GUEST POST - No Need to Lose You Sparkle this Christmas: Get Festive Party Season Ready in Eco Friendly Fashion with Beauty Kitchen
11th November 2019
Few things scream 'festive' like glitter does. However, over the last couple of years, the contribution of traditional glitter towards global plastic pollution has been highlighed, and the stuff of childhood memories has decidedly lost its sparkle.
Why? Well, hot on the heals of microbeads in cosmetic products, people realised that glitter entered the waterways, too. As a microplastic threat to wildlife, a pollutant to the food chain, as well as rendering products non-recyclable, glitter was yet another environmental menace.
Luckily, eco-conscious glitter lovers were undeterred, and have formulated products without the pesky plastic (though be aware that some are more eco friendly than others, so do your homework carefully!). Thanks to natural and sustainable beauty pioneers, Beauty Kitchen, you can allow your Christmas to sparkle with their Raw Inventions Eco Glitter Balm (RRP £9.50). They've teamed up with the Plastic Soup Foundation to campaign for a ban on microplastics in beauty products.
Jo Chidley, founder of Beauty Kitchen, says:
"This season is a time for celebrating and giving, and Beauty Kitchen are here to tackle the notorious issue of Christmas waste. In fact, 30% more waste is created during this time of year in the UK alone, but fear not! Beauty Kitchen have just launched their limited-edition festive range to encourage everyone to make more conscious choices this shopping season. After all, it’s the small changes that make the biggest impact.
Glitter is a must at Christmas time, but of course it makes it hard to recycle products which is why we created an eco-friendly and sustainable version. Most biodegradable glitters contain 8% polyester micro-plastic, but our Eco-Glitter Balm contains 0% plastic meaning you can still add a little Beauty Kitchen sparkle to the season. Coming in a shade of sparkling silver, this glitter balm is made with natural ingredients and packaged in plastic-free, sustainable packaging that can be returned to us to wash and reuse in our revolutionary Return · Refill · Repeat program."
Use on lips, cheeks and eyes for festive glamour in an instant, and keep your conscience clean while you sparkle into the night! Do check out all Beauty Kitchen's gift ideas and sustainable Christmas advice here.
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