We prioritize sustainability in the way we make, package, and ship our products and the resources we use to power our business.

Sustainable Packaging

By 2023 our goal is to reduce our use of virgin plastic to a maximum of 50% of packaging by weight in our IPSY owned brands. We're focusing on our upstream impacts, which is where we have the most control to reduce our virgin plastic use.

Reducing Virgin Plastic

We know that the beauty industry creates a lot of single-use packaging and we want to lead the way in reducing that waste. With only 6% of all plastic in the U.S. being recycled, making a difference with our packaging is essential.

We set an ambitious goal to reduce our single-use plastic to a maximum of 50% of all our all owned brands’ by weight by 2023. We prioritize reducing virgin plastic waste, incorporating more sustainable materials where possible, including post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic, paper, glass, and reusable packaging.

Progress Toward Our Ambitious Goal

Since we set our goal in 2021, we have made incredible progress, reducing virgin plastic packaging in our IPSY owned brands to 51% in 2021 and 2022.
Spotlight: The Sparkling Clean Promise of Refreshments

Refreshments, our extra fun personal care essentials brand, launched with a Sparkling Clean Promise: All formulas are 100% cruelty-free, vegan, clean, and clinically, allergy, and dermatologist tested.

While Refreshments' focus on clean ingredients is at the core of the brand, so is sustainability—across all Refreshment product packaging, we use at least 30% post-consumer recycled plastic in our tubes and our bottles are made of 100% post-consumer recycled plastic.

Clean Beauty

We educate our community about clean beauty, and we make better beauty options available throughout our portfolio.

How We’re Advancing Clean Beauty
  • We launched company-wide definitions of The Out List, The IPSY Clean Standard, cruelty-free and vegan.
  • IPSY Clean badging launched in 2021 with 150 brand partners.

By December 2023, we plan to only carry products that meet The Out List requirements. We are currently 95%+ compliant:

  • Our IPSY owned brands are fully compliant.
  • IPSY’s portfolio is on track to be fully compliant by the end of this year.
  • Our IPSY owned brands are all clean and cruelty-free ahead of our 2023 goal.
Our owned brands are more than 95% compliant with The Out List
The Out List™

The Out List is an assurance to our members that the products they receive from us will be vetted to ensure they are formulated to help reduce health risks associated with potentially harmful ingredients.

To start, we banned 32 ingredients across our entire portfolio and met our goal to have 100% compliance by end of 2023. Our decision to prohibit these ingredients from our products’ formulation helps reduce everyone’s overall exposure to ingredients that are known to have potential negative health impacts.

This isn’t a one and done—as new science emerges through research, ingredient transparency, and innovation, we will be updating and adding ingredients to The Out List.

Our owned brands are fully compliant with the IPSY Clean Standard as of 2021
Clean Standard

Transparency equals trust. That’s why The IPSY Clean Standard takes The Out List to the next level, educating our community members on an additional 1,800+ ingredients to be mindful of.

With The ISPY Clean Standard, we're highlighting products that meet these rigorous guidelines, empowering our members with the knowledge to make mindful choices that help both people and the planet.

The IPSY Clean Standard highlights products that are formulated to help reduce adverse impacts to human and environmental health.

Spotlight: IPSY Clean Badging

In 2021, IPSY launched clean badging, called Clean at IPSY. From providing more transparency about what’s in (or left out) of IPSY products, making it easier to find products that align with members’ values, Clean at IPSY empowers members with the knowledge to make beauty choices that are right for them.

Since launching Clean at IPSY, we’ve found that Ipsters say they trust our Clean standard more than those of other beauty retailers.

Climate Action

We stand for action on climate change, which is why we're committed to assessing and reducing our carbon footprint.

Our Climate Goals

In 2022, we completed the first measurement of our carbon footprint. With this data, we commit to building our approach to reducing carbon emissions in the coming year.

Shipping Methods to Reduce Emissions

We currently utilize ground shipping to limit emissions in getting our products to our consumers. Ground shipping creates 80% less carbon emissions (per ton-mile) as compared to air.
We Commit To Reducing Our Carbon Footprint