We can all agree that skincare is both essential and a luxury at the same time. It is absolutely necessary if you are looking to preserve the health of your skin. Having youthful skin when you are older starts with how you care after your skin in your youth. However, the high cost of skincare products and the attendant high cost that comes with the trial by error part of building a solid skincare routine is what makes it a luxury not everyone is willing to buy into.
Skincare is one of my favourite forms of self-care but it can be discouraging when you find yourself paying thousands of Naira for brand new products you’re not sure will cooperate with your skin. You’re then left with money wasted on a product you barely used with your skin still not glowing like the sun, but what if I told you there’s a way to make and save some money from your skincare routine?
The Body Hive, a beauty and cosmetics online retail store is on a quintessential mission to create a hive of beauty products to meet all your skincare needs and they just launched a ‘Thrifted Skincare Segment’ in addition to their retail service where you can make some money by selling your new and used skincare products. You can save some money on fairly used skincare products without having to commit to the full price of a brand new product. This is definitely a win, win situation! Trust me, their new thrifted skincare segment is something you want to check out.
Thrifting skincare products is not something you hear about often especially in these parts of the world. I am sure some people have their reservations about it, but here are five reasons why you should start thrifting your skincare products today.
1. It’s Affordable, Need I Say More?
Buying pre-loved or thrifted skincare products is a great way to save money while skincare shopping. It honestly makes the most financial sense if you are still in the early stages of getting to know your skin and building a routine. I see thrifting skincare products as buying samples before deciding on whether or not to fully commit to a brand new product at full price. Your wallet will be pleased.
2. You Get To Try Different Products Without Paying Full Price
Beyond buying skincare products to reach our skin goals, it is so much fun to accumulate products, add variety and switch up your skincare routine every now and then. This makes purchasing pre-loved skincare products a budget friendly way to spice up your self-care routine without having to spend thousands on something you would ordinarily not reach for everyday. You know what they say, variety is the spice of life.
3. Securing The Bag With Your Skincare Routine? Yes Please!
One thing I love about The Body Hive’s thrifted skincare segment is, not only do you get to save money on skincare products, you also get to make money by selling products you already own but no longer need. We all have that one moisturizer or cleanser our skin has refused to cooperate with sitting idle in our bathroom collecting dust. Why not sell it and make some extra bucks while helping your fellow girls out there who might actually love the product but are looking to get it at a discounted price? I call it being your sister’s keeper. The universe will be so proud.
4. Thrifting Skincare Products Is Perfect For Skincare Bloggers And Enthusiasts
Thrifting skincare items from The Body Hive and selling products you already own is a match made in Heaven, if you are a skincare blogger. We all love to rave about skincare products we love and hate on our Instagram pages. If you’re a skincare blogger or enthusiast, chances are you are constantly out hunting for new skincare products to try out and trust me when I say it is not always pocket friendly. The Body Hive’s thrifted skincare segment is perfect for all skincare bloggers and beauty connoisseurs because you get to have a variety of products to try out and review for your audience while saving money at the same time; plus you get to resell products you bought and tried out that just are not working for your skin.
5. Thrifting Skincare Products Is Great For The Environment
Purchasing pre-loved skincare items and reselling the ones you already have but do not use, is amazing for the environment because it reduces waste. A lot of materials go into the production process of making skincare products, from the manufacturing to the packaging, which has proven to be harmful to the environment in the long run and with the looming environmental crisis, it’s important to look for more sustainable options when shopping for skincare. Purchasing pre-loved skincare items ensures that you are making the most of your products and keeps wastage at a minimum.
The Body Hive has taken extra precautions to ensure that the skincare products put up for sale are hygienic and safe to use, so you have nothing to worry about. You can shop and sell thrifted skincare products by both Nigerian and International beauty brands on their site and have your skin and wallet thriving. Send them a direct message here, if you have any questions or if you’re interested in thrifting your skincare products.