Celebrate Earth Day With Sustainable Skincare

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It may seem like a small step, but switching to sustainable skincare and sustainable bodycare is a simple way to protect the future of our planet this Earth Day. Taking place annually, Earth Day raises awareness of environmental issues, highlighting ways people can take action to minimise their impact on the environment, making small lifestyle changes to prevent climate change, deforestation and loss of biodiversity to protect the future of our planet.

Generating an incomprehensible amount of waste, the beauty industry is responsible for 120 billion units of plastic packaging each year. Often ending up in landfills around the world, this waste contributes massively to the current pollution and climate change crisis.

In addition to this, the beauty industry’s demand for natural oils and resources can be attributed to deforestation, soil and water contamination, and loss of habitat, which is why opting for eco-friendly, sustainable bodycare is crucial for the longevity of our planet.

What Is Sustainable Skincare

Transparent about their ingredients, sourcing and manufacturing process, sustainable skincare brands help their consumers make informed choices, emphasising the importance of conscious beauty in preserving our planet.

Using ethically sourced, natural and organic ingredients that are often encased in minimal, biodegradable or compostable packaging, sustainable skincare is cruelty-free and vegan, minimising your impact on the environment every time you opt for an eco-friendly product.

Trying to minimise your impact on the environment this Earth Day? We’ve collated some hints and tips on small lifestyle changes you can make, not just on the 22nd of April but long term to make the planet a better place for future generations.

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Switch To Solid Skincare

Free-from plastic packaging and often more concentrated, solid skincare, as the name suggests, comes in a solid form rather than a liquid or cream. Expanding beyond soaps, solid skincare now includes shampoo and conditioner, facial cleansers, serums, moisturisers, and even deodorants.

SBTRCT

Award-winning and innovative, SBTRCT create solid skincare, fuelled by their passion for reducing the environmental impact of the beauty industry. Each SBTRCT product has a low water content, and is 100% plastic-free, vegan and palm oil-free, making them a great choice for eco-friendly skincare enthusiasts.

SBTRCT’s revolutionary Vitamin C Booster is a great introduction to solid skincare. Enriched with concentrated rosehip oil, sea buckthorn oil, and vitamin C, it delivers powerful, concentrated antioxidant protection, evening and hydrating your skin to leave it radiant and luminous.

SBTRCT sustainable solid skincare

Opt For Natural, Skin-Friendly Ingredients

Choosing natural formulas over ones brimming with chemicals is not only great for your skin, but is also beneficial to the planet too. Often sustainably sourced, natural skincare products are enriched with plant oils and extracts that are grown using eco-friendly, organic farming practices, minimising the damage to the environment.

Great for sensitive and reactive skin, natural skincare is less likely to cause reactions, flare-ups or exacerbate skin conditions than chemical-based products, making them a safe and sensible choice if you’re skin is prone to oil, acne or rosacea.

Most natural skincare ingredients are also biodegradable, which means they break down organically into the environment without any harmful chemicals or substances polluting our delicate water systems.  

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KORRES

Inspired by homoeopathic remedies, pharmacist-founded KORRES harnesses plant power to create innovative skincare solutions. Enriched with potent botanicals, natural Greek yoghurt, Santorini grapes and volcanic minerals, KORRES creates sustainable skin-friendly cleansers, moisturisers and serums that combat common skin concerns while being gentle on your skin.

KORRES Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser with Pre + Probiotics is an indulgent, soap-free cleanser that transforms from cream to foam cleanser on contact with water. Enriched with natural Greek yoghurt, it gently cleanses your skin of makeup and impurities, providing a super dose of pre and probiotics while deeply nourishing your skin, leaving it radiant and chemical-free.

KORRES foaming cleanser

Choose Haircare With Minimal Chemicals

Often infused with environmentally damaging sulfates, parabens and synthetic fragrances, chemical-infused haircare products can pollute waterways when washed away down the drain, accumulating in the soil to harm plants and wildlife.

Packaged in plastic that cannot be recycled, shampoo and conditioner bottles contribute massively to plastic waste, damaging the environment with each hair wash.

O&M

Renowned for its commitment to sustainability, O&M haircare harnesses natural extracts and minerals in its low-chemical formulas, creating haircare that’s not only luxurious but also has minimal environmental impact.

Enriched with banksia flower, Davidson plum, lily pilly, Tasmanian sea salt and essential oils, O&M products deliver incredible hair benefits, leaving your hair, healthy and nourished. Housed in recyclable, post-consumer recycled packaging, these gentle and effective haircare formulas are certified by PETA as cruelty-free, making them an eco-friendly choice.

O&M sustainable haircare products

 

Enriched with organic coconut and macadamia nut oil, desert lime, pro-vitamin B5 and quandong, this O&M Know Knott detangler is an environmentally conscious choice for removing knots from your hair.

Nourishing your hair while protecting it from premature ageing, free radicals and environmental damage, this leave-in conditioning spray unravels your hair, leaving it smooth, glossy and healthy.

Embrace Vegan And Cruelty-Free Skincare

Opting for eco-friendly skincare doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your glam. With supplement, skincare, tan, haircare and makeup brands now choosing to be cruelty-free and vegan, you can still look fabulous while preserving the planet.

Hello Sunday

A cruelty-free brand, Hello Sunday doesn’t test any of its ingredients or products on animals, creating vegan, animal-friendly products that are gentle on both your skin and the environment.

Packaging their SPF products in recyclable packaging, Hello Sunday is as committed to sustainability as they are to nurturing your skin, formulating their products with natural ingredients enriched with hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and vitamin B5 to keep your skin hydrated and protected from UVA and UVB rays.

Hello Sunday cruelty-free skincare

 

Because of their commitment to gentle, natural ingredients, Hello Sunday’s products are suitable for all skin types, tones and textures, minimising skin reactions and flare-ups on the most sensitive of skin.

Keeping your skin safe from sun damage while leaving your skin radiant, this Hello Sunday The Illuminating One Glow Primer SPF50 enhances your natural glow. Enriched with algae extract, aloe vera, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, it’s brimming with natural skincare saviours that nourish your skin while minimising your carbon footprint.

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