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.