One of the biggest areas I've found that is hard to go plastic-free, especially without breaking the bank, is skincare! While there are a lot of options, many of them are really expensive so I wanted to highlight some of my favorite plastic free skincare swaps.
1. Face Soap:
This Cerave Facial Wash Bar is a game changer for me. This is equivalent to a liquid soap I would have used prior to going zero waste but in bar form. Not to mention it's way cheaper than buying the liquid ($5.99 at Target compared to its $10.99 liquid counterpart)! I bought this bar back in February and I still don't think I've used even a third of it to be honest. This was definitely one of the best zero waste swaps I've made for skincare!
2. Rosehip Oil:
While it's very easy to find essential oils in glass over plastic I do use rosehip oil on my face every night and I just love that I can find it just about anywhere in glass from Amazon to Ulta to even Imperfect Foods for under $10!
3. Face Masks:
One of my favorite things about being zero waste has been making my own face masks! I love using egg whites as a face mask when I only need egg yolks for a meal, and they really help tighten your pores too. I also love using Aloe Vera as a zero waste face mask or honey and some brown sugar to exfoliate. Check out my blog post on zero waste face masks.
4. Cotton Pads:
So I know that the product itself isn't plastic to begin with but before going zero waste I was buying cotton pads in plastic bags every few months! Now I use reusable cotton pads from Monsters by Marley and I love them! I pop them in a mesh bag in the wash and then lay on a table to air dry.
I still have a lot of skincare that I'm working through before I buy replacements but when I do here's my list of what I'll be buying for anyone curious!
Raw Elements SPF
Moisturizer - Imperfect Foods Jojoba Facial Cream
Salicylic Acid BHA Exfoliant
What other zero waste skincare do you use and love? Leave it in the comments below!
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