Reusing is better than recycling because it saves energy by removing the processes needed to recycle and minimises waste before it happens. In a nutshell, recycling is where you revert an item back into raw materials to make something new. Reusing means using something again and again without any treatment. When you recycle at home, the item has to be washed and squeaky-clean before being taken away. If contamination levels are too high (eg: there’s too much food residue mixed with the packaging), it could be rejected by the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and sent straight to landfill. On top of that - depending on the material - quality can dwindle every time an item is recycled. With reusing, the lifecycle extends far beyond that number and uses far less energy than what it takes to recycle.
Any of our packaging with the ‘Return • Refill • Repeat’ stamp can be returned for us to wash and reuse. Our older packaging and those without the stamp have been designed sustainably for home recycling or compost.
You can return your empties via over 1,000 Holland & Barrett stores.
You can also refill your own Beauty Kitchen products at Boots in Covent Garden.
We would recommend saving a few empties to send at once. Especially with glass, please ensure to pack it well to avoid any breakages. We’d recommend old newspaper or even popcorn.
All empties are sent to us here at Beauty Kitchen. We remove inserts and labels, then wash the packaging and send to our fulfillment team to reuse for the next batch of products.
Return • Refill • Repeat is available in the Netherlands through Holland and Barrett. Just take your empties to your nearest Holland and Barrett store and in return you will get 100 Rewards For Life Points.
We are working on expanding our programme beyond this - stay tuned to social media for updates.
For the moment we can only accept Beauty Kitchen packaging. We are working on accepting packaging from other beauty products, watch this space!
Yes, you can find Beauty Kitchen products in Boots, Sainsbury's and Lloyds Pharmacy in the UK and Holland & Barrett stores in the UK, Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands.
All our products are vegetarian and most products are also vegan, with the exception of the following products which contain ethically and sustainably sourced beeswax or honeyquat:
Wonder Balm lip balms (except our Free From wonder balm, which is vegan)
Abyssinian Oil Night Halo Potent Sleep Mask
Abyssinian Oil Facial Cleansing Balm
Abyssinian Oil Handbag Beauty Balm
Loadsa Honey Face wash
Mineral Daily Primer
Men's Balm Solo
Karine Jackson The Moisturiser Conditioner
None of our products or ingredients have been tested on animals and we will never test on animals.
Beauty Kitchen believes that beauty products should be cruelty free. We are proud to be Leaping Bunny approved. A global programme, Leaping Bunny requires cruelty free standards over and above legal requirements.
All our own brand cosmetic and personal care products are approved under the Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny programme, the international gold standard for cruelty free products. We adhere to a fixed date cut off policy and proactively monitor our suppliers to endure continue to adhere to the Leaping Bunny criteria. Our supplier monitoring system is also independently audited.
For more information about Cruelty Free International, Leaping Bunny and Leaping Bunny criteria please visit www.crueltyfreeinternational.org
We use only ever 100% natural or naturally derived ingredients in Beauty Kitchen products, and every ingredient in our products has a purpose in the formulation - whether its the ingredient's properties itself or the ingredient is being used as a carrier where we use natural essential oils. Each product's full ingredient list is on our website so if you'd like more information on a product's contents, take a look at the Ingredients section of the product page.
We've never used micro beads in our products. With so many natural alternatives like seeds and kernals, or even brown sugar - there's no excuse. Finding natural and sustainable alternatives is our mission.
We use organic ingredients wherever possible but every ingredient we use is of the best quality and is always ethically and sustainably sourced. This is something we at Beauty Kitchen are massively passionate about. So much so that we are one of over 2,600 global corporations granted B-Corp status. A B-Corporation is a company that uses business as a force of good, and for us that means adhering to our ethics and beliefs that the beauty industry should be more sustainable.
We feel very strongly about the issues surrounding the use of palm oil. We do not use palm oil in any of our products, however we do use 7 derivatives (mainly Glycerine) in very minute quantities. We source these ingredients from ares where we believe there is a higher ethical stance and understanding that smaller individual farmers or cooperatives look after their eco-system better than corporations. Sustainability and balance is at the heart of everything we do, from supporting communities through fair trade and farming standards, to using a range of ingredients rather than focussing on just one. There are many alternatives to palm oil and although some of our glycerine is sourced from palm oil we also source it from coconut & soy.
All of our products, are 100% natural and we use high grade essential oils. We recommend the Botanic Bliss range which has nourishing oils & gentle essential oils in this range. We do not replace the advice of your medical practitioner & doctor if you are in any doubt please seek medical advice.
Our products are either self-preserving or use natural preservative systems such as honey, vitamin E, essential oils and other natural oils. We do not use any synthetic or artificial preservatives in our products.
Due to being 100% natural, our products are gentle on sensitive skin. If your skin is sensitive to fragrance, we recommend our Fragrance Free Sustainables range for bodycare and for skincare, you can find products which are fragrance free here.
Yes - if you contact us via our website or message us on social media with some details about your skincare regime and a photo of your skin, we will advise on which products we think will work best for you.
All of our packaging is pre-cycled, recycled or recyclable, and we use other people's unwanted packaging to save it from going to landfill. This does mean our packaging will change from time to time but rest assured the product will be just the same. You can find information about the packaging of our products on each product's page in the “Sustainable Packaging” section, or to find out more about our packaging click here.
We carry out workshops by request on site at our head office in Wishaw, Scotland and can be tailored to individuals or are fantastic fun for groups. If you'd like to enquire about a workshop please contact us.
UK - Royal Mail Tracked 48 - £4.95 - Free over £50
EU - Royal Mail International Tracked - £9.95 - Free over £100
Rest of World - Royal Mail International - £19.99 - Free over £150
Orders are despatched the day after you place your order and we use the Royal Mail Tracked 48 hour delivery service.
We use Royal Mail Tracked services for UK deliveries. We use Royal Mail to despatch all international orders but these are forwarded onto local carriers in your area for delivery to you.
Returns & Exchanges
If you need to return a product to us, please contact us with a note of your order number which you can find on your order confirmation email and let us know if there was anything wrong with it. We will get back to you to arrange for you to return the product to us. You can contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.