As we all remain united in the fight against Covid-19, we can’t help but realize the impact we can have on earth if we all take actions together. Just like how by staying home during this pandemic, the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-5P satellite reported an increase in air quality and the decrease of level of nitrogen dioxide (NO₂) by 40% from the previous year in cities and industrial areas¹. By just making one small change individually, we have the power to make bigger and better changes for the future. Keeping this spirit of unity in mind and how impactful it can be, this Earth Day, we want to encourage you to make simple changes in your lifestyle for a more sustainable earth. We want to show you how extremely easy it can be to start a greener life.
This Earth Day, we want you to know that you are not alone in the quest to save the earth. Many brands are taking the responsibility to create products that are not only safe for the environment but also work well for you without any compromise on quality by going green.
Here are some great green and vegan alternatives to your everyday products as reviewed by our community .
Safe skincare for a greener Life : EverSoft
Skincare is essential but not all of them are made keeping the environment in mind. But if a skincare product is safe for the environment, it has to be gentle and safe for your skin too right? Eversoft is a korean skincare brand that uses “100% organic extracts in facial cleansers and 100% botanical extracts in shower foams”. They believe that nature already provides everything you need to have a perfect skin.
A favourite green Skincare of our Try and Review testers is the Eversoft Skinz Clear Care Spot-free Gel by this range that has been rated 4.3/ 5 for being suitable for oily and acne prone skin.
Green Makeup brand: Sen Natural
For all you beauty junkies in dilemma because your favourite makeup brand is not vegan or cruelty free, we understand it is hard to make a switch. But we want you to know that a lot of makeup brands are stepping up their formulations and ensuring that they provide the best quality despite being made from natural ingredients. Sen Natural is a green beauty brand that “ uses ingredients that are natural, honest and cruelty-free.” Their goal is to normalize green beauty and empower women to be whoever they want to be. They also organize workshops so women can see for themselves what goes in their products.
Try and Review members tested their lipsticks and gave them a 4.7/5 for its colour intensity and moisture – the two key things about a good lipstick.
Love Beauty Planet is a brand that wants you to consider your shower routine. We shower everyday and as a result, we use shampoos and body wash every day as well. But how many of us stop to think about how much water we are consuming and what chemicals are being released into the environment. Love beauty and Planet’s main goal is to reduce the amount of environment wastage for a greener life. Their ingredients are all natural and ethically sourced. Even the fragrance is from natural essential oils. The best part is that they created a game-changing fast-rinse technology for their conditioners, so that it can be washed off much faster unlike usual conditioners.
Greener laundry for your family: Seventh Generation
Laundry is one of our least favourite tasks and also the one we usually don’t give much thoughts to. We pick up the one that is on bulk sale and think we are good to go. As long as it cleans our clothes, how does it matter what’s inside right?
Well, wrong. Cheap and strong chemically infused detergents are not only bad for the environment but they might actually be the reason for your skin allergies or rashes if they are not washed off properly.
Seventh Generation uses renewable plant based ingredients that they believe is much “more sustainable option than ingredients made from petroleum” Their packaging is also made from recyclable materials. This brand is great for helping you reach a greener life with quality products.
You might be wondering if the plant-based ingredients are tough on stains and we are happy to tell you that our Try and Review testers gave this detergent a 4.8/5 for cleaning well and being good for sensitive skin.
Vegan and delicious Snacks: Norilicious
Yes, even by changing your snacking options, you can play a part in saving the earth and having a greener life. Norilicious is not only a vegan brand but it is also determined in saving the threatened seagrass beds which is nature’s way of protecting the climate.
Their snack is made from seaweed which is known to provide minerals, iodine, and essential vitamins, making this a healthy snacking option. Each pack also contains less than 100 cals. So not only are you saving the planet but you can keep binging on this delicious snack without any guilt.
100 Try and Review testers tried this out and rated it a whole 5/5 for its delicious taste. So you don’t have to worry about not liking it simply because it is healthy.
So there you go! 5 switches you can make in your life to contribute to a healthy and sustainable planet. By just making one small change individually, we have the power to make bigger differences and better changes for the future.