Zero waste beauty products are having an “it” moment. Sustainable beauty is a must-have for consumers who care about the environment. But it is easy to say you want to switch to eco-friendly skincare, and another to actually do it. Don’t worry. Today, we are here to help get you started.
If you are ready to try eco beauty, read on for four simple rules to sustainable skincare.
Say “No” to plastic
Plastic is enemy #1 when it comes to beauty packaging. It takes 1,000 years for plastic bottles to break down. Until then, they sit in garbage dumps…or worse, the ocean. Researchers say 46,000 pieces of plastic are found in every square mile at sea.
If you are on board with the zero waste beauty movement (amen!), you know how hard it is to find beauty products that don’t come bottled in plastic. The most eco-friendly among us shudder to walk down the beauty aisle at most stores. All you see is plastic. Plastic is everywhere.
Why is there such hate for plastic? Plastic doesn’t biodegrade. Instead, it photo degrades. That means it gets smaller over time. Eventually, these microplastics get into the food chain…and your drinking water. Experts say that up to 94 percent of tap water contains microplastics. Yuck.
That’s a good reason to turn to indie beauty brands, where finding plastic-free beauty products is a little more manageable. A gentle plastic free face cleanser is a great place to start.
Botanical Republic has been serving up plastic-free skincare products since the start. We believe its our duty to keep the environment safe, one bottle at a time. That’s why we only use glass bottles and jars. You can shop our premium line of handmade skincare here.
Think glass bottles instead
Botanical Republic only use glass bottles and jars. What makes glass better than plastic? Glad you asked. Glass is made from molten sand, unlike plastic which is synthetic. That means glass contains no chemicals. That makes it much safer for the environment when it decomposes.
Mind you, glass takes a long time to biodegrade in a landfill. But unlike plastic, it leaves no chemical reside or synthetic remains behind. Of course, you don’t want your glass products to end up in a landfill. Make use of the recycling bin and put it where it belongs.
Glass can be recycled over and over again. Plastic cannot, since it loses its integrity after a few cycles. Eco friendly beauty products should be plastic free.
Looking for a good zero waste cleanser or zero waste face lotion? It’s your lucky day. We put together a complete skincare line in glass bottles for you! Shop Botanical Republic’s Revive Gentle Emollient Cleanser, Replenish Antioxidant Moisturizer, and more eco friendly skin care products here.
Going natural with paper materials
Paper decomposes faster than plastic and glass. We are talking just two to six weeks on average. That is music to the ears of no-waste beauty aficionados like you.
Paper can also be recycled so that it never ends up a landfill. All of Botanical Republic’s paper-based materials and tissue paper are completely acid free and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified.
Embrace minimalist packaging
The only thing we love more than using natural paper products is using nothing at all. Have you noticed that inside beauty product boxes, there’s often another layer of cardboard to secure the bottles or jars? Botanical Republic eliminated that.
When you are dedicated to a no waste beauty routine, we like to keep it to the bare necessities. Removing extras make a big impact when it comes to packaging. Every bit less trash that makes it into the garbage bin counts!
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