Simple Summer Eco-friendly Swaps
Some Simple Eco-Friendly Beauty Swaps We Can All Make
Vegan, eco-friendly, sustainable and cruelty-free: together, the four terms that are becoming the most searched-for elements of beauty products in 2018. Many of us have become more aware of our daily impact on the environment, but for most of us, finding eco-friendly alternatives to our beauty regime can be a bit of a minefield.
Luckily, we’ve put together a handy guide for you to share the easiest beauty swaps you can make, to ensure that you do your bit for the planet and look gorgeous at the same time…
OUT: Face Wipes
When you think about the number of face wipes you’ve used and thrown away over the years, you might shudder – and that’s before you knew that each one will take over 100 years to biodegrade. Most of us would agree that it’s a good time to look at an alternative option! Enter the konjac sponge, which will eradicate makeup and cleanse skin far more effectively, plus, it’s reusable and will last up to eight weeks, before being composted in your garden.
Microbeads, found in a huge amount of high street scrubs and lotions, are thankfully being outlawed across the country, but don’t worry about how you’ll exfoliate without them – instead just take a konjac sponge into the shower to gently and effectively slough away dead skin cells!
OUT: Aerosol Hairspray
IN: Aveda Pure Abundance Volumizing Hairspray, £18
When your hair needs a little extra bounce, most of us wouldn’t think twice about grabbing a can of hairspray – but did you know that aerosol hairsprays are bad for the environment? Harmful chemicals and flammable ingredients, commonplace in most hairsprays, are said to cause environmental damage, so be kind to the planet and swap out your traditional spray for Aveda’s micromist, which is cruelty-free, organic, non-toxic and sustainable too.
OUT: High Street Nail Polishes
IN: Little Ondine Nail Polish, £10
Recognised worldwide for their strong smell, nail polishes are traditionally crammed with a combination of harsh chemicals, which, once thrown away (often in half-empty glass bottles) absorb into the earth and cause more damage. Opt for a water-based polish from Little Ondine, which are natural, vegan-friendly and can be peeled off rather than removed with acetone.
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