Out of concern for our health and that of the environment, adopting solid cosmetics means turning towards more responsible consumption and beauty. Essential everyday products, usually liquid, are now available in solid form. Deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo, adopt them in your bathroom, and shop them on the Sybarite!
The advantage ofsolidcosmetics
We are paying more and more attention to our lifestyle, our food, our health and our environment. What if we paid more attention to our bathroom products? Discover the many advantages of solid cosmetics.
Solid products have a low impact on the environment. Indeed, they contain very little packaging and are recyclable or compostable. Manufacturers prefer short supply chains. They ensure good working conditions for employees and make a significant contribution to improving social and environmental conditions.
For zero-waste advocates, solid products are often sold in bulk in stores. You have the possibility to pick up your solid cosmetic product without packaging, for a 100% responsible approach.
Practical and transportable
Whether you are a traveller at heart, a minimalist, a nomad or simply envious of simple and practical products, its format should appeal to you. Small in size and very compact, these solid products are discreet in your bathroom and are easily transportable. Placed on soap dishes after use, they dry quickly and simply slip into a toilet bag.
During your trip, there is no risk of your product exploding in your suitcase and soiling all your clothes: it's no longer a bad memory thanks to solid products! Similarly, you won't have to worry about transporting it by plane, since you won't need to know how many ml of liquid you are entitled to. This 100% green and "eco-friendly" solid format has everything to please.
Longer life span
Unlike liquid cosmetics, solid products are consumed more slowly. For a 250 ml shampoo, the product can be used for up to 2 months on average. Solid shampoo, on the other hand, can extend its lifespan by another 2 to 3 months. In addition to being transportable, ecological and better for your health, the solid product is good for your wallet. The calculation is quickly done!
À everyone's needs
If the very first solid product to have seen the light of day was soap, which exists in several versions (surgras, vegan, sensitive skins...), today there are solid care products adapted to all needs.
Oily hair, dry hair, normal hair, dry skin, acne-prone skin, with or without essential oils... a wide range of solid care products is available on the market, adapted to all types of problems.
Be careful however to check their compositions, some solid products may contain products harmful to your health. Favour organic and natural solid cosmetics.
More natural formulas, without water or preservatives
These solid cosmetic products contain only the essential elements for gentle cleansing, so as not to alter the skin's hydrolipidic film. Indeed, they are manufactured at low temperature, in order to preserve the good fats of the vegetable oil. Water normally accounts for more than 70% in the composition of cosmetics. Here, there is no need for water and this is what gives it a solid appearance.
Not tested on animals
Today we all know the other side of the coin when it comes to testing cosmetic products on animals. Unfortunately, some brands of cosmetics still do, and more and more people tend to consume healthy products that are not tested on our animal friends.
By buying solid cosmetics, you are not responsible for animal suffering. When you can do otherwise, why choose a product that would harm living beings?
Organic solid cosmetics are cruelty-free (vegan and not tested on animals).
Does not contain endocrine disruptors.
Endocrine disruptors are chemical substances of synthetic origin that disrupt the hormonal system. They are all around us, especially in our beauty and hygiene products.
Parabens, phthalates, phenoxyethanol, lilial, sulphates, are controversial ingredients because they are considered harmful to our health and environment.
Solid cosmetics does not always mean organic, vegan or paraben-free. Be sure to read the labels and get informed!
Effective in keeping skin healthy
For sensitive skin, there is nothing better than using solid organic cosmetics. Their compositions being as close as possible to natural, they help your skin to become itself again.
Indeed, the chemicals found in most non-organic and non-natural cosmetics, modify your skin and hair. Solid organic cosmetics therefore allow you to keep your skin natural, while benefiting from the right ingredients.
Existing solid cosmetic products
Among the solid products are :
- Solid shampoo
- Solid soap
- The solid toothpaste
- The solid face cleanser
- Solid shaving soap
- The solid shampoo for moustache
- The solid beard balm
- Solid deodorant
- Solid mouthwashes
- Solid make-up remover oil
- The solid hand balm
- The solid elixir
How to use them?
The solid shampoo On wet hair, simply rub it on your scalp and gently massage it into a lather. It is possible to moisten it slightly before use, for a faster result. Oily, dry, normal hair, there are formulas for all hair types.
After use, you will find your hair back to its natural state and not soaked in chemicals as with liquid shampoos after a few weeks of use. Hydrated, shiny and healthy hair guaranteed!
The solid soap no surprise, our grandmothers were already using it! Simply wet it lightly and clean the desired area (hands, body). Choose a solid soap with plants and essential oils. The latter being added at room temperature, allow the soap to preserve its properties as much as possible. The shower is much more than a hygienic necessity, it is also a moment of relaxation and an opportunity to cleanse negative thoughts and impurities accumulated throughout the day. Take advantage of it!
The solid toothpaste Simply rub your wet toothbrush on the solid toothpaste.
A small amount of the product is enough to be effective, as your saliva will increase the foam. Brush your teeth as you usually do! In your toothbrush glass or in your toiletry kit, the solid toothpaste is antibacterial and does not shy away from the outdoors.
The solid face cleanser : mixed to oily skin, sensitive to dry skin, there is one for every type of problem. Morning and/or evening, simply moisten it and rub it on your face to generate a fine, creamy foam. Massage your face gently and carefully so that the right ingredients penetrate sufficiently, then rinse thoroughly with clear water.
Shaving soap : ideal for a smooth shave, just wet it with tap water and run it over the skin. A creamy foaming cream will form on which the razor will glide smoothly.
The solid moustache shampoo : rub the soap on the area to be cleaned to obtain a lather, then gently massage your beard and rinse. Made by hand, and by cold saponification, this handcrafted method preserves the soap's surgras and the glycerin formed, which allows to moisturize and obtain a gentle protection.
The solid beard balm Simply take your balm with your thumbnail and warm it between the palms of your hands. Apply the care on your beard, and brush in the direction of the hair. You will have a clean and structured beard.
The solid deodorant To apply your deodorant : pass your deodorant under warm water and rub it gently under the armpit to deposit a thin layer of the product on your skin. It regulates perspiration and prevents unpleasant odours, much more naturally than the deodorants that you can find in supermarkets!
The solid mouthwash After cleaning your teeth with an ethifrice, simply place a solid tablet in your mouth and take a sip of water (without swallowing it) to make it fizzle. Nibble it and then rinse your mouth. Solid mouthwash is the best way to get the optimum concentration of ingredients and the right amount.
Solid make-up remover oil : at best, use washable and therefore reusable make-up remover wipes. Moisten your wipe and then rub it over your solid make-up remover. Apply it to your face and then rinse. You can also wet your face and then rub the make-up remover over your skin. Remove impurities and rinse off!
The solid hand balm: simply melt it lightly between the palms of your hand and rub it in, then apply it gently to the rest of your hands. A small amount is sufficient and you can apply as much as you need.
The solid elixir To make it penetrate the skin, it must be melted on the surface of the skin. It is best to apply it when you get out of the shower, when your skin is wet and warmed by warm water. The care will melt on contact with your skin, depositing a thin protective layer.
How do they keep?
Without water, solid cosmetics tend to keep better than liquid ones. Bacterial growth is slowed down, which guarantees fresh and even more effective active ingredients for the skin and hair. Without water, they are easy to store.
Adding water to cosmetic products also requires the use of preservatives. Without them, the care products can deteriorate. Without water, care products have an extended shelf life.
For preserve your product and guarantee a perfect hygieneRinse it after each use. You can place it in a soap dish or a glass jar to let it dry.
How to carry your solid cosmetics when travelling?
When the holidays are just around the corner, it's time to pack your suitcase. Between the stuff that doesn't fit, the products that don't comply with airline guidelines... packing your toiletries can be a real headache!
With solid cosmetics, you can opt for a complete toiletry kit, made up of zero-waste products that are easy to carry. You can bring as many as you want, unlike liquid products that are subject to quantity constraints. A trick that allows you to travel light, with your daily beauty products.
If you bought them in bulk, you can put them in a small container, in a small fabric pocket, or in a cotton bag. On the hygiene side, there is no need to worry since bacteria thrive in an aqueous environment. Since solid cosmetics do not contain water, they are completely reusable even if left out in the open.
Going on a road-trip has never been as pleasant as when you bring your eco-friendly cosmetic products with you. Ecological, economical, practical, this mode of consumption has only advantages.
A simple lifestyle habit to change
If you sometimes have the impression that changing a lifestyle habit is a mountain, I reassure you, this is the simplest one and it may be the one by which you will start to make a gesture for your health and the planet.
There are a multitude of organic solid products around you: online, in stores... Start by testing one, then another. You will judge the result for yourself!
Many people start with solid shampoo, which is a classic and does not disrupt habits for long. Our grandmothers used to use soap from Marseille. Now it's exactly the same principle. Opt for a return to essentials that are useful to your health and your environment.
Like any change, the transition to solid cosmetics may require some time to adapt. Your body and hair are used to a product, so it takes time to get used to it.
Switching from conventional cosmetics to natural cosmetics requires more change because your skin or hair will gradually get rid of the chemicals that have changed them. Conventional products can sometimes make your hair look unnatural, and even give it an unnatural colour. This is because some products lighten your hair without anyone noticing. Using a natural product can restore your hair to its natural colour.
Your skin, on the other hand, may show some reactions that remain minimal, a few days or weeks after the transition. Don't panic, this rarely happens. The reason for this is simply that conventional cosmetics put your skin in "passive" mode because the products act as a protective film on the surface of the skin. It has therefore become lazy in its production of sebum, it must be given time to readapt without chemicals.
Thanks to solid natural cosmetics, the skin becomes active again, and in control of itself. An imbalance can be created during the transition from one to the other. But if you think about it, it's for the right cause!
Solid cosmetics are available in different components, depending on your skin type (oily, sensitive, dry, normal) and hair type (oily, fine, thick, dry, normal). Make sure you choose a product that is adapted to your body and your needs.
Real revolution or fashion effect?
The solid cosmetics that have been in vogue in recent years are appealing to zero-waste enthusiasts, minimalists and people who pay special attention to the ingredients they put on their skin.
Solid cosmetics is a family that is growing every day. Towards a more responsible beauty, these planet-friendly products are increasingly in demand and the returns are very positive.
When we know that solid cosmetics have a lifespan that doubles or even triples that of liquid cosmetics, we are certain that this has an impact on the environment. These 100% natural products also save money. In addition, choosing an organic solid cosmetic guarantees non-toxic ingredients for the skin and the planet. You have everything to gain!
So, using solid cosmetics is better, isn't it?