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In the same way that vegan food does not contain any animal products, vegan beauty products also swap out animal ingredients for a wide range of plant-based alternatives.
Cruelty-free means that the products and the ingredients used in the product were not tested on animals at any stage during their development. Cruelty-free products will have been audited by organisations such as Cruelty Free International or PETA to gain their cruelty-free accreditation.
Plant-based beauty products are not only great for our skin but they are also great for sustainability and the environment too.
With vegan beauty products there is no need for deforestation to make room for farmed animals, and there is no pollution from animal by-products.
Waterless beauty are cosmetics and skincare brands which are committed to using less water, both within the composition of their products and the manufacturing processes used to produce them.
Water is frequently used as an inexpensive base ingredient. However, with the United Nations predicting that the demand for water will soon outstrip supply, the demand for waterless beauty is making big waves. Pun very much intended!
Waterless beauty is not just about products containing less water, it also means that less water is needed to use the products too.
It is also thought that reducing the water content will increase the potency of skincare products, so that they will have a great efficacy on the skin.
For packaging to be classed as sustainable, it must be either refillable, made from recycled materials or easily recycled.
All of these things help to reduce the environmental impact and ecological footprint of the products.
Single use plastics are out and renewable and recyclable packaging is in.
Clean beauty has become more and more popular over the last couple of years. And here at Holland & Barrett, we are making a stand towards more cleaner and conscious beauty with a vast range of beauty brands from around the world, to bring you an array of natural, vegan and sustainable skincare products. With an increased focus on vegan skincare, reducing water use and increased sustainability when it comes to packaging, these beauty, make-up and skincare products have made it easier than ever to be kind to the planet, whilst being kind to yourself.
With everyone from supermarkets to cosmetics getting on board with sustainable or eco-friendly packaging, it has never been easier to be kind to the environment when you treat yourself!
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) produced a report in early 2020, which estimates that the UK generates around 41.1 million tonnes of commercial and industrial waste each year.
To give you an example of what this would look like in practice, imagine an average small car which would be about a tonne in weight.
If all the commercial and industrial waste produced each year was put end to end, they would circle the earth over 22 times! And that is just in one year!
As well as this, an estimated 14 billion pounds of waste ends up in the world’s oceans each year, causing harm to marine life.
Plastic in the ocean can kill as many as one million sea creatures and seabirds.
Zero waste is an effort to reduce some of that waste by working towards nothing going into landfills or into the ocean.
Switching to zero waste products is a small change for you, which will have a big positive impact on the natural world.
Zero waste and sustainable packaging go hand in hand to help you reduce your environmental footprint.
Why not try making your entire beauty regime clean and conscious? It is easier to do than you think thanks to the wide range of products available, from cleansers and moisturisers to deodorants and shampoos and everything in between.
Here are just some of our favourites:
REN Perfect Canvas Jelly Cleanser contains natural ingredients such as sunflower seed oil, meadowfoam seed oil and grape seed oil, which helps to deep clean your complexion, keeping skin balanced and hydrated. REN skincare is suitable for vegans.
Ecodenta Extra Black Whitening Toothpaste with Black Charcoal & Teavigo effectively removes plaque whilst whitening and refreshing. This vegan toothpaste is made with 96% ingredients of natural origin.
Earth Kind Shampoo Bars are ethically sourced and plastic free as well as waterless. Designed for daily use and hair that gets oily quickly, they are made in the UK, with coconut derived cleaning agents.
Earth Kind offers conditioner bars too, so you can ensure that every part of your hair care regime is conscious. Ideal for travelling, you can easily pop this in your hand luggage to get around the liquid restrictions.
Toothbrushes are one of the products which can cause a lot of waste. Changing your plastic toothbrush every six months or changing the brush heads on your electric toothbrush adds to the amount of plastic being sent to landfill.
Live Coco Recyclable Electric Toothbrush Heads are made with premium quality charcoal bristles and can be returned to be recycled once you have finished using them.