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The beauty and self-care industry is known for providing a wide variety of product variations to choose from —from beauty cosmetics to makeup essentials to skincare basics and more. Having many options is good, but having too much may not be the case. Because of the demand for readily available products, fast beauty tends to overproduce perishable products. As a result of products constantly being thrown away, waste continues to accumulate.
Fast beauty’s need for speed encourages unnatural manufacturing of the ingredients placed in what should be a simple skin care routine. While the short-term risks of these products are assessed, long-term hazards are still unknown. Repeated consumption of some products may stockpile harmful chemicals in our bodies, becoming toxic without us being aware of it.
The same throw-away attitude that exists in fast fashion worsens the environmental impact of fast beauty; plastic waste is now accumulating because of product packaging. Along with the addition of clutter, there is also a lessening of our natural resources. Some products are not sustainably or ethically made but are instead obtained quickly and cost-effectively. Production and delivery of these products also add to overall water consumption and carbon emission.
Over the years, clean and transparent beauty has emerged as the primary focus of the industry; organic skin care products, organic cosmetics, and sustainable period products are only some beauty essentials that have grown in popularity. More sustainable brands are encouraging sustainable living through mindful resource management —sustainable production and creation of multi-use products, reducing waste by the dozen and aiming for zero.
Sustainably sourced products means that it is ethical. Cruelty-free and vegan products are usually indicators of this as they ensure no harm done on any animal for product testing. The ingredients themselves are also obtained and treated appropriately, ensuring that our natural resources are not permanently depleted in the process.
When production and consumerism is more thoughtful, excess waste decreases tremendously. Sustainable beauty packaging through thoughtful design and manufacturing ensures biodegradability and recyclability. If some materials are unable to degrade quickly, then it might be best to consider how else the packaging can be reused.
What better place to obtain the ingredients we need than from mother nature’s garden? Using products ethically and sustainably sourced from the earth makes sense given that these ingredients have been around since the beginning of time. Simple ingredients are the best components of skincare basics; going natural is the safer and less toxic choice.
It’s just as they say: mother nature knows best! So we’ve featured a list of 12 sustainable beauty and self-care essentials that we believe are women and mother nature approved.
The perfect way to keep your skin supple and moisturized is through our Body Scrub. Infused with a variety of essential oil to choose from, this body scrub is sure to gently nourish and exfoliate your skin, giving you an ultimate spa experience from the comforts of your home. Don’t forget to keep this in your natural skin care routine.
Looking for a getaway? Our Floral Fresh Brightening Bar is going to give you a relaxing experience like no other, offering scents from the South of France that are sure to take you away. This licorice-infused soap base helps keep your skin glowing and moisturized, making it the perfect addition to your skincare basics!
A gentle brush to give an extra hand in exfoliating your skin. The Gentle Body Brush is right here to give it to you. Our body brush smoothens the skin with every rub, making it a ritual essential for women. Ethically made and a self-care staple, this brush is sure to provide stress relief and exfoliation after a particularly busy day.
Our Biodegradable Day Pads are eco friendly sanitary pads that showcase true sustainable living. Sustainable period products are often difficult to find, especially ones that are functional and natural. Good thing these pads are just that! Made without harmful chemicals, these pads are clinically-tested hypoallergenic, and are free from fragrance, chemicals, and chlorine, making it the perfect choice for daily use.
Reduce waste through our Reusable Loofah Facial Rounds. These facial rounds are ethically made with sustainable and eco-friendly materials that are washable and reusable time and time again. With multiple variations to choose from, these gentle, back-to-back loofah rounds are a great alternative to the cotton balls we typically use.
No-fuss and no-nonsense, the Numi Complete Bundle is the perfect set for a simple skin care routine. Made with all natural vegan and chemical-free ingredients, each product in the set is safe to use for any skin type. Mindfully and sustainably formulated, this complete bundle promises smoother skin, deep but gentle cleansing, brightening, and detoxifying benefits that will surely get you glowing this women’s month.
Taking a dip into organic cosmetics, this Castor Oil for Eyebrows and Eyelash is an organic skin care product made from 100& premium cold-pressed castor bean oil. This product is free from fragrance, preservatives, chemicals, and hexane, making it a beauty essential for your natural skin care routine. Containing nutrients that stimulate hair growth, put these on your lashes and they’ll surely grow to be shinier, thicker, and stronger.
Another item to accentuate your eyes is this pair of Magnetic Lashes. These magnetic lashes are reusable and easy to put on —no glue needed! With feathery wisps and the option for full lashes and individual lashes, this makeup essential is a good investment to ditch the usual plastic falsies.
Introducing your go-to pick-me-up in the middle of the day: Likha Energizing Oil Blend. Made out of 100% pure essential oils, this blend of citrus and spicy notes revitalizes the body, mind, and spirit, re-energizing you at any point of the day. Made with all natural ingredients, this oil blend is another great ritual essential for women.
Summer smoothies all the way! This Superblush Berry Milk Latte is a super berry drink meant to promote beauty-inducing benefits along with a calm state of body and mind. Made from sustainably and locally sourced ingredients, this super drink naturally provides antioxidants and adaptogens for improved gut health and glowing skin. Definitely keep this as a beauty essential!
A great alternative to the peanut butter we all know and love is this Power Seed & Mixed Nut Butter. Nutrient-dense with a bold, earthy taste and added nutty flavors, this nut butter is ethically made in small batches from all-natural, vegan, and gluten-free ingredients. Making this switch to this is a great start to kickstart more sustainable living this women’s month.
Get a little taste of everything with this Superfood Blend Sample Box. These superfood blends are meant to be rejuvenating, beautifying, and immunizing —all contributing to a better you! Health-care is a start to self-care, and with this superfood blend, it’s a good place to get started. Make this one of your ritual essentials for women’s month.
Sustainable Beauty and Self-care for Mother Nature
The beauty and self-care industry is notorious for overproduction, synthetically made ingredients, and overall environmental impact; product and packaging waste have cluttered the landscape for years, while natural resources have been depleted for the sake of fast beauty.
More sustainable choices lead to less waste and more thoughtful production and management; we are able to explore more natural alternatives that are best fit for the skincare basics and beauty essentials we need.
We have the option to choose among dozens, but see the need to go zero instead. With our increased awareness of our environmental impact, let’s make the switch to more sustainable goals, eco-friendly beauty essentials and holistic self-care items.