Little changes go a long way—from making the effort to recycle your beauty products to turning off the tap while you brush your teeth. Here’s how you can consume beauty more consciously so it’s not just good for you but also the environment. Put an extra wastebasket (or any basket) in your bathroom to hold recycling. “Most people only have one recycling bin in their home, usually in their kitchen,” says A Tianna Scozzaro, the director of the Gender, Equity, and Environment programme at the Sierra Club, a national environmental non-profit. “So when you unwrap or use up a product in the bathroom, you put it in the trash without thinking.” In an ideal world, you could track the route of every face oil to your bathroom sink—and perhaps even walk it. (Products that arrive on planes are often packed in layers of Styrofoam and plastic.) If you can’t buy goat’s milk soap from a local shepherd, try shopping locally rather than online—it reduces shipping burdens and cuts down on bubblewrap, boxes, and bags if you bring your own tote. Beauty brands are becoming more conscious about the sustainability of their ingredients: Many companies have moved away from putting plastic (in the form of ...