L’Oréal UK & Ireland’s sustainable beauty expert, Natalia Agathou, shares 5 tips on how you can reduce waste in your beauty regime this World Earth Day.  

Reducing Waste In Your Beauty RegimeHave a recycling bin in your bathroom

Helping our planet can start with small changes like putting a recycling bin in every bathroom or hanging a bag for recycling outside your bathroom door. 

Our bathroom essentials contain plastic in all shapes and sizes, but many of these items end up being wrongly put in the rubbish bin. It’s important to separate items that can be recycled, so that we can play our part in helping the environment.

Reducing Waste In Your Beauty RegimeGet eco-friendly by taking your cosmetics to your nearest recycling scheme  

With the UK producing 4.9 million tonnes of plastic waste annually[1], there’s no better time to make sure we’re becoming sustainable with our beauty habits by taking our cosmetics to the nearest recycling scheme. 

That’s why L’Oréal UK & Ireland run beauty packaging take-back schemes across UK brands for cosmetics and personal care products – Maybelline Make Up Not Make Waste cosmetics take-back points can be found in over 1,000 Boots, Superdrug, Tesco and Sainsbury’s stores and Garnier and Kiehl’s both offer take-back schemes for beauty products across the UK. 

Reducing Waste In Your Beauty RegimeThink re-usable products

Washable items such as face cloths and cotton pads are a great way of minimising the amount of waste we create during our daily beauty routines. 

Products like Garnier’s Micellar Reusable Make-up Remover Eco Pads (rrp: £8.99) are the perfect sustainable alternative to cotton pads, for the ultimate make-up removal and cleansing action. The Eco Pads can be put in the washing machine, with each pad lasting up to 1000 washes and reducing daily cotton pad wastage.

Reducing Waste In Your Beauty RegimeUse refillable beauty products  

Using refillable beauty products is a great way to cut down on packaging and the amount of waste produced. 

The Rosso Valentino (rrp: £40.00) is a refillable eco-friendly alternative that not only helps to cut down on waste, but also offers a colour of refill for you to change your shade to your mood. Product innovations such as this are driven by L’Oréal’s commitment to helping consumers make more sustainable choices and reducing the environmental footprint linked to our products.

Reducing Waste In Your Beauty Regime – Tip 5: The future of beauty is solid 

With UK households throwing away up to 520 million shampoo bottles per year[2], using a solid shampoo bar, like the Garnier Ultimate Blends Shampoo Bar (rrp: £7.99), is a great way to help reduce plastic waste in your bathroom as the cardboard packaging is 100 per cent recyclable.

The best thing about Shampoo Bars? Zero plastic waste! By purchasing a Shampoo Bar you’re helping to fight plastic pollution one hair wash at a time. 

Garnier’s scientists have tested over 60 formulas to develop the perfect bar, with all the foaminess, nourishment, and care of a liquid shampoo but in a solid format, meaning zero plastic waste. Our 94% plant-based formula is specifically designed to be used to wash your hair, not your body.

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