In the past couple of months, I have become increasingly aware of climate change and the way small changes can actually have a huge impact. I am a firm believer that none of us need to be perfect in order to bring about change. In accordance with this, I am slowly but surely adding more and more eco-friendly alternatives into my daily life while still remaining in a healthy balance with my needs.
I know that when it comes to my personal carbon footprint, traveling most likely makes up a huge part of it. I do not want to completely neglect my need for exploring the world. Thus, I have decided to switch things up and try out new eco-friendly alternatives to products I use and love. I have tried many brands and in the end settled mostly on an old favorite of mine when it comes to my eco-friendly travel beauty products: LUSH.
Five of my favorite eco-friendly travel beauty products from LUSH
Here comes a quick roundup of my favorite package free LUSH products that you can easily bring on any travel. Not only are they environmentally friendly, they also are absolutely amazing when it comes to traveling with hand luggage only. Most of these products are solid and therefore do not take up any of your liquid restrictions on the airplane.
When I was at LUSH the other day the staff explained to me that one of these little shampoo bars equals three 250ml plastic bottles of shampoo. They come in a little paper wrap and are absolutely perfect for traveling. I personally love the “Godiva” Shampoo Bar. It leaves my hair super voluminous, soft and fresh. What I love most, however, is that it is so easy to take with you. Simply put it into a small metal container and throw it into your backpack or suitcase. If you want to save even more space you can even use it as a shower gel as well.
For some reason finding a good solid deodorant turned out way harder than expected. The “Aromaco” from LUSH, however, was the perfect solution for me. Simply rub the block in your hands and then use the cream as a deodorant for the day. I find that gives me enough coverage for a few hours in the city. Mine I store in a big metal box because it can get a bit soft when it’s warm. I do believe this will be a life-changer for me in the future, though.
What a lot of people do not seem to know is that LUSH does not only do amazing bath bombs but also incredible skin care. I was able to test and try their solid cleansers when they initially came out a few months ago and have doubled up on both, cleanser and moisturizer since. My favorites are “Jade Roller” and “Sleepy Face” – both perfectly get rid of any makeup on my skin and leave it fresh and clean after a busy day out. I will definitely be bringing one of them on my upcoming travels as I usually find it extremely annoying to bring micellar water, face cleanser and cotton pads on my trips. Now you only need one teeny tiny product, water, and a towel.
One of my all-time favorite LUSH products is the sun blocker powder. It is absolutely amazing to bring along in your purse when you are out and about and helps you to top up your sunscreen and provide an additional layer of protection throughout the day. What I particularly love about the powder is that it also mattifies your face. So if you tend to have an oily face in summer, this will be an absolute game changer for you. The only negative aspect of this product is that it only offers SPF 15 so you might need to use it more often throughout the day. It still is an eco-friendly hero product for summer to me. If you’re now wondering about its packaging – don’t worry. You can always bring back your plastic LUSH containers and they will reuse them on new product packages. If you ever had a sunscreen run out of the bottle and all over your clothes on the way to a summer vacation you will appreciate the fact that this powder can never ruin your belongings the same way.
Another old favourite of mine is the “Scrubee” body scrub and conditioner. It is both, a peeling and moisturizer, in one and can be used right in the shower. I personally like my beauty regime to be as hassle-free as possible so using a peeling and body cream in once truly does come in handy. Especially in summer, when I shave my legs regularly I find this product to be absolutely amazing as it keeps my skin soft and also peeled and cared for at all times.
EDIT: I was just informed that LUSH has also come out with an amazing new way of packaging. The Lush Lens feature on the #LushLabs app replaces the need for packaging with a digital solution, reducing impact on the environment. Using the phone’s camera and machine learning to recognise products through the user’s smartphone camera, the feature gives customers detailed ingredient information and ‘how to use’ digital demos with just the touch of a button. Doesn’t this sound cool!
*this post contains pr samples – all opinions expressed are, as always, my own.