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Skincare products in glass rather than plastic containers

(33 Posts)
suchatiredbunny Thu 26-Oct-17 21:35:54

I was watching Autumnwatch earlier and they did a piece about plastic in the ocean which got me thinking. I know to avoid microbeads, but I don’t give my beauty products much thought beyond this (and preferring cruelty free though in this I confess I’m not perfect).

Moisturisers are more likely to come in a glass jar, so I was wondering if anyone can recommend any cleanser/toner/moisturiser etc that comes in glass packaging rather than plastic please.

runawaysimba Thu 26-Oct-17 21:46:33

I've started using products from Ethique, which is a NZ company - not sure whether they ship to the UK! Same reason as you, OP, sick of all the plastic! They're all solid bar products, with paper/cardboard packaging. love them. I use a shampoo and a serum - once my current cleanser runs out I'll buy one of theirs, too.

WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo Thu 26-Oct-17 21:49:35

I have a BalmBalm frankincense cleanser that comes in a glass jar, and also cruelty free.

suchatiredbunny Thu 26-Oct-17 21:59:37

It’s just not something that’s occurred to me to think about before. I always recycle stuff, but I wonder if recycling glass is likely to be more effective than recycling plastic. And, for example, why does soap which comes in a cardboard box need to be inside wrapped in plastic? It’s just very interesting......,
Thanks for those suggestions. I’m not asking with any intention of being preachy or anything, it’s a genuine ask because even the natural companies use a lot of plastic packaging, and how do I know that if I put it in the recycling it’s going to get recycled? Glass jars I’m more likely to reuse at home. But then I’m racking my brain and struggling to think of products to buy that come in glass.

Dozyoldtwonk Thu 26-Oct-17 22:01:40

I think some Neals Yard products come in glass…or at least they did. I have a wonderful face wash in a glass bottle.

Madreputa Thu 26-Oct-17 22:08:54

I think that putting cosmetic products in a glass jar is about tricking customers. You see, glass is heavy, so when you lift up said product you think there's quite a lot of product in the box, when actually the glass jar itself is heavy and the product in it is a minuscule amount.
So you just end up paying more money for a heavy glass jar.

Bewiser Thu 26-Oct-17 23:57:05

Following for glass jar moisturisers. I'm going to give up my cleanser in favour of plastic packaging-free bar soap as I was using a "facial bar" free in a hotel recently and my skin was slightly better than usual (as long as it's not worse, why not? I'll save money and packaging).

Nettletheelf Fri 27-Oct-17 00:00:31

Boots Time Delay moisturiser comes in glass jars.

HaHaHmm Fri 27-Oct-17 00:10:50

Yes to Neals Yard, always in dark blue glass. Some White Company stuff comes in glass, too.

HaHaHmm Fri 27-Oct-17 00:12:05

Oh, and Clarins. The tubes are plastic but the jars are glass.

Ttbb Fri 27-Oct-17 00:14:20

Jurliwie does a lot of glass containers

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AnneGrommit Fri 27-Oct-17 00:16:12

Time delay is really good as well - I love it!

LeannePerrins Fri 27-Oct-17 00:18:03

At the other end of the market, some of the Aldi caviar stuff which they have in from time to time is in a glass jar...

cannotmakemymindup Fri 27-Oct-17 00:24:12

The Ordinary, do Serums etc for skincare in glass bottles with pipettes. Like lots of companies don't think all their products are in glass though. just seen this is back in stock, off to order more...

Ollivander84 Fri 27-Oct-17 00:27:06

This company. Their hot cloth cleanser is the best thing I've ever smelt!

Peppermeant Fri 27-Oct-17 06:15:42

If I order things in glass jars online they always come in a box packed out with plastic/paper/Styrofoam packaging or wrapped in bubble wrap. So there's that. Broken glass is a pita.

SuburbanRhonda Fri 27-Oct-17 09:10:18

If I were you OP, I’d find out first what plastic recycling is like in your area before you switch to glass.

In my area it’s excellent, so I’d prefer to buy UK-made products in plastic bottles (Tropics, for example, whose products are lovely and vegan to boot!), than glass with a carbon footprint that knocks out any advantage you might gain from using it.

YouWereRight Fri 27-Oct-17 10:20:05

Lush use plastic pots, which you can return to them, and they reuse. They have also started doing some packaging free products, like moisturiser and shower gel, though I've not tried them.

Ponds cold cream comes in a glass jar, in a card board box, covered in plastic hmm

I agree it's frustrating, but then I'm often found grumbling in supermarkets, because a loose avocado doesn't need to be wrapped in plastic.

WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo Fri 27-Oct-17 10:45:37

I haven't tried their face products, but I love the foaming sherbet sugar body scrub from Trawden soap kitchen. The products are homemade and not tested on animals. Mostly in glass jars. Also if you mention Camp Nibble rabbit rescue at the checkout they'll get a donation tbusmile but I know they're probably a bit too hippy ish for most S&B posters!

SuburbanRhonda Fri 27-Oct-17 10:52:51

Nothing’s too hippyish for me whatwould!

Thanks for that link - great Christmas stocking ideas for DD!

WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo Fri 27-Oct-17 10:56:46

I hope you find something she likes Suburban the pooka boodley body wash is really nice too. It's a slightly strange texture compared to normal shower gel, but lovely once you get used to it! smile

LegoCaltrops Fri 27-Oct-17 11:01:43

I don't use anything in a jar these days, sadly. Germ soup. But, i do check that all the packaging is recyclable, & we only fill about half a small wheely bin every fortnight - the rest is recycled.

It would be brilliant if someone could figure out a way of making some kind of flexible packaging for cosmetics that didn't rely on petrochemicals.

SuburbanRhonda Fri 27-Oct-17 13:25:10

I don't use anything in a jar these days, sadly. Germ soup

Surely not, unless you share your cosmetics?

Dailystuck71 Fri 27-Oct-17 14:14:19

Decleor use glass.

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