6 Beauty and Wellness Resolutions to Take Forward into 2022
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You're well-fed, well-rested and hopefully, well-stocked with useful gifts. Sadly, financial projections and lifestyle predictions for 2022 suggest another year not unlike the last. When the pandemic took centre stage, sustainability topics quickly faded from headlines. 

Still, we should remain committed to conscious, circular, curated and cruelty-free products that put green principles into practice. With concerted and diligent daily efforts, we can create a better world that's more conscious and less consumerist, improve the quality of our lives, protect our ecosystem and preserve natural resources for future generations.

 

1. Choose eco-friendly packaging

Make a difference and continue signalling to brands that you want beauty products made with care for our environment. Avoid plastics and excessive packaging and choose biodegradable materials, recyclable plastic, or reusable materials like glass. 

Afroani

Solid Shampoo Bar

£9.99 | 125 g / 4.4 oz

Simply packed in just 1 layer of paper, this handmade shampoo bar gently cleanses the scalp without stripping the hair from its natural oils. Since it contains no water, it lasts longer, so it can go a long way.

 

2. Use refills or buy bulk

We're often loyal at heart. Humans are creatures of habit. Once we find something that works, we stay with it. Why purchase repeat items with new packaging, time after time? Conscious brands are creating products in large quantities or with refillable options to reduce unnecessary and wasteful packaging. 

Urban Serenité

Mustard + Ginger Detox Soak

£22.00 | 450 g / 16 oz

This dried soak blend was made for longevity. Only a little powder is needed in warm running water for a warming bath treatment. Featuring a revitalising blend of ginger and mustard, this is just what you need to soak away the sniffles, fight fatigue, sore muscles and clear up congestion. 

 

3. Reuse, reuse, reuse

The adage "Reuse, recycle and reduce" is better replaced with "Reuse, reuse, and reuse" when it comes to some products. We reuse cups, towels and our clothes— it's only natural to have reusable facial pads as well. Feminine products now can be found in reusable alternatives, from diva cups to underwear that can be thoroughly cleansed in the washing machine over and over again. 

Kokoa Eco Beauty

Reusable Washable Cotton Facial Pads

£12.00 | Set of 6

Fabulous for a range of daily uses such as makeup removal, application of toners, and more. Made from soft pure cotton, these affordable pads are gentle on the skin. Comes in a fabric pouch for easy storage.

4. Support local

Shipping and logistics generate a genuine cost to our environment. Shipping has become even more ubiquitous since 2020, and shipping services have become easier to use. Nevertheless, shipping generates negative impacts on the environment, including air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, use of oils and chemicals that can lead to ocean spills, garbage, noise pollution, and more. Buy from local producers and support local businesses to minimise the ecological footprint of shipping. 

 

5. Choose businesses that have pledged to be cruelty-free

Support brands that have taken a stand against animal testing in their production of personal care or cosmetic items. Not only are these practices damaging to animals, but they also have an environmental cost in the care and cruel discard of these animals once they have outlived their laboratory purpose. 

Emery Nails

Willow | Gloss Collection

£8.00 | Colour: Light Ocean Blue

Willow is a warm 'bluey' shade with a very subtle teal undertone. It is a unique, trendy take of the vibrant yet classy, light ocean blue. The cruelty-free luxurious crème formula is easy to apply, long-lasting and finished in a high gloss shine.

 

6. Embrace natural

Use all-natural products created without the addition of chemical ingredients. Choose brands that commit to using over 90% organic ingredients and those that have pledged to source from sustainable farms. Support cleaner and healthier supply chains that benefit workers, the ecosystem and your very own body, by not participating in a system that creates toxic chemicals only for them to be flushed into our waste and water systems. 

Haoma

Organic Purify and Rejuvenate Toner

£28.00 | 100 ml / 3.38 Fl oz

A deeply nourishing certified organic blend with toning Witch Hazel and Hemp Oil and essential oils including Geranium, Frankincense, Clary Sage and Cypress to promote skin elasticity and a youthful, age-defying appearance. Crafted with ethical production principles—low water usage, and 98% organic ingredients.

 

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