The Sustainability of Minimalism: Committing to Your Skin & the Planet

The Sustainability of Minimalism: Committing to Your Skin & the Planet

Let’s face it, minimalism is more sustainable, so adopting a simple yet effective skincare regimen won’t just benefit your complexion, it will help the environment, too.

The truth is, complicated does not guarantee results anyway. That’s why the Reflekt regimen was thoughtfully formulated so you can do more with less without sacrificing efficacy. In doing so, your skin and the planet will thank you because we’re committed to treating both with care.

Commitment #1: Products Without Wasteful Packaging

You know how they say “it’s what’s on the inside that matters”? Well, that’s half true. When it comes to our products, we firmly believe the outside is equally as important. It’s the very reason we consider the whole package, from the inside-out, so we can be as gentle on the planet as we are on your skin.

  • We use only recyclable components. Each component in our four-step regimen is made of 100% recyclable plastic, so you can sleep soundly knowing your empty Reflekt containers won’t be clogging up a landfill. To recycle them, simply rinse each out after you’ve finished the last drop and dispose of them with your other recyclable plastics. To rinse out Reflekt 1, cut the top off (also recyclable) and rinse out the inside. For Reflekt 2, once product is no longer dispensing through the airless pump, you’ll know it’s emptied and ready to be recycled. As for Reflekt 3 and Reflekt 4, simply rinse out the jars and voila! Not sure if your area allows this? Check your local recycling guidelines to learn where to recycle them in your city.
  • We use zero extraneous packaging. You will never find excess plastic or packaging inside your Reflekt order because we’ve consciously chosen to nix extraneous material. You’ll only ever see what is absolutely necessary to get your products securely to you. The kraft paper inside the box is no exception as it’s used to securely ship your products. It’s an eco-material that can be recycled and, when burned, can actually generate energy.
  • We encourage larger orders. While we’d love to give free shipping to all, we established a free shipping threshold of $50 in an effort to encourage customers to place fewer small orders (individual products) and more large orders (multiple products) to decrease the number of shipments and, thereby, lessen carbon emissions.

Commitment #2: Results Without Harsh, Toxic Ingredients

We know that trusting us with your skin is a privilege and we don’t take it lightly, that’s why we hold what’s on the inside of our sustainable skincare packaging to the highest standards, as well.

We often hear: I’ve been told to only exfoliate a few times per week, why is it different with Reflekt? And the answer is simple: our formulas are different. Each product is formulated with clean, vegan, and cruelty-free ingredients that have been thoughtfully chosen and evaluated for safety, efficacy, and their impact on both your skin and the environment — even down to Reflekt 1 Daily Exfoliating Face Wash’s bead.

Cue our magical jojoba esters. After 31 iterations (yes, 31), the perfect bead was born. These small, natural, and biodegradable beads melt away as they exfoliate, infusing skin with a refreshing burst of hydration while preventing pollution in the process. Unlike other harsh exfoliating beads that can harm your epidermis, or the outermost layer of skin, and the environment, our jojoba esters are so gentle that our best-selling cleanser can actually be used twice daily without ever disrupting the skin’s barrier — or the earth.

How’s that for committing to your skin and the planet? 

  • Reflekt 1 Daily Exfoliating Face Wash
  • Reflekt 2 Collagen Boost Vitamin C Brightening Serum
  • Reflekt 3 Power Peptide Sculpting Face Cream
  • Reflekt 4 Smoothing Squalane Eye & Lip Treatment Cream