RECYCLE WITH CLE

Everyday is Earth Day ---

but on this very special day, we took it upon ourselves to share how to recycle our product packaging!
Our recycling guide is following the U.S. guidelines. Every country has their own recycling standards and we suggest following your local guidelines to recycle properly!

Difference between Plastic #1 and #2
The terms “plastic 1” and “plastic 2” refer to the plastic container’s resin identification code. “The ASTM International Resin Identification Coding System, often abbreviated RIC, is a set of symbols appearing on plastic products that identify the plastic resin out of which the product is made.” (source: Wikipedia from ASTM International)
Plastic #1 -- PET or PETE
    - Name: Polyethylene Terephthalate
    - Frequently used in water and beverage bottles, food jars and containers, and salad dressing bottles (all recyclable if clean).
    - Usually clear in color and not intended for multiple uses.
Plastic #2 -- HDPE
    - Name: High-density Polyethylene
    - Like it’s name, this type of plastic is stiff and very durable. It makes milk jugs, oil bottles, toys, and flexible pipes, etc.
    - Considered to be one of the safest forms of plastic and can be reused without harm.

We have different types of components making up each product and recommend taking the product apart as good practice even if the components are within the same category
(i.e.: plastic, metal, paper, etc)! 

 

Plastic Tubes: CCC Cream & Multi Cream

 
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1) Squeeze out any excess product from the tubes.

2) Cut the top of the tube and clean the inside with hot water and dish soap.
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3) Dry out the tube before recycling.

4) Recycle the cap & tube separately.

 

Plastic Pumps: Oxygen Foam Cleanser & Lifting Mist

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1) Unscrew the top pump from the bottle.

2) Empty out the bottle and clean with hot water & dish soap.

3) Separate the pump by pulling out the straw & the nozzle.

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4) Use scissors to cut off the plastic tube covering the spring. Use caution when cutting as the spring & plastic can fly off.

5) Remove the metal spring.

6) Recycle all components. Do not forget to separate your metals & plastics.

 

Compact: Essence Moonlighter Cushion

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1) Discard the puff applicator.
2) Pinch and remove the cushion sponge and discard.
3) Empty and wipe off all excess liquid from the compact base.
4) Twist and detach the mirror to discard.
5) Recycle the compact base.

 

Glass Dropper: Vitamin C Elixir


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1) Take out the glass tip from the dropper.
2) Twist and pull out the rubber cap.
3) Clean glass dropper & rubber cap with hot water and dish soap.
4) Empty out the glass bottle & clean with hot water and dish soap.
5) Recycle the bottle cap & cover.
6) Recycle all components separately.

 

Glass Pump: Serumide

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1) Unscrew the pump from the bottle.
2) Empty out the bottle & clean with hot water and dish soap.
3) Separate the pump by pulling out the straw & the nozzle.
4) CAUTION! We recommend carefully cutting; as the spring & plastic can fly off. Use scissors to cut off the plastic tube covering the metal spring.
5) Remove the metal spring.
6) Recycle all components. If needed, separate your metals & plastics.

 

Plastic Doe Foot Bottle: Melting Lip Powder

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1) Empty out the plastic bottle and clean both bottle & doe foot.
2) Using a tissue, pull on the fuzzy tip from the stem and dispose. The applicator end of the doe foot is the only non-recyclable component of the Melting Lip Powder.
3) Use your nail or a blunt tool to remove the plastic wiper located at the opening of the Melting Lip Powder bottle.
4) Recycle the bottle and cap separately.

 

Waxy Paper + Film: Dry Mask Pack

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1) Discard mask after use.
2) Discard the film, waxy paper, and outer envelope.
3) Recycle the paper that houses the masks.

Even if it’s just baby steps, every step counts.
Let’s do what we can to lessen waste and give back to our beautiful planet.