Don't Let Unused or Gently Used Beauty Products Go to Waste

Posted by Priya C. on

Every beauty lover has plenty of products taking up space in their bathroom shelves! We all have those products that we use till the very last drop, a few that we keep for only special occasions, and then there are those impulse buys that we don't really need! Well, we got some GOOD NEWS: Let your abandoned cosmetics and skincare be someone else's holy grail by donating your beauty products. Here are ways that you can Marie Kondo your beauty stash and give back.

As you know, keeping up with beauty products can get rather expensive and it's not right that we let any of it go to waste when someone else can could be enjoying them. There are many charities around world that you can donate your products to. Here is some of our favorites.  


Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. You can donate new or gently used cosmetics, skincare, hair care and even clothing attire!

You can ship donations to :

701 Tillery Street, Ste. A-5
Austin, TX 78702


Beauty Bus was founded in memory of Melissa Marantz Nealy, whose life was cut short at the young age of 28 by a degenerative neuromuscular disease. Melissa became homebound as her disease progressed. In an effort to lift her spirits, her family arranged for in-home haircuts, manicures, and facials. Melissa said these treatments made her feel "human again."

You can ship donations to:

2716 Ocean Park Boulevard
Suite 1062
Santa Monica, CA 90405


This organization from Family-to-Family gives back to women in homeless and domestic violence shelters. Their goal is to bring a little beauty and dignity back into the lives of women who are struggling to overcome extreme poverty.

You can ship donations to:

PO Box 255
Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706


If you're in the United Kingdom, here's a great one for you!  This charity supports women and children who were victims of domestic violence. They accept most gently used beauty products (though lip glosses and mascaras must be new).

You can ship donations to:

P.O. BOX 855
London, W4 4AW

Another great idea is to host a beauty swap party with your friends and family. Everyone knows that your unwanted product could be someone else's treasures. So give back and keep your beauty stash organized and free of mess. We can all make Marie Kondo proud. 

Comment and let us know what you do to keep beauty products from going to waste and we'll share them on Facebook and Instagram @raekabeauty 



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  • This is such a good idea!

    Ranjani on
  • I was just thinking about getting rid of so much stuff and then saw this. I am going to be donating a few things today. thank you.

    Jessica Li on

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