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Gestes pour limiter le gaspillage cosmétique.

How to Reduce Cosmetic Waste.

The French anti-waste law for circular economy (AGEC) of February 10, 2020, contains several articles that directly impact manufacturers in the cosmetics sector. The latter are thus largely encouraged or even obliged to review some of their practices to stop beauty waste. Nevertheless, at consumer level, there are numerous simple steps how to reduce cosmetic waste.

Choose Care Products Adapted to Your Skin and Its Needs.

A large proportion of beauty products are thrown away when they are not yet finished, or even when they have barely been opened. This is partly due to the fact that some people make mistakes when shopping and invest in skincare products that are not adapted to their skin types and/or problems. This can lead to skin reactions (redness, tightness, itching, etc.) or simply dissatisfaction with the results expected for the skin.

Of course, these signs can also be the result of an allergic reaction to a component in the product formulation. In order to stop beauty waste, check the list of ingredients in the product in question to avoid any further allergic reactions.

To avoid this type of inconvenience as much as possible, it's essential to know your skin and its needs. Don't hesitate to carry out a skin diagnosis to find out your skin type and choose the right skincare products.

Finish Your Cosmetic Products.

How to reduce your impact on the planet? If a product is suitable for your skin, it's a good idea to finish every last drop for less waste products. Certain packaging and materials limit waste. For example, we have chosen aluminum for all our tubes. Extremely light and resistant, it's one of the few materials that can be endlessly recycled, without ever losing quality. Furthermore, it doesn't let air through, you can use your care product to the end without leaving a drop behind, for better conservation.

Focus: Should I continue to use my cosmetic 

product if it has expired? No, as this could lead to irritation 

and the appearance of imperfections. To find out if a 

product has expired, you need to refer to the PAO 

(Period After Opening). This is usually indicated by a logo representing a jar, on which is written 3M (3 months), 6M (6 months), 9M (9 months), 12M (12 months), 24M (24 months) or 36M (36 months).

Recycle the Containers.

How to reduce packaging materials? They can generally be recycled, simply by disposing of them in the appropriate bins. At Typology, small packaging formats are made of glass and larger ones of recyclable plastic, so as not to be too heavy. Tubes are made of aluminum, a material that can be recycled ad infinitum, so we can stop beauty waste.

Give Cosmetics a Second Life.

Several beauty products can be reused for less waste products:

  • Transparent nail varnishes and top coats that have solidified and dried can be applied to jewelry to prevent them from leaving green marks on the skin due to metal oxidation. Note that if you wish to keep your liquid varnishes as long as possible, we recommend storing them in the refrigerator.

  • If your mascara or foundation has dried out, heat will restore its liquid appearance. Soak for 5 minutes in a glass of hot water.

    Note: If formulas remain dry after bathing, add a single drop of castor oil. 

  • To lighten a foundation that's too dark, mix it with a little moisturizer. That way, you won't have to throw it away!


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