Sustainable Skincare: What to Know and Why It’s Better?

Sustainable Skincare: What to Know and Why It’s Better?

By Laurie Mias

Sustainable Skincare: What to Know and Why It’s Better?

You might have swapped your plastic straws with metal ones and brought your shopping bag everywhere to live sustainably. But when it comes to our skincare racks, not many of us take a step further from choosing cruelty-free or organic products.

There are a lot of things going on when we buy a beauty product; from selecting active ingredients our skin needs, limiting toxic substances and irritants, taking notes of the shelf life, to disposing of the empty bottles. The last part, however, is not really kind to the planet where we live. Many beauty and skincare products still come with plastic wraps, cellophane, and non-recyclable bottles that will end up in landfills and the ocean. Think about how many empty bottles of toner and serums you have tossed into the bin this year. It’s time to break off our toxic relationship with single-use packaging and send zero waste to the landfills, starting from our beauty cabinet.

An Honest Sustainable Skincare

A zero-waste lifestyle aims to use as little single-use plastic in almost every aspect of life, opting for sustainable and reusable alternatives. When applied to skincare, this means a product that is safe for people and the planet, doesn’t use any animal by-products, using non-toxic ingredients, and is packaged in eco-friendly, reusable, and biodegradable material.

However, shopping for truly sustainable skincare is quite a challenge in itself. With “sustainability”, “eco-friendly”, and “organic” terms used quite loosely in marketing jargon, one can fall into the trap of ‘greenwashing’. A sincere sustainable beauty aims to harm no lives and help the environment in the process. They will go to great lengths to make sure that their products are vegan, cruelty-free, contain no synthetic ingredients, and press their packaging waste to the bare minimum.

Now, imagine using a sustainable skincare product like MONO that doesn’t require you to buy a new bottle on every purchase. Just put our hyper-concentrated refill tablet into your existing MONO bottle and add water—50ml per tablet. No more throwing plastic bottles for every empty use. Also, each of MONO’s prebiotics-powered refill tablet is plant-sourced and contains no synthesized ingredients or colorants, making it one of the most honest sustainable beauty products in the market that is truly up to the task.

How Reusable Glass Bottles Skincare Helps the Earth

Though you can reuse your plastic bottles for up to several uses, glass bottles, like the ones MONO used for the products, are the correct sustainable choice for the environment. Glass bottles can be safely reused for almost an eternity as long as you sanitize them properly. Unlike plastic, glass is non-porous and contains no harmful elements that can leak into your skincare. It doesn’t grow mold, mildew, and is not prone to almost any kind of decay which means it keeps your refilled skincare safe. Glass is also 100% recyclable. When glass gets recycled, it would always turn into a new glass without losing its quality. It never wears out and can be recycled over and over again, making it superior to plastic and other packaging materials!