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New Year's beauty resolutions: opt for sustainable skincare in 2018

Check out our 3 ecologically-inspired tips to boost your beauty regimen

It’s 2018 and that can only mean one thing - New Year’s Resolutions. Whether you’re looking to improve your lifestyle, cut down on those sugary treats or finally achieve that one goal you have always wanted to, this year is the year to do it. This year, why not revamp your skincare routine to make it more environmentally friendly. According to the Soil Association , the well-being beauty sector grew by 13% in the last year, so in 2018 why not become a part of one of the largest growing beauty sectors with our 3 eco-friendly tips to make your skincare tip more sustainable this New Year.

Resolution #1 - Exfoliate the right way

Purified skin and healthy pores are the key to flawless skin, and exfoliating is a large part of this cleansing routine. However, not all exfoliators are created the same, and although microbeads have been banned in various states and countries, researchers at the University of California Davis and Oregon State University found that roughly 8 trillion microbeads find their way into US streams and oceans every single day - and that’s only 1% of the total microbeads discharged each day. Not only do these little plastic balls pollute the ocean, but they also end up being consumed by fish, depleting and damaging our microsystems.

In 2018, overhaul your cleansing routine and use an exfoliator which shuns these microbeads and uses naturally occurring scrubbing products instead. Look to the Biosource Daily Exfoliating Gelée , which is more than 89% biodegradable thanks to its inclusion of tiny fragments of low-density volcanic rock. Not only is it much more environmentally-friendly, this invigorating exfoliator is also great for your skin; enriched with Life Plankton and L. Saccharina golden algae extract to soothe, regenerate and purify your skin. With Biotherm’s creation of its 1st anti-adhesion technology, this powerful formula works to remove impurities and bacteria one by one, gently micro-exfoliating the skin for a perfectly refined texture, to leave your skin radiant, healthy and flawless in 2018.

Resolution #2 - Turn down the temperature in your shower

According to Waterwise, domestic water heating accounts for 25% of household energy consumption, and 5% of the UK’s C02 emissions, which makes hot showers an area for improvement when it comes to making your beauty regimen more sustainable. Although long, steamy showers are a comforting luxury that we particularly like to afford ourselves in the winter, they can be particularly damaging to the environment and your skin. Turning down the temperature dial will reduce your energy consumption, as well as boosting your skin’s circulation and giving your complexion a healthy glow. Complement a cold shower with a nourishing cleanser to get your skin healthy and your routine sustainable this new year. Biotherm’s Oil Therapy Huile de Douche is formulated with 3 precious oils to replenish your skin for your best shower yet.

Resolution #3 - Check the ingredients list of your beauty products

Putting in the time to research the sustainable ingredients that are great for your skin and the environment can be hugely beneficial. Our fundamental sustainable ingredient group is algae. Delivered from the depths of the oceans, growing and surviving in the harshest of conditions for millions of years, algae is not only naturally occurring and organic but also has a whole host of skin-beautifying properties. In 2018, why not breathe life back into your skin with Chlorella Vulgaris - the ‘Breathing Algae’? Highly concentrated in the Skin Oxygen Skin Strengthening Concentrate , Chlorella has the unique ability to harness oxygen and deliver it deep within the lower layers of our skin to help detoxify and regenerate your complexion. After only 1 week, skin will be visibly stronger, soothed and smoothed, for your most radiant and healthy skin yet.

Support the preservation of the oceans with Mission Blue and Water Lovers

Since 2012, Biotherm have collaborated with Dr Sylvia Earle and her Mission Blue project to help support the protection and reconstruction of various ‘Hope Spots’. Together with Biotherm’s creation of Water Lovers, Mission Blue has raised an enormous amount of funding to launch expeditions to the Balearic Islands, Cocos Islands, the Gulf of California and Revillagigedo Archipelago to help protect and preserve these areas for years to come. This year, Water Lovers have reinforced their commitment with the launch of their limited edition Life Plankton Essence , Aquasource Gel and Lait Corporel to help raise money to finance a critical research project on global warming in the hope spot Svalbard in Spitzbergen (Norway). Indulge and give back with these charity edition’s and get to know all about this great cause with Water Lovers.

If you want to be more environmentally friendly this year, then now’s the time and it’s easy to do with these 3 ways to revamp your beauty routine.

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