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Tips: Depotting Leftover Skincare – Cut or throw?

How many of you throw away that tube / bottle / jar of skincare which you no longer could squeeze the last bit out?

I don’t.

If you’re spending a lot on skincare like I do (recently), then you should think twice before throwing that empty bottle away. Let me share with you what I normally do when the tube is no longer squeezable.

Here you have a tube where you’ve tried banging the content downward over and over again and finally it no longer works. You tried squeezing from top to bottom but nothing came out the nozzle. What do you do?


For tubes like these, I don’t keep. I’d cut it in 3 portions depending how huge or long the tube is. First cut is on the toppest part, then another cut after the middle line. What I do with the upper portion tube is that I’d use my a spatula to extract the content out and repeat the same process with the bottom portion where most of the content is at.


If the content is really a lot to finished up in one application, I’d store it in a clean empty jar like the one below. Make sure you don’t use your fingers ya. You wouldn’t want germs to transfer from your finger to the jar and back to your face!!


Alright. That is for tube. But I don’t do it to all tubes. If it’s a cleanser, just put a few drops of water and shake vigorously. It’s not that hard. Really. Just need to be hardworking.

What about bottles or jars? I’d clean it and keep it in a huge container which I refers to as my recycle container for any exchange programs in future. Clarins would be doing exchange program once in a while and I’m waiting for the next one. You’ll never know 🙂

What do you do to your emptied skincare bottles? Share with me!


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