Kiehl’s Philippines’ Made Better™

Where to Take Your Empty Skincare Bottles + Kiehl’s Philippines’ Made Better™

I am so glad that a lot of brands are into “buying back” their own waste.  Not everyone know this but Kiehl’s is one of those brands who takes their empty skin care bottles and  containers back and give you a freebie product in return.

But this week !until Sunday July 19-21, 2019), Kiehl’s elevated this initiative as they are accepting all emptied skin care bottles and containers from all brands not just theirs! Just go to Greenbelt 5 in Makati.

These bottles will be recycled into trash bins which will be deployed to Kiehl’s partner barangay—Anilao. Three recycled bottles can be exchanged for a travel-sized sample of any product of their choice.

This initiative is a part of Kiehl’s Philippines’ Made Better™  which was formally launched  last Thursday, July 18th, 2019 together with celebrity twins, Mond and Richard Gutierrez. 

Made Better™ is a global campaign that spotlights environmental issues. It is Kiehl’s commitment to create products that are naturally derived, sustainably sourced, and responsibly packaged and manufactured. 

Starting this August, all Kiehl’s Since 1851 stores nationwide will offer limited-edition Made Better™ variants of two beloved customer favorites:



Kiehl’s Philippines’ Made Better™

·        Calendula Toner 125ml

Gentle ingredients such as Calendula Flower Petals and Great Burdock Root Extract are blended to cleanse and rejuvenate normal and oily skins. Each 125mL bottle of the Calendula Toner is made of 100% post-consumer recycled plastic.

·        Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream 50ml

Experience 24-hour hydration with a lightweight gel moisturizer for oily and normal skins. Naturally-derived ingredients such as Imperata Cylindrica (Desert Plant Extract) and Glacial Glyocoprotien leaves the skin feeling instantly refreshed.


Each limited-edition bottle will feature art specially designed by the Gutierrez twins. The cover design is inspired by a stunning underwater photograph taken by Richard Gutierrez during a diving expedition.


“The fact that we get to use Richard’s photographs for the cause is more meaningful for us,” says Mond Gutierrez. “It’s a firsthand account of really how beautiful the oceans are. So, that’s what we wanted to highlight by using his photography as the backdrop.”

Kiehl’s Philippines’ Made Better™

Proceeds from each bottle of limited-edition Made Better™ products sold will directly fund Save Philippines Seas’ and Kiehl’s Philippines partnership to preserve Anilao.

 The Limited-Edition Calendula Toner 125ml (PHP 1,450) and Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream 50ml (PHP 1,750) are available starting August 2019 at all Kiehl’s retail stores nationwide.

Kiehl’s Philippines’ Made Better™


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