Hello eco-beauty enthusiasts!
It’s Marina Wright, back again to uncover the secrets of an area of our lives often overlooked in the journey towards zero waste – our makeup routine. “Natural beauty” takes on a new meaning when we consider the impact of our beauty products on the environment. So, can you still be glamorous while being green? The answer is a resounding yes, and I’m here to tell you how!
1. Prioritise Sustainable Brands
Fortunately, the beauty industry is waking up to the call for sustainability. Many brands are stepping forward with refillable containers, zero-plastic packaging, and plant-based ingredients. Research and support these brands – they’re as committed to your beauty as they are to the beauty of the earth.
2. Simplicity is Beautiful
The trend of ‘minimalistic makeup’ doesn’t just refer to a natural look. Reduce the number of products in your daily routine. Each item eliminated is one less plastic container in the world.
3. Read the Labels
Besides the obvious plastic packaging, microplastics can be hiding where you least expect them – in the product itself. Avoid products with polyethene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyethene terephthalate (PET), polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), and nylon.
4. DIY Makeup
The true beauty of DIY makeup is not just about looking good but feeling good too. Knowing that the products you’ve crafted are eco-friendly and chemical-free enhances your inner glow. Plus, you can use kitchen staples such as beetroot powder for blush or cocoa powder for bronzer.
5. Remember to Recycle
Even the most sustainable makeup routine can generate waste. If you can’t eliminate it, ensure you recycle it. Check your local council’s recycling guidelines to make sure you’re doing it correctly.
True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.Audrey Hepburn
By choosing plastic-free makeup, you’re reflecting a soul that cares for the earth. And what could be more beautiful than that?
Stay beautiful, inside and out,