Becoming more environmentally conscious is a big priority for most people, including us here at The Beauty Basket. Every day we are learning more and more about the impact of global warming, waste, pollution and other human practices - and the effect these have on our planet.
Making small changes is key when it comes to protecting the environment, and we wanted to give our readers a guide to the more sustainable and eco-friendly products we stock on our online store - making your beauty routine more environmentally friendly!
First in our Eco-Friendly line up, we have the Wet Brush Go Green Detangler hairbrush - a fully sustainable hairbrush made from all-natural, biodegradable plant starch which will naturally break down in landfill within 5 years once you decide to dispose of it! As well as detangling your hair with ease and up to 45% less breakage, using this revolutionary brush will mean a clearer conscience when it comes to your haircare routine.
Next up is our range of REUSABLE makeup remover and cleansing pads and cloths, which make a huge impact on the amount of waste we produce each year. Using a re-usable, machine-washable cloth or pad can mean the equivalent of up to 1,500 single use cotton pads or wipes - and that's just per one person! Having yourself and your family or friends switch to re-usable cleansing materials would make a massive impact on the amount of waste your household produces.
Check out this So Eco Bamboo Facial Cleansing Kit for instance - featuring 2 natural, micro-fibre cloths and 2 pads in a machine-safe washable bag that can be used over and over again to clean your face and remove makeup. This kit is vegan, cruelty-free and super sustainable! Simply wash each cloth/pad after use with soap and leave to dry, and put into the washing machine once a week for a deeper clean. The packaging is also completely recyclable!
Also from the So Eco range, we have the Biodegradable Foot Rasp Duo - a beauty tool made from 100% biodegradable plastic and recyclable packaging! It is also cruelty-free and vegan friendly, and is perfect for removing hard, dead skin on the feet and backs of the heels for softer, smoother skin.
When it comes to skincare, we love choosing more eco-friendly options. Bamboology is an organic, cruelty free, minimalistic skincare brand focused on traditional ingredients of oriental origins. Environmentally friendly, affordable organic skincare, AND the packaging is also completely sustainable, made from bamboo wood, a natural material, as opposed to plastic. The Sinergy Facial Elixir is an ultra-moisturizing facial elixir formulated with active ingredients found in Asia that combine for an anti-aging, conditioning and antimicrobial synergy. This product has a gel consistency, meaning it absorbs very quickly, and contains a multitude of skin-beneficial ingredients such as lotus and bamboo water, and white tea extract to detox and hydrate.
Finally, we have one of our absolute favourite lip balms of all time - the Aliso Beauty Organic Fresh Mint Lip Balm! Aliso is a completely clean, green and cruelty free brand which uses certified organic ingredients, and is free from preservatives, synthetics and petroleum-derived ingredients. It's full of natural antioxidants and super-food ingredients such as Castor Seed Oil, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil and Raspberry Seed Oil to deeply hydrate and nourish the lips. The packaging is also completely recyclable, and it comes in a Summer Fruits flavour too!
We hope you love the products included in this list, and that it helps guide our customers towards making more informed, sustainable choices when it comes to beauty! Remember, little changes can go a long way when it comes to protecting our environment and caring for the Earth.