You might love your extensive collection of makeup, skincare and haircare products, but chances are the environment isn’t as keen. This is because – despite the fact that the planet is in dire straights – many cosmetic brands are not coming to the party when it comes to doing their bit for Mother Earth. Many are still making products that are tested on animals, contain harsh chemicals, or are packaged in plastic that will outlive us all. Sad, but true. Fortunately more and more companies are starting to care about the impact of their products and are inventing eco-friendly beauty buys that are as good as their more-damaging counterparts.
Making the decision to go greener isn’t going to suck as much as you might think. All it means is taking time to read labels, consider the packaging and checking that their products aren’t tested on animals. Most cruelty-free brands will clearly state this on the label, and as more and more brands start to care about our furry friends locked up in labs, they will hopefully gradually bring an end to this time-old but totally inhumane practice.
Another serious problem that the beauty industry plays a massive role in is the amount of waste produced by their packaging. Plastic tubes and containers are the most common packaging choices, and they are piling up in our landfills. There are some brands out there that are creating entire lines of packaging-free products, and we have a feeling that this novel approach is going to catch on.
Another concern when it comes to beauty products is that they often contain harsh chemicals that are damaging to the environment. This means that they probably aren’t good for you, your skin and hair either. So making the change to natural, organic products will benefit you as well as the earth. And we love benefits!
Want to stock up on eco-friendly beauty buys? Here are nine great products to get your green collection started:
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