Apart from doing good by the environment, opting for eco-friendly beauty products come with an array of extended benefits for both your skin (and savings account).
Here, Erin Norden, freelance makeup artist turned founder of QLD-based natural beauty store, Clean Beauty Market, shares why she believes going green is the only way to go when it comes to cosmetics:
#1 Your skin can improve dramatically
The reason is twofold; not only are you eliminating harsh chemicals out of your skincare routine, clean beauty products usually contain much higher levels of actives and no synthetic ingredients or product fillers.
#2 You save money
With clean beauty products, a little goes a long way due to the quality of the formula so you often actually use much less product. This is true especially for shampoo and conditioner, moisturisers and serums, oils and body products.
#3 You require less makeup
Better skincare means better skin and therefore less makeup! You no longer need a tonne of complexion products to even you out or create a glow, your skin naturally looks healthy.
This is great for both the environment and your pocket. Many clean brands have great refill systems so you don’t have to keep paying for the outer packaging. Each time you finish your product you grab a refill which works out to be more economical long-term. Favourites include; Kjaer Weis (almost all of their products are refillable) and Sappho (they offer a great range of different sized palettes for eyeshadows, blushes and setting powders). You can buy individual powders which have a magnetic back to pop in your palette size of choice. Colours can be customised too, bonus!
#5 It’s good for your health
You may not think that your beauty and personal care products many be affecting your health, but it can sometimes take a change in what your using to truly see that they could be. For example, many people notice a change in energy levels, immunity, hormone health and many more unexpected improvements when they lighten the chemical load they are applying on their bodies. Inspired? Check out 7 natural face mask ingredients you’ll find in your kitchen here.