All those big word ingredients on your skincare, makeup and haircare products can be overwhelming. Do you know what all of those ingredients mean? Clean beauty has recently come into the spotlight as concern is raised over some popular skincare and makeup ingredients. The cosmetic industry is a 60 billion dollar a year business, as the average woman uses 12 products a day with over 168 ingredients in them (EWG). There are practically no regulations in the United States regarding ingredients, as the last law for cosmetics was passed in 1938 and only approximately 30 ingredients are prohibited. When we compare to the EU, they have over 1328 ingredients banned from use.
Zero waste is a movement started in the late 1990s and early 2000s that is now sparking change across the globe. Zero waste is a lifestyle free of as much trash as possible. Many boast only having a mason jar full of trash after one full year. While this is very unobtainable for some, there are steps that everyone can take to produce less trash in their day to day lives.