What Is Green Beauty? And Why Is It Important?
Green beauty – Ever heard of this term before? If not, let us help you understand what green beauty is. The secret to saving our reefs and oceans, forests and trees, animals and creatures, is to do so with actions, not words. And believe it or not, the skincare, hair care, and beauty products you use can also contribute largely to it. It’s no surprise that our planet is in a dire state and as environmental challenges mount, eco-consciousness is exploding among concerned citizens to protect our little corner of the universe. While beauty brands are taking a note of the situation and you can make a change by taking some small or big actions, some actions don’t rest with you, but with beauty companies and they are taking notice. Read on to learn more about green beauty and how you can be the change!
What is green beauty?
The term green beauty refers to the beauty products that are sourced, produced, and packaged ethically and sustainably, that's kind to the planet. The term ethical means to use natural, non-toxic ingredients and the absence of animal ingredients or animal by-products in our beauty products. For example, using sulphate free shampoos and silicone-free shampoos.
Why should you go green?
Now, why does that matter? Raising and processing animals takes a huge toll on the environment. Well, it’s not only the animals that benefit from being left out of the equation but using plant-based ingredients is better for the planet, too. Harsh chemicals such as sulphates in shampoos, conditioners or any other beauty products deplete water, natural resources, and habitats and generate more greenhouse gas emissions than almost any other sector. Moreover, it's not great for the environment to process the harmful chemicals that show up in some beauty products. Hence, it is best to use a non-sulphate shampoo, sulphate free conditioner and more.
Now that you know how green beauty can make a difference to your life, let’s know more about how Garnier can help the environment and bring a change to your life.
• More solidarity sourcing
Garnier empowers 670 communities as part of their ingredient sourcing programs and aims to increase the number of communities as years pass by. The sourcing program gives people typically excluded from the job market access to work and a sustainable income. Garnier is committed to implementing fair trade practices across the supply chain, seeking to support and empower farmers and workers to help them improve their revenues and livelihoods. They also provide training to improve the skills of the farmers in agriculture and give them the latest knowledge on organic farming.
• Greener and cleaner formulas
Garnier feels that sustainable sourcing, greener and cleaner formulas are important because its goal is to preserve biodiversity, act against climate change, promote economic empowerment, ensure decent and safe work and guarantee equality.
• More recycled and recyclable packaging
Due to the use of recycled plastic, Garnier has saved 3670 tons of first use plastic. By 2025, all Garnier products will be made from 100% recycled plastic and will be 100% recyclable, refillable or reusable.
• More renewable energies
Over the last 15 years, Garnier’s plants and distribution centres have decreased water consumption. In the upcoming years, all their industrial sites will be carbon neutral.
• Approved by Cruelty-Free International
Since last year, all Garnier products are officially approved by Cruelty-Free International under the Leaping Bunny Programme, to end animal testing.