Sustainable, recyclable, eco-friendly, zero-waste beauty, and all the buzzword terms that we could possibly think of when it comes to showing kindness to our mother nature. We can see that more brands are coming forward with their pledge to be more sustainable due to the demand and trends. Besides with the Global Recycling Day (which is today!) Beauty Insider wants you to be kind to your skin and mother nature. So, if you want to be part of the movement keep reading because we have listed the green beauty tips that you need asap!

Green Beauty Tips That You Need ASAP

Use Recyclable Packaging or Packaging Free Product

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These days, more brands have become more eco-friendly by going packaging-free or recyclable packaging. So, take your initial step into a more sustainable beauty routine by choosing such types of skincare products. One of the ways that you can know if the products are recyclable, is by simply reading the label and look for the chasing arrows symbol. We suggest that once you have finished your current faves, purchase these eco-friendly brands to get you warm up on this new routine.

Lush Cosmetics

Yes, this cult-favorite brand it’s not only against animal testing but it’s packaging-free as well. Lush has decided to raise public awareness against over-packaging by creating products that are sold ‘naked’. So, grab one of these gorgeous shampoo bars and indulge yourself with its benefits without feeling guilty!

Where to buy: Lush online store.

BYBI Beauty

BYBI Beauty means serious business when it comes to sustainability. They abide by the golden rules of sustainability from ingredients, manufacturing to packaging. Just grab their tubed products and you might mistake the packaging for plastic. Well, actually it’s made from sugarcane polyethylene!

Where to buy: Sephora.

Refillable Beauty Products

Have you ever thought about where the plastic packaging ends up after you threw it away? We all know that plastic is the biggest problem that we’re facing worldwide, so do your part to take care of mother nature by incorporating refillable beauty products into your routine. There are more brands that are switching to refillable products and it’s definitely a good thing. Plus, refills are more wallet-friendly than buying new products.

The Mineraw

The Mineraw is one of the best skincare brands in Malaysia if you want to go for natural, vegan, and cruelty-free products. They offer a wide range of skincare products from cleanser, serum, deodorant, reusable cotton pads to face masks. Most importantly, you can bring the used containers to refill the products.

Where to buy: The Mineraw online store

Face Wipes, Yay or Nay?

Yes, we know that face wipes are the go-to product for most skin junkies, considering it’s handy and travel-friendly. However, most face wipes are causing more harm to the environment as it takes years for them to break down. Therefore, you can opt for reusable cotton pads or even biodegradable face wipes. So, to start living a more sustainable lifestyle you can purchase several items that we have listed down below.

Face Halo The Modern Makeup Remover

Face Halo The Modern Makeup Remover is highly raved due to its effectiveness in removing makeup. This gentle face pad is created using the fibers that are 100 times more finer than human hair. Moreover, it can be washed about 200 times and replace up to 500 makeup wipes.

Why we love it:

  • Gentle
  • Disposable and reusable
  • Effectively remove heavy makeup

Price:RM125.00. Available at Shopee.

Nudestix Nudeskin Vegan Bamboo Derived Cleansing Cloths

Nudestix Nudeskin Vegan Bamboo Derived Cleansing Cloths is made from biodegradable bamboo fibers. Infused with cucumber extract, aloe vera, and chamomile to soothe and calm irritated skin, whereas lemongrass helps to cleanse the skin effectively. These cleansing wipes feature coconut oils to gently dissolve and remove makeup. You will notice that your skin is thoroughly cleansed and smooth after usage.

Why we love it:

  • Vegan
  • Cruelty-free
  • Moisturizes the skin

Price:RM132.00. Available at Sephora.

Makeup Eraser Pineapple Belt Bag Makeup Eraser Cloth Makeup Remover

It’s not only cute but this makeup removal cloth by Makeup Eraser is reusable as well. With its high-quality cloth, it effectively melts away even the heaviest makeup. Besides, it comes with a bag, which makes it a perfect go-to makeup removal anywhere you are.

Why we love it:

  • Lasts up to thousand washes
  • Soft and gentle
  • Remove heavy makeup

Price:RM110.00. Available at Sephora.

Read the Ingredient

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Scanning through the product’s label might be the least favorite idea, but such a small step can actually make a big difference environmentally and to your body as well. Just imagine the consequences of using such harmful products in long term, we definitely want to attain the skin of our dream but the ingredients that you put on your skin are equally important. Therefore, we suggest that you look out for brands that have their ingredients sustainably sourced.

The Body Shop

The Body Shop is dedicated to delivering its clients with ethically sourced ingredients. Furthermore, they are against animal testing and the products that they formulated are vegan, making them an exceptional brand that upholds sustainability at its finest. In addition, they are committed to helping the community to thrive as part of their Enrich Not Exploit Commitment.

Where to buy: The Body Shop online store.

REN Clean Skincare

REN Clean Skincare is another brand that should be under your beauty radar. They have pledged to be 100 percent waste-free by 2021 and the products are sustainably sourced. We all love a good skincare brand that delivers benefits to our skin and environment!

Where to buy: KENS Apothecary online store.

Reduce Water Usage

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This is the most crucial and important tip of all, we could not emphasize enough the importance of reducing water usage. It’s fairly easy, just turn off the water tap while you’re brushing your teeth or even washing your face. This is one of the easiest green beauty tips that you can incorporate into your daily life.

Author: Balqis Ariffin | Date: 18th March 2021