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Sustainable Beauty: Eco-Friendly Skincare Products

Sustainable Beauty: Eco-Friendly Skincare Products
Grace Walker
Writer and expert2 years ago
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Do you ever think about your daily skincare routine having an impact on the environment? Would you like to make your skincare routine more eco-friendly? If so, keep reading because you're in the right place if you want to discover more about eco-friendly skincare products. It's time to explore more about sustainability and environmentally friendly products so you can give your skincare routine a mindful makeover.

You're probably wondering what the purpose of sustainable skincare? Well Glossies, the purpose is to choose products that meet our needs without having to have that negative impact on the environment. Surely that's better for everyone, right?

Plastic waste is everywhere and it's not just the packaging that can be harmful; the ingredients are also bad for the environment. Microbeads, which are tiny pieces of plastics, are found in many skincare products such as body scrubs and face exfoliators. Using eco-friendly cosmetics is one way to reduce the impact o the planet; more and more brands are bringing out eco-friendly skincare products so let's explore some of them now!



3 Benefits For Using Eco-friendly Skincare Products
  1. Healthier Skin - Sustainable beauty products are not only good for the environment, but they are also good for your skin. Most conventional beauty products contain a range of harsh chemicals that can be harmful to your skin over time. On the other hand, sustainable beauty products are made with natural ingredients that are beneficial for your skin.
  2. Better Quality Products - You might not have known this, but most sustainable beauty products are if the higher quality than conventional beauty products. The reason being is that sustainable brands use more natural and organic ingredients; yes they may be more expensive to source but the end result is better quality. Sustainable and eco-friendly brands avoid harsh chemicals and artificial fragrances, which can damage your skin over time so not only are you getting better quality products, you're also getting products that are better for your skin.
  3. Biodegradable or Recyclable Packaging - An increasing number of skincare brands are considering the environmental impact of the packaging they use which is amazing news! More and more brands are starting to care about the environment and use biodegradable or recyclable materials for their packaging. If you're looking for a more sustainable beauty routine, be sure to look out for products that use alternative to plastic packaging.
What Can You Do To Help The Environment?
  • Switch to products in recycled, recyclable and reusable packaging
  • Buy from brands that follow environmentally friendly practices
  • Reuse and Refill
  • Cut back on waste
  • Stock up on eco-friendly beauty tools

By using sustainable beauty products, you're not only taking care of your skin but also the environment. So, if your looking for a quality product that is good for your skin, you should consider switching to a sustainable beauty brand.

So Glossies, now you know the benefits of sustainable skincare products and what you can do to help the environment, we've put together a list of eco-friendly products for you to shop!


Sustainable Products You Need To Try If You Want To Make A Difference!Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub

Frank Body are coming through! If you need a new scrub to take into the shower with you, this is the one! The luxurious formula works to restore smooth, supple skin from top to toe. This gentle exfoliator effectively buffs away dry, flaky skin to leave it feeling super soft with a delicious fragrance of an orange mocha frappuccino.

Rituals The Ritual of  Mher Shower Oil

The formulation transforms into a silky soft foam when it comes into contact with water which locks in moisture; helping to energise your body and soul - sounds good, right?

PIXI Collagen In-Shower Steam Facial

The Pixi Collagen In-Shower Steam Facial is a cleansing and nourishing formula that can be used in either the bath or shower! It delivers firming, plumping and moisturising benefits to leave your complexion looking and feeling radiant.

Elemis Skin Nourishing Shower Cream

Have you really had a shower if you haven't used the ultimate spa-like shower cream? This ELemis Skin Nourishing Shower Cream will give you the best shower experience with the nourishing Camellia, Macadamia and Jojoba Oils which moisturise deeply leaving satin soft skin, which looks healthy and supple.

Caudaile Vinergetic C+ Overnight Detox Oil

If you're looking for an affordable, sustainably-driven brand, Caudaile should be on your list! They have changed the packaging so all products are now recyclable and are working to create the most effective products with clean and natural formulas. This facial oil works to detoxify and refresh the complexion, supporting it's regeneration process and it includes completely natural ingredients such as essential oils of neroli, lavender, carrot, white sandalwood and petitgrain.

REN Clean Skincare Radiance Brightening Dark Circle Eye Cream 

Next up is REN Clean Skincare! There's a clue in the name; the products are indeed, clean! The cream's bottle and cap are made from 87% Infinity Recycled Plastic, and are designed for recycling. This weightless formula is enriched with elderberry flower extract to help neutralise dark circles and puffiness, what's not to love about a great product that is easy to recycle and is environmentally friendly!?

StylPro Bamboo Makeup Remover Pads - 16 Pack

If you're thinking of cutting out unnecessary waste from your beauty routine, then you need to purchase the re-usable makeup remover pads! They can be washed and reused over and over again and are environmentally-friendly and a cheaper alternative to disposable cotton wool pads.

Biossance Squalane and Antioxidant Cleansing Oil

The Biossance Squalane and Antioxidant Cleansing Oil is kind to both your skin and the planet. It effortlessly breaks down makeup, rinsing away impurities to leave your complexion feeling soft and refreshed. All Biossance formulations are developed in a My Green Lab Platinum Certified facility to reduce environmental impact and the product is non-toxic - win win!

Garnier Organic Cornflower Micellar Cleansing Water

Ganier are really big on helping the environment; this Vegan, Organic formula contains sustainably sourced cornflower from France and is packed in 100% recycled plastic. You can remove makeup in one easy step that will be benefit your skin and the environment at the same time. You should definitely check out this range, it's incredible!

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist 

Jurlique is dedicated to ensuring it's products are sustainable and this particular product is bottled in a recyclable, pink-frosted packaging. All of the ingredients are grown, hand-picked and replanted on it's own biodynamic farm. The rosewater balancing mist is suitable for use on bare skin or even over makeup for a hydrating top-up throughout the day!

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Grace Walker
Writer and expert
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As someone who is skincare obsessed, it’s no secret that I have a huge passion for glowing skin! Over the years I have written many blog posts which specialise in skincare, so I have plenty of top tips to share to help you on your own skincare journey. I am always trying out new products and finding new discoveries that I can add to my collection. My go-to skincare product right now is definitely a hydrating face mask; they’re perfect for that instant hydration boost before you continue with your beauty routine!