Going green doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your favorite beauty products. In fact, there are more ways to reduce your carbon footprint than ever before as brands are now offering their own recycling programs, opting for plastic-free packaging, and more.
So, I’ve done some research and here are six brands that will help you be more conscious of the environment.
Before you toss old makeup in the trash, turn to makeup brand lilah b. to help you sustainably declutter your beauty cabinet. All you have to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org for a prepaid return shipping label, and lilah b. will take care of the rest. Easy peasy, right?
What’s more eco-friendly than recycling a product? Reusing it. Iconic fragrance house Le Labo offers an in-house refill service where you can bring in your empty bottles and get a refill for 20% off the original price.
Did you know that face wash, body wash, shampoo, and conditioner are the most commonly used plastic beauty products? While you can recycle your empty plastic bottles with other household plastic items, we recommend taking advantage of Kiehl’s recycling program. For every empty container you bring in, you receive one stamp. Collect 10 stamps and you can exchange it for a travel-size product.
Nail polish bottles are one of the hardest things to properly recycle because of its complex formulas. Thanks to Côte, you simply have to bring in your old bottles to any Côte shop and you’ll receive 10% off your next purchase.
The hair care brand teamed up with recycling service provider g2 revolution to make recycling Aveda products easier for its customers. Just stop by one of Aveda’s stores and Aveda will ensure everything is properly recycled, reused, or burned for energy recovery.
Garnier x TerraCycle
You can send old skin, hair, and cosmetic packaging to TerraCycle at no cost. In return, you’ll receive TerraCycle points, which can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts, product bundles, or a payment of one cent per point to a nonprofit organization or school of your choice.