In celebration of the release of our Watamu Turtle Weekender in collaboration with Kelly Eastwood of The London Chatter, and in support of Kenya's Local Ocean Conservation. Kelly and Elizabeth have pulled together their favourite 'turtle-friendly' beauty products that help protect the planet in their own unique ways.
Every minute of every day, the equivalent of one truckload of plastic enters our oceans...
Foamie Shampoo Bar: With 80% of marine litter coming from the land, Foamie offers an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional plastic shampoo bottles. The shampoo revolutionises hair washing with high-quality ingredients and a skin-neutralising pH to cleanse the hair and scalp, whilst being 100% vegan and cruelty-free. - @foamie_official
Truthbrush: 3.5 billion toothbrushes are sold each year and 99% the world uses are plastic, the majority of which are not recyclable therefore ending up in landfills or the ocean. Truthbrush offers a sustainable alternative to single-use plastic toothbrushes, made from bamboo with biodegradable handles. - @the_truthbrush
Kure Bazaar Nail Polish & Top Coat: With packaging made from recycled plastic lids and glass, Kure Bazaar is famous for its unique colour effects and exclusive 10-free formula that is up to 90% natural based on; potatoes, wheat, wood pulp, cotton, corn, Vitamin E & bamboo, providing impeccable resistance, ultra-shine and quick-dry results. - @kurebazaar
Dame: Disposable period products are now the 5th most common type of waste washing up on our beaches. Tampon applicators are a big part of the problem - every year in the UK alone over 1.3 billion applicators are discarded, most of which are plastic. DAME believes women and the planet deserve better, so they created the world’s first reusable tampon applicator, made from medical grade, antimicrobial materials. - @dameforgood
Lano Lanolin Hand Cream: Lanolin hand cream combats dry, sensitive hands with a combination of lanolin- a cruelty-free by-product of sheep wool washing and deeply nourishing coconut oil. Free from additives, sulfates, parabens, synthetic color and fragrance. - @lanolips
Nuddy Soap: With the majority of soaps and body washes on the market being packaged using plastic materials, Nuddy is paving the way for sustainable skincare in the UK. Proudly 100% plastic, cruelty and SLS free, created using a shea butter base, the soap is vegan, kind to the skin and the planet. - @nuddyofficial
Georganics Tooth Soap: Proudly zero waste and plastic-free, Georganics provides a complete and 100% natural way to brush your teeth. Made entirely from non-toxic ingredients and flavoured with organic peppermint essential oil, Tooth Soap allows teeth to absorb nutrients without coating them, promoting natural remineralising and tooth nourishment. - @georganicsuk
Amly Botanicals Digital Detox Face Mist: Amly is clean, eco-conscious, sustainable, scientifically proven and cruelty-free. With up to 28 pure botanicals and highly concentrated plant-based bioactives in every product, impressive skincare benefits are guaranteed. Packaged in recyclable glass, the Digital Detox Face Mist is re-energising and clarifying and works to protect from urban and screen pollution. - @amlybotanicals
Kooshoo Hair Ties: Plastic hair ties take at least 500 years to breakdown in oceans and landfills. Kooshoo is working to change the mentality that hair-ties are just another piece of plastic that is deemed disposable, producing a plastic-free alternative made from 100% biodegradable materials. - @feelingkooshoo
Aurelia Cream Deodorant: Packaged in recyclable amber glass, Aurelia Botanical Cream Deodorant offers a gentle, natural and aluminum-free antiperspirant. Made from superfine powered plant-based botanicals the cream absorbs natural perspiration, retains dryness, inhibits bacteria and results in long-lasting freshness.- @aureliaskincare
Caudalie Factor 50 Suncare: Every year 14,000 tonnes of sun cream settles on our coral reefs, and the chemicals used in 3,500 products contaminate the sea algae the coral depends on for nourishment. Caudalie's suncare range is designed to cause the least environmental impact to help protect the oceans and your skin. - @caudalie
Clean Reserve Travel Spray: With formula's beautifully crafted using a blend of high-quality and responsibly sourced ingredients, green manufacturing practices and eco-conscious packaging, Clean Beauty Collective is ensuring a healthy, and happy planet for future generations. - @cleanbeauty_collective
Corcikle Keep Cup: In the UK alone 13 Billion plastic bottles and 2.5 Billion coffee cups are thrown away each year. Corcikle is working to reduce this by providing a re-usable alternative to the current single-use offer. The Keep Cup can be used for all beverages and keeps drinks hot for 3+ hours and cool for 9. - @corkcicle
Let us know what do you keep in your Watamu Weekender bag by sharing a picture over on Instagram and tagging #TLCxES!