How to make your morning routine more green

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In China, the South China Morning Post’s style section has compiled some under-the-radar products that will help make daily skin and oral care routines more eco-friendly.

The list includes biodegradable bamboo toothbrushes that are not only 100% biodegradable but are antibacterial and antifungal as well. Brands include The Humble Co, HYDROPHIL and Victor Vaissier. Dental floss coated with natural wax and xylitol and imbued with natural flavors can easily be substituted for conventional plastic flosses, while plastic floss picks can be swapped for cornstarch-based alternatives.

On the skin care side, reusable makeup remover pads produced from bamboo and organic cotton can replace wasteful, disposable cotton pads and earbuds. Cotton buds using bamboo instead of plastic are available from The Bamboo Brush Society, HYDROPHIL, Muji, and The Humble Co. The Cheeky Panda and Pure Planet Club produce 100% biodegradable tissue paper and wipes with bamboo and recycled sugarcane. Singapore’s Cloversoft also sells antibacterial, unbleached bamboo wipes.