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
Already being described by users as a "Holy Grail", The Retinol 0.5 Oil from COSRX is the real deal: A 0.5% concentration of pure, stabilized retinol (no derivatives) is suspended in a silky, highly moisturizing oil formula. Ideal for the intermediate retinol user that's ready to graduate from the gentlest formulas but doesn't want to go full strength, it won't irritate but will still produce excellent results.
TIP: This makes an amazing anti-ageing pair with the Probiotics Ceramide Skin Softener from Mamonde! In the evening, apply a small amount of the oil over your face. Afterwards, pat on the Mamonde Skin Softener to counteract any dryness or peeling.
Product of Korea.
Wanna know more about this brand? Check out our COSRX Buying Guide here.
Best for skin accustomed to retinol but still experiencing progressive signs of aging such as loss of elasticity and dryness.
At night after cleansing and toning, apply 1 to 2 drops to hand and tap with fingertips from inside out, and let absorb. Follow with a good, heavy moisturizer.
All skin types can benefit from retinol, but as it is an active ingredient, make sure you introduce it gradually into your skincare routine to build up your skin's tolerance. Start off with once or twice a week, increasing frequency if your skin permits.
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.