Dermalogica Nationwide Recycling Programme

Dermalogica Nationwide Recycling Programme

Understanding the impact of waste and taking time to clean out packaging and recycle it in the correct way can make a monumental difference to how our waste is used for good.

With more than 120 billion units of cosmetics packaging produced globally a year, many of which cannot be recycled in kerbside recycling, Dermalogica New Zealand is continuing their efforts to help reduce the amount of waste
entering landfill.

From 1st July, empty Dermalogica products can be given a second life through the first nationwide consumer recycling partnership with social enterprise, Sustainable Salons.

Simply drop off any number of empty Dermalogica products into the nearest participating Dermalogica professional skin centre or courier a minimum of three to Dermalogica head office in Albany, Auckland, and feel assured that these will be recycled efficiently and effectively.

“We believe our waste is our responsibility, so it’s really important to us to minimise our environmental impact where we can,” says Natasha Bourke, CEO of Two Hundred Doors – the New Zealand distributors of Dermalogica and founders of Skintopia.

“Last year we launched Sustainable Salons in our Professional Skin Centres and at our head office, allowing us to recycle 95% of salon waste that would otherwise be destined for landfill.

“This year, we’re delighted to evolve this programme further, allowing our Dermalogica fans to take part and recycle their used products too.
“Powered by Sustainable Salons, who are highly reputable and transparent in their recycling process, everyone can feel assured about exactly where and what products will be diverted from landfill.”

Sustainable Salons will collect the empties, breakdown and separate into categories, and then recycle or repurpose into something new, like recycled spectacle frames. Not only do they provide employment opportunities for the differently-abled (over half their depot workers have a disability), but all the proceeds from sold recycling go to KiwiHarvest – a charity that feeds the vulnerable in the community.

The Dermalogica fan can feel good about recycling their empties and know that Dermalogica global has also committed to reducing their environmental impact in several ways.

Not only have Dermalogica started producing refillable products like the Daily Microfoliant refill, RRP $99, but they have also committed to reaching the below by 2025:
• Using 90% less virgin plastic in retail and professional packaging
• Using 95% sustainably sourced ingredients
• 100% of retail and professional packaging designed for recycling, reuse or biodegradation

For further information on Dermalogica’s partnership with Sustainable Salons, or for information on how to return empty Dermalogica products to their head office, please head to and navigate to the Dermalogica X Sustainable Salons page.

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