Our Commitment to Sustainability

Environmental responsibility is a core tenet of our brand

Our Commitment to Sustainability

Environmental responsibility is a core tenant of our brand

Since its inception in 2010, Kjaer Weis has led the charge in sustainability, being the first luxury beauty brand to introduce refillable packaging at our launch.

Our commitment to the environment extends from refillable through to recyclable and recycled packaging into our approach to formulation. Our certified-organic ingredients are hand-selected for quality and sourced from partners we work with very closely. All of them share our commitment to Earth kindness.

Love For A Lifetime

ICONIC EDITION
Material: Metal
100% refillable to limit waste

The Iconic Edition is the ultimate collaboration between Kirsten Kjaer Weis and French designer Marc Atlan to create sleek packaging that will last forever and can be refilled over and over. Every sculptural detail has its purpose, and the packaging is truly an object of art.

Refresh On Repeat

RED EDITION
Material: Paper
100% refillable, recyclable and compostable

The look of lacquered leather crafted from glossy, featherweight paper that’s eco-friendly and perfectly compostable. A sustainable solution for cream blushes, cream glows, eye shadows, lip tints, powders and cream foundations.

Packaging With Purpose

Our products, packaging and shipping materials are 100% recyclable, compostable and refillable, sourced from FSC-certified materials, and printed with water-based ink. The Intelligent Refill System empowers you to choose your shade and how it is packaged, minimizing what gets thrown into landfills. You can feel good about unboxing every product, limiting both the waste of excess materials and the unnecessary cost of new products with new packaging.

FROM OUR FOUNDER

“Combining ingredient integrity with innovative packaging, we are committed to sustainability — a key pillar of Kjaer Weis. Our brand celebrates beauty in all of its expressions, including kindness, inclusivity and the connection to our unique self.”

Ingredients With Integrity

Certified-organic takes the clean beauty concept to a higher level with discerning standards for safety, performance and good-for-you ingredients. Kjaer Weis certified-organic formulas are also proudly cruelty-free and gluten-free.

We work directly with formulators to hand select certified-organic, biodynamically grown ingredients based on a multitude of benefits that are truly transformative and kind to skin. Our ingredients are sustainably sourced and our formulas are certified by one of two leading European certifications for organic: COSMOS or CCPB

A beauty product is certified as organic when:

95% minimum of the plants it contains are organic.

At least 20% of organic ingredients are present in the total formula (10% for rinse-off products).

The product has been manufactured using environmentally friendly production and processing that respects human health.

There has been a responsible use of natural resources, a respect for biodiversity and the absence of GMO.  

The product has been manufactured without petrochemical preservatives and without parabens, phenoxyethanol, perfumes and synthetic colorants. 

Sustainable From Day One

May 2010

Our founder, makeup artist Kirsten Kjaer Weis launched the first 100% refillable certified-organic beauty line with plastic-free packaging. Her carefully curated collection "The Iconic Edition"—a trifecta of cream blush, lip tint, eye shadow—is an instant award winner.

 

Pictured here: Eye Shadow Iconic Edition in Onyx, Lip Tint Iconic Edition in Bliss Full, Cream Blush Iconic Edition in Precious

June 2013

We launched the first refillable, certified-organic mascara made from high-performance, hand-selected ingredients.

Pictured here: Lengthening Mascara

September 2016

We launched refillable lipstick in packaging made to last a lifetime with our lipsticks in shades such as Honor & KW Red.

Pictured here: Lipstick in Honor

April 2020

We introduce "The Red Edition", a second plastic-free compact made of recyclable and compostable paper that feels and looks like lacquered leather.

Pictured here: Pressed Powder in Red Edition

May 2010

Our founder, makeup artist Kirsten Kjaer Weis launches the first 100% refillable certified-organic beauty line with plastic-free packaging. Her carefully curated collection "The Iconic Edition"—a trifecta of cream blush, lip tint, eye shadow—is an instant award winner.

Pictured here: Eye Shadow Iconic Edition in Onyx, Lip Tint Iconic Edition in Bliss Full, Cream Blush Iconic Edition in Precious

June 2013

We launched the first refillable, certified-organic mascara made from high-performance, hand-selected ingredients in our Lengthening formulation.

Pictured here: Lengthening Mascara

Sept 2016

We launched refillable lipstick in packaging made to last a lifetime with our lipsticks in shades Honor & KW Red.

Pictured here: Lipstick in Honor

April 2020

We introduced "The Red Edition", a second plastic-free compact made of recyclable and compostable paper that feels and looks like lacquered leather.  

Pictured here: Pressed Powder in Red Edition

May 2021

Coming this spring, we carefully designed, sourced and are introducing fully recyclable shipping boxes and materials to create an optimal experience, with the goal to minimize waste. In addition, all of our small refillable orders will now come in envelopes to reduce carbon emissions.

January 2022

Coming this summer, we carefully designed, sourced and are introducing fully recyclable shipping boxes and materials to create an optimal experience, with the goal to minimize waste. In addition, all of our small refillable orders will now come in envelopes to reduce carbon emissions.