Brushing your teeth, swiping on some deodorant, and showering are all essential daily hygiene habits, but our favorite products’ packaging is often made of plastic and can be difficult to reuse or repurpose. We know you’re probably up to your ears in infographics, ads, and friends telling you that switching to sustainable products is important — but they’re right. Swapping out your current toothbrush or deodorant doesn’t have to be a chore, and the new products you pick up might actually be easier to continue replacing. Here are some of our favorites.
Boie Fine Toothbrush
Key Selling Point: This toothbrush is affordable and 100 percent recyclable.
This minimalist toothbrush from Boie uses a silicone-like material for its bristles for a more comfortable brushing experience. The replaceable head makes the toothbrush last longer, and the BPA- and latex-free material make it safer. It’s also available in six colors — black, blue, pink, red, green, and yellow. Best of all, it’s fully recyclable, so you can feel good when the time comes to order a replacement.
Alpyn Beauty PlantGenius Melt Moisturizer
Key Selling Point: This vegan moisturizer includes hyaluronic acid, squalane, and bakuchiol to hydrate and clear your skin.
The lightweight formula from Alpyn Beauty hydrates your skin while leaving a matte finish to keep you from looking too shiny. It uses hyaluronic acid and squalane to hydrate, while bakuchiol smooths out your skin. We like that the packaging and glass jar are recyclable (though you need to remove the label first), and it’s fragrance-free.
Bathing Culture Mind and Body Wash
Key Selling Point: This soap smells good and is good for the planet.
The Bathing Culture Mind and Body Wash is vegan and made of all-organic ingredients. It’s certified organic by Oregon Tilth, and the fresh scent is inspired by NorCal Redwoods. The bottles are made of 100 percent recycled PET bottles, and you can refill your soap at retail stores near you.
Eir Pitted Deodorant
Key Selling Point: This deodorant works well on sensitive skin, and it has plastic-free packaging.
Natural deodorants get a bad rep for, well, not deodorizing very well. The Eir Pitted Deodorant, though, uses arrowroot, baking soda, and fir needle essential oil to ward off odors, and the coconut oil and shea butter make it comfortable even for the most sensitive users. The plastic-free packaging and stick itself are also completely compostable.
Superzero Protein + Green Tea Shampoo Bar Bundle
Key Selling Point: The packaging on this plant-based shampoo is plastic-free.
Superzero’s long-lasting shampoo bar is great for folks with normal, oily, or fine hair. It uses green tea leaf oil, juniper berry oil, and avocado oil to hydrate and strengthen your hair, and it’s also safe for those who use dye. The packaging is also plastic-free and cuts down on carbon emissions.
Jack Henry Beard Oil
Key Selling Point: It’s a lightweight formula made with organic ingredients you can feel good about.
Jack Henry’s Beard Oil uses jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, sunflower oil, and bergamot oil to moisturize and nourish hair. Users report it doesn’t leave hair too shiny. Plus, ingredients are sourced from the United States, South Africa, and France.
Everyone’s body is different, so not all sustainable products will work for you. But going green (or at least being as eco-friendly as possible) doesn’t need to be too difficult. While compromising on ingredients can sometimes be harmful for your skin, you can still look for products with recyclable packaging or refillable bottles to help cut down on unnecessary waste.
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