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Five products that will make your daily beauty routine eco-friendly


by Holly O'Neill
13th Sep 2018
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Looking to reduce your beauty routine’s carbon footprint? Look no further…

VirtueBrush, €4.95

By 2050, there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish. If you want to be part of the solution for creating a sustainable future, start with a bamboo toothbrush. Irish company VirtueBrush create 100 per cent bamboo handle toothbrushes with compostable Nylon-4 bristles and one brush at €4.95 will last three months. Bonus – VirtueBrush plant three trees for every toothbrush sold online. virtuebrush.com

Kinvara Elemental Exfoliating Powder, €34.95

Kinvara are the first Irish skincare brand to be recognised for their outright ban on microbeads – little microplastic particles that harm the food chain and marine life. Kinvara’s gentle exfoliating powder, enriched with beneficial vitamins and marine minerals, refines the skin’s texture, leaving you with brighter skin and the perfect canvas to apply your make-up.

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Modern Botany Deodorant, €25

Dr Simon Jackson and John Murray are founders of the 100% natural, science-led Irish organic cosmetics company Modern Botany. Their multi-tasking oil was a firm favourite from the
judges in the 2017 IMAGE Beauty Awards and there’s no better argument for self-care than the relief than comes with switching on their aroma diffuser and breathing essential oils after a busy day. They are pioneering natural beauty with each new product more impressive than the last and that’s exactly the case with their newest offering – a 100% natural, unisex antiperspirant that really works, packaged in fully recyclable glass packaging. Modern Botany Deodorant is €25, so it’s significantly more expensive than it’s €2 environmentally damaging aerosol counterparts, but it’s worth noting that I’ve had mine since May, use it everyday and I’m only half way through, so you’re still saving! modernbotany.com

The Make-Up Eraser, €19.99

Ditch the make-up wipes for good and remove all your make-up – including mascara – just as easily with The Make-Up Eraser. Free of chemicals, it gets rid of all types of make–up, including stage and theatrical make-up. Each cloth will last a thousand washes, and you only need to add water to easily remove makeup – but you should cleanse too! It’s supersoft and lasts 1,000 washes. So there’s really no excuse for make-up wipes anymore! makeuperaser.ie

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Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo, €27

Looking for a non-aerosol dry shampoo? Aveda’s shampure dry shampoo, €27 is a 99.8% naturally derived powdery mist that will revive your hair and smells amazing, but best of all, the recyclable packaging is up to 75% bioplastic, which is 96% plant-derived. All Aveda products are manufactured with 100% wind power through renewable energy credits and carbon offsets and they are the first beauty company using 100% post-consumer recycled PET.

Featured image: @rodarte

September is sustainability month at IMAGE. To learn more about our environmental efforts, click here.