Clean beauty should be included in our efforts to be responsible and sustainable not only for our skin but also for the environment.

Here are the things you need to change to be clean in your self-care and beauty routine, and our favorite environment and skin-friendly care products. Recycled Packaging and Refill Packaging made from recycled plastic or resin saves us from single-use plastic, which is great, but recycled plastic is often not recyclable. Ain’t that a pickle now? Although recycled plastic is an infinitely better choice than disposable, we have a better offer: Refill! That is, cosmetic packaging that can be refilled. Opt for brands that refill instead of throwing away your recycled plastic or glass containers. When you buy any full-size product, L’Occitane gives you a 10 percent discount on the same product, while MAC gives you a free lipstick as a gift after returning six full-size empty products to the store, and finally, Le Labo gives a 20 percent discount to everyone who returns their bottles.

Lindos Naturals, Refill Pure Liquid Castile Soap

Tangerine & Sage, Olive Oil and coconut oil extract.

L’occitane Aromacology Restorative Conditioner Economical Replacement Duo

Contains 5 essential oils of ylang-ylang, sweet orange, lavender, geranium, and angelica to repair damaged hair.

How to: Cruelty-Free

Make sure that the care products you use are Cruelty-Free. A bouncing rabbit stamp is a guarantee that the product has not been tested on animals. If you can’t find this rabbit on the products, learn more about the brand. You will find that brands are very good at telling you about all the work they are doing to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly. If you still can’t find the answers you are looking for, ask the brand directly and examine the reports and lists of international organizations.

The Body Shop, Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil, which you can use to achieve a healthy skin appearance, besides its cooling effect, provides smoothness on the hyperpigmented skin and makes a visible improvement without drying the skin. 

AVEDA, Repair Care Cream

Botanical repair instantly strengthens and helps restore hair from the inside out. With its advanced herbal content, it creates new bonds in the hair and instantly improves the look and feel of damaged hair, making it look healthier, softer and brighter.

Get Rid of the Plastics

There are some plastic-coded care products: toothbrushes and combs are the first things that come to mind and, in fact, their durability is also very questionable. You can switch your plastic toothbrush for a bamboo one.

Wooden combs do not cause electrification created by synthetic combs on the scalp and strands, they are softer. Natural tree fibers help care for your hair.

Crystal combs, on the other hand, are believed to have the power to stimulate and relax the scalp, and that the scalp is connected to your entire body. Massaging your scalp with a jade comb is like acupuncture treatment.

Hidden Chemicals (and waste…)

You can immediately reduce the number of disposable tampons and pads. You also do not have to be exposed to the heavy chemicals used in the production of tampons and pads. Menstrual Cups however, solve all these problems once and for all. Menstrual Cups can be a savior: You can wear these medical silicone cups for up to twelve hours at a time without worrying about leaks. And one cup can be used for ten years! What an important step for the environment!

Note: If you’re used to pads or tampons, give yourself some time.