How To Beauty Responsibly

In recent years we’ve been lucky enough to understand how our individual choices affect the world we live in. While many of us have changed our everyday routines and shopping habits to be more eco-friendly, it can be hard to be sustainable and green in every aspect of our lives. However, it’s vital that we all understand how important it is to play our part in being eco-friendly every day. Even small changes can make a difference. While you may be recycling, using less electricity, or driving your car less, you may not know how to be sustainable when it comes to your beauty products and routine. But never fear, we want to help you beauty responsibly. Read on to get the full down low on how to make your beauty routine sustainable and eco-friendly.

The basics of greener beauty

Sustainable beauty is about action, especially because we’ve got our planet to consider. So, from skin care to hair care, we’re here to give you the low down on greener beauty. Because sustainability matters and the more people who are eco-friendly, the better for our earth long term.

What you do at the end of a product’s lifecycle matters – namely what you do with the bottles and packaging. All those bottles of body wash and tubes of moisturiser add up. So, if you’re not sure if you can recycle a product package make sure to check the label. It’ll often have a symbol to tell you what sort of material it’s made from and what recycling it needs. And fun fact: most beauty product packaging is plastic and therefore can (and should) be recycled. So, next time you finish a moisturiser, body wash or shampoo, instead of throwing the packaging in the bin take an extra moment to recycle it correctly. It may be a little step for you, but if we all do likewise, it’ll have big impacts for the earth.

Get familiar with greener products

Do you know how green your beauty products really are? Are they packaged in recycled or recyclable material? Or do the formulas include naturally derived ingredients? Fun fact: Garnier considers an ingredient to be naturally derived if it is unchanged from its natural state or has undergone processing, yet still retains greater than 50% of its molecular structure from its original natural source. If not, here are a few products to help overhaul your beauty cabinet, and take the first steps to a greener future.

  1. Micellar Cleansing Water
    Our favourite beauty all-rounder, Micellar Cleansing Water, not only cleanses but also removes makeup at the same time. Given you can soothe, cleanse, and remove makeup, this combines multiple products in one! Say goodbye to excess waste. The best part? Micellar water comes with an eco-friendly companion that’ll save tonnes of waste per year. Our Micellar Eco Pads are the perfect alternative to disposable cotton pads and are our best reusable option. They are 1000x washable per pad, so they’ll be lasting you for months to come.
  2. Organics Lavandin Anti-Age Day Cream
    Want an effective anti-ageing moisturiser that’ll not only restore hydration but also be kind to our earth? Reach for the Organics Lavandin Anti-Age Day Cream. Enriched with organic lavandin essential oil and vitamin E to visibly regenerate, smooth and firm skin. The vegan formula comes in a jar that contains 25% recycled glass and of course you can recycle it after use too.
  3. Fructis Hair Food Aloe Vera
    Nourish your hair with a deeply hydrating treatment that won’t weigh your hair (or conscience) down. The Fructis Hair Food Aloe Vera is enriched with a formula of 98% natural origin, it’s vegan formula with no silicones, parabens or artificial colourants. And it’ll bring dry hair to life while also maintaining normal locks’ sleek and shine. Use as a hair mask after shampooing and conditioning or run a smaller amount through wet strands after a shower as a leave-in. The options are endless.
  4. Lavandin Smooth & Glow Facial Oil
    This luxurious, non-greasy facial oil can be used AM and PM after cleansing for visibly nourished, soft and hydrated skin. Made with organic actives like lavandin essential oil and argan oil plus vitamin E for results you can see and feel. Just remember to recycle the glass bottle (which is 25% recycled itself!) after using it all up!

Feeling motivated to make the switch to more eco-friendly skincare and hair products? Now you know how easy it truly is to make small, greener choices for a more sustainable future. Learn more about our green beauty promises.