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Beauty is more than skin deep. How we choose to fuel our bodies — the foods we eat, our fitness levels, our lifestyle choices — all contribute to our health and beauty. What we apply to the surface of our bodies can make an impact as well, not only to our own health and beauty, but also to the world around us. Choosing hair and beauty products that are free from toxins, considerate of the environment and cause no harm to animals can not only benefit you, but it can also benefit the world around you.
Making mindful choices about our health can be overwhelming. When it comes to hair and beauty there are so many options. Chatters has created a system to help clarify those choices. Look for these symbols as you shop to help you make more conscious choices.
But what do they mean? And why are they important? Let’s take a closer look at each one.
Products that are labelled Clean at Chatters are free-from: Parabens, Sulfates (SLS, SLES), Phthalates, Talc, Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde releasing agents.
Choosing products with more natural ingredients can certainly make your hair and beauty routine nourishing.
Not sure where to start? This product collection gets the Clean stamp of approval and are formulated with a high level of natural ingredients:
Loma knows what it means to be Clean. Aloe vera and pure water star as base ingredients and that’s just the start of the wholesome goodness that goes into each product.
Cruelty-Free brands do not test their products on animals, nor do their products contain ingredients that have been tested on animals.
Get started with this Cruelty-Free brand:
Since 1989, AG Hair has proudly formulated all products without testing on animals. They have made it part of their mission to deliver cruelty-free products and are certified PETA-approved.
Oftentimes we think vegan and cruelty-free have the same meaning, but they are quite different. Vegan focusses on ingredients that are not derived from animals (rather than tested on animals, as is the case with cruelty-free products).
To be labelled vegan, products cannot contain animal derivatives or by-products – such as honey, beeswax or silk for example. There are lots of plant-based alternatives available, so vegan products can still be just as effective as those formulated with animal-based products.
Want to go Vegan? Try this brand:
Pureology products have always been proudly 100% vegan. Their sulfate-free formulas have long been beloved for keeping hair colour vibrant.
How products are packaged can make a difference. With increased stress on our environment, it is becoming important to repurpose and recycle.
Bottles and containers that are recyclable stay out of landfills and can be used in new ways. Many containers are now created using recycled packaging, meaning they are created using post-consumer recycled materials. Also watch for refillable options, or products that use less packaging to cut down on waste and manufacturing.
This brand ranks high on Chatter’s Sustainability charts:
Paul Mitchell Clean Beauty is packaged in revolutionary bio-plastic made of sustainably sourced sugarcane! Plus, it is all 100% recyclable.
At Chatters, they believe recycling, repurposing and diverting waste from landfills is important. Salons can generate a lot of waste. From hair clippings to colour service waste to PPE, there’s a lot to throw away at the end of each day.
They have partnered with Green Circle Salons to divert 95% of their salon waste from landfills, giving new life to toss-outs. For more info on their Green Circle partnership click here.
Biolage is a worldwide leader in professional hair care. Biolage uses an exclusive blend of unique botanicals and the latest technologies. This creates gentle, high-performance formulas, to enhance the beauty of every hair type.
Throughout the months of April and May, you can bring in your empty shampoo and/or conditioner bottles to any Chatters location for recycling, and receive 20% off your Biolage purchase. Exclusions apply!