how to be more sustainable in your daily beauty routine

I recently saw Nat Geo’s now viral plastic bag iceberg cover and it got me thinking about how I can be more sustainable in my everyday life, starting with my daily beauty routine.

It’s barbaric to think that companies still need to test on animals and it’s not just the cheaper brands, with large fashion houses also torturing our furry friends. Check this link to see if you’re using cruelty-free products.

Below are just a few tips on how I aim to be more sustainable when it comes to my purchasing of beauty products.

MAKE UP

I’m pretty lucky having a beautician for a mum and I’ve grown up to her preaching the importance of using organic and chemical free products. I recently started using beauty brand  Inika, which is not only a certified organic product, it’s also 100% cruelty-free.

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SKINCARE

It’s pretty scary to read into the types of chemicals that companies are willing to put in their skincare. Below is a list of chemicals or unethical practices you need to keep away from when looking for your next skincare product that I sourced from my fav skincare range, Organic Spa:

  • Mineral Oil
  • Silicones
  • Synthetic Parabens
  • PEG
  • SLES or SLS
  • ALES
  • Fragrance
  • Phthalates
  • GMO
  • Petrochemicals
  • Artificial Colours
  • Petrolatum / Paraffin Wax
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Ethanolamines
  • Polycyclic Musks
  • Synthetic Retinol
  • Synthetic Dye
  • Animal by-products
  • Animal testing
  • Nature identical
  • Chemical Synthesised Sunscreens
  • Polysorbates

Organic Spa has a great range of skincare products catering to all skin types so there’s something for everyone!

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HAIR CARE

Not only do I benefit from a beautician mum, but I hit the jackpot when my sister decided she wanted to be a hairdresser. Her salon stocks De Lorenzo, which is made from all plant ingredients. It’s also cruelty-free and best of all it’s Australian owned so it makes you wonder why you’d use chemical products when you can get better results with all natural ingredients.

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This is a short post I wanted to put out quickly with a pretty clear message: When there is a natural and cruelty-free option, take it and keep an eye out for these logos:

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– tgfs x

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