If you have been following my journey, you know that this year I am gravitating towards a more sustainable lifestyle. I am aware that embracing a zero waste life isn't a change that someone can achieve from day to night, but step by step it is something we can all embrace.
Also, maybe is due to the pandemic or that I am getting older, but this year I started to pay a bit more attention to myself and start little routines to take care of my mental health and my physic. I intended that these routines will be also as ecofriendly as possible.
However some eco friendly products can be a bit expensive: you don't really want to invest in something you don't know if it will be worth your money. That is why I decided to share with you some beauty products I have tried and I love. I am going to be adding the links where I got them from at the end of each product.
(btw this is not an add, I haven't been paid or sent these productz, I bought them, I tried them and I love them, that is why I recommend them to you :) )
Some of the products I purchased:
Shampoo & conditioner bars: this was my first eco swap. There is something I really like about soap bars. Maybe because they look and feel very old school? Feels a bit strange and different the first time, but now I am really looking forward to wash my hair. A good friend recommended the brand "Vert" and "Eco Warrior" is a brand I tried and I really like. Also, they last way longer than a normal shampoo bottle and you save on using any plastic packaging.
Skin lotion Tamu Beauty: I have written a whole review on this product on my other blog post, you can check it here.
Bamboo brush: my hair doesn't tangle as much since I used a bamboo brush. I bought this one:
Jade Roller: I was a bit skeptical at first, was this really going to work? But I have to say I love it now. I do my little routine before going to bed: I put some skin lotion and I use the roll on my face and neck. It makes me feel very in peace. Plus also it is great to roll it on your temples when you have a headache!
Reusable make up remover pads: I have stopped using cotton pads, and it feels good to not through away cotton every time and also, not run out of them! I wash them in the washing machine. The only thing I would say is that maybe I have to find another brand that makes them softer, but for the moment this one does the job.
Olaplex: if you are going to make an investment on your hair care, this is the one. It is an expensive product, but this has changed my hair. Do you know when you go to a hair salon and your hair shines and has incredible volume? That is what this product does. It is totally worth it ( not sure you can see it, but the bottle in the picture is empty!).
There lots of articles and reviews on Olaplex: basically they have different steps and products for your hair. I have only used number 3 and number 6. They are expensive so I didn't want to spend lots of money before trying them.
Also, in terms of hair, some products may not work the same as with my hair. My hair is thick and tends to be dry. Doesn't get greasy easily, so I can go till 4 days without washing my hair if I want to, however I normally wash my hair every 3 days.
Also, if you want to learn couple of tips about haircare, you can always check my conversation with Jen, a professional make up and hair artist here.
These are all eco friendly products. Let me know if you try any or if you find any other I could add on the list! :)