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    Kimberly Stewart


    Although somewhat simplified, this is the transition to a more sustainable beauty routine.

    Regular Company –> Responsible Company –> Local/DIY –> Nothing
    (company with sustainable practices, etc)

    Product Pros Cons (sustainabilty, or use)
    water(face, hair) -adjustment period
    vinegar(face, hair, detox drink) -adjustment period

    yogurt (face mask)
    coffee grinds (scrub)
    honey (face mask)
    grapeseed oil(makeup remover) +good for eyes -may clog pores (other areas of face)
    on rest of face

    Mari’s Homemade Soap +natural, organic, -must order
    olive, coconut oil, +no plastic packaging -not local ingredients
    Instagram @mari.s358  +sudsy, all-in-one soap
    “The perfect soap,” Kim says. +made in Gifu
    by Kim’s friend

    Lush +good business -questionable
    practices ingredients

    Ethique @cosme kitchen

    Weleda @cosme kitchen -shampoo not very sudsy

    RMS @cosme kitchen +”raw, food grade, -some plastic
    organic in their packaging
    natural state (or as close as
    possible), from cultivation,
    straight through to manufacturing”
    +no animal testing -no cruelty-free
    +glass, aluminum -some vegan, some with
    packaging beeswax

    “Packaging for RMS Beauty products is minimal, and all
    of it is biodegradable, recyclable or reusable.“

    MMC @cosme kitchen +natural, organic -plastic packaging
    +made in Japan

    Shade (sunscreen)

    Azelique @iherb +natural -plastic packaging
    +vegan, cruelty-free

    Meow Meow Tweet +natural -plastic packaging
    & organic ingredients
    +vegan, cruelty-free -”with pure, all natural
    and organic
    +donate to charities ingredients”
    +fairtrade ingredients
    “Our cocoa butter, shea butter, sugar, coconut oil and
    coffee are all fair trade.”
    +ships plastic free
    “using biodegradable/compostable corn-based packing
    peanuts, paper, cardboard and paper tape. We reuse
    shipping boxes and materials whenever possible.”
    +cool & informative blog


    Some interesting and helpful references:


    Green Cosmetics: The Push for Sustainable Beauty

    + Informative and has nice visuals that show non-sustainable ingredients, etc.
    +,- Company that sells sustainable palm oil


    Beauty in a Jar (2003)


    Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry (2009) by Stacy Malkan

    Since biases are everywhere, some plus (+) and minuses (-) about the sources will be included here as well. Some words that you may interpret as either good or bad are in bold.


    Again, this is just a rough mock-up of the kind of info that could be included. I have to work on drafting up a spreadsheet. Please let us know if you have any ideas! Thanks a bunch! ♡

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