FIVE ECO FRIENDLY PRODUCTS FOR YOUR CARE
Taking Care of the Planet, Taking Care of Yourself
Innovation in personal care? Why not! And if it can help save time, money and the planet, we are absolutely on board!
Determining which product is right for you can be a confusing task. But when it comes to personal care products, some of the best products are obvious! These products have been rated by thousands of people and consistently receive great reviews.
In the pages that follow, you will find some of products that we believe to be safer alternatives.1. Safety Razor
The EPA estimates that we throw away approximately 2 billion razors each year. Given the current plastic epidemic, that is not a good figure. Disposable and cartridge razors are typically not recyclable, as they are comprised of multiple materials and are difficult (and dangerous) to separate. Also, producing plastic is a very energy-intense process, creating high amounts of carbon dioxide.
Why is Shaving with a Safety Razor Better?
It is Environmentally Friendly
It is a Better Shave
It is less Expensive
Safety razors are Eco friendly and Plastic-free
Safety razors are entirely eco-friendly. The blades are recyclable, and the body will last a few lifetimes.
Better for Your Skin
When it comes to clean shaving, nothing offers a smoother, more satisfying shave like a safety razor.
Besides the Earth benefits of reducing your personal beauty waste, there are benefits for your skin as well. Safety razors are great for everyone, but especially if you have sensitive skin.
Shaving with a safety razor reduces skin irritation, shave bumps, and ingrown hairs that are common with cartridge or electric razors. The main reason is that with a safety razor you only have one blade against your skin at any time.
Lots of people find that simply switching over to double edge safety shaving completely solves the irritation that they have with shaving. The one blade, multi pass approach is so much friendlier less aggressive on your skin.
Plus, using a single blade and replacing it regularly instead of using one old cartridge for weeks at a time, means a much cleaner, more hygienic shave.
Unlike multi-blade razors, safety razors use a single double-edge blade that doesn't tug and pull. The weight of the safety razor handle allows it to glide smoothly across the skin.
Check out this microscopic photo taken of two hairs after being shaved with
- a double-edged razor and
- a cartridge razors
You can see how much cleaner the cut is with its clean, angular cut. Cartridges, on the other hand, tear at the stubble, resulting in softer, irregular fibrous ends.
It is less Expensive
Really cheap. Though, there are some start-up costs. First off, a basic, classic safety razor will set you back around $ 25 to $ 40. Which, admittedly, is more than you'll pay for the plastic handle on your disposable, but a hefty chunk of alloyed steel will last you forever.
It's another accessory that will last you a lifetime, giving you plenty of shaves to write off the cost.
2. 2 in 1 Blackhead Remover & Microdermabrasion Machine
If you want professional spa-quality skin results in the comfort of your home, for only a fraction of the price, you will fall in love with your Microdermabrasion &Vacuum suction Machine!
Newdermo Microdermabrasion Machine & Vacuum adsorption technology have patented Diamond Safe 3D technology to transform your skin and promote the growth of vibrant new skin cells!
Unlikely the other made of plastic blackhead removers out there Newdermo Microdermabrasion Machine & Vacuum has skin-friendly food-grade silicone body, it is so silky texture that comfortable to hold.
Also, ergonomic three-dimensional surface design, mini size and easy to carry out, convenient for shopping and travel.
3. Bamboo Toothbrush
Living sustainably is a central focus for many in today’s world, so why, according to National Geographic, is 91% of plastic still not recycled? This extends to many everyday items but the main one we wanted to highlight was plastic toothbrushes. If you’ve used a plastic toothbrush, you should know that the time taken for an average plastic toothbrush to degrade is 400 years. You can start making better choices for the planet, all while maintaining effective oral health practises, by using a natural alternative such as bamboo.
Here is why we love bamboo toothbrushes:
Bamboo toothbrushes are an eco friendly alternative, because bamboo is a natural plant, fully biodegradable, thus a renewable and sustainable resource. It is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet, so we don't need to worry about running out any time soon which is also inherently anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial.
Do you know the benefits of our bamboo toothbrush?
- It reduces the environmental pollution and plastic waste in our oceans.
- It uses eco-friendly material as the bamboo.
- The antibacterial properties of bamboo allow to cultivate it without using toxics.
- It has a biodegradable handle that easily deteriorate.
- Sea animal will eat less plastic.
4. Ultrasonic Silicone Facial Cleansing Brush
Keeping skin healthy and clean matters. But how you wash your face can make a big difference to everything from how much waste we generate, to how much water we use.
Newdermo facial cleansers: not only do they require zero replacement brush heads its silicone material also means they’re built to last.
Better yet, they’ve actually been shown to boost skin’s absorption of other skincare products – Cleans the skin 6X better than hands and does not contain any chemically harmful substances.
The battery life is also great, in a month of usage you only need to recharge it 2 times.
Meaning you buy less, generate less waste, and by extension, reduce your environmental footprint.
5. Bamboo Cotton Buds
The thing is that cotton buds are small but yet a big issue. You use it once, and it takes 400 years to go away. And because it’s plastic, it will never go away. Instead, it will become tiny micro plastics that slowly will be absorbed by nature.
544 million plastic cotton buds are sold every year worldwide. And these are NEVER recycled!
Plastic cotton buds disposed of down toilets enter the sewage system
Plastic cotton buds are so small, then storm events and blockages result in the release of plastic cotton buds out to sea with untreated sewage
The physical structure of plastic cotton buds enables them to bypass the filters of many wastewater treatment works and be released to sea with treated sewage
At sea, plastic cotton buds can attract and concentrate background pollutants to toxic levels
Mistaken for food by many animals, plastic cotton buds and the toxins coating them can enter the food chain.
So, what is the alternative to these monstrous plastic cotton buds?