Did you know that some of your empty beauty products could be worth freebies or cash? With environmental issues on many company's radars, they are offering incentives to people returning their empty beauty products or you could make some serious cash by selling your empty packaging on eBay!
MAC – free lipstick worth £15.50
If you use MAC makeup then did you know that you can recycle 6 empty MAC products and receive a free lipstick? The program, called Back To MAC which encourages you to recycle. You can't return things like the boxes, applicators or accessories but things like empty lipgloss, mascara, eyeshadow etc count.
LUSH – free face mask worth £6.50
Take back 5 empty black pots to Lush for them to recycle and you can get a free face mask worth £6.50. This also includes the clear pots that shower jelly comes in – as well as lots of other packaging. Every item that is included will be clearly marked on the label.
Kiehl's – various freebies
Kiehl's is extremely pricey, so it is good to know that they offer a variety of freebies for returning your empty products:
- Return 3 empty, full sized products for a free lip balm worth around £9
- Return 5 empty, full sized products and you will get a free travel size product – the value of this varies.
- Return 10 empty, full sized products and you will get the above lip balm and travel sized item, as well as a full sized product.
Perfume bottles – various amounts
For some reason, eBay buyers love empty perfume bottles. A Chanel No 5 empty bottle and box fetched a massive £51 on eBay recently, with a lot of 6 bottles going for £17.50.
Another one that makes me stretch my head, but lots of people are successfully selling their empty beauty product packaging on eBay. A lot of empty MAC boxes sold for £15, two Urban Decay empty boxes sold for £11 and this lot of mixed empty beauty product boxes sold for £10.50.
Do you know of any other recycling schemes that earn you freebies? Please let me know in the comments below and I will add them to this list! Leave your blog link too if you'd like me to link to you.