Happy Earth Day! Sustainable Skincare Tips That Help the Environment

Happy Earth Day! Sustainable Skincare Tips That Help the Environment

Today, April 22, is Earth Day - a yearly celebration of our planet and a reminder to take small steps towards creating a sustainable future for ourselves and future generations. As responsible consumers, we have the power to make a positive impact on our planet, and we can start by making conscious choices when it comes to our skincare products.

Conventional skincare products can have a significant negative impact on the environment, from plastic packaging to harmful chemicals. The beauty industry produces over 100 billion units of waste every year - an amount that keeps growing. However, there are brands and practices you can support that aim to reduce the negative impact that the industry has on the environment.

Here at The Facialist, we are proud to offer a selection of sustainable beauty brands that are global leaders in eco-friendly skincare. By choosing sustainable skincare products, you can significantly reduce your environmental impact. To help you make informed choices, we've compiled some tips and information that will guide you towards sustainable skincare choices.

Sustainable Skincare Tips:

  • Choose Sustainable Packaging: One of the biggest contributors to carbon emissions is single-use packaging. Look for products packaged in sustainable materials like glass or biodegradable plastics, or even those that come with no packaging at all.

  • Opt for Natural and Organic Ingredients: Reduce the impact of harmful chemicals on the environment by choosing products that are made with natural and organic ingredients. Janesce is a great example of a brand that aligns with these values. They use chemical-free soil to grow happy, healthy plants, resulting in clean and pure skincare formulations. Plus, they're cruelty-free and care about reducing waste.

  • Choose Local Brands: By supporting local businesses, we contribute to our community's growth and reduce the emissions generated by shipping products from overseas. Plus, we get to showcase the amazing talent and innovation of our local beauty industry.

  • Support Brands with Eco-friendly Initiatives: Look for brands that offer refillable options, packaging take-back programs or other eco-friendly initiatives. Emma Lewisham offers refillable packaging and a packaging take-back program. By adopting a circular model, they've become a global leader in reducing waste and promoting sustainability
  • Recycle All Empty Packaging: Practicing proper recycling habits is more important than ever, especially in the beauty industry. Some brands offer specialised recycling programs, while others offer take-back programs that give used packaging a second life.

We are proud to support brands like Emma Lewisham that are committed to sustainability. By adopting a circular model that focuses on reducing, reusing, and recycling, the industry could potentially reduce its carbon emissions by up to 70%. This would not only benefit the environment but also eliminate billions of units of packaging waste generated by the industry each year.

Let's celebrate Earth Day together by making conscious choices and supporting brands that are committed to sustainability.

Kind regards,

Ashleigh & The Facialist Team.