Leaping Bunny certified you can rest assured this natural hand and body cream is cruelty-free. Suitable for all skin types.
Citrus Burst Fragrance - zesty and fresh with grapefruit, orange, and lemon.
- 150ML aluminium bottle
- Suitable for all skin types
- Leaping Bunny Certified
- Return.Refill.Repeat - the packaging can be returned to be reused (see below)
Why We Love It
This cream will leave your skin feeling soft and moisturised, and it sinks in quickly without being sticky.
Beauty Kitchen are leading the way in the beauty industry in terms of innovation, sustainability, and ethics. The founder - Jo - is regularly invited to speak at global sustainability events, to share her ideas and knowledge on how all of us can develop new ways to build a more sustainable future. Jo designed and launched the 'Return · Refill · Repeat' scheme, the world's first closed-loop solution for beauty packaging. When your empties are returned to them, they wash and reuse them for full-circle sustainability. Their goal is to save up to 10 million empties from landfill within 18 months!
They are a Scottish based business, making all of their products in the UK, to ensure that they keep their carbon footprint as low as possible. Beauty Kitchen are a big employer in their local area and work with local schools and the community to develop sustainability initiatives.
aqua (Water), aloe barbadensis (Organic Aloe Vera) leaf extract, helianthus annuus (Organic Sunflower) seed oil, glyceryl stearate, cetearyl alcohol (Coconut Oil), glycerin (Rapeseed), citrus aurantium dulcis (Orange Sweet) peel oil, butyrospermum parkii (Organic Shea) butter, limonene, stearic acid, citrus grandis (Grapefruit) peel oil, citrus limon (Lemon) peel oil, citrus aurantium amara (Petitgrain) leaf/twig oil, litsea cubeba (Litsea Maychange) fruit oil, theobroma cacao (Cocoa) seed butter, tocopherol (Vitamin E), hydroxyacetophenone (Antioxidant), linalool, geraniol, citral, citronellol, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate
Every element of this packaging has been designed with reusability in mind. Either reuse the packaging yourself or send it back to Beauty Kitchen for free and they’ll wash and reuse it in the next batch via Return · Refill · Repeat (see below)
How Beauty Kitchen designed this packaging with sustainability in mind:
> Glass Bottles - These are all made using recycled glass. They’re widely recycled with home recycling (or you can return them to Beauty Kitchen)
> Pumps – These contain metal springs, so they need to be broken down for recycling. Return them to Beauty Kitchen with the rest of your packaging and they’ll do that for you. They’re currently working on creating pumps without any metal parts… watch this space!
> Rock Paper Labels – The most sustainable water-resistant material the brand can find. It’s 80% limestone dust (a “waste” product) and is made using no water and no bleach. Applied using ultra low-tack adhesive so they can be easily removed for reusing bottles and jars.
> Boxes – the boxes have been designed to protect the glass inside, to minimise the use of packaging when sending orders. All of Beauty Kitchen boxes are made with FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) card and vegetable inks. They’re widely recycled with home recycling or you can return them to Beauty Kitchen to reuse.
Did you know that over 95% of beauty packaging is thrown out after just one use or that just 14% of plastic makes it to a recycling centre and only 9% is actually recycled?
Beauty Kitchen are trying to change that with the world's first closed-loop solution for beauty packaging!
What is Return.Refill.Repeat?
A closed-loop solution for reusing beauty packaging! Almost all of the Beauty Kitchen products (the ones with the ‘Return · Refill · Repeat’ stamp) can be sent back to them to wash and reuse in the next batch.
This means, instead of going to landfill, not being recycled or using up energy to recycle, they can kickstart the packaging lifecycle all over again in the most sustainable way possible.
Why is Return.Refill.Repeat better than recycling?
It reduces the risk of contaminated recycling, which leads to more packaging in landfill. It also requires less energy than recycling to kick start the sustainable life cycle again.
Which packaging can be returned?
Any of our packaging with the ‘Return • Refill • Repeat’ stamp can be returned for Beauty Kitchen to wash and reuse. Their older packaging and those without the stamp have been designed sustainably for home recycling or compost.
How do I return the packaging?
> HOLLAND & BARRETT STORES - You can return your empties via over 1,000 Holland & Barrett stores.
> BY POST - Anyone in the UK can also send it back to Beauty Kitchen for free, via our Collect+ service.
Download and print a FREE SHIPPING LABEL in just a few seconds and drop your packaging off at your nearest Collect+ location. You can re-use the box you received your products in, or any spare one you have lying around.
Please make sure that the packaging is secure so that it doesn’t get damaged and can be reused. You can use old newspaper, empty toilet rolls tubes, or even popcorn to pad it out.
Top tip: Save your empties (or team up with your friends) to send back more than just one at a time.
What happens with the empties?
When the empties are received by Beauty Kitchen they remove inserts and labels, then wash the packaging and send to their fulfillment team to reuse for the next batch of products.
Can I return packaging from other brands to Beauty Kitchen?
For the moment they can only accept Beauty Kitchen packaging but they are working on accepting packaging from other beauty products, so watch this space!
"Join The Reuse Revolution!
We’re on a mission to create the most effective, natural and sustainable beauty products in the world. Small changes, make a big impact - and that includes your beauty routine. Every product in our award-winning range has been designed with sustainability at its heart.
“To become a Beauty Kitchen product, it has to do three things: first, it has to really work - because at the end of the day, that’s what we all want. Second, it has to get those great results with only 100% natural ingredients. And third - it has be sustainable, both inside and out. Every product in our range ticks all three of these boxes and that’s our promise” Jo, Our Founder
Within the UK over 95% of beauty packaging is thrown away after just one use and of that only 9% is actually recycled. We are determined to change that - we have pioneered the groundbreaking RETURN • REFILL • REPEAT scheme, where we wash and reuse our packaging - it's better than recycling! Join the Reuse Revolution today and switch to Beauty Kitchen.
The driving force behind Beauty Kitchen, Jo started the business with her husband Stuart in 2014, when she struggled to find natural and sustainable beauty products that really worked. A chemist, botanist and sustainability expert Jo has grown Beauty Kitchen from 6 products stocked in just one retailer to over 120 products stocked in well known high street stores such as Boots and Sainsburys.
As well as steering the ship at Beauty Kitchen Jo often speaks at cosmetics and packaging events, a natural disrupter, Jo’s approach to sustainability secured her the Who’s Who in Natural Beauty for the second year running. Jo also recently featured on BBC breakfast talking all things sustainability and how Beauty Kitchen are helping Glasgow to become the first carbon neutral city in the UK!
We are proud to be the first high street beauty brand to become a B Corp in 2017. Being a B Corp is so important to us and we firmly believe in using business as a force for good - that's why we donate 2% of sales (not profits!) to charities close to our heart
Plastic Soup Foundation
We partner with the Plastic Soup Foundation to fight for clean oceans. The Plastic Soup Foundation lead the way on banning micro plastics from cosmetics. We are proud that all of our products contain absolutely no micro plastics and we donate 1% of all sales to this charity
The international gold standard against animal testing - we are fully Leaping Bunny Certified and proud to be a cruelty free brand. We never test on animals and neither do our suppliers - it's that simple"