If you have previously purchased an Illuminating Exfoliant and have finished this product, you now have the option to participate in our Emma Lewisham Beauty Circle Refill Programme.
Please don’t throw away your Illuminating Exfoliant bottle, you’ll still need this! Simply purchase a refill pouch from us, and pour the contents of this into your empty bottle to refill and reuse it.
You can then return the refill pouch to us for recycling, learn more here.
More than 120 billion units of packaging are produced every year by the global cosmetics industry – the majority of it is not recycled. The UN has declared our current situation a 'planetary crisis'.
Our vision is a beauty industry, where all products are offered as part of a refillable model. When you purchase a refillable product over a new bottle there is a quantifiable impact*:
- 70% less CO2 emissions
- 60% less energy
- 45% less water
Every Emma Lewisham product has been circular designed, with the intention of being refillable, recyclable or compostable. We believe the future of beauty is where brands take ownership for what happens to their packaging at the end of its life.
Our Illuminating Exfoliant Refill box is printed on an environmentally responsible paper which has been produced using PEFC certified pulp from responsible sources. We print on it using mineral, oil free, vegetable based inks and water based coatings. Oil based glue is required to assemble these boxes. Stamping foil used on the box does not affect recyclability. It is 100% recyclable in New Zealand with no chemical coatings, which means our boxes will degrade naturally.
Our Illuminating Exfoliant Refill Pouch has a matte exterior made from oriented polypropylene, nylon, polyethylene, polyethylene terephthalate and aluminium foil. Its interior is made from oriented polypropylene, nylon and ethylene vinyl alcohol which is non-reactive to ensure the product is kept stable. Due to its closure mechanism, this pouch isn't able to be refilled again, however it is recyclable through our Emma Lewisham Beauty Circle.
We've worked hard to provide you with clean skincare via a supply chain that is efficient, transparent, and accountable. To this end, we have developed a Sustainability Framework which provides transparency on what Emma Lewisham is doing to address the six drivers of our supply chain: raw materials, supplier, manufacturing, distribution, retail outlets and customers. These are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Read the Emma Lewisham Sustainability Framework.
The Emma Lewisham StandardTM
100% natural and traceable
Part of the Emma Lewisham Beauty Circle – Refill & Recycle
Vegan. Cruelty Free. PETA certified animal testing free
Safe to use while pregnant & breastfeeding