Perhaps the most overwhelming category of products to switch in your regular routine when adopting a zero waste lifestyle are your skincare products. It isn’t enough to just find skincare products that are zero waste; they also need to work for your skin type. Skin care items can be some of the most expensive products we buy, so they need to be worth the expense and you need to feel good when you use them.
Of all my grooming and self care routines, none are more sacred than my skin care routine. Within said routine(s) its safe to say the heavy hitters are the moisturizers. Cleansers, toners, and spot treatments may come and go, but it takes a special moisturizer to push “add to cart” and it better be great if I’m going to “add to face”. So with all that said, deciding to totally switch up your whole routine in order to find a zero waste moisturizer can be stressful.
If you are making the effort to lead a zero waste lifestyle, one area in your routine that can present a challenge is your period. Menstruation presents more than a few inconveniences in daily life, and going green is surely one of them.
If you have decided you’re ready to take your shaving game to the next level and want to adopt some sustainable habits into your grooming routine, zero waste razors should be at the top of your shopping list. Unlike plastic disposable razors that need branded, disposable cartridges each time your blade dulls, reusable razors take stainless steel replacement blades that are 100% recyclable (and your choices are more sophisticated than gendered blue or pink plastic).