Clean beauty and eco-friendly products have become quite the thing. In fact, people the world over have started switching to beauty products that cause lesser harm to the environment. But we’re not quite there yet.
Unfortunately, over the last couple of years the entire beauty industry has been known to cause negative impact on the environment. It is considered to be on of the major contributors of causing pollution and further damaging the ever depleting natural resources Now you don’t need to feel guilty, not if you choose your beauty products carefully at least.
Here’s how choosing the right skin, hair and makeup products not only benefit you, but also help save our planet Earth.
- Recyclable packaging
- Ethically sourced ingredients
- No harmful ingredients
- No animal cruelty
- Helps save water
Did you know that plastic containers of your cosmetic products, mirrors, pumps and magnets are not recyclable? By avoiding packaging that include these, you’re doing Mother Nature a huge favour. Reuse the plastic containers of finished beauty products, avoid wastage by buying the biggest size of lotions and creams or simply choose products that come in glass or bamboo containers.
Ethically sourced ingredients
If a product claims to be eco-friendly, it not just contains natural and organic ingredients, but is also made using ingredients that are ethically sourced. This means that the sourcing and manufacturing of that particular product was sustainable and did not cause any major harm to the eco-system.
No harmful ingredients
Environmentally-friendly products do not contain any harmful ingredients, and thus the disposal of these will not harm the environment in any way. These products are not made using any harmful chemicals and their ingredient list does not contain chemicals such as triclosan and oxybenzone. These chemicals have been proven to cause incomprehensible and irreparable damage to the coral reefs and other aquatic species.
No animal cruelty
Any ingredient that sounds foreign to you or you can’t pronounce is likely to have been tested on animals. Yes, this is sad but true. By choosing cruelty-free products that are not tested on animals, you can help save your little furry friends.
Helps save water
A lot of eco-friendly products are really unique. They are not just made using ethically sourced ingredients, but also have other environment-loving properties. Things like shampoo bars and quick rinse conditioners are really great as they reduce the use of plastic and help save water.
Written by Urvi Dalal on Nov 26, 2019
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!