Free radicals are unstable atoms that can cause damage to your cells. What makes them unstable is that they’re missing electrons from their outer shell, which causes them to go hunting for other atoms or molecules that have these electrons, in order for them to feel whole again and become stable. But don't go feeling sorry for them just yet!
Sadly, like most other industries, the personal care market has a pretty significant negative impact on the environment. This is primarily because the bulk of products come in single use, hard-to-recycle plastic. However some brands are saying “budge over plastic, we’re opting for bamboo.” Others are swapping out certain materials (like single-use plastic) and nasty ingredients (petrochemicals and palm oil, for example) for more sustainable alternatives. Here are a few sustainable swaps we are totally all for this Plastic Free July (and beyond).