As the climate change crisis continues to impact the choices we make as consumers, an area that’s increasingly being taken to task is beauty. And for good reason: The beauty industry is among the world’s largest polluters. According to Euromonitor International, 152.1 billion units of beauty and personal-care packaging was sold globally in 2018 alone. In this particular moment, where global pandemic and lockdown orders have shifted focus to skin care more so than makeup routines, the sustainability (or rather lack thereof) of single-use skin-care products feels especially topical. The crop of reusable alternatives coming to market are only adding to the conversation.
For the founders of new skin-care brand Dieux—which debuted with the sleek, reusable teal eye patches you’re suddenly seeing all over Instagram—the ultimate way to offset environmental impact is to reduce how much a consumer needs to re-buy something. “With so much saturation in the beauty industry, it’s important to make products that are unique and deserve a spot in your beauty cabinet,” says Charlotte Palermino, co-founder and CEO of Dieux. “For us, the last eye mask you’ll ever need to buy accomplishes that mission.” For single-use sheet masks especially, the concept is not only more green and wallet-friendly, but straight up logical.
“In looking at the research, consulting our dermatologist advisors, and having been sheet mask users ourselves, we realized….all you need is that occlusive layer,” explains Palermino. “Most of the claims and benefits around sheet masks are because you’re putting something on top of a serum that slows absorption. You can just take the disposable part out of it.”
Applying this kind of thinking to other kinds of skin-care tools has yielded a breadth of similar, eco-friendly alternatives to meet everyday skin-care needs. From reusable face masks to sustainable alternatives for cotton swabs and buds, here are six skin-care essentials to swap into your routine to make it kinder to the planet.
Dieux’s reusable Forever Eye Masks are made with medical grade silicone to act as an occlusive layer and help eye gels, serums, and creams sink in for maximum absorption.
Honest’s just-launched Magic Silicone Sheet Mask is the ultimate alternative to single-use masks. To ensure it won’t fall off during use, it has special ear loops that keep it secured to second-skin effect.
To target fine lines and wrinkles while you sleep, look no further than SiO’s Overnight FaceLift pack, which includes reusable plumping and crease-smoothing masks for the most vulnerable areas including the forehead, under and outer eyes, and neck.
These reusable metallic spatulas will help keep your lotions and creams free of germs and bacteria—a welcome notion in the time of COVID-19 with safety and hygiene top of mind.
Each kilogram of cotton is said to take 20,000 liters of water to be produced. Which is to say, it’s time to nix wasteful, disposable single-use rounds and swap them out for reusable ones like The Detox Market’s, which are sturdy yet soft, and made from 70% bamboo and 30% organic cotton.
The average American uses 415 cotton swabs every year. That can be reduced to one with LastSwab, a Danish-designed alternative that’s cleaned easily with soap and water, and comes in a sustainable, corn-based carry case.
Prolific Award-Winning Artist Sarantos Releases Emotional EDM Single
Innovative singer-songwriter Sarantos has released his latest single called ‘I Wish’ to benefit Make A
Released on August 2nd, 2022, the new EDM/Pop single by Sarantos combines genres to offer a unique musical experience. Titled ‘I Wish’, the song explores the human need to have more things in life, as the artist also shares his personal struggle with the obsession of always wanting more. Always writing his own lyrics, Sarantos aims to humanize all the emotions and feelings that society thinks are bad, due to which people keep those feelings hidden deep inside. By using his music as a conduit for this emotional discourse, Sarantos sets himself apart in the EDM and Pop music scene.
The Official music video for ‘I Wish’ will be released on August 9th, 2022. The music video features stunning visuals of vast landscapes where a lost man can be seen walking in search of something. According to Sarantos, “This visual signifies the meaning of the song. The man walking symbolizes myself and all the other people, who are always in search of more happiness in a world that seems to be riddled with neverending problems. The man travels to every corner of the globe; from Chicago to Alcatraz, Normandy, Iceland, Switzerland, and India to Australia looking for answers. The dreaminess of the footage mirrors the fluctuation between hope and despair as the suspenseful story plays out. The man’s life is far from perfect, but he isn’t ready for it to end…”
The single continues a string of releases by Sarantos that benefit charity. ‘I Wish’ will benefit Make A Wish Foundation. Sarantos says, “A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a critical illness. I think this belief guides that organization in everything they do. It inspires them to grant life-changing wishes for children going through so much and compels them to be creative in exceeding the kid’s expectations.”
ABOUT SARANTOS: Sarantos is a DIY international award-winning solo music artist, #1 iTunes UK Charting singer-songwriter, #1 iTunes South Africa Charting Folk & Country artist, proud nerd, multi instrumentalist, book author, comic book nut, radio show host, poet and part time spy. Since 2014, Sarantos has won over 51 awards with Akademia LA Music, Beat 100 while also being nominated for the International Music & Entertainments Awards, Hollywood Music In Media, and the Hollywood Songwriting Awards. He has had numerous media placements for his songs, instrumentals & cues.
Sarantos’ music is a cross between Justin Bieber, Queen, Journey & Ed Sheeran. He’s an alien who landed here to infect the human race and spread the disease of music. 2022 is Year #9 of his journey as he continues to release a new song, lyric video, music video, book chapter and poem every month bringing his music to life! In 8 years, he has released 16 albums with 202 original tracks as well as 8 fiction/fantasy books that parallel the songs! He has had numerous media placements for his songs, instrumentals & cues.
How To Keep Your Car’s Interior Spotlessly Clean
Most of us have a habit of taking our cars/vehicles to the carwash whenever it seems/feels dirty. Although the carwash might be efficient in cleaning your car’s exterior, it certainly doesn’t with your interior. You can, however, take up the responsibility to keep your car clean by cleaning it every once in a while. Most people have a weekly cleaning routine for their homes and even their car’s exterior; why not do the same for the interior.
Under normal circumstances, your car is more likely to get dirty faster than your home. Aside from snacking and food particles falling all over the car, your dirty shoes will always soil the carpet and other parts under them. While vacuuming may help remove most of the dirt, it certainly doesn’t deep clean the carpets and seat undersides. The only way to keep it clean is to take your time to clean it as often as possible.
According to experts, you should clean your car at least once every month. Christian Newman, the owner of C&J Automotive Detailing, notes that those who have a habit of snacking while driving and dogs/pets in the car should clean the car every other week. There’s thus a good chance you aren’t cleaning your car enough. Below are a few simple tips and steps from Mr Car Mats to keeping your car clean and hygienic.
- Vacuum Everywhere
Although most of us will only vacuum the carpets, doing so pushes dirt and dust onto other parts, such as the seats, dashboard, and compartments. One way to prevent this is to vacuum every inch of the car’s interior. Start with the door panels, dashboard, and console, then finish with the carpets. Be sure to use a strong enough vacuum cleaner for the best results.
- Open And Clean the Door Area
The door jamb is one of the most neglected areas in a car. While this may be the first part you will set your eyes on before getting in or out of the car, most people hardly vacuum or clean it. This could be because it requires a little more effort and attention. Nonetheless, use a cotton cloth or swab to polish the area mildly to remove any dirt trapped within. Consider oiling it to keep it moist too. Get more done with these tips.
- Use Vinyl Cleaner To Clean The Vinyl
The vinyl cleaner will come in handy in removing dirt from dusty or fingerprint-smudged dashboards and door insides. Start by wiping the dust off using a cotton cloth, then a microfiber cloth dabbed in the vinyl cleaner to wipe down any remaining dirt. Be sure to clean every part of the dashboard and the door, especially door pockets. Vacuum and declutter the door pockets first before doing this. Do not use the vinyl cleaner on the steering wheel.
- Wash And Wipe Down the Windows
Dirt and dust may collect on your windows too. You should be able to notice the dirt when rolling the windows down. Giving the windows a good clean and then wiping them with a microfiber cloth can help remove any remaining dirt. Be sure to wipe the mirrors and door handles as well.
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