Top 5 Eco-Friendly Winter Beauty Essentials
The cold won't bother you anymore.
People are becoming increasingly conscious of the serious impact that the products they are using are having on the environment and although more attention has been brought to the importance of recycling, it is still not enough. The simplest way to define what being eco friendly means is to say that it is the act of living with intent. The intent is focused on ensuring no harm is caused to the environment and animals. As humans, we have a responsible role to play to ensure the planet can flourish for a long-lasting future.
But what about when it comes to sustainable beauty? We all know the difficulty of switching up our beauty regime, particularly when it comes to our favorite products. It is important for consumers to understand their impact on the planet and then make a positive change to reduce this. Thankfully, due to the increase in people’s awareness of the importance of being eco-friendly, it is becoming easier for us to find eco-friendly beauty products that are not only kind to the planet, but also to our skin. So, whether you are trying to reduce your single-use plastic consumption or want to avoid products that harm animals, here are 5 eco-friendly products to make a replacement in your winter collection.
Sukin is an Australian brand with the aim to provide environmentally sustainable and affordable natural skincare. Sukin is an 100% vegan brand that is dedicated to cruelty free practices.
The harshness of the cold winter weather can cause many implications for our skin such as dehydration, breakouts and redness. If you are someone that suffers from dryness as a result of the cold temperatures, then Sukin have a collection of moisturisers to suit all skin types ranging from oily or dry to blemish prone. The Moisture Restoring Night cream is particularly good for the winter months as it is deeply hydrating, replenishing the skin while you sleep.
The Body Shop
Founded in Brighton in 1976, Anita Roddick believed that business should be a force of good.
We can often forget about the importance of the health of our hair focusing on just our skin. With the essential expenses of Christmas presents and good skin care, the thought of spending more money on hair care is understandably off-putting. The Body Shop have a range of affordable haircare. If your hair is looking a little dry and dull this winter, then try the Rainforest Moisture Shampoo for just £5.50. This will leave your hair feeling super smooth and shiny.
Burt’s Bees are renowned for their amazing range of natural lip care using only ingredients that support the skin and planet.
We all know that with winter, comes chapped and cracked lips that feel like they’ll never fix. Try Burt’s Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm that is infused with rich kokum and cocoa butter for intense hydration. A top tip is to care for your lips before they have cracked, as this will prevent as well as repair.
Wish Upon a Sparkle
Your makeup is just as important as your outfit when it comes to the Christmas season. And Christmas really wouldn’t be Christmas without some face glitter to create the ultimate festive eye. Whether you are going out for festive drinks with friends, or on a works Christmas night out, there is no need to hold back on the sparkle. If you are feeling extra daring this year, be sure to try a sprinkle of green or red glitter for an extra festive look.
Wish Upon a Sparkle introduced their range of environmentally friendly glitter which is made from cellulose, a completely compostable material.
For 35 years, bareMinerals have created products that are devoted to ingredients that not only love the planet and the animals that live on it but that love your skin as well.
There’s no such thing glowing too much, and what better time of year to glow that Christmas? Try the Crystalline Glow Highlighter Stick to illuminate your makeup look. Each stick has a holographic, duo-chrome pearl that changes depending on what light your in, giving you a natural glow that isn’t too glittery.