Welcoming the new year means shooing the bad vibes away by cleaning the entire house of the unnecessary stuff and/or trash you’ve been clinging to for the longest time. For Glee star Lea Michele, that entails revamping her beauty shelf that’s not just beneficial for herself but for Mother Earth as well.
The actress is throwing away all the bad products that are also harmful to the environment – a tip that you must copy. But if you are wondering which ones are good, Lea has already taken the initiative to review some of the products she uses.
The theater actress started with the basics, like body and facial wash, shampoo and conditioner, and body lotion. The first one she shared was the Rahua Classic Shampoo and the conditioner from the same brand.
These products are sulfate-free and organic, and contain sustainably sourced components such as the Ungurahua omega 9 and Rahua oil. The haircare items are said to be helpful in maintaining a healthy scalp, promoting hair growth, and moisturizing hair.
Another one that received a thumbs up from Lea was the Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash, which is for all skin types. This product doesn’t have the chemicals, like parabens, petrochemicals, sulfates, and phthalates, that you usually see in other items, but even so, it still wipes away the impurities and leaves your skin feeling fresh.
The Scream Queens actress shared that the coffee body scrub from Palermo, which uses organic sugar and coffee along with coconut oil and shea butter, leaves the skin exfoliated. Lea also promoted the body lotion from Necessaire that moisturizes and nourishes the skin.
The Problem with Cosmetics
By doing this, Lea is spreading awareness about the importance of using ethical beauty products to her millions of followers. It also informs those who didn’t know that harmful chemicals added to these contribute to the destruction of the environment.
Apart from the ingredients used, the packaging itself wreaks havoc on the planet. According to Zero Waste, the majority of the 120 billion units of package made for beauty products every year are unrecyclable. Meanwhile, half of the ones we can reuse, the problem lies in us: we don’t recycle them, which means these end up in landfills.
The next ones that we should ditch are glitters, which we are heavily obsessed with right now. From body bronzers to lipstick to eyeshadow, these are filled with sparkly microplastic, which we don’t realize get stuck in the environment.