Your Favorite St.Tropez Tan Is In Eco-Friendly Packaging!

Mar 31, 2022 | Products

Sustainability and eco-friendly beauty products aren’t just a passing trend. As the beauty industry’s environmental footprint is increasingly scrutinized, there’s an ever-increasing pressure to opt for sustainable beauty brands that use eco-friendly cosmetic packaging. Fortunately, St.Tropez is here to make your tanning regime more environmentally sound.


Why eco-friendly cosmetic packaging matters

From non-recyclable plastic packaging to harmful chemicals in formulas, the beauty industry has recently come under fire for using materials that are negatively affecting our environment.

In 2018, Zero Waste reported that more than 120 billion units of packaging are produced in the global cosmetics industry every year. Non-recyclable plastics are among the biggest concerns.

Consequently, it’s our industry’s responsibility to take immediate action – and we are working hard to play our part. We’ve made it our mission to house our tanning products in eco-friendly cosmetic packaging, using recyclable bottles made of recycled plastic.


Are St.Tropez bottles recyclable?

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We’re pleased to say that, in our effort to become a more sustainable beauty brand, all of our mousses, mists, gels and serums now come in 100% recyclable bottles. This includes our bestselling and dermatologically tested:


Are St.Tropez Bottles Made Of Recycled Materials?

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In our efforts to become a more sustainable beauty brand and use eco-friendly cosmetic packaging, we’ve created bottles that are recyclable and made from post-consumer recycled plastic. This includes:

Top Tip: The pumps on our products are not yet widely recyclable. Remove the pump, then recycle the remaining packaging.


How do I know if my packaging is recyclable?

We’re constantly striving to make our packaging more environmentally friendly. On every product page on our website, you’ll find a ‘recyclability’ section that tells you how best to recycle your packaging. Please help us take care of our planet and recycle where possible.

Top Tip: All of our shrink sleeves are made from PET, the same recyclable plastic as our bottles. They can also be recycled.


What extra steps are we taking towards eco-friendly cosmetic packaging?

We are constantly working to become more sustainable. Our next objective is to house our Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse (3.3oz), Purity Bronzing Gel (6.7 oz) and Purity Bronzing Mousse (6.7 oz) in packaging made of post-consumer recycled plastic.

Unfortunately, we haven’t managed to source a pump that is recyclable yet. Our lotion tubes, which are made of mixed materials, aren’t currently recycled either. However, we promise that we are working hard to remedy both of these and will update you as soon as we can.


Are St.Tropez formulas eco-friendly?

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Our self-tanners, gradual tanning lotions and one night only products are formulated with 100% natural tanning actives, while all our products boast 100% clean and vegan formulations. We have simplified our formulas without compromising on quality, ensuring every ingredient is responsibly sourced and absolutely essential. It’s all part of our wider ambition to become a more sustainable beauty brand!

If you want to make a small change to your routine and reduce your plastic consumption, opt for our fully recyclable plastic packaging, or take it one step further and choose bottles made of recycled plastic. You’ll still receive our same award-winning formulas, only in more eco-friendly cosmetic packaging, so you can look good, feel good and do good!


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