Have you been struck by Marie Kondo fever? Realizing maybe you don’t need a different moisturizer for every day of the week? Welcome to the club. We know parting with things that don’t spark joy is easier said than done, especially when it comes to skincare. You spent good money on that! But here’s the good news: your gently used products don’t have to go to waste. There are plenty of options that benefit a good cause and your recent need for Kondo-ing, so here’s how to donate your products.
Editor’s Note: We are listing some charities around the US, but please consider acting locally and donating to a women’s shelter in your area! They accept new and gently used products. Some of these charities below also accept lightly used products (different charities have different guidelines). Basically, don’t donate anything you wouldn’t use yourself due to the condition.
Share Your Beauty:
Share Your Beauty partners with bloggers and brands in the beauty industry for product drives and donations. They accept new and unopened products to help women and teens in need via shipment or drop-off.
You can ship products to:
Share Your Beauty!
PO Box 255
Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706
Or if you’re in NYC, email them to arrange a drop-off at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beauty Bus was founded in memory of Melissa Nealy. When she was sick, her family would arrange facials, manicures, and blowouts at home to lift her spirits. Beauty Bus provides in-home and in-hospital beauty services and product packages with the donated product.
To donate, drop-off or ship new, unopened product to:
Beauty Bus Foundation
2716 Ocean Park Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Project Beauty Share:
Project Beauty Share provides personal hygiene, beauty, and skincare products to women’s shelters for women and families overcoming abuse. They accept gently used products, but they don’t accept any products that are in tubs or pots for hygienic reasons.
To donate, ship to:
Project Beauty Share
2718 E. Sprague
Spokane, WA 99202
Or drop off at their many locations.
Want to see if you should donate your products? Check if your ingredients are working for you at Rate Your Routine!
Photo via Into The Gloss