Eco-Friendly Beauty Products
In the wake of climate change and increased environmental issues, it is important to make small changes in your daily life that can have a big impact on stabilizing and helping the current state of our environment. One change would be reconsidering the beauty products and toiletries that we use on a daily basis. Many products, like sunscreen and perfumes, have a direct effect on eco life, especially in our oceans. These harsh chemicals bleach coral reefs and absorb into the tissues of our fishy friends! Here is a list of some environmentally-focused products that work to maintain a healthy ecosystem.
Davines Single Shampoo: This company was created on the basis of sustainability. Most of their products use chemicals that are as harmless as possible, with an emphasis on recycled packaging. Their shampoo formula is 100% carbon neutral, and is 98.2% biodegradable.
Where to find: https://www.davines.com/products/a-single-shampoo
L'Oréal Professionnel Source Essentielle Daily Detangling Conditioner: L’Oréal, one of the world’s most successful cosmetic companies has traversed into the world of eco-friendly products. Their Source Essentielle brand is a haircare line that utilizes naturally derived ingredients in hopes of eliminating harsh chemical effects on the environment. Their Daily Detangling Conditioner is Sulfate-free, Paraben-free and Silicone-free.
Where to find: https://www.hair.com/shop/shampooconditioners/conditioner
Ren Clean Screen Mineral SPF30: Another company that pledges to make products that help, not hurt, the planet. Ren Clean Skincare’s sunscreen is silicone-free, and avoids using products that are linked to coral bleaching and harming sea life. This is especially important for a lot of travel destinations where a high volume of tourists means an even higher amount of these coral bleaching ingredients are likely to affect the environment.
Where to find: https://www.renskincare.com/products/clean-screen
Yes to Cucumbers Hypoallergenic Facial Wipes: Facial wipes may seem like one of the biggest players in harming marine life, but this product is both biodegradable and compostable. This product is sure to wipe the day’s sweat and makeup away, without having a lasting effect on the environment. Most face wipes do not disintegrate, and can create sewage blockages or end up in the ocean where they will stay in the ecosystem for 500 years.
Where to find: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B079NV9PBG
Clean Reserve Eau De Parfum: This Perfume company vows to have the most sustainable scents! They use sustainably sourced and naturally renewable chemicals whenever possible, and make sure that their packaging follows suit. In fact, “Each fragrance is manufactured in a facility powered by 100% solar energy, and is packaged in a recyclable glass bottle.”
Where to find: https://www.cleanbeauty.com
Face Halo: Just one of these Eco-Friendly Make-up removers replaces 500 wipes. On top of that, you only need to add tap water to remove all makeup including mascara, this means you can also ditch your micellar water and save on plastic bottles.
Where to find: https://www.facehalo.com.au/