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With spring around the corner, why not consider kicking off a fresh, new sustainable beauty routine?

Small changes in your daily routine can make a big environmental impact, and with many brands moving full-steam ahead toward sustainability, it’s easier than you think to reduce your carbon footprint.

Here are some simple swaps to start you on your sustainable beauty journey.

1. Deep clean your routine

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We all have random beauty products we haven’t used in years but refuse to throw out. Kickstart your new routine by decluttering and disposing of expired products and products you don’t use anymore.

2. Small changes that can make a big impact

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It can be overwhelming to think about overhauling your entire beauty routine. The best way is to start small, by swapping out everyday basics like deodorant, hair care, or oral care. For an easy first goal to start with, try switching to a reusable toothbrush and look for toothpaste that comes in a recyclable tube. The new Colgate Elixir comes in a recyclable tube and cap* with no additional packaging, designed to make you feel good about your oral care routine. Elixir’s unique packaging technology lets each drop glide out like magic, and also helps reduce paste waste.

Choose from three variants designed to delight your senses.

Luminous White

Micropolishing minerals remove surface stains and help whiten teeth.


Formulated to gently polish teeth and protect against cavities.

Fresh Boost

Ultra-fresh taste of cool mint and wintergreen.

3. Shop mindfully

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From compostable packaging to reusable tools, the clean beauty industry is working hard toward sustainability. Many hair, makeup, skin, and body products on the market are now more sustainable, and many are worth changing up your routine for. Look for that you can reuse, recycle, or compost, and let your community leaders and retailers know you want to see more! Many beauty brands are also introducing refillable products, for a less wasteful beauty regimen.

4. Ingredients matter

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Take it one step further by reviewing the ingredient lists of your favourite beauty products to see whether there are any ingredients that concern you. Check if your beauty favourites are cruelty-free (not tested on animals) and made with vegan ingredients.

*Recycle tube with the cap on.

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