Are solid cosmetics really eco-friendly?

Are solid cosmetics really eco-friendly?

Several prominent brands have already embraced the concept of solid beauty products, including Santé, Lush, and Garnier Ultra Doux, alongside numerous lesser-known brands.

Today, you can find a wide range of beauty essentials in solid form: shampoo, conditioner, body moisturizer, face wash, and even tooth brushing tablets. The great news is that opting for solid beauty products can significantly reduce our impact on Earth's resources.

Here are some reasons why:

  • Reduced Resource Consumption: Manufacturing solid cosmetics consumes less energy and water compared to their liquid counterparts.

  • Minimal Preservatives: These products are virtually water-free, requiring little to no preservatives.

  • Eco-Friendly Ingredients: Solid cosmetics are often produced by environmentally conscious brands, free from silicones, microplastics, synthetic perfumes, and colorants.

  • Efficient Transportation: Transportation of solid cosmetics is more fuel-efficient due to their compact size and lighter weight (60g of solid shampoo is equivalent to 2 x 250ml bottles of liquid shampoo).

On May 11th, Switzerland reached its Overshoot Day, signifying that, by that date, the nation had already consumed as many resources as it should have for the entire year. As our planet's resources, climate, and ecosystems face increasing threats, the power to make a change lies in our hands, starting with small yet significant steps towards sustainability.

Do you already use solid cosmetics? If not, consider exploring the range available at our online and physical store in Lausanne!

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