This month on ClozetteINSIDER, we're all about the significance of culture when it comes to fashion, beauty and lifestyle. And as a nod to our very own favourites — a TV show, a book, a movie or a social occasion that we find value in as individuals — we rounded up our current obsessions.
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Next, here's a guide on starting a zero-waste skincare routine.
Join the movement
Have you heard of the family who only produces one jar of trash per year? That’s extreme love for Mother Earth right there. The Zero Waste movement strives to reduce trash that cannot be composted or recycled to as little as possible. But it wasn’t until 2011 when blogger Bea Johnson popularised this lifestyle onto mainstream media. Today, there are digital influencers and major global companies constantly promoting consumers to practice going green.
Now, the question is: how can you be part of the movement? Store these skincare recipes in either reusable bottles, glass jars, tin containers or wooden crates to avoid single-use packaging and show your skin — and the Earth — more love.
Unpackaged soaps are now easy to find and most of the time they are vegan and cruelty-free. But if you want to try using ingredients found in your kitchen, gram flour mixed with water, milk or yoghurt will do the job.
Aloe vera is anti-inflammatory and perfect for keeping the face hydrated. Mixed with essential oils like sunflower, it is good for reducing dark spots. Paired with olive oil, it's great for treating dry skin. For oily skin, tea tree oil is good for treating acne.
Raw honey is known for its antimicrobial properties that leave the skin feeling soft after washing. But for those who may find this to be expensive, you can try oats.
Vinegar is a popular choice but the smell can be too much for some, so this can be mixed with rose water. Other substitutes are cucumber slices; watermelon juice; floral, herbal or rice water; and witch hazel. They all work to hydrate and balance the skin’s pH.
Aloe vera gel with essential oils is a natural moisturiser. The higher the oil content, the more moisturising it is, so take note for your skin needs.
Sugar and sea salt with some coconut oil or any vegetable oil are perfect for body scrubbing. But for delicate areas like the face, ground beans are the gentle alternative.
Patting, not rubbing, baking soda with cornstarch are the only ingredients you’ll need for a functioning deodorant. Adding coconut oil, cocoa butter, olive oil or beeswax moisturises to leave the skin soft.
The simplest recipe is mixing melted beeswax, sunflower oil and grounded flowers for pigment. Most lip balms are made of these ingredients without the extra preservatives and chemicals. Store in a tin case, like recycling a mint box.
Next, try these skincare techniques that double as relaxation rituals.
We're off to a great start this week with the help of these feel-good pieces of news from the worlds of fashion and beauty. Here's what you need to know right now.
Meet Anjellyca, Colourpop Cosmetics' newest product. They're eyeshadows in a jelly formula. Yes, after the craze about the jelly highlighter, we're moving on to eye products. No word yet on when the jelly pots will be released but it's definitely coming soon, according to the brand.
Charlotte at Sephora online
Charlotte Tilbury is finally available online at Sephora in the U.S. So, we're crossing our fingers that our local ones will carry the brand soon, too!
Off-White x Serena Williams
Off-White and Serena Williams are collaborating on a sneaker design. No confirmation yet from either party on what the collaboration will entail but there are rumours they will be releasing two new colourways of a new model of Nike Flare.
Converse x Hello Kitty
Cuteness and edginess marry in the collaboration between Converse and Hello Kitty. Sport two sides of your personality through cult-favourite Chucks, hoodies and backpacks.
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