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
Do stretch mark butters really work? Well, the good news is that they can make a difference, depending on the ingredients. There is some clinical evidence that Centella Asiatica can reduce the likelihood of stretch marks, as can retinoids. While retinoids are a no-go during pregnancy, cica should be one of your go-to ingredients and you can find it in Weleda’s Stretch Mark Body Butter! No wonder 89% of participants in a clinical in-use test reported a significant reduction of stretch mark visibility after using it twice daily for 12 weeks. The formula is a buttery-rich balm made of cica, organic shea butter, cocoa butter and jojoba to leaves skin soft and supple. At most, it'll improve your skin's elasticity and ability to accomodate sudden changes in weight that are a natural part of pregnancy and post-partum. At the very least, it'll keep your skin comfortable and prevent itchy belly (yet another indignity pregnant women have to suffer). Plus, the subtle scents of rose, neroli and myrrh smells like a hug in a jar, providing a bit of aromatherapy and relaxation.
Product of Switzerland, using cultivated ingredients from France, Germany & Switzerland.
Kanvas Beauty is proud to be an official stockist of Weleda.
Suitable for for the newly pregnant all the way up to just post-delivery.
Massage twice daily on belly, breasts (excluding the nipple area), thighs and buttocks from the start of pregnancy until three months after birth, or as needed to support skin.
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.