At Skinfix, our respect for the planet influences every decision we make. We work rigorously to ensure that with everything from our ingredient list, to our packaging, we contemplate the impact on your skin and planet earth.
The global beauty industry is responsible for producing over 120 BILLION UNITS* of plastic packaging, most of which are not recyclable and end up in our planet’s landfills or oceans.
On top of that, the cardboard that envelops many of these products contributes to the loss of 18 million acres of forest each year.*
Virgin plastic is the plastic we see everyday. Virgin means brand new plastic from new resin. Nearly every pound of plastic humankind has ever produced is still here. An average plastic bottle takes 450 years to decompose.
By 2021, our goal is for 75% of our product bottles and tubes to be wholly or partially comprised of reclaimed and recycled plastics (PCR plastics).
Post-consumer resin (PCR) plastic is plastic made from existing plastic. It has a 60% lower carbon footprint than virgin plastic because by making products with PCR you not only take virgin plastic out of the environment, you are preventing new virgin plastic from being made!
As we shift to new packaging, we must undergo a new round stability and compatibility testing for every product that we transition to PCR. For a small company this is a big financial investment. Happily, the cost for reclaimed & recycled cardboard is the same as virgin cardboard, yay paper industry!
Between $900 to $4000 per product and can take up to 3 years to complete.
On average $0.10 - $0.20 more per unit
At Skinfix, having a socially responsible and economically positive impact is just as important for us as making clinically active skincare products that are proven to work.
*Zero Waste Week (2018, September) Welcome to Zero Waste Week 2018 – day two! Retrieved from https://www.zerowasteweek.co.uk/welcome-to-zero-waste-week-2018-day-two/
*Parker, Laura. National Geographic (2017, July). Here's How Much Plastic Is Littering The Earth. Retrieved from https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/07/plastic-produced-recycling-waste-ocean-trash-debris-environment/