My (almost) Plastic Free everyday Face Care Routine

I am super excited to share another post on my (almost) plastic free lifestyle. Like the previous one, it will be all about cosmetics. I will share a posts on an (almost) plastic free every day life and an (almost) plastic free kitchen sometime soon too. And of course there will be more on (almost) plastic free cosmetics too.

Anyway, let’s talk today’s post. I want to share with you my everyday face care – what I use to clean my face and what I use to treat and nourish my skin. I am using the products that I show you in his post on an everyday basis.

Here is an overview of what I use

To clean my face:

Coconut Oil
Washable Cotton Pads
A Konjac Sponge
Black Soap

To nourish my face:

A balancing fluid as my day care

Either a moisturizing face oil
or my MiBella Cream as night care

I use coconut oil as a make up remover and nothing else. It works great for mascara. Coconut oil usually comes in a glass jar, hence, without any plastic. You can apply it to your fingers and rub of your eye make up with your fingers – or you can use washable cotton pads. I do no longer use the conventional cotton pads because I simply find that it is way too much trash. The washable cotton pads work as good as any conventional cotton pad, the fabric is super soft and gentle to your skin and the pads can be washed at 90 C. They are produced under fair conditions in Peru and made from organic cotton. They truely are a great alternative if you want to produce less trash!

When I am done removing my eye make up with coconut oil, I am washing my face with my much loved kongy sponge and a black soap. I wrote about kongy sponges and about black soaps earlier (between others in my Summer Favorites). The kongy sponge really is a great little treat to my skin and works like a soft peeling. I usually apply some black soap foam first and leave it on my skin for about a minute. I then use the sponge to massage the foam into my skin and wash it off thereafter. When you use a kongy sponge make sure to hang it somewhere to dry. I ruined my first one in like a week because I was not careful enough hanging it every day to dry. It went moldy in just a week after I let it sit on the bathroom tiles for a couple of nights. I was more careful with my second one which still lasts perfectly and works a looks great.

Concerning the black soap that I am using – there are sooo many great options out there. Go for the ones which are organic and which comes wrapped in paper so that you can avoid the plasic.Check the ingredients to make sure you can relate to all ingredients and that there are no mineral oils or chemicals. I love between others the Dead Sea Mud soap from Nablus and of course the black soap from Tanamera.

 

When my skin is clean, I like to take care of it with a cream, an oil or a fluid. I do not use too many different products when it comes to nourishing my face’s skin, because I do not want to overwhelm it (also, I tend to get impurities when I use a lot of different products). During the day, all I use is a simple balancing fluid from Primavera which helps reduce and control excess oil and aids to help maintain elasticity and control oil production and leaves my skin with a soft, matte finish which is just what I want during the day.

At night I prefer richer products. I still love my MiBella cream that I have been reviewing for you in detail back HERE. Some nights I feel like using the cream and other nights I prefer using a face oil, like the neroli cassis one from Primavera. The oil seals in natural moisture using essential fatty acids, smoothing, softening and strengthening skin, plus the apricot kernel oil in there revitalizes and nourishes to help retain elasticity, the jojoba oil helps protect against moisture loss and the fig oil helps prevent premature signs of aging due to dehydration. When my skin feels dry, I also like to use the face oil as a day care, but usually I use it at night.

Well, and that’s it already! As you can see, my routine is not yet 100% plastic free, as I am using products which come in glass but have a plastic lid. I am okay with it, since it  definetly is a loooooot less plastic than what you usually get your products in. Nevertheless, I will be looking for more alternatives which comes without plastic at all, and of course I will keep you updated with what I find.

And now I am curious about yor routine! Is it similar to mine? Do you use a lot more products? Or less? Do you know the products I am using and maybe use themm to? I would love to know!

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  1. August 9, 2016 / 2:27 am

    I had never though to use coconut as a makeup remover, I must try that tonight! I also want to check out that black soap, I can’t believe how many crazy ingredients are in conventional soaps and body washes!

  2. August 9, 2016 / 6:35 am

    I loved learning about your skincare routine! I really want to check out several of these products, as I am trying to use more natural choices on my skin. Thank you for sharing!

  3. August 9, 2016 / 4:29 pm

    Great post, I love reading about cosmetics:) I think I use more cosmetics than you, but still it’s less than I used to use before. Since I’m all into natural cosmetics I’ve understood that I dont really need much, just few, but the perfect ones. When it comes to face care I also like to use oils to wash my make up, they are the best for my sensitive eyes. I also use black soap, but not everyday, cos it is so strong – I mean its great, but its it leaves my skin so clean like after a peeling, so I use it 3 times a week. I still use some commercial face gel to wash my face, cos I didnt find anything better for gentle cleansing… I’m still looking though:) However, I use different type of black soap, not in a cube, but it’s sort of a sticky mousse, 100% natural. Maybe that one in a cube will be more gentle and perfect for everyday use? After washing I use my homemade face lotion made with herbal tea; I use nettle, camomile, mint or hibiscus for that purpose. Then it’s avocado oil or different one or a night cream:)
    We also have some veggies on the balcony – we got spinach and lettuce and now we are waitin for the cherry tomatoes:)
    Have a lovely afternoon, hugs:)))

  4. August 9, 2016 / 8:24 pm

    I have heard awesome things about coconut oil being an amazing replacement for traditional face wash- I need to check this out.

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

  5. August 10, 2016 / 12:26 am

    I’ve never tried using just coconut oil to remove my makeup before out of fear of clogging my pores, but since I’ve been using a cleansing oil, similar to micellar water, and haven’t noticed any breakouts from it, I just may try it out! It’s a much cheaper option, since it’s multipurpose! I’ve tried using black soap and it breaks me out SO bad that I had to stop! I initially thought it was a purging process, but it lasted months and months. My skin is just extremely sensitive. Thanks so much for sharing, I’ll have to try out the coconut oil! I hope you’re having a great week so far, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  6. August 11, 2016 / 2:14 am

    You always share such useful information! I’d love to try all these products, too bad some of them are impossible to find in my country. 🙁 I use loofah sponge and it’s great! Also, I recommend natural aloe vera for the face or pretty much everywhere haha, but I use it every night and my skin feels much better than with any other night cream. 😮
    xx

    http://www.stylebydeb.com

  7. August 11, 2016 / 11:52 am

    I love this post! You have such an interesting routine and those product are really great for the skin! Thanks for sharing, I check them out and I will try it on me! Have a nice day!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

  8. Kelsey&Kenecha
    August 11, 2016 / 4:11 pm

    I hear a lot of good things about coconut oil. This sounds lovely!

    Florals&Smiles

  9. August 11, 2016 / 5:59 pm

    Ich habe jetzt so einen Kongy Schwamm, bin mal gespannt, wie der sich macht!
    Ich weiß noch nicht, ob ich beim veganen Sommerfest sein werde. Wir haben Jubiläum und hatten überlegt, übers Wochenende wegzufahren! Wird also spontan entschieden. Aber wenn es klappt, gebe ich Bescheid!

    -Kati

  10. August 11, 2016 / 5:59 pm

    Das ist ja wirklich genial, dass Du sogar waschbare Baumwoll Pads verwendest – wieder ein Punkt für Dich! Auch ansonsten überzeugt mich Deine (fast) plastikfreie Routine, das muss Dir erst mal jemand nachmachen. Auf jeden Fall vielen lieben Dank für die Inspiration und fürs Teilen!
    Liebe Grüße von Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  11. August 11, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    Coconut oil is my absolute favourite! Thank you so much for sharing! Your blog is really amazing and you seem so lovely too, let me know if you would like to follow each other and keep in touch! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

  12. Amy Arnold
    August 24, 2016 / 10:56 pm

    So impressed at your dedication to find plastic free, natural products!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  13. August 27, 2016 / 4:23 pm

    Very interesting to know your face routine! I use a lot of waterproof makeup products during the week (usually in the weekend I leave the skin free). So for me coconut oil is not enough unfortunately, I know that is a great and versatile product. For hands and body I use a soap with Olive oil, 100% natural but your black soap is very interesting, I like it!
    kisses
    Cinzia

    new post” Pop of turquoise makeup tutorial in Dolce & Gabbana”
    http://www.callmeblondiebycinziasatta.com