Why Should You Switch to a Sustainable Skincare Regimen?
A Business News Daily article on sustainable products and packaging reported that sustainability is one of the criteria of consumers when deciding which products or brands to purchase. Recent studies have shown that 72% of consumers are actively choosing environmentally-friendly products, and 81% are expected to support more eco-conscious brands in the next five years.
Apart from helping conserve the environment, the question stands: What’s beneficial about a sustainable skincare regimen?
It Does Not Contain Harmful Ingredients and Chemicals
Most non-organic skincare products contain toxic ingredients that can harm your skin and the environment after disposal. For example, these products contain sulfates, phthalates, and parabens that can trigger skin irritation, allergies, and hormone imbalance. Therefore, it is important to check the ingredients list and see if the skin care product contains safe ingredients such as plant extracts, plant oils, and essential oils. Choosing sustainable products also means fewer toxins go back into the environment that can damage and pollute soil and water.
It's More Cost-Effective Than Non-Organic Products
Organic and natural skincare products are more cost-effective compared to their non-organic and chemical-based counterparts because they use natural ingredients, which rely on nature’s natural healing process. This makes the skincare product more safe and gentle on the skin in contrast to chemical-based products.
Even if some non-organic products are cheaper, their effectiveness may rely on using a lot of the product, making you spend more before seeing any real effects. With this, sustainable skincare products are still cost-effective and beneficial in the long run. If you want to discover more sustainable products, you can check and browse our range of Gamila products here.
It Reduces the Environmental Harm From the Beauty Industry
Aside from the harmful impacts of chemicals used to create beauty products, Olivia Young claims that the environmental effects of the beauty industry are far-reaching. They are one of the primary plastic pollutants, with 120 billion units of packaging coming from the beauty industry per year alone.
This sparked a passion and purpose for many beauty entrepreneurs. A particularly notable one, Natalie Denyer wanted to create something that would support sustainability. She established Zero-Living, a London-based sustainable and ethical store that showcases repurposed accessories, fashion and style, home wear, beauty, furniture, and house decor. After a successful debut in 2018, the brand already has over 50 branches in the UK. The success of Zero-Living demonstrates how a lot of people are eager to support sustainable practices.
It Practices Equitable Manufacturing Processes
In our previous article on creating Gamila cleansing bars, we listed the unique and organic ingredients included in our soaps for transparency that our products are 100% natural and safe for you and the environment. This also means that everyone in the manufacturing process isn't exposed to harmful chemicals and that they're also compensated fairly.
Moreover, sustainable packaging for beauty products is slowly being introduced to minimize our global plastic and chemical waste. This means promoting recyclable packaging, selecting non-toxic ingredients, and decreasing carbon footprint from manufacturing to delivery. We for one at Gamila collaborate with PaperWise to promote eco-friendly packaging and reduce our plastic waste contribution. By using sustainable ecological packaging, we can partake in preserving our environment without compromising customer experience.
If you’re still unsure about making the big switch, remember that with a sustainable beauty regimen, you do not only take care of yourself but also help preserve the environment.
Written by Arisha G Chapman
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