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
Some By Mi - Retinol Intense Activating Serum (0.1%) - 30ml
Some By Mi's Retinol Intense Activating Serum is like a football team lineup of anti-ageing stars. The formula includes not just a 0.1% concentration of retinol, but also retinal (another form of Vitamin A that can work up to 11x faster than retinol in terms of skin cell turnover), bakuchiol, niacinamide, ginseng extract, adenosine, collagen, peptides and resveratrol. Whew! All these ingredients come together in a creamy serum that absorbs easily without residue. It hasn't been irritating on our sensitive skin, although be aware it contains a small amount of added fragrance (barely detectable by us). It layers well under your favourite moisturizer, and is surprisingly less drying than conventional retinol serums. Fabulous!
Ideal for all skin types, to combat the signs of ageing. It also appears to be useful on mild acne and large pores. Try it if you're a retinol beginner!
In the evenings, apply on a cleansed and toned face. Pat gently to absorb. If it's your first time using a retinol product, introduce it slowly into your routine, starting with once weekly and gradually building up frequency if your skin permits. Don't combine with exfoliating acids under any circumstances, and avoid using it with other active serums like vitamin C and niacinamide if you have skin on the sensitive side.
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.