Why switch to natural cosmetics? (with video)
It has definitely already crossed your mind a few times, because here you are, researching about making the switch to natural beauty products. To be honest, we are not surprised you are here either. In 2016, the natural beauty market was valued at approximately 11.06 billion U.S. dollars worldwide and is forecasted to grow to 21.78 billion U.S dollars worldwide by 2024. This means people just like you are also interested in making the switch.
We understand that you may not need any convincing as to why it is important for you to switch, however, we thought this may come in handy when you are talking to friends and family about why natural beauty products are important for humans, animals, and the planet!
For the People
Studies show that 60% of everything that touches our skin is absorbed into our bloodstream within minutes. Think about every product you use in a day, Do you know what is inside of those concoctions? I bet you never really thought about it.
Unfortunately, many of the ingredients found in your favorite face cream, lipsticks and perfumes are in fact toxins, allergens or carcinogens. Going natural means you are eliminating ingredients that are contributing to health problems, reproductive complications, acne and allergic reaction.
Switching to natural cosmetics is typically the last thing most women think about when choosing healthier lifestyle options. Why? because it is the most daunting and difficult tasks of all. "Where can I find products that actually work?", "...but I have always used this face cream...it's all I've ever known", "Your right, I have no idea what is inside my products". It really doesn't have to be difficult anymore. With new technology, research and resources, natural cosmetics are more effective, more colorful and healthier than ever. And luckily for you, we have already done most of the hard work.
Imagine making healthier choices for yourself without compromising the fun, playful and effective side of cosmetics.
For the Planet
Mindless sourcing, packaging, and ingredients are quickly causing detrimental effects to our environment.
Large companies must meet the high demand, so they are sourcing large quantities of ingredients quickly. This means they are using more pesticides, exploiting human rights and disrupting our ecosystems & depleting non-renewable resources. If sourcing was done sustainably, these farming and mining practices would not damage our environment.
Plastic and non-degradable packaging are thrown out in mass quantities every single day. This waste is piling up on our earth and is even finding its way into our waters. Most cosmetic companies use much more plastic, wrapping, labels and boxes than necessary as a marketing tactic.
Toxic ingredients are being flushed into our water systems every time you wash your face, shower and brush your teeth. Many of these ingredients are incapable of breaking down. This is not only hazardous to aquatic life, but it also transfers into our earth water cycle ( vaporizes, re-accumulates in clouds, then rains toxicity onto our soil).
By purchasing natural products from smaller local businesses, you can feel good about ethical sourcing, sustainable and reusable packaging as well as conscious and safe ingredients for our waters and soil.
For the Animals
"Each year, more than 100 million animals—including mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and birds—are killed in U.S. laboratories for biology lessons, medical training, curiosity-driven experimentation, and chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing." - PETA.
This animal testing includes burning, crippling, poisoning and abuse, all in the name of beauty? In our opinion, this is all the information you need to know to understand why animal testing is NOT ok.
Our physical beauty will not thrive at the cost of an animal's life. This is why The Green Beauty Collective will always exclusively stock cruelty-free makeup products.
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