Our top picks for Zero Waste Week
Posted by Hannah McManus, 6th September 2021
It's Zero Waste Week, so we're talking sustainable beauty alternatives! Becoming more sustainable doesn't have to mean changing your whole lifestyle – even a few small changes can make a big impact in the long run.
Our top picks
Refillable Metal Razor
Disposable razors are designed to be used a few times, then thrown in the bin. Without proper processing, they can’t be recycled. That means they usually end up in landfill. Instead of disposable razors, choose a reusable handle and recyclable razor blades for a more sustainable option.
Reusable Makeup Remover Pads
Taking off your makeup is essential for keeping your skin happy and healthy. However, the products you use can have an impact on the environment. Single-use face wipes and cotton pads often can’t be recycled, and aren’t biodegradable most of the time either. Plus, the manufacturing processes often use harmful pesticides.
Instead, you could opt for a reusable makeup remover pad. These microfibre pads are gentle on your skin and can last for years.
Plastic-free Natural Deodorant
Forget about body sprays, roll-ons and antiperspirants. Choosing a plastic-free natural deodorant is kind to your skin and the environment. Our natural deodorants come in a plastic-free handy on-the-go tin, which can be recycled after use. Plus, the natural and nourishing ingredients look after your skin and keep odours at bay.
Brushing your teeth is a daily necessity. Dentists recommend that you replace your toothbrush every 3 months too. If you use a plastic toothbrush, that means throwing the old one away into landfill.
Bamboo toothbrushes are a more sustainable option. These often feature a biodegradable handle and bristles, meaning they degrade after you throw them away. Plus, bamboo itself is an environmentally friendly plant that doesn’t harm the environment during cultivation.
Solid Face Masque
Single-use sheet masks and plastic bottles aren't the best choice for the environment. Instead, you could choose a solid face masque bar, like our Sensitive Facial Masque. This zero-waste face masque option gives you up to 20 uses, as well as natural and nourishing ingredients to give your skin a gorgeous glow.
Shampoo and Conditioner Bars
Keeping your hair shiny and clean often comes at a cost to the environment. Plastic bottles and synthetic ingredients aren’t the most sustainable option. Instead, you could go for a solid plastic-free shampoo & conditioner that’s kind to hair and the environment.