In 2021, we are all about stressing less and staying sustainable. We believe that it is possible to implement sustainability in every aspect of your life, including your beauty routine! We have cultivated our cult sustainable beauty buys for 2021 and want to show you that it is very easy to keep your beauty routine smart and sustainable. Here are our top planet positive products to add into your bathroom cabinet.
1. Delightful Deo
Deodorant is essential for any of us who want to stay smelling sweet throughout the day, however many can be very bad for the environment. Spray deodorants and antiperspirants create the most dangerous threat to the environment, as the compressed gases that are used in aerosols have a harmful impact on CO2 emissions. Also, many deodorants have packaging made from planet-harming plastic, much of which will end up in our oceans.
How to stop all of this? Incoming, Wild natural deodorant. Wild is actually one of our B2B clients who we make bags for, and it is the new, sustainable Natural Deodorant that can be delivered straight to your door. It is aluminium free with compostable, plastic free refills and a 100% effective formula. It will leave you feeling fresh, smelling good, and won’t harm the planet in the process.
2. All Your Problems Solved in One
If you don’t know where to start with sustainable beauty, and want to dip your toe in the water, then why not try this Sustainable Vegan Beauty Kit from Beauty & Seoul. The recyclable cotton bags were made in collaboration with Bags of Ethics, and the kit includes a sustainable sheet mask, an organic hand cream, a shampoo and conditioner bar, and the cosmetics purse. The shampoo and conditioner bar will help you say goodbye to planet-harming plastic and embrace a greener way of life.
3. Wipe Away the Face Wipes
Face wipes may be convenient, but this convenience is something that our planet pays the price for. In the UK alone, we use 11 billion wet wipes a year – the majority of which end up in the bin (and therefore, landfill) or are flushed down the loo (and make it into our oceans). Instead of adding to that unnecessary waste, why not try a reusable face cloth? Garnier’s Micellar Reusable Eco Pads (£4.49 for 3), can be used with a gentle cleanser or micellar water and won’t add anymore waste to our oceans.
4. Remember to Refill!
Many of our everyday products come in plastic packaging that ends up in landfill. Plastics never fully degrade, leaving our oceans filled with tiny microplastics that are making their ways into the bellies of the creatures that inhabit them, and even now are being found in the placentas of human babies! We need to seriously cut back on our plastic consumption, and one way to do so is to buy refillable versions of your favourite products. Body Shop have installed a refill station in their Bond Street store, where you can purchase an aluminium bottle that can be refilled with shower gels and creams, and by doing so you will save 20%.
5. Treat yourself, sustainably.
At Bags of Ethics, we’ve got a very exciting new product coming your way next week. Featuring beautiful designer prints, and acting as a luxurious accessory to your everyday beauty and wellness routine, it’s not one to miss, so keep your eyes peeled!
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