How Can Beauty Help Sustainability ? World Environment Day Edition
It’s World Environment Day this Saturday, so we thought we’d focus this week’s blog on all things eco-friendly. There are some big concerns about the environment– with regular reports on climate change, pollution, and plastic waste.
It’s easy to get caught up in all the negatives, but we can each make a change. Even just small differences to your daily routine can have a massive impact over time.
Where can you find eco-friendly beauty products?
The beauty industry is becoming more and more eco-friendly by the day. From shampoo bars to reusable bamboo face pads, you can shop ethical products almost everywhere these days.
While there’s some way to go with plastic waste, we’re seeing less and less of it used in cosmetics packaging. Instead, it’s being replaced with recyclable options, jars made from sustainable materials like glass or bamboo, which actually happen to look pretty stylish to upcycle your dressing table!
What about Bubu?
Glad you asked! We’re super aware of our impact on the planet here at Bubu, which is why we’ve specially developed our own range of eco-friendly face mask formulas that are fully biodegradable with our hydrogel being water soluble. The glitter in our masks is made from naturally occurring mica, preventing any harmful microplastics from reaching our water system.
We are also proud to stock independent, eco-friendly brands such as White Rabbit, Freya & Bailey and Kind Natured, although all brands we stock have a focus on sustainability. From bamboo-based containers to British-sourced ingredients, these amazing brands are paving the way for eco-friendly beauty–and we’re glad to be spreading the message!
Oh, and by the way - our postal boxes are fully recyclable and are printed with vegetable ink. Just fold them down and stick them straight in the recycling box.
We’re always looking for new ways to cut our carbon footprint, so watch this space!
Our fave ethical beauty products
Update your bathroom with these eco-friendly products–you can find them all at Bubu!
Tree of Life Multi-Purpose Balm
The Tree of Life Multi-Purpose Balm from Elemental Herbology is formulated with a blend of natural oils to help soothe and repair damaged skin. Use it on your face, lips, or hands–pretty much anywhere that needs a little TLC.
Why we love it: It comes packed in a recyclable glass jar.
Charcoal & Black Pepper Soap
The zesty Charcoal & Black Pepper Soap from Scrubd will leave you squeaky clean without the need for any fiddly plastic packaging. This organic, triple-milled soap is packed with skin-nourishing ingredients too, including Vitamin E and shea butter.
Why we love it: It’s wrapped in paper packaging, so there’s absolutely no plastic waste!
#soakmewet Hydrating Sheet Mask
Our #soakmewet Hydrating Sheet Mask features our patented hydrogel formula that melts into your skin. Infused with hyaluronic acid, liquorice root, and some eco-friendly sparkle, your skin will be glowing in no time at all!
Why we love it: This mask is made from water soluble hydrogel!
Eucalyptus & Lavender Cleansing Balm
Why we love it: The bamboo pot is reusable and recyclable.
Sea Salt & Mint Revitalising Foot Cream
Been whisked off your feet recently? The Sea Salt & Mint Revitalising Foot Cream from Kind Natured helps to soothe tired feet with natural sea salt and mint extracts. Best of all, it’s 100% cruelty-free and vegan!
Why we love it: It’s formulated with vegan-friendly, natural ingredients.
3 sustainable products we absolutely love
From recycled fabrics to eco-friendly skincare, here are just a few of the eco-friendly products we just can’t get enough of.
Did you know that you can get cosy pyjamas made from recycled textiles? They’re just as soft and cosy as those made from brand-new materials, but without the added carbon footprint. A lot of these companies also recycle the wastewater produced in their factories, so it’s a win-win!
Bamboo cotton pads
Toners are a great addition to your skincare routine, but you can end up using a lot of cotton pads to apply them. Thankfully, there’s an eco-friendly alternative that can actually save you money in the long term. Bamboo cotton pads are just as soft as traditional cotton products, but you can pop them in the washing machine once you’re done with them.
Ocean plastic sunglasses
Waste nets are incredibly harmful to marine life, yet they’re found on almost every beach across the world. Brands like Waterhaul and Sea2see collect used-up nets and plastic waste from the ocean and transform them into gorgeous pairs of sunglasses! Not only does this help to cut down on unnecessary plastics, but it’s also helping to save marine life in the process.
Are you planning to go green for World Environment Day? We’d love to hear your plans! Get in touch on our socials at @believeinbubu.