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  • Writer's pictureDorcas Reguloo

5 tips to adopt "Slow Cosmetics" as a way of life :


More and more consumers are becoming aware of the environmental and health consequences of the way most cosmetics are manufactured. Slow cosmetics is a movement that has been around for about ten years, but it is not yet a reality:


What is "Slow Cosmetics" in concrete terms ?


Slow cosmetics consists in consuming less but better.


Slow Cosmetics is a concept that encourages the use of cosmetics as natural and organic as possible. This concept encourages people to make ethical and sustainable choices about what they put on their bodies and to make small changes that can have a big impact over time.

These cosmetics are often made with essential oils and plant extracts. In addition to being long-lasting, they have many benefits for your u skin: they are anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal. The slow cosmetic trend has gained momentum in recent years because people have become more conscious of their health and environment. They want to make better choices for themselves but also for future generations.


It's a movement that encourages people to make ethical and sustainable choices about what they put on their bodies and to make small changes that can have a big impact over time.


The idea is that if you buy fewer products, you will use fewer chemicals and toxins in your life. And if you buy better products, made without harmful chemicals, they will last longer and be more effective.


Buying fewer products isn't just good for your body, it's good for the planet too!


5 tips to get started with Slow Cosmetics:


1) Think before you buy


It's easy to get carried away when buying beauty products, especially if it's something you've wanted for a long time. But take a second to ask yourself if you really need it and if it's really worth it or if there are other options on the market that could meet your needs without harming the environment or animals in any way. If there are no other options, consider reusing or recycling the item once it reaches the end of its life cycle, instead of throwing it into landfills where it will sit for centuries before biodegrading.



2) Buy ethically produced products


Look for companies whose values match your own, whether it's supporting small businesses or preserving the planet.You can support local manufacturers by buying products made in your country, but there are also many ethical options. Look for brands that use natural ingredients and avoid animal testing and unnecessary packaging. You'll be happy to know that there are also many cruelty-free vegan brands!


3) Consider the lifespan of a product


Before you buy a product, think about how long it will last, even if it seems like a good deal at first glance! For example, if you're looking for a new night cream but you already have a lot of them in your bathroom cabinet because they don't last very long or because they oxidize quickly, then maybe it's not such a good idea after all...


4) Don't overload your bathroom cabinets with unused items


Some cosmetic products have a very short shelf life, especially if not used properly. This can lead to unnecessary waste and expense on products you don't need or won't use until they expire. So think about the shelf life of each item before you buy it, and choose products that will last longer than that time so you don't have to buy new ones every couple of months. Think about it: if you can't remember how long you bought a product, chances are it's been sitting in your cupboard too long and isn't worth using anymore.


5) Use old products before buying new ones


This seems obvious but, the first thing you can do to slow down your cosmetic consumption is to use what you already have. This is not only a great way to avoid waste, but also a way to save money on products (since you're not constantly buying new ones).





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