Nothing makes a make-up enthusiast happier than switching to an organic and vegan skincare routine. But, as you proudly pat or rub those all-natural ingredients on your skin, have you ever stopped to think – ‘yes, I am using cruelty-free products on my face, but what about this plastic bottle that I am holding, is it eco-friendly?’
By now, you are already aware of the many dangers that plastic packaging brings to this planet. Even though plastic is cheap, mainly when used to package skincare products. Are the environmental effects worth it?
As a user of skin care products, it is understandable to feel helpless in plastic packaging because nearly all skincare products come in a plastic bottle. However, many ethical skincare product manufacturers such as Zion Health have committed themselves to reduce plastic waste. And one of the key measures taken is a migration from the plastic to glass bottles.
Will it be easy? Probably not. But it will be worth it. Below, we will walk you through how we are committed to reducing plastic waste and some of the ways you, as our clients, can also contribute to saving the world.
An Introduction to Sustainable Living
You have probably heard of sustainable living and how it reduces our impacts on the environment. But do you know about sustainable skincare? This branch of sustainable living entails using beauty products that have no adverse effects on the environment. The thought of practicing sustainable skincare can seem complicated, but with the proper guidance, you will realize that it’s relatively easy. Don’t forget that as the customer, you are always the primary decision-maker. And using your power of the dollar, you can make environmentally conscious choices.
Here are some of the ways you can make your skincare routine more sustainable;
Recycle plastic beauty products – The next time you use up your serum bottle, do not throw it away. Recycle it instead. Did you know that landfills worldwide accumulate more than 29 million tons of plastic in a year? Fortunately, most skincare products are recyclable. For instance, Zion Health products are 100% recyclable.
Switch to reusable eco-friendly packaging – As you shop for skincare products, it can pay off if you opt for glass packaging. Glass bottles are perfect because once the contents are used up, all you must do is wash the glass and refill it. Other than glass, there are different types of packaging that are compostable. This includes containers made of flour, clays, or botanical powders.
What are the Differences between Plastic and Glass?
Understanding the differences between these two is essential when identifying their impacts on the environment. Glass is made up of silica, a component commonly found in nature. We have plastic which contains sand and petrochemical. The latter is a type of oil, and you should know that its extraction process has got many damaging effects on the environment.
Another material is popularly used in soda bottles, known as polyethylene terephthalate (PET). This is an eco-friendly type of plastic and doesn’t contain any toxins. That’s why it is commonly used to package beauty products.
Are There Advantages of Using Plastic Packaging?
Most beauty companies prefer plastic because it is cheap. It’s also flexible, lightweight, and very durable. Plastic packaging doesn’t need special care and attention during delivery as it is not as fragile as glass.
Despite having so many benefits, plastic gets a bad rap amongst environmentalists because it is simply bad for nature. You have probably come across plastic waste in the ocean, forests, and even on roadsides. And to make matters worse, plastic takes decades for it to disintegrate. While it remains dumped in nature, plastic releases harmful toxins into the air. When tossed in the ocean, it produces chemicals that are harmful to marine life.
What About Glass?
One sector that glass beats plastic is in terms of recyclability. Yes, plastic is recyclable, but not all types of plastic can be recycled. Those containing unmarked plastic or metal springs can’t be recycled, which significantly reduces the lifecycle of plastic. Glass, on the other hand, has got infinite lifecycles, which means that it can be recycled over and over. And it’s not even a must for glass to be recycled into the glass; it can be used to make concrete or tiles. There are plenty of products that can be made from glass.
Glass, however, is not perfect. It is eco-friendly, but glass packaging is more expensive than plastic. And it is somewhat fragile, so it needs special attention during delivery.
At Zion Health, we are part of small businesses interested in making a difference in the environment. That is why we go the extra mile of packaging our natural products in glass containers. We feel that it’s our company’s responsibility to take care of mother earth, and so far, we continue to play our part. The big question is, will you do the same?
Plastic vs. Glass Packaging
It should be evident by now which of these two is the eco-friendliest choice. Glass bottles are reusable. Therefore, once you use up your skincare product, you can wash it and use it to store another. Secondly, glass is 100% recyclable. Remember, not all types of plastic can be recycled. Glass packaging may cost slightly more than their counterparts, but they are better and safer for our planet.
Zion Health is Committed towards Sustainable Skincare
In a world full of beauty companies with no regard for ethics, Zion Health has distinguished itself as a brand that promotes and practices sustainable living. When you use our products, be assured that they were made sustainably and packaged in an eco-friendly material.
Our two biggest concerns are our clients and the beautiful world we live in. Some of the many attempts we have made in this campaign include creating inserts for our deodorant lines packaged in paper made through environmentally friendly processes. As a result, we get to save the planet one insert at a time. Some of our beauty products also come in glass packaging; this also significantly lowers plastic waste.
Hopefully, you have learned a thing or two on how to practice sustainable living, especially when it comes to skincare products. At Zion Health, we hope that our friends in the beauty industry will follow suit and switch to recyclable and reusable packaging. When we combine our efforts, we can put a stop to plastic waste. And even though it may take time, we must appreciate our efforts for every step we take. Below are some of our products that showcase our determination and commitment to reducing plastic waste.
Sustainable and Eco-friendly Zion Health and Beauty Products
This kit contains our all-new Original Clay Dry Deodorant Inserts and Clay Dry BOLD, our original vegan deodorant. Designed to fit your daily routine and reduce plastic waste, this kit will ensure you stay fresh all day long by absorbing body odor
Main Ingredients and Their Benefits
- Ionic clay minerals are the featured ingredient, and these help with odor absorption and balance the skin’s pH.
- The Clay Dry BOLD has a subtle orange and tangerines scent that cleans the body and uplifts your mood.
- It also contains green tea extract that is responsible for soothing the skin.
- There are rosemary leaves that nourish the underarm area.
- Vitamin E helps green tea to soothe sensitive skin.
- Finally, we have witch hazel and arrowroot, which both help absorb excess oil and moisture from the skin while introducing essential oils needed for skin health.
How to Use the Clay Dry Deodorant Insert
To remove the plastic piece of the deodorant, twist the knob. And once it’s opened, fit the insert into the deodorant dial stick. Screw it into the Clay Dry Case and turn the knob in a clockwise direction. Finally, lower it down into the case. It is straightforward to use once you have the kit in your hands. And it comes with a manual that has got further instructions.
Our chemical-free, plastic-free, and sulfate-free shampoo bar is perfect for washing hair. Effective at removing dirt and contaminants, our shampoo bar still retains natural oils after use. It’s ideal for all types of hairs and even beards.
It contains sandalwood oil, volcanic clay, oatmeal, coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, and vitamins B, C, and E, which give you healthy and clean hair. It’s perfect for use when on hikes, at the gym, or whenever you don’t feel like carrying liquid shampoo.
Main Ingredients Used;
- The featured ingredient is sandalwood oil which removes sebum secretions from the scalp and gives your hair a natural sheen. It also enhances blood circulation in the scalp, thus promoting hair growth and moisturizes the hair.
- Vitamin B, C, and E promote healthy hair.
- Ionic clay minerals.
- Shea butter reduces frizz.
- Coconut oil to moisturize and seal hair.
Join Zion Health and Beauty’s Customers and Buy Sustainable Products Today
Communities are increasingly becoming aware of the importance and benefits of sustainability. We here at Zion Health love the earth as much as you do and try our hardest to find the right packaging for our products and for our customers that share our same values.
All Zion Health Products are vegan, organic, contain no parabens, are made with all-natural ingredients and are cruelty-free.
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Check out some of our other blog posts for helpful information regarding skin health, and the maintenance of a healthier lifestyle. We have talked about in the past how important is it to have a proper morning and nighttime skincare routine, to main your skin’s health and vitality.
We believe that Zion Health and Beauty Products allow our bodies to heal through our ingredients. Our earth has to heal too. That is why making sustainable choices when it comes to health and beauty products are so vital. Make sure to recycle your empties when you are done with them. Recycling can help reduce the carbon footprint that you leave behind
Make sure to check out our blog, “Top Ten: Recycling Tips,” for more tips on what you can do to recycle more