Go Green Beauty @ Econic

Last month I was invited to talk about Go Green Beauty  at ECONIC an event made by LJCT & Enviloka. Along with 3 other sources, I discussed how to have a more environmental friendly everyday beauty routine that is small but has a big impact. It was such a great event, the guests were so enthusiast and I’m proud of my friends who held this event because they raised awareness about environmental issues in a very interesting way.

My Top Go Green Beauty Tips:

Everyday Tips

  • Recycle: try trading in your empty cosmetics packaging, beberapa merek like Bodyshop, Origins, MAC menerima packaging bekas untuk di recycle, campaign back to MAC If you bring in six empty MAC product containers, the company will recycle them and you’ll get a free lipstick of your choice in returns. Every day, consumer product packaging accounts for approximately one third of all landfill waste.

  • Look for the label “certified biodegradable” on soaps, as well as detergents and cleaners, which the Consumers Union rates as “highly meaningful.” That means the product has been tested by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), an independent certifier, and at least 70 percent of the product biodegrades within 28 days after use. And think about how you can pare down your beauty routine to use fewer products. (I’m still working on this one myself!) Fewer products means fewer chemical exposures for you and our water, and fewer empty bottles in landfill.

  • Multi-tasking products – Rather than burn through tons of disposable products, choose a regular washcloth over throwaway face wipes, invest in a reusable razor (according to the Environmental Protection Agency, we toss about 2 billion plastic ones each year!) and buy multipurpose makeup: blush that also works as a lip and eye color, for example)

  • Read Labels – Very important to read the ingredients on your cosmetics karena some ingredients are not only bad for the environment but also your health! Like:

  • Parabens: are common ingredients found in an array of cosmetics, and for good reason: they preserve the lifespan of a product, and they also help to ward off bacteria buildup. Parabens are estrogen-mimicking preservatives, found in breast cancer tumors of 19 of 20 women studied
  • Phthalates: A growing number of studies link this chemical to male reproductive system disorders. Pregnant women should avoid nail polish containing dibutyl phathalate. Everyone should avoid products with “fragrance” indicating a chemical mixture that may contain phthalates.
  • Fragrance: It may help sell products from face cream to laundry detergent, but do you know what’s in it? Fragrances are in everything from shampoo to deodorant to lotion. Fragrances can contain hormone disruptors and are among the top 5 allergens in the world.

I added some of Go Green Beauty definition in the Glossary section! Go Check it Out!

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