We all feel a bit helpless to what is going on around us, but there are always small changes we can make in our daily lives, to make a bigger change.
We all know that global warming is an ever-pressing issue. There is more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere today than at any point in the last 800,000 years. We are seeing more wildfires and floods than ever. Sustainability is something we should all strive to invest in, whether that be ditching plastic bags or single-use coffee cups. Or may we suggest, reusable bamboo beauty products…
Why make the switch?
The usual suspect for makeup removal is the cotton wool pad. Yet cotton production is proven to be problematic for the environment. This year alone, over 207,367,650 tones of water have been used in global cotton production and 43 million tons of pesticide-laden dust will infiltrate the air due to its growth.
Similarly, the handy makeup wipe. Effortless but enormous environmental consequences. Up to 11 billion wet wipes a year are found in UK landfill alone. Essentially single-use makeup removal is causing more damage than good.
Bamboo is a durable, sustainable, and seductively soft textile, perfect for long-term use, both in production and practice.
Bamboo is a self-regenerating crop, meaning it doesn’t need immediate replanting after harvesting. Most woods need 30 years to grow and can only be harvested once! It grows rapidly and is fuss-free. No irrigation, 1/3 of the water needed to grow cotton and needs no harmful chemicals or pesticides! It also produces 35% more oxygen than an equivalent strand of trees, meaning growing it is good for the atmosphere.
So, when we designed our Sustainable STYLPRO Bamboo Range, we knew that we were using a source that could be relied on for its sustainability. Because the fibres are strong, bamboo is perfect for makeup removal and product application, as it is 40% more absorbent than cotton. This means you need to buy less of the product and therefore use less of a natural resource.
A win for us and the planet!
STYLIDEAS TOP SUSTAINABLE TIPS
We have put together some tips to help you make more environmentally friendly choices in your beauty regimes:
Switch to reusable makeup removal
Whether than be reusable beauty pads or makeup cleansing balm and cloth, moving away from single use textiles is a positive step.
Look for recyclable/up-cyclable packaging
Check packaging for the recycling logo or something that you could use again- such as cardboard barrels or refillable containers.
Invest in size
Buy in bulk so your products last longer, meaning you have to buy less and produce less waste.
Buy life-long products
Invest in products that will never expire. For example, our Bamboo Barrel is a life-long sustainable beauty storage unit that even if your done storing beauty products in there, can become a pencil pot!
STYLPRO Bamboo Range
Our Bamboo range is sustainable, GOTS certified, and has fully recyclable packaging. Our 100% Bamboo Barrel stores up to 16 of our Reusable Bamboo Makeup Remover Pads which can be washed over 100 times in our natural cotton laundry bag.