Tuesday, 15 January 2019

New Year, New Me: Go Green with Your Beauty Regime

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It is never an easy task switching up your beauty regime, particularly when it comes our holy grails.

If your new years resolution is to become more eco-friendly, then making sustainable swaps in your makeup bag is a great place to start, and there is no better time to do it than now.

The sustainable beauty movement is rapidly growing as more and more people are becoming aware of the importance of going green and the impact this has on our planet. Brands have responded to this movement by coming up with simple solutions to becoming more sustainable.

Here are some eco-friendly switches you can make to make a positive change this year.


Moisturiser is an essential step to everyone’s beauty routine, particularly through the harshness of the cold winter months. The winter weather can cause many implications for our skin such as dehydration, breakouts and redness, so keeping it moisturised daily is crucial.

Sukin is an Australian brand with the eco-conscious aim to provide sustainable and affordable skincare. A 100% vegan brand that is dedicated to cruelty-free practices.

If you are someone who suffers from dryness as a result of the cold temperatures, then Sukin has a collection of moisturisers to suit all skin types ranging from oily skin to dry or blemish prone.

The Moisture Restoring Night cream is a great addition to your beauty regime as it is deeply hydrating, replenishing the skin while you sleep.

Unlike other super-hydrating moisturisers, the formula is specifically designed to be light-weight and non-greasy which will ensure your makeup will not slide the following day.

Lush Lipsticks

Lipstick is the key to any girls makeup bag, particularly when it comes down to completing any makeup look. But studies have shown that many of the leading branded lipsticks actually contain traces of many harmful ingredients that could be seriously damaging to your skin, and the environment when they are disposed of.

Don’t panic though, this doesn’t mean we have to ditch lipstick for good. Lush have come up with a solution and it starts with broccoli.

Yes, you heard it right, Lush have brought out a lipstick that is made from cold-pressed broccoli seeds which produce an oil that is super hydrating for the lips.

I think it goes without saying Broccoli is super eco-friendly, even if you don’t like the taste!

Wish Upon A Sparkle

For most of us a makeup bag must-have is glitter; and with valentine’s day just around the corner, I’m sure many of us are beginning to think about how we are going to create the ultimate date night eye, and there is no need to hold back on the sparkle.

Wish Upon a Sparkle specialise in eco-friendly and affordable cosmetic face glitter that is 100% biodegradable.

Appropriately named ‘make me blush’ is a beautiful pink glitter that would be perfect for date night and you don’t need to feel guilty for packing it on!

Wipe Out

The best (and most essential) part of every girls beauty regime is taking it all off after a long day. Not only does this feel amazing, but it helps to keep our skin clean and prevents breakouts. But we are all guilty of using one too many makeup wipes and cotton pads and have you ever thought about what happens to these after you have used them?

Luckily, many beauty brands are aware of the harm these wipes and cotton pads cause to the environment, particularly when flushed down the toilet and so have come up with eco-friendly ways you can remove your makeup without harming the planet and all the creatures that live on it.

WipeOut is a micro-fibre cloth that can remove even the toughest of oil-based makeup with just warm water. The cloth is completely reusable and machine washable making it the perfect eco-friendly alternative.