5 Eco Beauty Must-Haves For Travelling

Clare Cherry

Posted on February 10 2020

5 Eco Beauty Must-Haves For Travelling

England’s rainy, grey weather has many of us thinking about our summer holidays and jetting off to sunnier climates. But, before you start packing your suncream and flip flops, you might want to rethink your holiday beauty essentials. From make-up wipes to spray deodorants, many of our suitcase staples are often made from non-recyclable plastics and packaging, which means that often our handy purchases are simply just adding to the plastic problem around the world. 

It is predicted that, by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean with around 8 million pieces of plastic floating their way into the ocean every day. Whilst this may seem daunting, there is plenty we can do to help, and switching to eco-beauty products is one of the first steps. Thankfully, a lot of eco beauty products are now being offered in smaller sizes, which are perfect for holidays, so if you want to make your holiday beauty bag more eco-conscious, then here are 5 eco beauty must-haves. 

Cleansing Wipes

Taking multiple bottles of makeup remover isn’t always the best option when it comes to travelling, which means that many of us tend to go for make-up remover or cleansing wipes instead. If you are going to choose to take cleansing wipes instead of lotions on holiday with you, be sure to opt for ones which are plastic-free. There are now plenty of biodegradable wipe options available which are often made from cellulose or plant-based fibres which mean you can dispose of them knowing that they will naturally decompose. These wipes are a top eco beauty must-have for their multiple uses and eco-friendly packaging and materials. 

Foundation Sticks

If you’re fed up of travelling with glass bottles and are looking for an eco beauty alternative, then solid products are a great way to save the environment and space when going on holiday. You can now get solid foundation sticks which are entirely plastic free, which are very environmentally friendly and come partially dipped in wax which makes it easier to apply without the use of brushes or sponges. With blends of pigment, rose wax and coconut oil, solid foundation sticks are vegan-friendly too and don’t give the same pore-blocking effect that some foundations have. 

Deodorant Balm

If you want to cut down on how much space your beauty products take up, then investing in a solid deodorant balm is a good choice for both your holiday and daily use. Often, they are vegan and aluminium-free and come in plastic-free packaging. With a combination of both clay and magnesium, they claim to be highly effective at keeping perspiration at bay and keeping your underarms feeling fresh, making them an eco beauty must-have. 

Biodegradable Glitter 

If you’re going interrailing, travelling abroad or to a festival, then a biodegradable glitter should be on your packing essentials list. Glitter has been a must-have for many travellers for years, but in recent times it has been shown that microplastic is harmful to the environment and not always vegan-friendly. Luckily, here at Wish Upon A Sparkle, we have a range of biodegradable glitter colours for you to choose from, so that you can dance the night away without glitter guilt.

Pink Clay Cleanser

Packing a cleanser in your suitcase will likely take up a lot of room, plus you have the added worry of it leaking all over everything. Swapping to an alternative, such as a pink clay cleansing bar, means that not only do these worries disappear but using an eco-friendly alternative is better for the environment. These cleansers are formulated with sensitive skin in mind, so if you’re looking for a gentle eco beauty product, then this is perfect as pink clay helps to draw out impurities without drying out the skin. 

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