Sustainable products are beneficial for a number of reasons. As suggested by the BBC, feeling at one with nature can bring a significant increase in one’s health, happiness, active nature behaviours and connection to nature. This means that going organic with your skincare routine can not only afford you with that healthy glow, appearance wise, but you may also notice you feel revamped in yourself – both mentally and physically.
As well as this, it can also seriously benefit the environment. Sustainability is important to extend the life of the earth and its renewable resources while also retaining the landscapes’ natural beauty.
Beauty fanatics are becoming increasingly concerned with knowing exactly just what is in the various lotions and potions of our bathrooms. Because of this, the organic beauty and wellbeing sector grew some 14% in the last year. This means there are now a plethora of sustainable products available that can make you feel more at one with nature, if you’re looking to chase the many benefits of organic skincare while also saving the planet.
A toothbrush and face cloth both made from bamboo can help to eliminate unnecessary waste. It’s recommended that you change your toothbrush every one to three months for optimum care, and with the traditional toothbrush, this can mean a lot of wastage. However, bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the world and once harvested, it can restore itself within a year.
Bamboo is also naturally antimicrobial and the properties inside kill bacteria that penetrate its surface. This provides long-lasting protection for your dental hygiene and your skincare routine. Bamboo towels are super soft and also leave a nice amount of moisture on the skin to be sealed in with any serums or moisturise you may use.
The environmental impact of coconut oil is also very low, as growing coconuts does not require pesticides or herbicides. Plus, coconuts are harvested by hand, rather than a huge tractor. And pleasingly for your organic skincare routine, the oil can be linked to many benefits.
Such benefits can extend to the reduction of inflammation, the healing of wounds and helping to keep skin moisturised. Additionally, the medium-chain fatty acids present in coconut oil can assist in the treatment of acne, and protect the skin from harmful bacteria.
Rosehip oil is another sustainable skincare product. It has been clinically tested and shown to smooth skin, seriously boost skin’s moisture levels and help combat the signs of ageing by reducing wrinkles. The essential oil is so effective that after just one week, you’re likely to notice your face looking more radiant and hydrated. Your skin should also feel softer.
Lemon tea tree oil
Native to Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia, lemon tea tree is another sustainable essential oil that has numerous skincare benefits. In fact, the oil’s popularity, commercial value and hardy nature mean that growers in Kenya, Zaire, Guatemala and South Africa have now started to grow the tea tree shrub.
Lemon tea tree oil is a strong healer of the skin as it eliminates fungi and microbes. Moreover, it promotes cell regeneration and the development of scar tissue to close wounds; hence it speeds up the healing process. The anti-inflammatory properties present can also help with clearing acne, allergic reactions and rashes.