green beauty tips

6 Easy Green Beauty Tips, for you to try today!

Here are my 6 Easy and Practical Green Beauty Tips that you can start to implement today. It’s 2020, let’s get with the program and start “Greening Up” our beauty routines. If we all start making small steps in the right direction together we can make a huge impact!

First and for most let’s talk SPF:

JUICE BEAUTY’S All natural and organic mineral based SPF’s.

I am a huge advocate of wearing sunscreen on a daily basis. The sun is the number one cause of premature aging and skin cancers. Not a day goes by that I don’t use an SPF on my face, neck and hands. In summer it’s a whole different story. 

Juice Beauty SPF
Juice Beauty SPF

Understanding the huge impact that most sunscreens have on our health and the environment is so important. The majority of sunscreens we see on the market are chemical based and contain an ingredient called oxybenzone. It is extremely unhealthy for humans and is also destroying our coral reefs’ and aquatic wildlife.

Toxocology experts believe that Oxybenzone not only causes havoc in our oceans but, it is also a hormone disruptor in humans and has been linked to skin cancer. Which is ironic considering we use it to avoid cancers.

“Switching to a mineral based SPF can save our oceans”.

Juice Beauty has you covered! Their mineral based SPF’s will keep you safe from the sun while being kind to mother nature.

What I love so much about this line is that they have thought of everything SPF related. They have an oil free option, a long wearing sport option which provides up to 80 minutes of protection. And my absolute favourite their CC creams, shop their SPF’S Here: Juice Beauty SPF

These CC creams provide a gorgeous sheer coverage which offer an SPF 30 and other great skin care benefits. They are available in 5 gorgeous shades and have been a staple in my beauty routine for over 5 years. If you are on the market for a new CC cream (similar to a tinted moisturizer with added skin care benefits), look no further.

I use the shade Desert Glow on my pale yet warmer complexion. to get one for yourself click here: Juice Beauty CC Cream

Juice Beauty CC Cream

2 – KAIA NATURALS – Makeup Remover Wipes and Natural Deodorant

Kaia Naturals Biodegradable Makeup Wipes
Kaia Naturals

I hope you’re sitting down for this. 20 million makeup wipes are ending up in landfill every day! Making them the 3rd most wasteful product in the world. 

When I initially discovered the Kaia Naturals Vitamin cleanse Bamboo makeup remover wipes, I was over the moon!  

These wipes are made from Bamboo Fibers and can Biodegrade in as little as 60 days. They are soaked in nourishing honey and essential oils which simply melt off your makeup. They are absolutely the best! and available at kaianaturals.com 

They are so environmentally friendly you can plant them in your garden and they will become food for your plants. Alternatively you can compost them and they will disintegrate within 90 days. How AMAZING is that ?

3 – Switch to a Natural Deodorant:

Kaia Naturals also has one of the best natural deodorants on the market. The Takesumi Charcoal deodorant is outstanding. It is completely natural, aluminum, sulphate and paraben free which makes it healthy for you because there are no harsh hormone disrupting chemicals. And of-course it’s good for our environment as it’s free form any ozone destroying aerosol and chemicals. 

The charcoal base neutralises odours, you will smell fresh and feel fabulous when switching to this amazing natural alternative. 

4 – L’OCCITANE – Reduce single use plastics.

L’Occitane s a great example of a company that’s core ethics revolve around traceability and sustainability. They take great care in sourcing their ingredients in the most ethical way for both the farmers and the environment. You should definitely check out their website to learn more about how this company is trying to lower their carbon footprint by partnering with local farmers and picking ingredients that are sustainable.

Another incredible Benefit of buying L’Occitane products is that they basically have a recyclable refill option for everything you buy. Eco refills create up to 90% less plastic than traditional packaging which, in my opinion is AMAZING ! The selection covers all the bases, shampoos, body wash, skincare, perfumes and more ! L’Occitane are at the forefront of eco conscious packaging, it’s so inspiring to see what this company is doing.

Next time you’re looking to purchase shampoos, conditioners etc. consider switching to L’Occitane and help put an end to single use plastics.

L’Occitane Eco Refill

5 – FRUITS AND PASSION – Bio Degradable Formulas

Fruits and passion are a company founded in Quebec; their products are dreamy. They launched their Alo line last year and this greener alternative to beauty products we love is the ideal way to green things up.

The Alo line boasts body mists, lotions, soaps, bath bombs and much more. 

All of the products are formulated with ingredients that are from a natural origin which are biodegradable. This means they won’t harm our water sources when we use them. 

Putting an end to rinsing chemicals down the drain is crucial for sustaining aquatic life. And of-course the less chemicals we put on ourselves the better. Their packaging is also 100% recyclable which is a must !

Check out the entire collection, ingredients and sustainability information on their website at fruits and passion.com 

Fruits and Passion Alo line
Fruits and Passion Alo Line

Here are my top picks from the Alo line:

  • ALO Shower Gels (60mL and 200 mL)
    • Biodegradable formula (as per OECD 301D test)
    • Enriched with vitamins E and B5
    • Product not tested on animals
    • No ingredients derived from animals
    • Recyclable tube
    • Made in Canada
  • ALO Body Scrub Bars
    • Enriched with olive and jojoba oils
    • Product not tested on animals
    • No ingredients derived from animals
    • Made in Canada
  • ALO Hand Creams
    • Enriched with vitamins E and B5
    • Enriched with coconut oil
    • Product not tested on animals
    • No ingredients derived from animals
    • Paraben free
    • Recyclable bottle
    • Made in Canada

6 – MAC COSMETICS – Back to MAC recycle program. This is my final easy green beauty tip :

As a former MAC girl and lover of their cosmetics. Their recycle program is such an amazing initiative for beauty enthusiasts. Trade in 6 empty MAC packages and they will gift you a full-size lipstick or eyeshadow of your choice. They go on to recycle the packaging you return. 

You can find more information about this initiative here : Back to MAC

I hope these Green Beauty Hacks are helpful and that you enjoy these amazing products as much as I do.

Shira xo

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If you are a fan of my 6 easy green beauty tips here is a bonus for you! Try one of my DIY Facial Masks with ingredients from your kitchen : DIY Masks

Thanks so much for stopping what you were doing and dropping by.

XO Shira

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