We have a responsibility to protect our home and our bodies. Many toxins and chemicals in conventional cosmetics are pollutants and degrade the environment as well as our bodies. Thankfully we as a society are becoming more aware of these issues and there is now a growing demand for natural, toxic free products and services.
Below are our top 3 reasons for being a sustainable hair and beauty salon
Hair and beauty salons are a major player in the amount of plastic waste that is contributed to landfill every year. Every hour, we throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles (22 billion plastic bottles per year) Mind blowing right!
I could not contribute to this waste cycle any more and have phased out 90% of the plastic bottles used and sold in an ordinary hair and beauty salon. At Bare Beauty House we support brands that package their products in infinitely recyclable materials, being glass and aluminium. We are also a member of Sustainable Salons who recycle all our salon waste and help us work towards our target of 0% waste.
Natural and oleochemical ingredients are less likely to cause skin irritation or allergic reactions. Without synthetic, toxic chemicals or artificial colours, sustainable products rely on the healing properties found naturally in plants.
Consider glycerine, this clear, non-toxic liquid is used in soaps, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Since it is a humectant, glycerine can retain water, making it an excellent moisturiser. Glycerine enhances the body’s ability to absorb water, encouraging the skin to absorb and hold on to as much as possible. As a non-irritating substance, it can be applied anywhere on the body. It is also an effective anti-aging ingredient and, due to its anti-microbial properties, and can also serve as an acne treatment.
An oleochemical that has all the power of synthetic chemicals without any of the toxicity, glycerine is a perfect example of the natural effectiveness of sustainable cosmetics.
Natural Health and Beauty
While petrochemicals may deliver short-term results, the long-term effects can be highly toxic to humans and the environment. Years of synthetic cosmetics use have been traced to headaches, eye damage, acne, hormonal imbalance and premature ageing. Phthalates have even been linked to cancer and type 2 diabetes.
By choosing products that contain natural ingredients, we are investing in your long-term health and beauty, and not polluting our environment.
So really, the question should be… why wouldn’t we be committed to sustainable beauty?!
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