Adorn Cosmetics

Foundation Member | Tracking Since October 2022

Adorn Cosmetics Sustainability Profile

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Australian Made, Zero Waste Refillable Circular Beauty that's Kinder to Your Skin, Animals & Our Planet.

Adorn is one of the most highly accredited, circular cosmetics brands globally. Founder Briony Kennedy was an early advocate for makeup refills in her mission to minimise the use of precious planet resources. Adorn products are sold without outer boxes or plastic; a much-needed change for the habitually wasteful beauty industry. Small, but meaningful steps over 15 years have continued to be the backbone of the Adorn brand. Adorn's initiatives and vision, is to conserve the planet and animals and promote kindness in all we do. In 2023 Adorn developed our Focus on Sustainability report comprising of industry and Adorn customer research.

About Adorn Cosmetics

  • Status
  • Employees
  • 5 - 25
  • Industry
  • Cosmetics
  • Country
  • Australia
  • Founded
  • 2008

Adorn Cosmetics Sustainability Actions

Cruelty Free & Vegan

Animals should never suffer for our beauty so Adorn has never tested its products on animals, nor has it engaged any third party to test on our behalf. Our products do not contain any animal ingredients or by-products.

Toxin & Allergen Free

Adorn has been independently reviewed and certified as both toxin and allergen free by Safe Cosmetics Australia. As an independent, not-for-profit company, Safe Cosmetics Australia’s mission is to inform consumers about safer beauty products formulated with ingredients that aren’t suspected to cause harm to human health or the environment.

Refill, Return & Recycle Beauty

One simple step to a cleaner, more sustainable future. Adorn's commitment to zero waste and circular beauty means that any Adorn packaging that cannot be refilled, can be recycled - but we need your help... Simply return 10+ empty Adorn products to our Melbourne HQ and you will be actively helping us reduce both landfill and beauty waste. Once received your Adorn packaging will be sent to Terracycle to be upcycled into outdoor products like plant pots. How amazing is that! And as a thank you for helping us reduce waste, you will be rewarded with a $10 credit to spend online.

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Adorn Cosmetics Sustainability Commitments

2008

Naked Products

Our cosmetics are packaged 'naked' (have no outer boxes or plastic). 2 million outer product boxes & plastic wrap have been prevented from landfill

2008

Zero Waste Refills

Our beauty refills use up to 90% less plastic than manufacturing more cosmetic packaging. 130,000 cosmetic pots have been reused & saved from landfill.

2008

Product Sampling

To help minimise unnecessary landfill Adorn has sold product samples since 2008. 396,080 have been sold since 2009 which potentially means the equivalent full sized products have been prevented from landfill. The sample packaging can be sent back to Adorn for recycling with Terracycle OR for most customers they are re-purposed as travel size pots. ting resources

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Adorn Cosmetics Partnerships

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About Adorn Cosmetics

  • Status
  • Employees
  • 5 - 25
  • Industry
  • Cosmetics
  • Country
  • Australia
  • Founded
  • 2008

Sustainable Development Goals

Adorn Cosmetics is committed to advancing these Global Goals to promote prosperity for people & planet.

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Adorn Cosmetics Sustainability News

From Michael Hill to Adorn Cosmetics: Aussie brands paving the way for sustainable business practices

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Vogue Australia: Adorn Cosmetics have been championing sustainability long before it was a buzzword.

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Power Retail Sustainability Spotlight on Adorn Cosmetics for Stewardship Efforts

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