5 easy ways to make your beauty routine more eco-friendly

Choose an sustainable brand

Sounds obvious, right? But it’s small steps like these that can make a big impact. Look for brands that use sustainable ingredients and thoughtful packaging.

Shop cruelty-free products that are against animal testing

Look for the bunny icon on products to ensure they have been made without hurting animals. Also try and buy beauty products that are recyclable.

Ditch the make-up wipes

Yes they are convenient but they’re seriously damaging to the environment - the plastic fibres in the wipes take over 100 years to biodegrade. Even cotton pads are wasteful but you can easily swap them for a flannel (which has an exfoliating effect too) or reusable cotton pads you can pop in the washing machine.

Buy multi-functional products to save on plastic

Invest in hybrid products that will save on packaging, waste and money. Even if a product isn’t branded as a multi-use product, get creative! A highlighter can easily double up as a shimmer eye shadow, and your blush can be used as a lipstick.

Make your own facemasks

DIY masks are a great eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative to splurging, and no matter what your beauty concern, there’s a quick and easy DIY fix. Check out Meghan Markle’s best friend Priyanka’s DIY skin masks here.