How to bag FREE £5 at Body Shop, £17.50 lipstick, and other skincare rewards for recycling

Most of us want to do our bit to help the planet, yet beauty products often come in packaging that isn't easily recycled. You might not know, however, that a few big brands will reward you with FREEBIES for returning your empty containers...

Beauty Downshift Challenge – Is it worth ditching brands for cheaper ‘dupes’?

At MSE, we’ve challenged you to ‘downshift’ your grocery shop for years (check our Downshifting Guide), but you can also save on make-up and beauty products by downshifting from brands to much cheaper ‘dupes’ – lookalike products, where often even the packaging is similar to the expensive brand.

Reusing and recycling nail polish – don’t waste money you’ve already spent

Nail polish isn’t the nicest stuff for the planet, and even though you can now get acetone-free polishes with an environmentally friendly vegan formula, chances are you’ve still got some old bottles hanging around. Did you know you’re not supposed to throw them away, and you can’t recycle the glass without cleaning out the bottles first?

Beauty advent calendars out now

Beauty advent calendars, though significantly pricier than their chocolate alternative, have in recent years proved increasingly popular. We'll soon be opening them, so here's a round up some of the best we’ve seen.

FREE Ren seaweed body wash if you 'kelp' to keep beaches clean - EXPIRED

We've already let you know about a free £10 Deliveroo discount when you beach clean, and other environmental MoneySaving including reusable cup discountsmake-up and skincare freebies for recycling and how to get £5 off at H&M by recycling towels.

Now it's time to kelp out again, for a free Ren kelp (it's a type of seaweed) and magnesium body wash, which is normally £20ish for 300ml.

Treatwell hack... leave a review and get £5 off beauty treatments again and again

If, like me, you have a ‘self-care’ category in your monthly budget, you’ll know that cutting the cost can be really tough to do. But this nifty Treatwell hack shaves £5 off time and time again.