Sustainable Skincare: Environmentally Friendly Practices for a Greener Beauty Routine

In the wake of the climate crisis, many of us are looking for ways to make a positive impact on our planet.

We’re assessing the areas and habits of our daily life that we can make more sustainable. There’s prioritizing sustainable fashion, religiously using reusable bags and cups, and diligently recycling … but what about our skincare routines?

This important part of our daily lives often gets neglected or put on the back burner on our sustainability missions, but the reality is the beauty industry contributes to a lot of waste. Studies show that billions of units of beauty packaging get thrown out globally each year, many of which go straight to the landfill.

So, what can you do to be part of the change? Below we’ll be sharing our top 4 sustainable skincare tips so you can build a greener beauty routine.

Go Zero Waste With Bars & Solid Skincare

Opting for bars (AKA solid skincare) is an easy way to make your routine more sustainable.

Whether it’s a classic soap, a specialized facial bar, or a solid moisturizer, you’ll be embracing a zero waste lifestyle by eliminating the need for excess packaging. A bar is an all-in-one solution for a cleaner and greener skincare routine.

Plus, you’ll also be getting more bang for your buck! Bars tend to be more highly concentrated than liquid skincare products, which means that a little bit goes a long way. In general, one bar can equate to several plastic bottles of a product.

Making the switch to bars is easy with Koji White; the majority of our product range is eco-friendly bars that will help you achieve your sustainability goals!

Seek Out Sustainable Packaging

If you can’t find everything you’re looking for in bar form, complete your skincare arsenal with products that have sustainable packaging.

Make sure the packaging can be recycled, like paper, aluminum, glass, and select types of plastics. Bonus points for packaging that has been upcycled or made from post-consumer materials!

Prioritize The Products You Already Have

You’re not alone if you often get tempted by the beauty aisle. Maybe you get easily swayed by specials, or perhaps you’re a big fan of trying out viral beauty trends.

Buying a small excess of beauty products may seem harmless - after all, they’ll get used at some point, right?

The issue is that many of them don’t, which leads to unnecessary waste. Keep your routine clean and minimal by using one product at a time.

Choose Reusable Options Whenever Possible

You don’t use paper towels in your beauty routine, so why choose disposable objects for the rest of it?

Instead of buying single-use cottons to aid your beauty routine, switch to reusable bamboo pads that can easily be rewashed.

We hope these tips have inspired you to build a routine that’s effective on your skin while being kind to the planet. Start your journey with our skincare bars today!

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