Not just that, all of the ingredients that go into making the skincare products, like pesticides, contaminants, and additives are destroying our oceans and planet, damaging coral reefs, turtles, rainforests, animal habitat, and more, regardless of whether the substance is washed down the drain or thrown away in the trash. Skincare packaging can take hundreds of years to degrade in landfills, while still releasing chemicals into the soil and waterways. Toxic chemicals are used in most mainstream cosmetics, and these chemicals inevitably find their way into our soil and waters, damaging natural habitat and biodiversity. Pesticides sprayed on raw materials as they are being farmed poison our environment as they seep into the soil and end up in bodies of water. Palm oil is used in many things, and it is one of the leading causes of erosion, species destruction, and climate change. Mini beads, wet wipes, and disposable packaging are ingested by turtles and aquatic mammals, clogging their digestive tracts and causing death. Corals and aquatic eco communities are being decimated at an unprecedented pace as a result of the poisonous chemicals used in mainstream sunscreens.
“Natural” is destroying the planet
Companies are capitalizing on the term “natural,” as if putting a few natural ingredients in a food makes it “natural” – even if the product is brimming with other artificial and poisonous ingredients. However, as more marketers look for natural ingredients (so they can add natural on their bottles), demand for natural ingredients has risen to unrealistic levels. In order to meet the increasing demand, more farming and mining would be needed. Now, if anything could be achieved in a sustainable manner, it would be fantastic. Large corporations, on the other hand, want to buy it in bulk, and they want it cheap and quick. So talk about organic agriculture and mining; more pesticides are dumped on the planet, and more human rights are violated. Mining minerals and oils for natural foods, when undertaken carelessly, disrupts habitat and depletes non-renewable natural resources.