The smallest gestures can revolutionize your beauty routine: dab the cream around the eyes, remove make-up every evening or use a heat protector, for example. Imagine, therefore, how a few small gestures can make a difference also for the planet, transforming the beauty routine and making it waste-free, waste-free and decidedly eco-friendly.
Every action, even the most trivial, can make a difference when it comes to making your beauty routine waste-free, starting with turning off the tap while brushing your teeth. Apparently insignificant gestures, in fact, can have a huge impact on the environment. And it is precisely for this reason that enriching your beauty routine with good green habits is the right solution to make your bathroom eco-sustainable and reduce the environmental impact of your beauty. Reusing and recycling, in fact, must be the new watchwords of your beauty ritual. Because choosing the cleanest and most natural formulations – or even converting to waterless beauty – is not enough to reduce waste. How to do? Here are 4 useful tips to completely transform your beauty routine and make it truly zero waste.
Beauty routine without waste: goodbye disposable products
The first step to making your beauty routine waste-free is to limit single-use products. The main flaw of disposable products, in fact, is that they were created to become waste. It is inevitable: after a single use, the fate of these products is to turn into pure and simple garbage. The solution? Opt for washable or, at least, biodegradable solutions. An example are washable microfibre cloths and 100% natural and antibacterial Konjac sponges, but also menstrual cup and cotton swabs and bamboo toothbrush, much more sustainable. Remember, in fact, that the goal of zero waste beauty is to make you a more aware beauty addicted, not to make you stop using your favorite products.
Guide to zero waste packaging
If you’re really looking to make your beauty routine waste-free, you’ll need to find the right way to handle the packaging. In fact, plastic packaging constitutes about 40% of total waste in the world. The solution is much simpler than you might think: in addition to being trendy, naked products are a great way to reduce waste in your beauty routine. There are also many solid products that can replace your usual allies. From solid shampoo to perfume, without forgetting the classic bar of soap, the options to eliminate plastic from your beauty routine are not lacking.
The refill makes the beauty routine zero waste
Why not simply refill your favorite products, instead of constantly buying new ones? The refill is the ideal green solution to eliminate waste from your beauty routine. In this way the bottles can live indefinitely, avoiding becoming mere waste. Refilling products is very easy, in fact, you just need to order the appropriate refills online or go to the store and ask for a refill. Anyhow, the golden rule to make your beauty routine waste-free is to strive to use the products to the last drop, even inventing alternative uses. A face cream that you just can’t stand, for example, can become excellent for the skin of your hands or feet, while shampoo can become a perfect washing-up liquid.
The new refill signed Susanne Kaufmann is designed to reduce the company’s environmental impact. The Simple One, the revolutionary refill bottle, in fact, is made of 75% post-consumer plastic. Lighter than a normal bottle, it is 100% recyclable.
Eau Thermale from Avène uses water for healing purposes, preserving their soothing properties without wasting such a precious commodity.
A Shampoo Bar like that of Love Beauty and Planet is the perfect solution to eliminate packaging from your beauty routine and continue to offer your hair all the benefits of ingredients such as coconut water and mimosa flower.
The Nature Line by Emanuela Biffoli combines a series of green accessories made with ecological raw materials. An excellent idea to replace disposable accessories with cotton and natural fibers, kind to the skin and the environment.
Refilling Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant is an opportunity to be responsible and limit plastic. The Refill, in fact, contains 92% less plastic, 95.6% oil and is produced with 95.7% less greenhouse gas emissions than the bottle.
For over 50 years, Klorane has been committed to protecting water, thanks also to the invention of the first dry shampoo to wash hair without using this precious asset. A practice that allows you to save 500 liters of water per year. Furthermore, the Klorane Botanical Foundation is committed to preserving the world with projects such as the purification of contaminated water or the planting of the Great Green Wall.
The refill is an excellent ally to reduce waste during the beauty routine. The Eco-Refills of L’Occitane, for example, are perfect for not giving up your favorite products or even taking care of the environment.
For a zero waste beauty routine, solid products are very important. The NAE Shampoo Bar, in fact, allows you to do 30 to 50 washes, saving about two bottles of liquid shampoo.
Reusable cotton pads such as those of Nudo Naturemade are perfect allies to reduce waste within the beauty routine. Made of pure cotton and 100% natural, they are gentle on the skin and can be washed in the washing machine.
Recycle and reuse
To make your beauty routine truly waste-free, you’ll need to use your imagination. In fact, jars and bottles can be reused creatively, without forgetting their usefulness. The containers of your face creams, for example, can help you tidy up by becoming perfect for holding hairpins, cotton buds or your reusable pads. Likewise, the bottles of your favorite perfumes and fragrances can be transformed into beautiful room fragrances. And why not take advantage of the larger cans for your seedlings? There are so many alternatives, so you just have to let your imagination run wild! And if you just can’t creatively reuse empty containers, recycle them properly: carefully remove all product residues and divide the different components in the separate collection.