How To Start Becoming More Eco-Friendly | Clozette


If you think about it, nobody really wants to destroy the world for good. After all, it's the only planet we can actually live in. But we understand that it can be overwhelming to start living an eco-friendly lifestyle since it's thought to be expensive and time-consuming. However, that's not true at all. There are various hassle-free ways to go green without blowing your budget. Remember that change starts with each individual a.k.a. you! So here are some easy and simple eco-friendly habits you can do right now to make a big difference. 


Buy local or go thrifting from time to time


A rack of clothes


Lately, the fashion industry has been getting some flak for being one of the largest contributors of textile waste. As a response, sustainable fashion is on the rise and that's good news, but most of these items have premium price points and even if we can afford these labels, it's still a bit inaccessible to us with all the added delivery fees. So what's the next best thing? Buy from local fashion brands or go thrifting. This way, you'll be able to update your wardrobe with unique pieces and give old clothes a new home.


Use eco-friendly beauty products


5 bottles of beauty products

Beyond Deep Moisture Shower Cream (250ml), Beyond Deep Moisture Body Emulsion (200ml), Beyond Professional Defense Shampoo (450ml), Professional Defense Conditioner (450ml), Professional Defense Scalp & Hair Treatment (150ml)


Choosing eco-friendly products is not just about dodging hazardous pesticides, it's also about not abusing the environment. Many of our beauty products contain ingredients that may be contributing to the pollution of waterways and contamination of soil. Aside from that, these products are also not the best option for you as they can irritate and damage the skin and scalp in the long run. By switching to eco-friendly beauty products, you're making the right choice for yourself and for the planet. Only go for products that have organic certifications like THEFACESHOP's Beyond Deep Moisture for the body and Professional Defense line from Beyond by THEFACESHOP for the hair, which are both certified by the KFDA (Korean Food & Drug Administration). They're also formulated with eco-friendly and antioxidant-rich ingredients like calendula, marshmallow and lady mantle. 


Practice proper clothing care


Clothes hanging on a rack and folded on a chair


Designer Vivienne Westwood once said, "Buy less, choose well and make it last." We couldn't agree more. When it comes to leading an eco-friendly lifestyle, it's not about doing more but actually doing less. In this case, taking proper care of your clothes will give them a longer lifespan. Research on how you can lift stains without damaging a certain fabric, know which ones need special care like dry cleaning. And of course, it's always better to let your clothes air dry than habitually using the dryer. In a nutshell, take care of what you already have.


Use reusables


Woman carrying a canvas bag


As much as possible, ditch things that can't be used more than once. From plastic utensils to bottled waters, limit your use of disposable items. Instead, get your own refillable water container, make it a habit to bring totes when going grocery shopping and so on. It will take a while to get used to but just keep making the effort and it will be easier in no time. 



Carpool or take public transportation


Woman in front of a moving train


It may not be as comfortable as driving your own car, but sharing a ride and taking public transportation are great ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Whenever you have the opportunity, arrange a carpool with officemates and friends after work or, if it's possible, even in the morning before you head to work. It will cut your transportation costs as well, so it's definitely a win-win situation. 


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In between catching a couple of in-flight movies, getting some shuteye, and reading a book, we say, don’t forget to make your beauty routine a part of your in-flight routine too. But with carry-on luggage restrictions, streamlining your beauty pouch for travel can be a tedious task. Ahead, we share our top tips and picks on how you can effectively trim down your routine without compromising on your beauty needs.

Pile on the sun protection


A yellow tube of sunscreen

Innisfree Perfect UV Protection Cream Triple Care SPF50+/PA+++, USD13.09 for 50ml


The higher the altitude, the more intense the harmful UV rays. So make sure you pack on some sun protection. This one from Innisfree not only contains SPF50/PA+++, it is also non-sticky and sleek enough to slip into your carry-on.

Indulge in a mini-spa session with a sheet mask



SK-II Facial Treatment Mask 10 Piece Pack, USD119.76


SK-II’s signature Facial Treatment Essence with Pitera comes in a mask form that’s perfect for travel. It serves as a great pick-me-up for tired and dull skin and will bring back its much-needed hydrated glow in no time.

Prep for some lip care


A lipstick and a tube of screen protectant


Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour® Cream Lip (3.7G) & Skin Protectant (30ml), USD25.63


Hydration, hydration, and hydration — we can’t stress this enough! To avoid chapped and dehydrated lips, swipe on some trusty lip care like this 8-hour lip cream from Elizabeth Arden for long-lasting lip comfort and protection.

Don’t forget your hands




Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Hand Cream Set 4 x 30ml, USD38.70


One thing that we often forget when it comes to our beauty routine is that our hands, much like our face and the rest of our body, need some dedicated loving too. Give your hands the vacay it deserves with these rejuvenating hand creams doused in green tea essence from Elizabeth Arden.



Palettes that do it all are your best beauty bet


A makeup palette in a zip up wallet


Clarins Make-Up Palette, USD44.24 


While it’s not advisable to wear make-up in-flight, we understand the need for a fresh-faced look as you’re about to descend to your destination. Go for an all-in-one palette that you can easily squeeze into your travel handbag. This Clarins compact palette features a compact powder, blush, a selection of shadows, mascara, and lip oil in one small and sleek package!


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With all the hustle and bustle we encounter daily, our skin tends to become dull and stressed. That doesn't mean you can't detoxify and de-pollute it. That's what Lu Ming Tang wants to help you with. They're a French beauty brand inspired by the healing powers of tea.


Lu Ming Tang products have Bio-Remedy Trio-Complex, which is a new "high-definition anti-pollutant" that helps skin cells become revitalised and renewed. Their offerings are also up to 99% natural, paraben-free, sulphate-free and phthalate-free. Only plant oils are used in Lu Ming Tang products. 


You can try their hero offerings, which include the Creme de Marie (SGD66), Miraculous Detox Paste (SGD65) and Green Tea Dew with Citrus (at SGD47) come September. But before heading to their branch at Tangs at Tang Plaza, watch the video above to see what to expect.

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