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
NOTE: Kanvas Beauty has discontinued stocking Krave Beauty, because the brand now ships directly to Australia from their website. However, if you're looking for an excellent (and way cheaper) dupe that you can have in your hot little hands in as soon as a couple of days, try the Barrierderm Milky Serum from SKIN&LAB!
Product of Korea.
Wanna know more about this brand? Check out our Krave Beauty Buying Guide here.
Anyone who has a comprommised skin barrier.
Apply one or two pumps of Great Barrier Relief before your moisturizer or in replacement of your moisturizer. Reach for Great Barrier Relief whenever your skin is feeling irritated and don’t forget to remove those sensitizing products from your routine.
* The following steps only apply to those who have severely damaged skin-barrier (i.e. literally every product you apply stings and irritates):
Drop every skincare product you’re using;
Take a break from cleansing, which also means no makeup or SPF during this period (If you need to wash your face, use lukewarm water and gently rinse. Use distilled water if you live in a place where tap water is too harsh or unfiltered. Please don't be surprised by the 'skipping SPF' advice! It's a very common dermatology practice to advise patients to drop everything including SPF when the patient is dealing with an extreme skin condition. When your skin-barrier is damaged, the permeability of the skin increases. Chemical UV filters can easily sink in and further sensitize the skin and nowadays, most conventional mineral sun blocks use nano/micro UV filters which can easily get absorbed into the skin too. In addition, SPF lotions formulated with other potential irritants can exacerbate the problem. By eliminating all the potentially problematic factors, you can really give your skin a reset! Just make sure you stay out of the sun);
Use Great Barrier Relief morning and night until your skin has reset and feels relieved and relaxed.
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.