These Sustainable Beauty Products Are Great For Makeup Lovers AND The Environment
Incorporating sustainability and zero waste living into your life can feel like a total pain sometimes – and other times, it can feel impossible. When it comes to beauty products, it can seem really hard to be sustainable, especially when you use products that are really wasteful, like makeup wipes, cotton pads, non-recyclable plastic containers, and more. Having a more sustainable beauty routine is easier than you might think, so here are some zero waste beauty products to get you started.
This is one of my all-time favorite products. Makeup wipes create so much waste, and while they are convenient to have on hand, having a single Makeup Eraser wipe is even more convenient. Basically, a Makeup Eraser is a cloth makeup wipe that only needs water to work. All you have to do is get it wet and you can use it to get off even the toughest of makeup, like waterproof mascara and eyeliner. After using it a few times, until it’s all covered in makeup, you can throw it into the washing machine. Your Makeup Eraser can last up to 3-5 years, so you’ll be saving the planet while doing your nightly makeup routine. Sounds great right? Well, take $5 off with our code WELCOME5 or click this link.
Mascara is easily one of the most wasteful products in the beauty industry, but it’s also one of my most used. Izzy Zero Waste Mascara takes this problem away. First of all, the mascara comes in a Zero Waste Reusable Shipper with no outer packaging. 90 days after your purchase, you’ll send your empty Izzy Mascara back in the prepaid shipper, and you’ll get a brand new sterilized and refilled mascara back. Just make sure that you save your shipper and your mascara bottle, so you can keep the cycle going. On top of how sustainable it is, reviews say that the mascara itself is stunning and does wonders.
This deodorant cream does everything we need it to. First of all, think about all of the plastic attached to your typical bar of deodorant. This deodorant cream by Meow Meow Tweet comes in a reusable jar, and much like Izzy Mascara, the jar can be sent back for a refill or returned for Terracycling. It’s also made with natural ingredients like plant oils and butters and is made with absolutely no baking soda. Beyond the glass jar, it is packaged in a recyclable box, with a metal cap made to be reused or recycled. There are many reasons why deodorant is bad for the environment but it can also be bad for you, so this product is truly the best of both worlds when it comes to those two things.
I love face masks, but they’re just another form of paper waste. You use sheet masks, or eyes masks once and then toss them. Dieux has a fix for this. These forever eye masks were made to be used again and again – forever… well, at least for a really long time. Their website says that they last a year until the logo starts to fade, but even then, they are still usable. Simply drop these bad boys into your favorite products and they’ll enhance them, and turn them into under-eye masks. Reviews say that even after 50 uses, the under-eye masks stayed sticky and stayed put while they were using them. They can be used with a ton of different products too, but make sure to always spot test those out beforehand, because Dieux says these masks enhance them to their fullest extent.
Here’s another product you probably don’t even second guess while using. Brushing your teeth should be a big part of your routine but it requires so much plastic. A plastic tube of toothpaste can’t be properly cleaned for recycling and they usually just get tossed out. You waste product at the bottom of the tube and waste plastic all in one. These whitening toothpaste tablets don’t use any plastic. They come in a reusable recycle tin, which has a lower carbon footprint and higher recyclability than plastic and glass. Pop a tablet into your mouth, chew it up until it becomes soft, and use your toothbrush as you usually would.
What zero waste beauty products are on your Christmas list? Let us know int he comments below if we missed anything that you love to use!