If we ask 100 people how to save the planet, we will get a lot of the same answers: buy plastic-free, stop flying, or become vegan. Whilst all of these are absolutely true, what we often forget is that buying ‘less’ should be number one on the list before anything else. Simple as that! Buy only what absolutely serves your skin and is designed keeping sustainability at its core.
Beauty Cleanse Skincare is based on the ethos of minimalism and slow consumption. To support our mission, we are bringing a new sustainability initiative (#RefuseRevolution) for eco-conscious beauty consumers looking to make positive impact via their purchases.
”Empowering you to make informed purchase decisions and REFUSE complicated & wasteful beauty routines” …
BEAUTY CLEANSE MINIMALISM CHATS
2020 is the year the World changed forever, with the global pandemic bringing into focus the much-needed changes that are needed for our communities, and planet, to both recover and thrive. If we have learnt just one thing about fast consumption from this recent pandemic, then that is simplicity. It is certainly possible to live with less.
The Beauty Cleanse Minimalism Chats are the regular informal conversations, run by the Beauty Cleanse Skincare founder Saman Ali, dedicated to promoting minimalism and sustainability in beauty and personal care. Considering the immense environmental impact of the consumerism on the planet, these chats are designed to tackle a sustainable topic at a time, with the aim to provide eco-conscious beauty consumers with a transparent and open picture of some of the most common trends, buzzwords, and reasons responsible for encouraging fast consumption, and help them understand the detrimental impact of our choices on the planet.
The beauty cleanse minimalism chats will not even advocate ‘clean beauty products’, but advocate ‘less beauty products’. We think, the criteria to determine what to buy should not include reliance on Synthetic vs. Natural, OR Clean beauty vs. Science-backed Beauty. In fact, it should only be about consuming fewer high-quality products that are good for skin and good for planet.
These chats are largely addressed towards consumers to arm them with the vital information required to make informed purchase decisions. It will also give them an opportunity to get involved and most importantly, empower them to make positive changes with the help of their buying behaviour.
This first season of Beauty Cleanse Minimalism Chats will consist of 45minutes long, 6 episodes. At the end of this season, you will be equipped with an ability to make simple, smart choices that are better for the planet, and for your skin too.
Watch Episode 1
TOPIC: ”Minimalism in the Age of Endless Buzzwords”
GUEST: LYNDA D’ABOH
Creator of Wonderlusting Green Beauty Blog
2021 Natural Health Beauty Awards Judge
2021/2020/2019 Beauty Shortlist Awards Judge
2018 Psychologies Magazine Real Natural Beauty + Wellbeing Awards Panel
2017 Blog of The Year, Precious Health & Beauty Awards
2017 ‘Natural and Organic Beauty’ Finalist New Generation Beauty Influencer Awards
Click HERE to access Lynda’s Conscious Beauty
Episode went Live on 7th April, 2021. Available to watch on YouTube NOW
Watch Episode 2
TOPIC: ”Is Sustainability Only Limited to Packaging”
GUEST: LORRAINE DALLMEIER
Lorraine Dallmeier is an award-winning CEO, as well as a biologist and Chartered Environmentalist.
She was voted the most influential person in natural beauty for 2020 and awarded the Digital Achiever of the Year award for the cosmetics industry by Google and Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) for growing Formula Botanica from a tiny bootstrapped start up to a global education institution.
Lorraine is on a mission to make formulation as commonplace as cookery, as she believes that ‘anyone can learn’ to formulate with natural, sustainable ingredients.
She is a full Member of the Royal Society of Biology, the Society of Cosmetic Scientists and the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment. She lives in the southwest of England with her partner and two sons.
Click HERE to access Formula Botanica Website.
Episode went Live on 21st April, 2021. Available to watch on YouTube NOW
watch episode 3
TOPIC: ”Zero-Waste vs Minimalism”
GUEST: LOU DARTFORD
Lou originally trained in theatrical & special effects make-up at the London College of Fashion, however she soon realised that making people look beautiful was her calling.
After many years in the industry, Lou has worked in all aspects of make-up and is comfortable on any set from moving image to stills.
Her work has featured in Vogue, Stylist, Nylon, Wonderland and Grazia.
She has also worked with celebrities such as Gemma Arterton, VV Brown, Tinie Tempah & Birdy. She is a regular on beauty panels & has given talks and masterclasses on green beauty, most recently working with the Soil Association.
Lou has just been voted into the Natural Beauty News ”Top 25” Personalities 2019, for the third year in a row. Over a decade ago Lou made a conscious decision to try & make her kit as clean and ethical as it could be, making her one of the first UK artists to take this path.
Click HERE to access Lou’s Green Beauty Blog.
Episode went Live on 12th May, 2021. Available to watch on YouTube NOW
WATCH EPISODE 4
TOPIC: ”Is Beauty Affected by the Same Ethical Challenges as Fashion”
Comparison of Fast Fashion and Fast Beauty
GUEST: DAISY HARVEY
Daisy Harvey is the founder of a sustainable slow fashion and slow beauty platform – Löfte.
Daisy worked in fashion almost her whole career. When she started becoming more and more aware of the negative impact that the fashion industry have on our planet, she started searching for sustainable clothing but couldn’t find the style she wanted. This gave her the idea to create an online destination for luxury, sustainable fashion.
Lofte is a carefully curated collection of luxury brands, influenced by Scandinavian style.
Using ethically sourced materials, their selection comprises some of the most exciting brands in sustainable fashion. 20% of their profits goes to eco-conscious charities. They source beautiful brands that have sustainability as their main focus, and are completely transparent about their entire operations.
It is a Swedish word meaning a vow or promise, and löfte’s promise to you is that every product will not only be carefully selected for its style and quality but that it will also be sustainable.
Click HERE to visit Daisy’s Sustainable Beauty and Fashion Website, Lofte.
Episode went Live on 3rd June, 2021. Available to watch on YouTube NOW
WATCH EPISODE 5
TOPIC: ”Selfcare is NOT just Skincare”
Link Between Selfcare & Excessive Consumerism
GUEST: ANDREA ENDRES
Andrea Endres is a Holistic Skincare Therapist, Nutritionist, Plant Based Chef, Full Time Traveller and Host and Creator of Skin Body Spirit Summit.
Andrea’s mission is to help women become confident in their skin, really owning their choices, their bodies, their worth!
Natural and holistic skin care and nutrition were her doorstep to a journey of true empowerment and she wants to share that with the world. She specializes in the strong connection between food and skin-health; well-being, habits, intuition, self-care routines, food choices and every day balance and energy.
Episode went Live on 8th July, 2021. Available to watch on YouTube NOW
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