A question I get asked aaaallllll the time: “what do I do with old cosmetics and skincare?” It’s a tricky one because many people have a lot of old products hanging around, and in their quests to choose better products, they’re often left wondering what to do with it all.
DIY low-waste makeup brush cleaner! ✨ When’s the last time you washed your makeup brushes? Be honest! Most of us don’t do it often enough, and brushes can get pretty gross. Dirty brushes can even cause breakouts. 🙈 (If you’re getting unexplained blemishes, doesn’t hurt to wash those brushes!) The good news is that it’s SO easy to do it in a Zero Waste way. 🌿
I’ve been thinking a lot about effort, and privilege, these days.
I had someone ask me the other day why I didn’t cloth diaper when J was a newborn. Honestly, the newborn period was really challenging for me, and the extra bit of effort that would go into cloth diapering was just completely beyond me at the time. That’s the honest truth. Knowing what I do know, and knowing what to expect from the newborn period, I believe I could do it if I have a second child one day.
Then I had a friend tell me that sometimes depression creeps in and it’s hard to put in the work to become zero-waste. I understand what she means: sometimes it’s just too much. Reducing your waste is important, yes, but it’s crucial to prioritize your mental well-being.
This is not laziness. This is doing what you need to, in order to get through challenging times.
I’ve had such fun testing out the Face Care products in my “goodie bag” (officially called a Jury Box) for this year’s CertClean Clean Beauty Awards. (See this post for all the details on the Awards).
While I won’t give away my scores for each product, I thought it would be fun to give a few comments on each of the products below.