The Rise of Conscious Consumerism - from mindless to mindful consumption

Geposted von Ilanta Sa am

One of my passions is conscious consumerism – the commitment to consuming only high-quality products, that have a positive social, economic, and environmental impact. That applies to most items that I own, from clothes to furniture, and of course natural skin, hair and dental care.

Am I always flawless? Of course not, but I consume more consciously than ever before and feel much better for it. Having items that I truly love and that have been produced to the highest quality standards brings me more peace of mind and appreciation for what I own.

 

    CONSCIOUS BEAUTY PRODUCTS

    We consume an enormous number of cosmetics, mostly, packed in plastic. Most of them are made from synthetics, petroleum and other unpleasant, unhealthy ingredients that we insist on putting on your skin, day in, day out. Most products are of very low quality, made with cheap ingredients, packed in fancy bottles and backed up with a huge marketing campaign to convince us they’re the best skin care money can buy.  They’re not!

    It’s essential to be conscious when shopping for skin care, as with any other items we purchase. Skin products get into your bloodstream – if you care for what you eat, it’s good to care about what you put on your skin too, because absorption through the skin is much higher and faster than through the digestive system. The skin thrives on natural ingredients. There is no need for synthetics, alcohol and other questionable ingredients.

     

    FROM COMPULSIVE TO CONSCIOUS SHOPPING

    I don’t want to promote reckless consumerism, even if I myself own a shop, or perhaps exactly because of that. What I’m interested in is moving from compulsive shopping to conscious shopping.

    There is no guilt involved in any of what I’m saying here, but there’s an urgency to reduce what we consume and instead focus on the QUALITY of what we consume.

    If you’re anything like me and love trying all the new eco products out there, it’s important to remember to buy products that bring well-being to all involved, consumers, producers and the planet at large. Focus on products with the lowest impact on our planet.  There are so many excellent, effective and beautiful skin care products out there today to choose from - no excuses.

     

    QUALITY OVER QUANTITY

    I need to feel joy when I look at an item that I own. That is one of the reasons I sell products that are not only natural and effective but also aesthetically pleasant to the eye. Right now, I mostly consume products that are high quality, ecological, long lasting and are kind to all involved in the production and distribution of it. It was certainly not always like this, but with time and a little awareness, my shopping compulsions started to be a thing of the past. But it's an ongoing process and I have a lot of room for improvement. 

    I still love shopping and perhaps will always do, but I ask some questions to myself before I buy any new item (not always, but most of the times):  ️

    • Will this item enhance my life?
    • Is it a joy to use it?
    • Was it produced with respect for the planet and people?
    • How long will the item last?
    • Are the materials natural, high quality and kind to my skin, body, mind and my whole being?
    • Is the company ecologically sustainable?

    RADIANT BEAUTY SHOP

    Radiant Beauty Shop offers 100% natural organic cosmetics that have a low impact on the planet, some are 100% plastic-free, others have minimal plastic; they last a very long time, making it very cost-effective. And of course, all are extremely safe and beneficial for your skin, body and mind and an absolute pleasure to use.   ️

    I’m curious - what has been your favourite change to a more eco-sustainable lifestyle recently? What are your main obstacles when trying to shop more consciously? We can all learn from each other so much. Send me an email to hello@radiantbeauty.ch. I's love to hear from you.

     

     


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