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Sustainable Tools For Your Beauty Collection

We’ve got a list of sustainable and eco-friendly skincare tools that you can switch to and add to your beauty collection.  

sustainable tools hanging in a bathroom

We’ve all heard the implications of makeup/skincare products being harmful to the environment. Makeup wipes and cotton buds not only sitting in landfills for years but also clogging up our water systems and heading straight back into the ocean. Whilst it’s incredibly difficult to be 100% sustainable and environmentally friendly, it’s important to remain conscious about it and also do what you can to help, which is why I’ve gathered a list of a couple of sustainable and eco-friendly skincare tools that you can switch to. 

FACE WIPES

If you haven’t already, ditch the face wipes. Face wipes are notorious for being an easy go-to, but not only are they bad for your skin as they contain high levels of alcohol which strips away your natural oils, but they can also take up to one hundred years to decompose in a landfill, and that’s for those that make it in the bin and not chucked into the toilet which causes excessive clogging to the sewage systems.  

For an alternative, chose makeup remover cloths. Most brands have their own versions of these including; Botanics Pillows Muslin ClothsBeauty Kitchen Dual-Sided Reusable Face Cloth and The Body Shop’s Muslin Cloth  Apply your usual cleanser on to your face, and remove the product/makeup with a cloth. Simply pop them in the wash (I tend to wash them on a higher heat with my duvets just to get off grime) and dry and they’re ready to use all over again.  

COTTON PADS

To get that hard to budge eye makeup, ditch the cotton pads (which doesn’t biodegrade due to it being doused in bleach) and opt for these Wild Stone Reusable Makeup Remover Pads. With 4x large pads and 12x smaller eye-pads in the pack, it’s got the best of both ditching face wipes, but also the cotton pads. Something to note, don’t use nail varnish on cotton pads as they can stain and damage the cotton pads, instead try using a rag. Other reusable cotton pads available are available from Marks and Spencer,  Botanics and So Eco 

COTTON SWABS

Thankfully a ban on plastic cotton buds has come into effect in the UK but just because they aren’t made of plastic anymore, doesn’t mean they’re good for the environment so it’s important to know which cotton buds are environmentally friendly. The Holland and Barrett Humble Bamboo Cotton Swabs are not only made of 100% sustainable and biodegradable bamboo, but they are also naturally coloured cotton tips, meaning they can naturally biodegrade.  

a sustainable skin exfoliator
model using an eco-friendly face wipe
basket of eco friendly skincare tools

BODY EXFOLIATOR/LOOFAH

Body Exfoliators or loofahs and shower pouffes are usually made out of mesh from nylon or plastic which can send tiny micro-plastics into your shower drain and back into the water system. The Holland and Barrett Eco Bath Natural Loofah Pad is made out of a natural loofah plant. Try switching out a loofah for a Bamboo Scrub Brush including these from Holland and Barrett Eco Bath and Botanics  

RECYCLING

Also don’t forget, there are lots of places doing in-store recycling schemes including Boots which lets you recycle your makeup bottles or tubes and Superdrug which collects medicine packet/pill blisters too. 

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