A mindful and sustainable beauty routine is essential in a market that is becoming increasingly saturated with beauty products and brands. Slow Beauty is a holistic approach focusing on sustainability and incorporating eco-friendly products daily. All we need comes from nature. It is, therefore, essential to protect and care for the environment. Choosing brands that prioritize natural products, sustainability, and ethical practices is necessary. This includes packaging and ingredients. Ms NainaRuhail, Founder & Co-CEO at Vanity Wagon, shares tips for a sustainable journey.
Reduce your product consumption to begin. Think about how often you apply your lipstick or other products. We buy more than we require, which results in the products expiring before they are finished. It is essential to embrace the philosophy of ‘less is better’ when developing a conscious beauty regime. You should complete all products before buying anything else, even if they are products. Give away products that still have some life to friends or family who can use them. Repurpose products such as face creams to use on your hands. You can also try smaller samples before buying more oversized products to save money if the product does not suit you.
We must pay attention to what we put on our skin as consumers become more aware of their consumption. Always read labels and select products free of harmful ingredients like sulfate and parabens when shopping. These chemicals are detrimental to your body over time and hurt the environment. Choose products that offer multiple benefits and contain the elements you are looking for. One versatile product can address various concerns and help you save money.
Packaging of all products, be it food, furniture, clothing, or beauty, contributes significantly to the waste generated by the environment. Plastic packaging is particularly harmful to the environment. Consider brands that offer refillable bottles, paper or glass, or compostable packaging. Consider buying larger sizes of products that you use every day. They provide more products and can be more cost-effective. Replace single-use items like makeup wipes or sheet masks with reusable ones.