More and more of us are looking for ways to be more eco-friendly every day. While it may seem daunting at first, it’s now easier than ever to include more sustainable products and reduce waste in your regular beauty routine.
Ditch the wipes
First things first, start small. Making subtle changes to your everyday routine can have a positive effect on the environment.
Many single use makeup wipes contain non-biodegradable plastic which not only block drains but can spill into waterways putting marine life at risk. Replace these disposable wipes with your favourite micellar water along with a muslin cloth or reusable cotton pads. Microfibre makeup removal cloths are also a popular option and require no additional cleanser. Just pop them in the wash when you’re done. Simple!
If you are in need of makeup wipes for those on the go moments, then look for biodegradable alternatives. We recommend the ‘Yes To’ range which come in lots of great scents.
Making simple swaps can reduce the amount of plastic you use every day. Opt for shampoo and conditioner bars to get rid of plastic bottles or use a bar of soap instead of shower gel.
One of the easiest ways to make your routine more eco-friendly is to recycle as much packaging as possible. Make sure to rinse any used bottles or tins before recycling and check your local council’s rules on recycling. If the reward for knowing you’ve helped the planet isn’t enough, then check to see if any of the brands you use offer a recycling scheme. Eco warriors, Lush, offer customers a free, fresh mask for anyone who returns five, cleaned Lush black pot – bonus!
Invest in eco-friendly brands
Take some time to research the growing selection of eco-friendly beauty and skincare brands. There are loads of options with everything from Vegan friendly, reduced packaging and sustainable brands on offer.
R&O’s pick of the best natural beauty brands
Ethique offer natural beauty bars that are free of plastic, cruelty-free and plant based with everything from shampoo to serum available in handy bars.
Soaper Duper formulate all of their products free of parabens and artificial colours, with much of their packaging made from 100% recycled plastic.
Lush’s wide range of sustainable products include everything from exfoliators, bath bombs and face masks. As well as recycled packaging, the brand prides itself on its cruelty free status.
Meow Meow Tweet
Meow Meow Tweet are a small-batch skin care company who create vegan products wrapped in paper or stored in glass jars. We recommend their deodorant creams and sticks which come in amazing scents like Lavender Bergamot and Grapefruit.