5 Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint | Clozette


As consumers, we look at products and weigh their benefits for our skin, hair and bodies, but we forget that each item can eventually turn into waste. While we support everyone's beauty endeavours, we also think everyone should think about ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Did you know that a piece of plastic takes hundreds of years to degrade naturally? It’s high time we step up to build a more conscious and responsible environment. Don't know where to start? Here are some ways you can reduce your carbon footprint. 


Water watch




One of the simplest ways to start is to keep an eye on how much water you consume during your daily routine. Taps can be turned off while you brush your teeth, nighttime routines that require rinsing can be done in the shower, and having a cold shower are just some of the things you can opt to do. Reducing the need to pump water reduces energy usage and cutting down on heating also helps decrease carbon emissions. Plus, your skin will thank you for minimising the hot water that’s been stripping the moisture from it.

Embrace nudity




There’s definitely convenience in picking up shower gels with their refill packets from the drugstore, but we say give naked soap bars some love, too. Not only does the Earth benefit, but you do, too. These soaps are often made with natural ingredients that give you a gentler wash, thanks to the high pH level and the cold process method — this means you also actively moisturise your skin when you use them. 


Eliminate microbeads




If you love that silky smooth feeling after a good exfoliating session, make it your mission to rid microbeads from your beauty regime. Not only are they are too abrasive for the skin, but they are also not biodegradable. Once they enter the water supply, they have a damaging effect on marine life, the environment and human health thanks to the ability to absorb toxins, which cycle back into the food chain. Pick a chemical exfoliant or something that uses natural exfoliators such as salt, oats or citrus, which can minimise damage to the environment.

Always recycle




Many brands these days are stepping up to the plate with their awareness of environmentally friendly products and packaging, but if you happen to choose brands that have not moved in that direction, that’s okay. Identify which plastics can be recycled by the numbers marked on them, and you’ll be on your way to a greener tomorrow.


Multi-tasking magic




Skip-care is dominating the beautyverse and there’s more to it than just cutting back on time. The multi-use function of beauty products also helps reduce single-use plastic consumption in addition to helping you keep those dollars in check. A versatile facial oil can double or even triple as a moisturiser, lip balm and body lotion — how’s that for consolidation?


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Another week’s upon us. And before you groan about the hectic schedule you have for the next few days, take a break and catch up with all the latest bites you might’ve missed last weekend. From the release of Beyoncé and Donald Glover’s rendition of the iconic The Lion King duet to the fun beauty pop-ups in town this week — read them all here.


Disney teases the full version of The Lion King duet by Beyoncé & Donald Glover



With The Lion King’s worldwide premiere nearing, Disney hypes us up some more by releasing the full soundtrack of the film. The OST features a new original song from Beyoncé entitled Spirit, along with remakes of classic songs. But what caught everyone’s ears is Beyoncé and Donald Glover’s rendition of the iconic "Can You Feel The Love Tonight." Their perfect harmony in The Lion King duet completely gave us goosebumps. The music was a huge part of our fave childhood film, so we can’t wait to experience it anew as it plays along with the uber-realistic animation on the silver screen this week.


Kylie Jenner customises a private jet for Kylie Skin



In the most lavish Kylie Skin promo yet, Kylie Jenner decided to customise a private jet to promote her skincare brand. The beauty mogul had the jet repainted with Kylie Skin’s colours and logo. As if that wasn’t enough, she also had custom uniforms made for the flight attendants and had pink silk pillows and eye masks made for the flight. Kylie, along with her friends and daughter Stormi, had a photoshoot on the pink carpet laid out before the stairs before boarding the flight to an exclusive tropical Kylie Skin getaway. Though her brand has been embroiled in so many controversies, you can’t deny her extra dedication to her business.



Estée Lauder Launches Lip Lounge Pop-up


Estée Lauder launching this Lip Lounge pop-up and Disney releasing Beyonce & Donald Glover's version of "The Lion King" duet are just some of the latest news this weekend


For all lippie enthusiasts out there, there’s a new lip spa in town this week for you! Pamper yourself and get all your lip care needs at Estée Lauder’s Lip Lounge. The exciting pop-up at Paragon Level 1 Atrium features the beloved beauty brand’s latest Pure Color Envy Lip Care Collection. Try this and get an exciting makeover with the interactive four Insta-worthy “spa rooms”. Catch the fun week-long event and get makeup tips until 18 July.



Hair care centre Beijing 101 unveils new Funan Mall outlet and re-designed logo


Storefront exterior of Beijing 101 in Funan Mall


After over four decades of providing a holistic hair care experience for all, Beijing 101 gives their brand a whole new look. In the spirit of wellness, a new green logo with a more contemporary appeal has been unveiled. Their fresh new look was revealed at the opening of their outlet at Funan Mall. With the understated elegance of its interiors, you can enjoy a soothing experience perfect for de-stressing your tresses. Heading to their new branch this week? Definitely try out their signature Meridian Scalp Treatment that prevents hair loss by detoxifying and massaging your scalp. In just two hours, your locks will be shinier and healthier than ever.


(Cover photo from: @lionking)



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The rainy season may be upon us but since we are stationed in the tropics, the call of the beach never really leaves our system. Still, the saying "sun's out, buns out" isn't really for everyone. So when Two Lips' Undercover Vulva Peptide Cream came into our radar promising lightening and extra care down there, we knew we had to give it a spin. Turning to the resident beach babe of #TeamClozette, we asked our Content Solutions Executive Ave Alindugan to give this product a try to see if this truly is confidence in a bottle. 


First impressions


Ave shared that she was initially both iffy and excited about the prospect of having a product that "can even out the skin of the vulva." Given the hype she's seen about it online, plus, the fact that it can also work for one's face because it's super gentle, she trusted it to be safe and effective to use for her private area. 


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The minimalistic nude packaging of the product gives is a very nice and classy feel, she added. The push pump can also be locked when the product is not in use, making it sanitary and easy to bring wherever.


The only thing she found to be a bit off-putting is the weird, indistinguishable scent. "Maybe I got used to the smell of most feminine washes that smelled like flowers and fresh scents," she said, adding that while it's not too strong, the product's scent may affect people's preferences.


Claims


Instructions for use and a clear statement on what's in the product is included in its box. It is said that the cream is infused with Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-36 that helps brighten, protect and rejuvenate the skin, and is made without sulfates, parabens, or petrochemicals. It also claims to be gentle and would not cause irritation even for those with sensitive skin. 


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Usage and application


The product has a lotion-like consistency that's neither too watery nor too thick. It doesn't feel sticky when applied and really absorbs quickly into the skin. "It's very easy to use," Ave shared, saying that it has a cooling effect when applied and there's immediate brightening upon first application.


"Since I just had a bikini wax when I started using this, it was easier for me to see the results," Ave said. "I noticed immediate changes after the second week. My skin down there looked a little lighter and more even. It also looks more moisturised."



Overall thoughts


Ave said that while it still hasn't completely evened out her skin after a month of using it, she believes that with consistent usage, it's possible. She shares that it's quite easy to slip this into one's routine and that our intimate area deserves just as much loving as our face and other parts of the body. "I’m quite happy with it! It serves as a moisturiser down there which is a new thing for me," she shared.



While the smell is still not negligible, she says it's forgivable because the lack of artificial fragrance may be a factor as to how the product is non-irritating and gentle. It also does come with a hefty price tag (it retails for SGD42/USD120) that may be a turn-off for most people. Still, if effective intimate care that promises newfound confidence appeals to you, this may just be the thing you're seeking for. 


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