After becoming more aware of the problem of plastic and plastic packaging, and in an effort to become more zero waste I was on a mission to find beauty products that came in bottles rather than plastic. This was not an easy task. I only found two brands in bottles. Since then a few more have come onto the market. Yah! I found a liquid hand wash and cleanser from Organic Machine which has a wonderful scent but was expensive. Similarly my face products from Esse Probiotics which I absolutely love but also find a bit on the expensive side. That being said, I have a more mature skin and rosea problems so prefer to buy organic, natural products targeted for sensitive skins.
Over the last year I have tweaked the use of my products and beauty regime. As a cleanser I now use Pure Simple Castille soap. I love this soap and it doesn’t seem to dry my skin out. My toner is in a glass bottle from Back 2 Nature which also has a lovey scent. My moisturiser from Esse is from the Sensitive range. I sometimes mix the moisturiser with Almond Oil when I feel I need a bit more moisture or at night.
When the products are finished I’m left with a lovely collection of brown glass jars…..ready to be reused time and time again.
There is a lovely shop called Rain in Cavendish and The Waterfront. Quite by accident one day, I saw they dispensed liquid soap. So the next time I took my Esse glass pump container and had it filled with their hand wash and it only cost around R25 for a refill. I also took in a brown reused Esse moisturiser bottle to Rain and refilled with Almond Oil which was around R10 for half a jar.
I used to love shopping at Clicks for beauty products and the 3 for 2 specials! Now I just love buying and reusing what I’ve got and also making some DIY products. We’ll chat about this in another post.