It’s not just the life on the land that is being threatened by certain human practices, but marine life is also facing a huge threat from certain elements that the human race is responsible for. A multitude of movements have been created over the years that focus on preserving marine life, and the latest one to join the club is the Blue Beauty Movement that has been garnering a lot of attention right now. While disposing of single-use plastic has been affecting marine life tremendously, there’s so much more to this thing than meet the eye.
Whether you believe it or not, the beauty industry is also one of the leading causes of this problem. This industry is equally responsible for putting marine life at risk. The beauty products that we use in our daily routines are the reason why the marine flora and fauna are being destroyed. The harmful ingredients found in the products and even unsustainable packaging are huge contributors to this problem. But you can change all that before it’s too late by taking a part in the Blue Beauty Movement and being more responsible and mindful when you purchase beauty products.
Ahead, we have put together a list of some simple tips that will help you to become a part of this movement.
Opt for recyclable, reusable, and refillable packaging
Since unsustainable packaging is one of the biggest contributors to this problem, you will have to be more mindful of the products you purchase. You can spot sustainable product packaging in different shapes and forms, and as far as refillable packaging is concerned, refillable glass bottles make the best option as you will have to purchase them only once. You can research the brands on the internet that keep their packaging sustainable and eco-friendly, and then invest in products accordingly.
Watch out for toxic ingredients
Apart from the unsustainable packaging, certain ingredients found in beauty products are also responsible for tremendously affecting marine life. There are two types of ingredients to be found in beauty products- toxic and non-toxic ingredients. Out of the two, toxic ingredients can be fatal for marine life, therefore, you should steer clear of products that contain such ingredients and invest in the ones that are formulated with plant-based and non-toxic ingredients.
Keep an eye out for artificial preservatives
Aside from looking out for toxic ingredients, you should also check if the product contains any artificial preservatives. Parabens, which is commonly found in a lot of beauty products, are used as an artificial preservative, and this ingredient isn’t only harmful to your skin but is also known to disrupt hormones in marine life. Therefore, you should always keep an eye out for artificial preservatives in all your beauty products, and when it comes to purchasing the products, you should always opt for a preservatives-free formula in order to keep your skin and environment safe.
Be wary of hidden baddies
Most beauty products like hair care and skincare products tend to be pretty transparent with their ingredients list, but when it comes to makeup products, you can’t be so sure. Certain makeup products like cream blushes and glitter highlighter are known to contain harmful ingredients like mica and lanolin, which can be fatal to marine life.
Invest in zero-waste products
Zero-waste products are those products that are manufactured and packaged without producing much waste, basically, in a more eco-friendly manner. Right from the procurement of raw materials to distribution policies, the brands try to keep the whole process as clean as possible without generating much waste. You can research clean brands on the internet and then make your purchase accordingly.