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Pyrmont Village Examines Growing Trends in Sustainable Beauty Products

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Lately it seems like it is trendy to be eco-friendly. Consumers are buying everything from organic food and produce, to all natural cleaning products, recycled goods and Hybrid cards. The most recent part in this trend has been a move to earth friendly personal care products. And as we know here at Pyrmont Village, it can be challenging to navigate the world of beauty products, especially when attempting to be more ‘green’ or eco-friendly. Products that are laden with fragrances, synthetic dyes and petroleum can not only have negative affects on our bodies, they also can have negative effects on the planet. Despite the predominance of chemical-based products, it can be simple to incorporate more green products into your lifestyle.

It is essential first to do research about what is out there. Considering the fact that products like shampoo, conditioner, body wash, make-up and lotion are all things that eventually get washed down the drain, just knowing what is in these products is a part of green living. In 2004 the Environmental Working Group created the regularly updated database Skin Deep (http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com). Skin deep enables consumers to look up skin, hair, nail, eye, baby and oral care products by name for safety information. The website provides a score for each product as well as a breakdown of the chemicals in the product, and conditions those chemicals are linked to. In addition, for most products there are consumer ratings. It is a great resource for finding out what exactly is in all the products we use and how that effects us.

organic beauty products Pyrmont Village Examines Growing Trends in Sustainable Beauty ProductsThe brands that have established reputations for being natural are Aveda, Body Shop, Origins, and Lush. These brands, though featuring plant derived products, are not organic and in some cases are not all-natural. However, they are good alternatives and all have eco-friendly practices. Some local eco-friendly brands include; Jurlique, Trilogy, Bod, Venustus, Aesop and MV Organic Skincare.

When looking to go organic the products should be able to advertise as Certified Organic. This means they are grown and processed without pesticides, genetically modified organisms (GMO’s), synthetic chemicals or fertilisers. Products with a Certified Organic qualification are guaranteed to have satisfied strict criteria and are the most eco-friendly option.

Some organic Australian brands worth checking out include: Elemental, Natural Form, Wild Walnut, Absolutely Gorgeous, and Neco.

Many of the resources for finding eco-friendly products are just a click away. More and more brands are emerging that make environmental responsible products which makes beautify yourself while at the same time keeping the earth beautiful easy.


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2 Responses to “Pyrmont Village Examines Growing Trends in Sustainable Beauty Products”

  1. Ange - I Buy It Green Says:

    Considering the fact that products like shampoo, conditioner, body wash, make-up and lotion are all things that eventually get washed down the drain…every bit counts.
    http://www.ibuyitgreen.com

  2. amanda Says:

    Hi Ange

    Agreed, every bit counts and we should all contribute by reducing our environmental footprint in some way. The great thing is that there are so many more eco-friendly product choices now available.

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