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What is blue beauty?

What is blue beauty?

What is blue beauty? You’re going to hear this phrase a lot more in the future, and you’re probably going to hear about a blue movement. Blue beauty is similar to green beauty, with its eco-focused approach, but blue beauty specifically targets the ocean and sea-life.

Why blue beauty is so important

It’s staggering when you discover how much pollution and plastic is entering our oceans and the damage it has already caused and has the potential to cause in the future. According to the World Wildlife Federation, a dump truck worth of plastic enters the oceans every minute. This amounts to a staggering 8 million tons of plastic every year. 

At this rate, and because plastics can remain in the ocean for hundreds of years without losing their original shape, a paper by the World Economic Forum claims that plastic may outweigh fish by 2050 – that is unless something changes.

How can you join the blue beauty movement

Luckily, there’s no sign-up or organization you have to be a part of. To join the blue movement, you just need to adapt a little bit, make a couple of changes here and there, and then spread the word so others can make a difference as well. Take these first steps to do your part for the health of the oceans and sea-life.

Choose products with ocean-safe ingredients

You’re constantly being told that using sunscreen is crucial to your health, but the very sunscreen you use for protection could be harming the ocean. The chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate are often found in sunscreens. However, there are options on the market that don’t contain these chemicals, and they’re still very effective in protecting your skin against the sun. 

Always look for skincare products that don’t include:

♦ Oxybenzone

♦ Octinoxate

♦ Benzophenone-1

♦ Benzophenone-8

♦ OD-PABA

♦ 4-Methylbenzylidene camphor

♦ 3-Benzylidene camphor

♦ Nano-Titanium dioxide

♦ Nano-Zinc oxide

Focus on the packaging 

There are actually a few ways you can manage all of that packaging that you accumulate throughout the year.

♦ If possible, recycle all of your empty cosmetic containers and other beauty packaging.

♦ Look for products that have reusable packaging and are refillable.

♦ Find products that are made from recycled materials.

♦ If you’re feeling really clever, there are some interesting ways you can repurpose your empty cosmetic packaging.

What HLV is doing? 

Hair La Vie is committed to doing its part to reduce waste and to protect the ocean and sea-life. You can feel good about using our products because we’re doing what we can to help, like:

♦ We ensure that all of our products are ocean safe.

♦ Our bottles are recyclable.

♦ We’ve switched to lower-impact packaging for our Shampoo, Conditioner, and Mask.

♦ Our Foundation Beauty Elixir bag uses 86% less plastic than traditional tubs.

In addition to what we’re doing right now, we’re always looking for new ways to make a difference and contribute.

Final thoughts

Conscious beauty is not the latest trend, and fortunately, it’s not going anywhere. More and more consumers are making the decision to choose products and brands that support the environment and other key causes. Blue beauty falls under the umbrella heading of conscious beauty, and it’s a wonderful way to do your part and make a difference.

The more you join the conversation and inform yourself about the effect your choices have, the more potential you have to make a difference. It’s empowering to know that the decisions you make in your everyday life have an impact, and sometimes even small decisions can make a big difference. If we pull together, we can improve the health of our oceans and the planet.

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