Choosing what’s good for your skin and good for the environment was something we would have never thought of in the past. It is high time we started finding new ways of recycling empty beauty products.
Plastic pollution is a huge environmental problem and personal care products are one of the main polluters, that is why brands are trying to make formulas, packaging entirely biodegradable.
What is biodegradable?
If the packaging is biodegradable, it can be broken down by microorganisms over time –this is not a very helpful definition, because most things will eventually break down, the problem is how much time it takes. Thus, for plastic to be certified as biodegradable in the EU and UK, materials must ensure it’s free from potentially harmful metals and chemicals, it must be biodegradable and the compost itself should not pose any hazard for the environment.
Bamboo, plant-based bioplastic, seaweed, hemp and coconut husk.
What is compostable?
It is the ability of the material to break down completely within a specific time frame –usually 12 weeks, pretty amazing, right?
Paper, straw, cardboard, brown paper bags, sugarcane pulp (bagasse), corn starch, palm leaf and wood pulp.
Best biodegradable and compostable beauty products
Blue Heron Botanicals Tinted Lip Therapy
It is an amazing lip tint derived from shea and cocoa butter, highly nourishing and best of all! it comes in a tube made of recycled paper and it is completely compostable.
Did you know you could get a scrunchie that can decompose in your compost bin? Well, you can, it is package free and they are made from organic cotton and natural rubbers.
Zero-Waste Reusable Swab
Q-tips are thrown away every day. If you get this reusable swab, not only can you can it to correct your makeup or to clean your ears, but also you’ll be saving money and helping the environment as they are made of non-toxic materials and their case is biodegradable.
They are often scented with essential oils, package-free and they are great for your hair!
Reusable cotton and bamboo makeup pads
You can remove your makeup or apply your toner knowing that you won’t be adding up more waste to your landfill.
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