With a new year comes a new promise of becoming our best selves, both inside and out. According to the Natural Beauty Survey, Canadians are making a resolution of a different kind and cleaning our routines by supporting brands that provide environmentally friendly packaging, don’t test on animals and include all-natural ingredients.
Below are a few tips to help make the switch to a cleaner routine a little easier:
Start with the tools you use. Opt for toothbrushes made from sustainable materials, such as bamboo or recycled plastics. Use a microfibre face cloth or reusable rounds to wipe your makeup off instead of disposable cotton pads. Look into recycling options and centres for your empty product containers.
Go natural. If you want to avoid products with artificial fragrances, flavours and parabens this year, natural products are the way to go. Consider switching to products made of naturally derived ingredients, like Tom’s of Maine toothpaste or deodorant, which can be great alternatives. Plus, their products aren’t tested on animals.
Be informed. Don’t be afraid to do a little research before you buy. Check out a product’s website to learn more about the company’s policies and what they do to support your personal values. Sustainable packaging, ingredient sourcing practices and certifications are all things you can look for details about on a company’s website.