5 Sustainable Beauty Tips for Beginners

One of our favourite trends, is the move towards more sustainable, zero-waste beauty routines, that are kinder on the planet. The key to a great sustainable beauty routine, is choosing products that still meet your skin, hair, and beauty needs - without having a negative impact on the environment. Thankfully, creating a sustainable beauty routine doesn't have to be expensive or hard work, and can be achieved by making a few small changes, that can have a big impact!

These are our top 5 sustainable beauty tips that be easily integrated in to your routine:

#1 Responsible Packaging

Choose brands that use packaging made from recycled materials, or that offer recyclable, reusable, or compostable pathways. Garnier are constantly innovating and working towards 100% recycled and recyclable packaging.

For hair care, try our new Shampoo Bars that are a two-in-one solution (no need for conditioner), reducing plastic waste.

For skin, try our Garnier BB Cream range, an all-in-1 beauty solution that provides the benefits of using a foundation, while hydrating and offering SPF. Our BB Cream cardboard tubes are made with 49% less plastic and come in a 100% recyclable cardboard box that is responsibly sourced.

#2 Repurpose your product packaging

Think about whether your empty tubs, tubes and containers can be turned into anything else - like transforming an empty Garnier Fructis Hydrating Aloe Vera Hair Foods into a seedling or flower pot. Get creative!

#3 Recycle

Make sure to read the recycling instructions on your beauty products to ensure you're sorting them into the correct bins and removing any caps or labels where necessary. For anything that can’t be recycled in your bins at home, TerraCycle and Garnier have partnered to create a free recycling programme for any brand of skincare product packaging. 

Sign up to the Garnier Green Beauty Recycling Programme here.

#4 Up-size your beauty products

Shop your favourite products in the largest size available. Bigger sizing will last longer, therefore creating less waste!

#5 Reusable Eco Pads

Garnier Eco Pads are an effective, yet gentle way of easily removing make-up and cleansing skin all while being more environmentally friendly.  Eco Pads are ultra-soft, reusable microfibre pads that are washable up to 1000 times per pad and therefore eliminating daily cotton pad waste. 

Try: Garnier Eco Pads