I’m pretty such that everyone knows Urban Decay’s Primer Potion has a very pretty but wasteful packaging detail. If you are a savvy, cost-efficient girl, it is prudent to saw the tube in half and rescue the contents before tossing everything into the bin.
Well, this pretty much applies to everything – even squeezy tubes.
I would like to show much how much product I saved from cutting a Clinique Anti-Blemish cream tube. It’s a pretty simple procedure using scissors as the plastic is very soft, but I would recommend making sliced cuts from the top of the tube downwards. This way, it’s easier to use a cotton bud to extract the cream from the walls of each section. You will find that there’s tons of product still left to the sides, especially around the neck area.
|See how much moisturiser was still left in the left? (Bottom left section of tube).|
I like to save my sample pots for such instances and use them here to store the last of my moisturiser. In this case, I’ve probably saved about 5ml from the original 50ml of product, which isn’t too much. However, I cut up my anti-spot cream from Neutrogena (review here) a few weeks back and saved just as much. Considering that was a 15ml tube, 5ml is very significant (a THIRD of the product!).
|A full (actually overfilling) sample pot that will last me at least three full face applications!|
Hopefully you will now eye all your ‘used up’ skincare items armed with a pair of scissors and extend the number of applications just that little bit further!