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Celebrate Earth Month With Your Skincare

Celebrate Earth Month With Your Skincare

Happy Earth Month! While it’s important to do our best to protect and preserve the planet each and every day, April is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to take small steps that can add up to make a real difference. Beyond recycling, conserving energy and reducing our overall carbon footprint, how about trying a more Earth‐friendly skincare routine? Here are two ways to get started—along with the hydrating products that can help keep your skin and Mother Nature happy.

Choose Natural‐Origin Ingredients

First things first… Think about the quantity of skincare that goes down your drain. From cleansers and exfoliators (both at your sink and in the shower) to washing your hands after applying various potions and lotions, multiply that by the number of skincare‐minded people on the planet. A conservative estimate of 1% of the world’s population adds up to roughly 76 million of us adding a lot of extra unnatural ingredients to the water supply. Opting for products that contain natural‐origin ingredients helps minimize the impact skincare can have on the environment, without sacrificing the results you want to achieve for your skin.

Skip These Ingredients

There are many questionable ingredients that have been linked to potential unwanted skin and overall health side effects, and many of them require Earth‐unfriendly practices such as unsustainable harvesting to source, as well as unsavory byproducts generated by the production process. Parabens, mineral oils, silicones and PEG are among these ingredients, so avoiding them can reduce their potential impact on the environment.

What Should You Use Instead?

Now that you know what to look for—and what to avoid—in your Earth‐friendly moisturizing products, there are three Vichy Aqualia Thermal hydration options that have all skin types covered. Whether you prefer the ultra‐lightweight Serum, refreshing Water Gel or velvety Rich Cream, each of these moisturizers is formulated to provide 48‐hour dynamic hydration and smoothed fine lines.

These Aqualia Thermal products are also formulated with 97% natural‐origin ingredients, including hyaluronic acid, plant sugar and Vichy 15 Mineral‐Rich Thermal Water (and no parabens, mineral oils, silicones or PEG), so you can rest assured they’re as kind to the Earth as they are to your skin.

All three have also been tested under extreme conditions like stress, weather and other daily aggressors to help skin stand up to whatever life or Mother Nature may throw your way. Think of making the switch to Aqualia Thermal as just one way you can benefit your skin and the planet this Earth Month.

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