by Amanda Etkind
ICYMI: Being clean doesn’t just apply to the state of your room or how often you shower — it also very much applies to your beauty products. The beauty industry has been on a clean kick within the last few years touting clean formulas, toxin-free ingredients, and safety all around — and honestly, we’re here for it. Here at Goodhabit, we care just as much about what we put into our products as what we leave out. Each of our formulas are thoroughly-vetted using skin safe synthetics that we rigorously test to ensure they are entirely safe, effective, and won’t irritate or disrupt your skin’s microbiome. In honor of National Clean Beauty Day, a holiday dedicated to celebrating the clean beauty movement, we’re sharing the ways we contribute to the clean beauty space —with products that are mindfully made and packaged using sustainable and ethical practices keeping your health and the environment top of mind. If you want more info on what exactly clean skincare is, you can find it here. Otherwise, keep reading below to learn more about how we keep our kickass skincare clean.
Our Formulas Are Free From The Nasties
Many formulas on the market are filled with things that, quite frankly, you don’t really want or need inside your cleanser or moisturizers. That’s why we keep it clean—literally down to the fragrances used in our formulas. We make sure to keep our products free from alcohol, phthalates, animal-derived ingredients, petroleum, and synthetic scents, colors, diluents, solvents, and stabilizers — the works—to ensure it’s safe. Because 60% of chemicals from the products you apply onto your skin can be absorbed into your bloodstream (at a rate 5 to 10 times faster on your face versus other parts of your body, at that), it’s a priority for us to make sure the ingredients we use won’t harm your cells and organs. Want to learn more about these nasties? Check out our never-will-use list, here.
We Never Use Ingredients That Are Harmful To The Environment
If you haven’t heard of the dangers of microbeads, we’ll give you the scoop. Basically these small particles that scrub away dirt and debris from your skin end up going down the drain, ending up in bodies of water—both big and small right into the bellie’s of seal life. So you'll never find microbeads, nanoparticles, parabens, or phthalates in our formulas, or any of the harmful ingredients on this long list. LIke we mentioned above these are not only harmful to you but also to the environment.
We Use Sustainably Packaged Components
If you care about how your beauty products look sitting on top of your dresser or makeup vanity — you’re going to want to listen up! Those display-worthy jars, tubes, and bottles are actually contributing to climate change. Traditional tubes are made from multiple layers: a barrier, middle, and exterior. Each part is produced from a different material and then pieced together as one. Long story short, that means it can’t be recycled. Since keeping the environment is very important to us (as it should be because Mother Earth!), we've been working toward using more environmentally-friendly materials like bio-resin, which is sourced from sugarcane with mono-layer packaging. So far we’ve done it with our formulas in tubes like our Bright Eye Awake Eye Cream and Rest + Reset Mask & Moisturizer. That’s not all, all of our other packaging is fully recyclable thanks to its singular material plastic designed with vegetable-based dyes.
Our Outer Packaging Is Environmentally-Friendly
Unfortunately, outer packaging is one of the main sources of environmental pollution, and tbh, it’s really unnecessary since you likely throw it away mere seconds after opening a fresh bottle of face wash. Here’s the scoop: In order to produce these cardboard packaging that your favorite beauty products come in you need to use pulp from trees. Making the pulp from trees is where the problem lies as producing the pulp creates sulfur dioxide pollution. To take ourselves out of the equation, we use cartons that are Forest Stewardship Council certified — an organization that promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests. Since we work with the FSC, our packaging is grown from sustainable and responsibly managed forest that doesn’t disrupt the environment or other forestry.
As you can see we care about keeping things clean—from the formulas themselves all the way to the outer packaging. So next time you restock your favorite Good Habit products you can feel even better about slathering it on your skin.