick, nail polish and even glitter that is eco friendly, gentle on your skin, and packaged responsibly.
#5 Drink lots of water
You should be drinking between 4 and 10 glasses of water a day, depending on your activity level and the current temperature. Staying hydrated is one of the best things you can do for a range of skin complaints, and it is totally free, zero waste, and organic!
#6 Opt for eco-friendly packaging
If your products have to come in packaging, at least make sure they are recyclable, biodegradable, plant based (where applicable), and plastic free.
#7 Invest in bamboo makeup brushes
Our range of makeup brushes are vegan, PETA certified, and use super soft synthetic fibres allowing for a smooth and flawless finish.