How are Beauty Products Harming the Environment? - Femica-Blog
May 30, 2023

How are Beauty Products Harming the Environment?

Did you know the cosmetics you use are polluting nature? Surprising, huh? While many industries harm our planet, the cosmetics industry is also not guilt-free. None can refuse that most people have at least one cosmetics product on their vanity.

Some people can’t go a single day without using a range of cosmetics.

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  • Caffeinated Face Wash Cleanser With Coffee Bean Extract & Coconut Cake Powder (Sulfate & Paraben Free) (100 ml) Caffeinated Face Wash Cleanser With Coffee Bean Extract & Coconut Cake Powder (Sulfate & Paraben Free) (100 ml) ₹350.00
    Product Description: To start your day off right, use beardhood's caffeine face wash cleanser. It keeps your face fresh while providing your skin with an essential deep cleanse by digging deep into pores. It gives you a satisfying, fresh feel and clears your face of any buildup and oily residue. Rich in tea tree extracts, this facial wash not only cleanses away surface dirt but penetrates your pores and absorbs toxins and impurities. How to use: Squeeze out a small amount of facewash on your palm. Massage gently on the face and rinse off. Benefits of using this product : Dirt Removal, Cleansing Product Ingredients: Aqua, Coffee Extract, Lauryl Glucoside, Cocoyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauryl Sarcosinate, Coco Amido Propyl Betaine, Aloe Vera Extract, Glycerin, Coffee Bean Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxy Ethanol and Capryl Glycol, Coffee Flavour, Coffee Bean Scrub, Beeswax, Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Micronized Titanium Dioxide, Coconut Cake Powder, EDTA Country of Origin: India. Shelf Life : 24 Months Country of Origin : India Brand Name : BeardHood
  • Oil Free Gel Moisturiser with Niacinamide, Blue Light Protect Oil Free Gel Moisturiser with Niacinamide, Blue Light Protect ₹645.00
    Product Description : An oil free gel moisturizer that prevents premature aging from damage due to free radical. Staring at your screen all day? You have no idea what that's doing to your skin! Daily aggressors including blue light can lead to premature ageing and that's where you need this moisturizer. A potent blend of antioxidants, this oil free gel moisturizer with norwegian kelp, oarweed, bladderwrack and peony root protects skin from oxidative stress and damage due to free radicals.The lightweight face cream is perfect for protecting and hydrating skin without a heavy or sticky afterfeel. Monday blues or digital blues, this unseen screen got you covered! How to use : Dot the moisturizer all over your face and neck. Massage gently in upward and outward strokes, using circular motions. Can be used morning and night. Pro Tip: Mix a tad bit of foundation with your moisturizer for a subtle tint. Benefits of using this product : ?Aqua, 1,3 Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Niacinamide, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol And Xylitol, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Glycerine, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, L?minaria Digitata Extract, Spirulina Maxima Extract, Porphyra Umbilicalis Extract, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora (Peony) Root Extract, Trehalose, Nymphaea Lotus Extract, Phenoxyethanol, , Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer And Lecithin, Potassium sorbate, Gluconolactone, Calcium Gluconate, Disodium EDTA, CI 77891, Fragrance Product Ingredient : Shelf Life : 2 years Country of Origin : India Brand Name : Lacuna Light
  • Chocolate Coffee Face Wash (200ml) Chocolate Coffee Face Wash (200ml) ₹649.00
    Product Description: Would you expect your face wash to smell good, cleanse deeply, restore the skin, exfoliate? Frescia Chocolate Coffee Face Wash is a one-stop solution for all those problems. Infused with coffee and other beneficial ingredients, it can work to make your skin soft & supple than ever before. The coffee has strong antioxidant properties that remove radicals, make your skin younger and smoother by exfoliating. The caffeine deals with skin tone effectively. chocolate-coffee-facewash-frescia-combo Let your confidence shine without any dirt and oil on your face! With this deep cleansing formula, draw out every dirt and oil to get a squeaky clean face. Frescia’s chocolate coffee face wash locks your moisture of skin with goodness of chocolate and let the aroma refresh your mood. Coffee reduces cellulites to provide you with more youthful skin. How to Use: Dampen your skin with fresh water Pour out 2 drops of the chocolate coffee face wash on your palms and lather them up Move your hands on your face in a circular and upward motion. Massage for 2-3 minutes for best results. Do not forget your neck! After cleansing your face with face wash, use Chocolate Coffee Face Scrub to exfoliate dead cells. Wash off thoroughly and dab your wet face with a clean towel. Apply a face cream to lock the moisture. Product Ingredients: Cocoa: Provides deep nourishment for skin. Locks the moisture for a long time. Coffee: Reduces cellulites, rejuventes skin. Have a delightful lingering aroma. Protects from the harmful UV rays. Benefits / Features of using the product: Deep pore cleaning & exfoliates dead cells & whiteheads. Controls excess oil on skin Removes tan & gives instant glow on face Fights Pollution, removes dirt from face Lightens dark spots Shelf Life: 24 Months Country of Origin: India Brand Name: Frescia
  • Ayurvedic Pigmentation Papaya Anti Blemish Cream for Pigmentation and Blemishes removal- 100 Gram Ayurvedic Pigmentation Papaya Anti Blemish Cream for Pigmentation and Blemishes removal- 100 Gram ₹399.00
    Your skin isn’t as flawless as you’d like it to be and you’re tired of ever growing patches on your skin which are ruining your otherwise even skin tone . Correct ? We’ve got you . Let’s get that pigmentation under control , with Ayurvedic benefits of Papaya and retinol boosting goodness .Use generously morning and night for visible results in weeks. Our Ayurvedic Pigmentation Papaya anti Blemish Cream is a Premium Formula to Get Rid of Un natural Skin Spots That are Caused by the Effect of Acne ,Pimple , Pigmentation , Under Aram Spots ,Blemishes , Under Eye Dark Circle Etc. HOW TO USE: 1- After cleansing and toning apply dots all over the face and neck focusing on pigmented areas. 2- Smoothen till the skin absorbs it. INGREDIENTS: Papaya Extract,palmaria palmata,neem Oil,olive Oil, sesame Oil, licorice root Shelf Life: 36 Months Country of Origin: India Brand: Nuskhe by Paras


But have you ever wondered what ingredients are in your cute and cool product bottles? Cosmetics, skin, and hair care products use many toxic ingredients. Lipsticks, sunscreen, and even baby products contain toxins linked to cancer or other grave problems.

What’s more, a small percentage of all the chemicals in cosmetics get assessed for safety. So, you don’t know how they’re affecting you while using it. What can you do about it? At least you can learn about the beauty industry’s environmental impact. Or maybe infuse eco-friendly products that don’t harm you and nature. Let’s find out!

Beauty Product’s Packaging is a Menace

Hear us out! More than 120 billion packaging units are produced by the cosmetics industry annually. And a vast chunk of it isn’t recyclable, adding to the plastic pollution.

It takes 100 to 500 years to break down plastic bottles and containers. Moreover, it emits mucky greenhouse gases into the environment. Some brands do use glass and aluminium alternatives for packaging. But it doesn’t do good anyway. It takes more energy to produce such packaging.

Product Description : A multifunctional clay mask that works as a 3 in 1 product to instantly make your skin glow

Are you looking or a multifunctional product that purifies, exfoliates and brightens all at the same time? Look no more, here is our one step facial.

A vitamin C concoction of red algae, pineapple & pomegranate, the creamy face mask fades blemishes, reduces pigmentation and evens out skin tone for glowing skin. The gentle exfoliating silica particles and glycolic acid instantly unveils a smoother and brighter complexion. 

A few masking sessions with our clay polish, and you’ll say goodbye to that stubborn tan and dreary skin!

How to use : Apply a generous amount all over your face and neck. Massage gently in circular motions to physically exfoliate skin. Leave on for 10 12 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water and pat dry. Use upto two times a week. Pro Tip: Spread the mask onto damp skin for a smooth application.

Product Ingredient : ?Purified Water, Kaolin Powder, Bentonite Powder, Isopropyl Myristate, Glycerine, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Laureth 23, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Ananas Comosus (Pineapple) Extract, Glycolic Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Silica, Phenoxyethanol , Ethylhexylglycerin, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Capryloyl/Caproyl Methyl Glucamide, Lauroyl/Myristoyl Methyl Glucamide, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Chlorphesnesin, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Pentaerythrityl Tetra di t butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Citric acid, CI 26100

Shelf Life : 2 years

Country of Origin : India

Brand Name : Lacuna Light

Microbeads in the Products

Not just plastic from the packaging, but the products contain microbeads. When using products containing microbeads, countless microbeads go down the sink mixing into oceans and streams. The oceans are already getting affected by plastic pollution directly. And the microplastics are making it worse.

Apart from sea life, humans also consume microplastics. Yearly, the typical person gulps around 70,000 microplastics. It means about 100 pieces of microplastic per meal.

Animal Cruelty is Heartbreaking

Isn’t it depressing that the products you use look good and feel pretty torturing the animals? Yes, animal testing is still a reality today. Would you believe 80% of countries still allow cosmetics to be tested on animals?

As a result, 100 million animals are allergens that often make them suffer and die. It is not only cruel and pointless but also pollutes the atmosphere.

Don’t you want to stop animal cruelty and leave them to live peacefully on earth? The simple way is to shun animal-tested cosmetics and switch to cruelty-free ones.

Ocean Chemical Pollution

The fact that 70% of cosmetics end up in landfill unfinished is horrible. That’s about right. Think about the chemicals used in the products seeping into the ocean and killing the ocean life. Even the stunning coral reefs are getting affected.

The main culprits of damaging aquatic life are parabens and triclosan used in sunscreens, shampoos, and lotions. They even get marked as endocrine disruptors and linked with cancer. Further, removing these chemicals is tough once these chemicals enter our water bodies. Even the sewage treatment can’t get rid of these nasty buggers.

Creates Water Waste

Although water is a safe and natural component, the boastful use of natural resources is troubling. But the beauty industry uses water in massive amounts. Making the resources dwindle even more.

Everyone knows water is necessary for life on the planet. Are you aware of the water depletion? UN says that 52% of the world’s population will live in water-stressed regions by 2050. How sad is that?

Help protect your skin from sun damage and restore youthful radiance with WOW Skin Science Day Face Cream SPF 20. It is lightweight, quick-absorb and non-greasy that does not clog pores. The day cream is infused with Shea Butter, rich in omega 3 fatty acids and phytonutrients; Hyaluronic Acid, a natural moisturizer for deep skin hydration; and Pro-Vitamin B5, a skin-repairing essential nutrient. These actives in the day cream help to deliver deep moisturization, neutralize free radicals, repair photo damage, maintain collagen levels, improve skin texture, restore natural sebum layer, hydrate and soften skin, and restore skin radiance.
The day cream can be used on a daily basis to protect your skin as it offers regular UV protection. It can be used under your makeup. It is suitable for all skin types. Results may vary depending on your usage pattern and the condition of your skin.
Help nourish and brighten your complexion and protect your skin with WOW Skin Science Day Cream SPF 20. Shea butter, hyaluronic acid and pro-vitamin B5 in the product filter the harsh rays, deeply moisturize and give the skin a softness.

How to Use: We recommend you cleanse your face with WOW Skin Science Activated Charcoal Face Wash. Apply a small quantity of cream on your face and neck. Gently massage it all over, using your fingertips and leave it on.

Benefits: Moisturizes the skin and helps to even out the skin tone, protects skin damage caused due to exposure to UV rays, aids in reducing signs of aging and marks and spots on the body.

Ingredient: Aloe Vera Extracts

Shelf Life: 24 Months

Country of Origin: India

Brand: WOW Skin Science

Parting Note

You look pretty with cosmetics. But there is also not so pretty side to cosmetics. Though, you can bring change. How? Shift to organic and natural beauty products. Luckily, the market and some companies are changing too. And Clean beauty is a thing now.

Start reading the labels. And the list includes ingredients filled with words you don’t know – stay away from them. Femica understands its responsibility too. And it doesn’t list stuff making the planet cry on Femica Beauty Products categories.

Explore the website and see for yourself.

Also Read: Beware Of Blue Light!

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