The beauty industry creates tons of plastic waste each year with packaging that can take up to a thousand years to break down. Green Beauty expert Michelle Bilodeau was on CTV’s The Social highlighting some of her favourite minimal waste beauty products.
“It’s a bit of an investment up front at $68 to purchase the razor, but blades are only around $0.70 so within a year you’ve already saved about $23, within five years you’ve saved about $120 AND you’re saving the planet.” – Michelle Bilodeau
And we did have to laugh a little at Melissa Grelo’s quick response…. “What’s $60 when you’re saving the planet?!”
We are so thrilled to have been featured, but mostly to be standing beside these incredible brands that are leading the change in plastic free, organic and local green beauty alternatives. Below are some of our favourites from CTV’s feature:
UNWRAPPED LIFE WANDERLUST SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER BARS
I started using a shampoo bar and absolutely LOVE how it is packaging free, the consistency of the suds and how light my hair feels after.
Unwrapped Life is a Canadian brand that makes soaps, shampoo, and conditioner bars without any use of plastic packaging. The brand recently launched a baby product line called “Womb,” which includes lavender and chamomile scented sea salt soap, as well as a moisturizing shampoo bar for all of your baby’s needs.
Available at Unwrapped Life
EVIO BEAUTY BLACK MASCARA
I can honestly say that if I was only allowed once piece of makeup for the rest of my life it would be mascara – so I’m glad to know that I have a clean alternative for this.
Evio Beauty is a brand that aims to provide an authentic, unapologetic approach to conscious beauty by using clean and natural ingredients. With its recent rebrand, Evio’s packaging now contains 45% recyclable hemp, and by 2021, the brand plans to reduce its plastic packaging across all products by 45%.
THE BODY SHOP DROPS OF YOUTH SHEET MASK
We all love a good sheet mask, but unfortunately, most sheet masks are not biodegradable. The Body Shop’s Drops of Youth sheet mask is not only recyclable and 100% environmentally-friendly, but its ingredients are also 99% all-natural. Containing edelweiss, sea holly plant stem cells, and community trade babassu oil from Brazil, you can take care of your facial needs while taking care of the environment at the same time.
Available at The Body Shop