In today’s day and age, with the booming trends of social media, the makeup industry has the biggest influence on all millennials, especially after the fashion business. With the growing beauty lines, the market today stands at a value of $85 billion. Shocking! Most of this money is spent on manufacturing the several kinds of cosmetics and its packaging. Often, we, the users, forget that while everything looks pretty on the outside, the environment starts to get very ugly. I am sure many of you have heard of a bedtime routine or skin care routine, but ever heard of a sustainable beauty routine?
You can create your own little personal eco-friendly routine by just following a few simple steps and tips.
- Buy multi-use products
Multi-use products work a long way in saving the environment and your pockets. It is the most economical and green option to choose as it helps prevent the sales of multiple products which means that there are lesser trees being chopped down to make packaging for the products. For instance, a light cherry lipstick could also be used as a blush or a golden highlighter can be applied as an eyeshadow. Creativity has no limits when it comes to makeup!
- Reusable Disposables
Cotton swabs and plastic containers and brushes and the list can go on and on. All of these products can be reused very easily instead of just being tossed into the trash and having to spend money to buy new ones. Makeup sponges are mostly thrown out and I am guilty of this too. They can be thrown into a wash instead and recycled and reused just as new.
- Use biodegradable/ vegan/ cruelty free products
The Leaping Bunny Program is an organization that makes sure that the companies aren’t just certified of making products that haven’t undergone animal testing, but also run regular audits with the company suppliers. Biodegradable products are the safest for the environment and as Green as you can get. Inevitably, all the cosmetics are going to be thrown out into the trash. Might as well make them biodegradable so they can safely decompose into the ground without harming any flora or fauna.
Here are some of my tips that I aim to implement in my life, what about you? Any suggestions?