Every year on 5 June the world celebrates World Environment Day, which encourages awareness and action for the protection of the environment.
The day serves as a reminder that people’s actions on plastic pollution (and other factors impacting the environment), matters.
As individuals we have much greater power than we think. Not only do we have the ability to hold large corporations responsible for making positive changes, but we can make positive changes ourselves, simply by introducing a few small changes in our daily routines.
One person’s lifestyle changes may not seem that significant in the greater scheme of things, but imagine the impact when thousands or millions of people all make the same small change.
One of the things we can do as individuals is to make smarter purchases. We hold the buying power and we can make the choice to purchase environmentally-friendly products, thus contributing to greener practices. The easiest place to start? Your beauty cupboard!
The beauty world is becoming greener by the day and it’s no longer difficult to find fantastic quality environmentally-friendly alternatives. If you’re new to green beauty and want to make the switch, we’ve got a couple of suggestions. Not only are these products kind to the environment, but they’re also easy on the pocket.
For a cruelty-free haircare range rich in high quality botanical ingredients, try HASK. Formulated without nasties like sulphates, parabens, phthalates and gluten, HASK is a favourite among hairstylists on films and TV show sets. The range includes shampoos, conditioners, deep conditioners, hair oils, leave-in treatments and dry shampoos – all of which are 100% cruelty-free and formulated without questionable or controversial ingredients.
Curls In Bloom
Curls in Bloom, a local haircare brand, knows a thing or two about two about sustainable ingredients. They source their precious botanical ingredients from is a small pro-active farming community, Qobo Qobo, in the foothills of the Amathola Mountains in the Eastern Cape. Qobo Qobo is a non-profit essential oils manufacturer committed to uplifting their surrounding community, and currently have ten independent farming units where rose geranium, Cape chamomile and wild rosemary is grown. The farming units belong to local farmers, who take the full responsibility of crop production, from planting, to harvesting, to distilling. It’s these hard-working hands that have made Curls in Bloom products possible.
Shop Curls In Bloom haircare products online at Dis-Chem here.
Umberto Giannini, an award-winning haircare brand from the UK, offers transformational haircare products for every hair type, and you’re in luck, as the entire range is 100% vegan and cruelty-free! But that’s not where it ends. In 2021 the brand was awarded Certified B Corp™ status, meaning they meet the highest standards of social and environmental impact. Then there’s UGiving – Umberto Giannini’s commitment to giving hygiene and care products to women who don’t have access to them, and their ongoing support to human rights organisations, beauty banks, women’s refuges, and animal charities amongst many others.
Shop Umberto Giannini haircare at Clicks online here.
wet n wild
wet n wild is known for their high quality, trendy makeup products at surprisingly affordable prices, but did you know that they also take the environment into consideration in everything they do? Their products are 100% cruelty-free and the brand is a proud member of PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies program, which is committed to eradicating animal testing. In fact, most of their products are not just cruelty-free, but vegan as well.
Shop wet n wild at Clicks or online here.
KISS is a global leader in professional quality beauty products and treatments, allowing consumers to “Bring the Salon Home” with their top quality home mani, pedi and eyelash solutions. Like wet n wild, KISS is also a member of PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies program, their products are cruelty-free and they are a vegan brand.
Shop KISS products at Clicks and Dis-Chem, and online here.
As the saying goes, change starts at home. If all of us make one small, positive change, together, we can start a green revolution!