Embrace Plastic-Free July: The Benefits of Switching to Sustainable Skincare

Embrace Plastic-Free July: The Benefits of Switching to Sustainable Skincare

Plastic-Free July is a global movement that challenges individuals to cut their usage and dependence on single-use plastics and explore sustainable alternatives. While we often associate plastic reduction with everyday items like straws and shopping bags, it's equally important to consider the impact of plastic in our skincare routines. 

By making the switch to plastic-free, sustainable, or zero waste skincare products, including our full range of products, we can make a significant difference in our environmental footprint while nurturing our skin. Here are a few benefits of embracing plastic-free skincare during the month of July and yearround: 

Environmental impact

Plastic pollution poses a severe threat to our planet's ecosystems and wildlife - and the beauty industry plays a huge role in it. According to Euromonitor, “In 2018, in the U.S. alone, almost 7.9 billion units of rigid plastic were created just for beauty and personal care products.

By choosing plastic-free skincare products, you actively contribute to reducing the demand for single-use plastic packaging. Erleia is committed to sustainable alternatives through our thoughtfully-designed packaging which incorporates compostable & biodegradable materials like paper and recyclable glass and metal. By supporting brands like ours that are committed to sustainability, you can become part of the solution in combating plastic pollution.

Natural ingredients

Conventional skincare products can contain ingredients that can irritate and disrupt our skin's natural balance. Switching to sustainable skincare options, like Erleia products, means embracing formulations that prioritize natural, organic, and nourishing ingredients. This transition can lead to healthier, happier skin by reducing exposure to potential irritants and embracing the benefits of natural ingredients.

Conscious consumption

Adopting a plastic-free skincare routine encourages a more mindful approach to consumption. By choosing products consciously, you become aware of the ingredients, sourcing practices, and ethical standards of the brands you support. Erleia values sustainability in every aspect, from formulation to packaging and shipping, and we’re proud to be members of 1% for the Planet and PETA’s Global Beauty Without Bunnies Program. By aligning with brands that share your values, you actively contribute to a more sustainable beauty industry.

Long-term cost savings

While sustainable skincare products may sometimes carry a slightly higher price tag upfront, they often provide long-term cost savings. Many plastic-free alternatives come in concentrated, compact formats (hello, lotion bar!) or refillable formats (ask our refill shop stockists about our facial oils!), allowing you to use every drop of product without unnecessary waste. By investing in quality products, you ensure that your skincare essentials last longer, ultimately reducing your overall consumption and saving money in the long run.

Empowering change

As a consumer, your choices have the power to shape and change the market. By supporting brands like Erleia, you’re showing demand for sustainable and plastic-free options, encouraging other companies to follow suit. Your conscious choices inspire change and pave the way for a more eco-friendly skincare industry, creating a positive ripple effect for our planet and future generations.

Plastic-Free July provides the perfect opportunity to reevaluate our skincare routines and make conscious choices that align with our values. By switching to plastic-free, sustainable, or zero waste skincare products like ours, we can reduce our environmental impact while nourishing our skin. Together, let's make a positive impact, one plastic-free skincare product at a time.

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