Refinery29 - October 2019
The beauty industry is notoriously wasteful, and taking care of your skin without sticking it to the environment used to mean mixing up your own clay masks in the kitchen or limiting yourself to only a handful of earth-friendly brands. But increasing consumer awareness means products are safer and, yes, more sustainable than ever.
From Holland's vast tulip fields comes Bloomeffects, a skin-care brand that utilizes the parts of the flower that typically get chopped off and composted (as in, everything but the brightly-colored bulb). The glass jars are recyclable and reusable; the tubes are made of wood from 95% renewable resources; and the proprietary tulip extract is rich in antioxidants, amino acids, and natural moisturizing factors to nourish the skin in preparations like this repairing balm.