Updated: Mar 22, 2020
Take a look around your bathroom counter and notice how many containers there are. Three or five if you're super minimal or maybe it's more like twenty to thirty if you're a skincare or beauty junkie. The next question to ask yourself is what do you do with those containers once they are used up? Do you throw them away or recycle them? Chances are no matter how you dispose of them they will likely end up in a landfill. It's estimated by environmentalist group Zero Waste Europe that every year the beauty industry produces 120 billion units of packaging, most of which end up in landfills. But if you're recycling how is that possible? The truth is that is very hard to recycle most of the products on your beauty counter. Anything you put in your blue recycling bin with a pump, applicator, mirror, screw, or with product residue in it will automatically be sorted for a landfill. So what do we do? While there are some great companies out there taking on recycling these hard to dispose of items and some beauty companies are offering their own recycling programs, the best thing we can do is to stop using single use plastics.
Now you're probably thinking what I was when I started on this journey: I'm all for ditching plastics, but I'm a modern woman in a modern world and dammit I like my skin routine. So what do I do? Are the only options really to continue with my skin care and wreck the planet or go completely counter culture and ditch it all? I thought there had to be a better way so I created one with Glotanicals.
Our mission here is to give you the luxurious and organic skin care routine you crave without any single use plastics. When you use Glotanicals skincare, you can rest assure that your product will always be packaged in bio-degradable containers that are refillable and easy to re-order. When you are nearing the end of your serum or cleanser, simply re-order and save the lid & pump and insert into you new bottle of product once it arrives. We've worked to only source ingredients that are responsibly harvested and to only use biodegradable packaging so you can rest assured you are using the most sustainable skincare product on the market. Because the health of your skin & the planet matters...and honestly when you use great products and you're less stressed about polluting the environment your skin will glow from the inside out.