Make Your Beauty Routine Earth-Friendly—Here's Where To Get Zero Waste Products In The Philippines!
Nowadays more people are going zero-waste, incorporating metal or bamboo straws, tote bags, and refillable jars to their daily routine to replace single-use plastics.
In fact, this environmental activism even extends to beauty—and thankfully, an earth-friendly beauty routine is certainly possible. Below are some local labels where you can get must-have zero waste products. They’re a great addition to your kit: they’re good for you—and for Mother Earth, too!
Over the last 6 months, I have joined @wwfphilippines to collaborate with an amazing group of individuals to spearhead a holistic campaign that aims to raise awareness on the dangers of single-use plastics to change mindsets and habits in order to lessen the consumption of these hazardous materials that pollute our waters and threaten marine biodiversity. . . Today we launch #ayokongplastik - please join us, take a pledge and tag us ! You do not need to turn your world upside down to make a difference, small steps go a long way. We all have to start somewhere to make a lasting change for the next generation. . . Swipe ?? for ideas on the small changes you can make in your day to day to lessen your single-use plastic consumption- also a photo of the cuties we are trying to pass this mindset on to ! ?? . . #ayokongplastic #wwfliveconsciously #jointhemovement #forthenextgeneration
1. Beach Born PH: Guiltless Hair Conditioning Bar and Reef-Friendly Sunscreen Bar
Did you know that sunscreens are harmful to the ocean? Products that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate can bleach the coral reefs, depriving sea creatures of their habitat. Beach Born’s packaging-free sunscreen bar is proven Earth-friendly! The local online shop also offers zero waste hair conditioner for beautiful, luscious hair. Aside from bars, Beach Born also offers products in refillable, reusable bottles.
Where to buy: beachborn.ph
2. Rraw PH: Konjac Sponge
Scrub your dead skin cells away with this extra soft, plant-based sponge! Made of vegetable fiber that is 100% biodegradable, the Konjac Sponge kills acne-causing bacteria with its natural properties. It can also work as a gentle makeup remover, bringing back your skin’s natural glow! The Konjac Sponge comes in green tea, sensitive, pure, and black charcoal.
Where to buy: rraw.ph & @thegoodretail at Iloilo City
3. Zero Basics: Deodorant
Can you imagine how many bottles of deodorant we throw away each year? This all-natural deodorant contains a special blend of pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils that give 24-hour protection from sweat and odor. Plus, it’s refillable!
Where to buy: @zerobasicsph on Instagram and at @humblemarket located inside YDG Coffee at Mandala Park, Mandaluyong City
UPDATE Hubby has finally went zero waste in the deo department. It has been four weeks since hubby said goodbye to his old Rexona. I find it difficult to ease him up using my homemade deo. Good thing there's an alternative. It's about time we no longer give our money to big companies like Unilever rather shop at small businesses that supports our advocacy. ?? #zerobasicsph #zerowasteph #plasticfree #deodorant #beatplasticpollution #buylocal #supportlocal #husbandapproved #plasticfreestartswithme #sustainableliving #choosetorefuse #ecofriendly #yestorefills #lesswaste #zerowaste #handmade #natural
4. Ritual PH: Refillable Bath Soaps
Speaking of refillable, Ritual PH offers a wide range of liquid bath soaps to choose from: lemongrass, lavender, orange, peppermint, and more.
Where to buy: ritual.ph and at 2F Languages International Building, Pasay Road
Throwing it back to last week’s fair! ? We opted for an open-booth set-up, without the boring uniform tables and chairs and look at what everyone came up with - A+ props and display! . As a bonus, we promised to give the merchant with the best set-up a free slot at our next run! Which btw is happening in less than a week at Poveda! August 2-3 ???? . ?? @janicecvillanueva
5. Suds PH: Shampoo Bars
Packaging-free shampoo? Yes, please! Suds PH offers organic, cruelty-free shampoo bars that are extra hair-friendly, too.
Where to buy: sudsph.com
6. The Bamboo Company: Bamboo Toothbrushes
Dentists recommend that we replace our toothbrushes every 3 to 4 months—but imagine how much plastic pile up in our landfills when we do that! Bamboo toothbrushes are a more sustainable choice. They’re biodegradable, eco-friendly, and are naturally antimicrobial!
Where to buy: @thebamboocompany on Instagram
7. Daniela Calumba: Bamboo Charcoal Whitening Toothpaste
Don’t be fooled: this ultra black toothpaste whitens teeth! Powered with organic activated bamboo charcoal, it brightens, strengthens, and deep cleanses teeth while reducing gum inflammation and plaque. Packaged in dainty glass jars, this all-natural toothpaste is handcrafted in small batches using premium vegan ingredients and essential oils.
Where to buy: @sastore.escolta and @hubmakelab in Metro Manila, and @lotus_shores_siargao in Siargao
My Bamboo Charcoal Whitening Toothpaste now comes with a locally handcrafted mini wooden spoon! ?? . Eco skincare powered by plants, inspired by the elements ? . Brush your teeth the all-natural way with my Bamboo Charcoal Whitening Toothpaste. It may be black but it sure is whitening! ?? . Powered with organic activated bamboo charcoal, this toothpaste helps: ?? brighten, strengthen, deep cleanse teeth ?? reduce gum inflammation ?? break down stains ?? dislodge plaque ?? neutralize pH in mouth ?? heal bleeding gums and sores . Handcrafted in small batches using only premium vegan ingredients and essential oils. Packaged in glass jars and never in plastic. . 0% Chemicals, Parabens, Preservatives, Palm Oil, Artificial Colors, Synthetic Fragrance . 100% Vegan, 100% good for you and the planet ?? . Available in Manila at @sastore.escolta, @hubmakelab . Also available in Siargao at the surf and yoga retreat @lotus_shores_siargao ?????? . Nationwide shipping. DM for orders ?? . . . . #bamboo #charcoal #whitening #toothpaste #allnatural #organic #plantbased #vegan #skincare #plasticfree #homemade #handcrafted #eco #ecofriendly #ecoconcious #danielacalumba #breakfreefromplastic #chemicalfree #crueltyfree #wooden #spoon #zerowaste #sustainable #supportlocal
8. Green Pads PH: Reusable Facial Rounds And Sanitary Napkins
Imagine how many cotton balls and sanitary napkins we dispose of in our lifetime! Green Pads PH is all about making the more sustainable choice. Save money by removing your makeup with reusable facial rounds. Feeling adventurous? Switch to cloth pads on your red days!
Where to buy: @greenpadsph on Instagram
Reusable facial rounds are now available in 15 pcs set for only 150.00 #philippinemade #choosereusables #greenpadsph These rounds are washer and dryer safe, they can be washed with your regular load of clothes and towels. No bleach and fabric conditioner. Can be handwash too. Our reusable face rounds are purely made with cotton fabrics so it can lasts for years just same as your clothes!
9. Ellana Minerals: Eco-Friendly Eyeshadow Palette
Finally, this pregnancy-safe, all-natural, and environment-friendly palette is made of recyclable and reusable paper! It features mineral makeup: pressed foundation and multi-purpose pigments for eyeshadow, contour, blush, and highlighter.
Where to buy: www.ellanacosmetics.com
From P1794, now only P1499: your full face in ONE palette! Shop this super bundle here: https://tinyurl.com/GaiaSummerLove Take home a pressed foundation and our four pressed eyeshadow/contour/blush/highlighter pigments, all in one travel-friendly package! This bundle features our eco-friendly GAIA Paper Palette: recyclable, reusable, and designed by local artist Lavinia Verdolaga! Inside, place the fan-favorite PRESSED MINERAL FOUNDATION and our PRESSED MULTIPURPOSE PIGMENTS in Light Roast, Butter Rum, Flirtation, and Peach Passion. Take this palette with you on your next beach trip or just around town and find the summer glow follows you everywhere you go! <3 From the #1 Mineral Makeup Brand in the Philippines. #EllanaLovesYou #EllanaMinerals #MakeupThatDoesMore #BeautyThatDoesMore
Lead photos via @beachbornph and @danielacalumba