Beauty is a 532 billion dollar industry that shows no sign of stopping. One of the biggest new trends in the industry is clean products.
More and more people are looking for sustainable beauty brands over traditional cosmetics. Read on for 5 good reasons you should buy green natural products.
1. Better for Your Health
Eco-friendly cosmetics are free from harmful chemicals, toxins, parabens, petroleum, and synthetics.
Products that have these items can lead to premature aging and tired skin. Ingredients in some types of beauty products have even been linked to cancer.
The Environmental Working Group found a carcinogen called 1,4-dioxane in 28% of all personal care products. It was even found in 40% of products labeled as "natural."
Though scientists still don't know how much of a product is absorbed into the skin, you don't want to take the risk that your beauty brands are harming your health and stealing your youthful skin.
2. Better for the Planet
Sustainable beauty brands are better for the world we live in. Sustainability means that it is able to continue over a long time and causes little to no damage to the environment.
On the other hand, synthetic chemicals cause harm to both animals and plants when these compounds come to contact with them.
Also, the extraction of many skincare products cause damage to the environment. Especially when mining for lead and aluminum which causes a lot of pollution.
Green cosmetics don't use those ingredients. They rely on natural ingredients that can be harvested without harming surrounding animals and plants.
3. Doesn't Harm Animals
It has been common practice to test beauty products on animals. Even big brands continue to practice animal testing even as many protest this practice.
Vegan and sustainable cosmetics have no part in animal testing. This is more ethical.
If you value the humane treatment of animals you will not support animal testing for any products. By buying sustainable, green cosmetics, you will not support the malicious practice of animal testing.
4. More Nutrients
Many commercial beauty products have limited nutritional ingredients that can benefit your skin, nails and hair.
Many chemical-rich products just mask the issue you are trying to fix.
On the other hand, natural beauty products use nutrient-rich ingredients that have lasting benefits for your body.
Ingredients like vitamin C, E, and A are commonly found in sustainable products. These vitamins fight free radicals, reduce fine lines, and repair skin and nails at the cellular level.
5. Transparency Matters
Commercial beauty products are poorly regulated. Not all the ingredients in a product are listed on labels. Many big brands even trick consumers by using alternate names in their ingredient list to hide poisonous compounds.
That's why transparency is so important. Sustainable beauty brands pride themselves on making products that are good for you, good for the planet and cruelty free.
Look on the brand's about us section and find out if they are vegan friendly, sustainable and non-GMO. If they don't come out and say it directly, they aren't a brand you want to support.
Support Sustainable Beauty Brands
There you have it! 5 reasons why shopping from sustainable beauty brands is worthwhile. We hope this article has motivated you to make the switch to green brands for the good of your health and our planet.
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