Pollutants, perspiration, and product residue typically end up on your face after a long day. Without a healthy and safe cleansing routine, all those gunk and grime can build up on your face, causing acne, irritation, premature skin aging, and other skin concerns.
While there are numerous face care products available on the market, caring for the face can now mean contributing to environmental & plastic pollution. A report from the EllenMacArthur Foundation, in partnership with World Economic Forum, revealed that the world’s ocean is expected to constitute one tonne of plastic for every three tonnes of fish by 2025. Aside from plastic, harmful chemicals found in common skincare products also threaten our corals and other aquatic life.
Don’t fret though! There are facial washes available in the market today that are free from harmful chemicals and come plastic bottle-free! Human Nature’s line of waterless formulations has saved 23.89 tonnes of plastic waste from ending up in our earth’s landfills and oceans as of June 2022. With these innovations, you can now do your part and lessen plastic waste simply by shifting from liquid wash to a facial bar. If you’re new to this, worry not! Read on to find out about the pro-skin and pro-planet benefits of making the switch to goodness.
1. Spare your skin from harmful chemicals
If your priority is finding a product that does not just work but is also harmful-chemical-free, genuinely natural face bars are the way to go!
Most synthetic face wash products contain harmful chemicals like parabens, phthalates, toluene, triclosan, artificial fragrances, and other chemicals. These chemicals accumulate in our bodies overtime and can cause havoc to our bodies. Choosing more natural (plant-based) options over products with artificial preservatives and unsafe chemicals is truly the better choice.
2. Safe and nourishing for you & the planet
Myth: Face bars are harsh and drying on the skin.
Fact: They’re not! Face bars are completely different from bar soaps, which have higher pH levels.
Designed to meet your skin’s needs, Human Nature’s first-ever natural Sunflower Face Bar keeps your skin nourished and safe as it is 96.26% natural and has zero harmful chemicals. It is infused with the holy grail of beauty oils—Sunflower Oil—and is blended with moringa seed extract to help boost your skin’s collagen production. It is packed with Vitamins A, C, D, and E, allowing you to achieve brighter, suppler, and healthier skin. It is also optimized for your face with a pH level of 4.5 to 5.5 to keep your skin soft and moisturized.
The brand also recently launched its newest Balancing Face Bar. Designed for oily to combination skin types, this new fruity vegan face bar has zinc lactate to balance skin oil, loofah and bamboo scrubs to gently exfoliate your skin and lift away impurities, and glycerin to retain skin moisture.
With its sustainable packaging and planet-friendly natural ingredients, Human Nature’s face bars are surely a great skincare step to help save our environment. These soap bars allow you to reduce your plastic waste by 98.9% (vs. 200ml facial wash), and its ingredients are not harmful to the environment when rinsed down the drain.
Balancing Face Bar 35g (Php 179.75)
3. Springboard to a more natural lifestyle
While it is ideal, shifting to a more natural and eco-friendly lifestyle may seem initially like a herculean task. Completely understandable, as this may primarily be rooted on concerns (well-placed or otherwise) of convenience, performance and cost.
We’re so used to purchasing and using facial washes in plastic bottles that it might take a bit more of an effort to search for face bars out in the market – or even having to find new soap dishes to store your bars. But with Human Nature, you can easily jumpstart your natural lifestyle journey and make it sustainable. The general public can access their products through their website; e-commerce platforms like Shopee, Lazada and Zalora; and at its branch and partner retail stores across the Philippines. It also spearheads reduce, reuse, refuse, and recycle the bottle initiatives in their branches nationwide.
The homegrown lifestyle brand also offers the widest range of plastic bottle-free products in the Philippines to date, making it easy for Filipinos to switch to a more holistic, natural lifestyle. This range includes Natural Shampoo Bars for women, men, and kids; Feminine Wash Bar; Baby Bottle & Utensil Cleansing Powder; Natural Dishwashing Powder; and its new Balancing Face Bar.
4. Sleek, space-saving & sulit!
Say goodbye to packing your luggage the Tetris way! Unlike bottled face washes, face bars are perfect travel companions because they come in small sizes. You don’t have to worry about leakage and mess, especially if stored in a dry case and away from overheated spaces.
No need to buy travel-sized products that run out quickly because Human Nature’s face bars can last twice as long, depending on how you keep them. Just make sure to allow your face bar to air dry after use and use a soap dish with holes or a mesh bag to easily drain excess water.
5. Support Filipinos’ livelihood
Supporting local brands also means supporting the livelihood of Filipinos. Human Nature products are 100% manufactured here in the Philippines and are formulated by our very own Filipino scientists. In its mission to raise workers out of poverty, Human Nature also provides living wages, from 60 to 100 percent more than the minimum wage the law requires.
The bottom line
All it takes for you to begin being kinder to your body, purse, and planet is one choice—making the switch to solid goodness.