How to dispose of gently used cosmetics?
September 29, 2006 12:30 AM Subscribe
What do do with barely used cosmetics? Any ideas on how to give them a more useful life?
posted by irian to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (15 answers total)
I have very sensitive skin. Usually the cosmetics that my skin likes end up being discontinued pretty quickly, so I have to keep testing new stuff to figure out what works for me. The problem is I keep building up a collection of cosmetics that have been used very little. I don't like wasting stuff, and I have way too many cosmetics that I tried and did not quite suit my skin, so are just there, sitting idly, waiting to be thrown out when they expire. What do you do to deal with cosmetic/beauty products that don't work that well for you? How do you get rid of them without getting directly to the landfill? Even if they don't work for me, I'm pretty sure they might be useful for someone, do you know if there's somewhere I can donate them? Any other ideas?