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Zero Waste Makeup: What Does It Really Mean?

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Zero Waste Makeup: What Does It Really Mean?

It’s no secret that the beauty industry is by far one of the most significant pollutants in the world today. It produces a staggering 2.2 billion tons of waste each year. Unfortunately, much of this waste comes from packaging that can take hundreds of years to decompose. While a growing number of beauty brands have pledged to use cleaner and safer ingredients, some have taken their environmental activism a step further by introducing zero waste makeup. But what exactly does the term “zero waste makeup” mean?   What Is Zero Waste Makeup? In a nutshell, zero waste makeup is designed...

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It's All About Hygiene: Why You Should Replace Your Mascara Every 90 Days

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It's All About Hygiene: Why You Should Replace Your Mascara Every 90 Days

Like food, most beauty products are perishable and have an expiration date. While many of us may resist throwing out our favorite shades of lipstick, eyeshadow palette pans, or half-filled tubes of mascara, the truth is that most cosmetics need replacement regularly.   Bradley S. Rosen, M.D., a consulting ophthalmologist for Izzy Zero Waste Beauty, highlights the need for regular replacement of your mascara. “Bacterial buildup over time is common in mascara products,” explains Dr. Rosen. “Replacing your mascara every three months reduces bacterial growth and can help with dryness, allergic responses, redness, and irritation.    Additionally, Dr. Rosen points...

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The Beauty Industry’s Plastic Problem

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The Beauty Industry’s Plastic Problem

Think about your makeup bag for a minute. What do you see? Most likely plastic products. From mascaras to foundations and eyeshadow palettes, plastic has been the go-to packaging solution for the beauty industry. But the industry has a plastic problem that may have no solution if we don’t act quickly.  Yes, we’re doing better in terms of recycling and using post-consumer materials to produce packaging. But only about 9% of plastic gets recycled! If plastic can’t break down, where is all our beauty packaging ending up?   Of course, we consumers are to blame for not following the recycling...

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