Yay—let's recycle! Here’s a quick guide for when you've finished using all your products:
1. Make the products 'recycle ready' by rinsing it out and cleaning it. What if the product doesn't work for me? Give it to someone who might like to try it! That way, you will minimise wastage and give the product a second home. ♡♡
2. Get the DETAILS! Typically, most skin care packaging is recyclable in Australia, but what can and can’t be recycled depends on where you live. A quick Google search will reveal a recycling guideline based on your state / territory.
3. Can I put this in my recycling bin? If you've checked and the answer is 'yes', give these items a second life and put them in the recycling bin. If it's not, look into enterprises like TerraCycle, to help you properly recycle your beauty products. If the product is recycable through TerraCycle, it is FREE and all you have to do is gather your empty products together, print a recycling label and ship it out - that’s it! They’ll take care of the rest for you.
FYI, recycling plants uses numbers ranging from 1 to 7 to help sort all the materials. PETE stands for Polyethylene Terephthalate and PP stands for Polypropylene — these are both plastics. PAP represents paper / mixed paper / cardboard. See Earth Easy to learn more about your plastics.
That's it babes! Remember to love our earth; love our planet! #dontbetrashy
The BHA Blackhead Power Liquid from COSRX is probably the best liquid BHA exfoliant we've tried. Now that's a big claim because there are some tough contenders in this category, but hear us out!
Unlike its popular counterparts, the BHA Blackhead Power Liquid is formed with betaine salicylate rather than salicylic acid. Both are forms of BHAs, but the former is much gentler on the skin. The 4% concentration employed by COSRX has the same peeling effect as a ~2% salicylic acid formula, in that it'll reduce the appearance of pores, demolish blackheads and get rid of subclinical acne. However, it's not as drying or irritating on sensitive skin. We chalk it down to the inclusion of hyaluronic acid and panthenol in the COSRX formula, which encourages moisture retention.
If you've been wanting to use a BHA but have found other salicylic acid products unsuitable for your skin, try this. We've never looked back!
Product of Korea.
Wanna know more about this brand? Check out our COSRX Buying Guide here.
Suitable for oily skin, treating blackheads, hyperpigmentation and subclinical acne.
Apply to cleansed and clarified skin, and wait a few minutes until dry before continuing with the rest of your routine. Use a sunscreen during the day.
Precautions: Stop using the product immediately and consult a dermatologist when redness, swelling, or other skin irritations occur, and consult a physician. Avoid applying the product on open wounds or skin inflammation. Keep away from direct sunlight and out of reach of infants and children.