My Low Waste Skincare Routine

Read on for my simple low waste skincare routine using the products that I love.

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I’ve previously written about how you can create a zero waste skincare routine, and now I would like to break down my own skincare routine and what works best for me. If you don’t know where to start or you’re looking for specific product recommendations, then this post is for you.

All of these products work well for my sensitive skin. And the best part is they are all vegan, cruelty free, contain natural ingredients and are sustainably made.

Let’s get into it.

My Simple Low Waste Skincare Routine

Like many people, I like to keep my skincare routine minimal and simple. The simple fact is the fewer products you use, the better. Using too many products in your skincare routine can negatively affect your skin. And it makes it more difficult to work out what’s working for you and what isn’t. By minimising your skincare products, you can create a routine that is not only better for your skin, but easier to stick to. And let’s face it, it saves you lots of money.

Here are the products I use and swear by.

A picture of my collection of low waste skincare products. This includes a face cleanser, hand cream, daily face moisturiser, face scrub and make up melt. There are also some reusable cotton rounds. All of these products are in their original packaging and spread out on a green blanket
My low waste skincare products

Wildefruit Buff + Run Face Polish

My hand holding an open jar of Wildefruit's Buff + Run Face Polish. It is green and creamy in texture.

First up is the Buff + Run face polish from Wildefruit. This is what I use to gently cleanse my face with every day. I usually use it in the morning and at night. What I love about this product is it’s so gentle and it has a lovely light yet creamy texture. It creates a gentle lather that is very easy to wash off with water. As someone who has very sensitive skin, I can say this product hasn’t caused any issues. Some cleansers can dry out my skin or make it irritated, but not this one. That’s why I’ll be sticking to it!

Green Planet Beauty Face Moisturiser

My hand holding the rose garden hand cream and the pure daily moisturiser from Green Planet Beauty. The first tin is red and floral, whereas the other tin has green plants on it.

I love both of these products from Green Planet Beauty. This may sound strange, but I’ve been using the rose garden hand cream * as a face moisturiser for quite a while and it really works. I have combination skin. It can get quite dry in the winter, so the hand cream is thick and moisturising enough to keep my skin hydrated all day long. As for the pure daily moisturiser *, I will stick to using this in the summer because it has a very light formula that should prevent my face from becoming too oily.

Green Planet Beauty Face Scrub

My hand holding the face scrub from Green Planet Beauty. It has a pink, flowery design on it.

My day-to-day low waste skincare routine involves the face polish and the moisturiser. I don’t usually use anything else. However, I’ve recently started using this face scrub * once or twice a week and I’m really pleased with it. Exfoliators often leave my skin red and inflamed for quite a while, but I haven’t had that problem with this one. It’s more gentle than many other exfoliators I’ve used, which is probably due to the almond shells being much finer. If you’ve not had much luck with exfoliators in the past, I recommend giving this one a go!

Conscious Skincare Make Up Melt

My hand holding Conscious Skincare's make up melt which is in a grey bottle with green and black patterns.

On those days when I decide to wear a little bit of makeup, I like to use this organic make up melt by Conscious Skincare. This product contains a blend of natural oils that make it very easy to remove any kind of makeup. All I do is pour a small amount of this product on to a slightly damp reusable cotton round. You don’t need to rub too hard to get any makeup off, as it quite literally melts off very easily. A little goes a long way, as well, so you shouldn’t need to replace it too quickly. I’ve had this same bottle for many months because I don’t wear that much makeup.

Green Planet Beauty Face Mask

My hand holding the skin detox black clay mask from Green Planet Beauty. The packaging has pink and green flowers with white and grey stripes.

And last but not least, there’s the skin detox black clay mask * from Green Planet Beauty. This was a recent purchase from me and I can confidently say that it will be reordered. Many face masks make my skin feel red and irritated, but this one felt quite gentle. It’s easier to remove than most face masks, too. I can remove it with some water and a flannel within a minute. Whereas I’ve used other face masks that have taken me 5 – 10 minutes to get all the product off my face. So, I’m impressed with this one! It definitely seems to reduce the size of my pores, which is a big bonus.

So, that’s my very simple and low waste skincare routine! All of the products feel so good on my skin and I also feel good about buying from brands who are making a difference in the skincare market. Let me know in the comments what your skincare routine looks like.

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  • Jenny in Neverland

    These look like excellent products! I like to try and use as much Vegan/Cruelty-Free, natural products as possible but I could definitely make a few additional changes in my skincare. I’m currently in love with Husk & Seed skincare!

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