Pantry Guidelines

We're closing public collections for now! For any inquiries or requests, please drop us an email at: beautypantryco@gmail.com


Thank you for your interest in contributing to the Pantry! Please be mindful that others will be taking home these pre-owned products, so let's all do our part to maintain the highest quality.

1. Products must be in good condition

We will only be accepting products that are brand new, swatched or lightly-used. These products must be in close-to-perfect condition. Please label them to differentiate their conditions when they’re being dropped-off at Beauty Pantry.

  • Brand New - Never used, unopened, preferably sealed (especially tubs, liquid products with wands and applicators)
  • Swatched - Product still looks good as new, but with evidence of a single swatch
  • Lightly used - Product has been used only a few times, with at least 90% of the product that remains


2. No expired products

Please check that these products are not expired. As a general rule of thumb, we typically will not accept products with manufacturing dates before 2017, even if they are unopened. Please only pass us items that have been purchased recently (in the last 12 months).

If there isn't any date reflected on the product, here's a tip:


30 JUL 2019

 The product has an unopened lifespan of less than 30 months, with its best used date below it
 
 The product has an unopened lifespan of more than 30 months. The number states the time that the product will stay in good condition after its first opening, e.g. 12 months



3. Definite no-nos

Liquid products that come with a wand or applicator will not be accepted unless brand new and unopened. These include lip glosses, liquid concealers, mascaras, liquid eyeliners, etc

Skin care products that come in tubs will not be accepted unless brand new and still sealed, due to potential contamination.

4. Only trusted brands

Please only contribute items that have their product information and ingredients written in English. You may offload products with text written in other languages (e.g. Korean, Japanese) but do exercise discretion when deciding whether they are trustworthy products.

LIST OF BRANDS WE ACCEPT: 

We may have accidentally missed out some great brands in our list (there are just too many!), so if the product you'd like to drop off is not from any of the below brands but is a trustworthy brand, please contact us on our chatbox for further enquiries.
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3CE

A'PIEU

Anna Sui

Anastasia

b.glen

Becca

Benefit

Bobbi Brown

Burberry

By Terry

Canmake

Chanel

Chantecaille

Charlotte Tilbury

Colourpop

Coverfx

Crabtree & Evelyn

Clarins

Clinique

Dior

Dr. Jart

Elizabeth Arden

Estee Lauder

Fenty Beauty

Frank Body

Fresh

Giorgio Armani

Givenchy

Glossier

Hera

Hourglass

Huda Beauty

Inglot

Innisfree

Kat Von D

Kiehl's

Kiko

Kylie Cosmetics

L'occitane

La Prairie

La Roche-Posay

Lancome

Laneige

Laura Mericier

L'oreal

MAC

Make Up Forever

Mario Badescu Skincare

Max Factor 

Maybelline New York

NARS

Nudestix

NYX

Paula's Choice

Pond's

Revlon

Rimmel London

Sephora

Shiseido

Shu uemura

Sigma

SKII

Tarte

The Balm

The Body Shop

The Ordinary

Too Faced

Urban Decay

Victoria's Secret

YSL

5. Samples accepted

The same guidelines mentioned in the previous points apply for accepting samples. However, no points will be given in exchange for them.

6. Register products with the Inventory Form

Every submission must be registered with the Inventory Form. If we are not able to match the products we received to your registration form, we won't be able to allocate points to you.

7. Points allocation

Each product you contribute will be assessed and graded with up to 20 points.

Condition (max 5 points)
Brand New (sealed) 5
Swatched only 4
Lightly-used 2
Market Value (max 15 points)
High-end 15
Mid-range 10
Low-range

 

The market value will be checked against the items' online retailing prices. Higher value products will earn you a higher number of points. For each category of beauty products (i.e. Make up, Skincare, Hair & Body, and Others) there will be different price ranges for the 3 value ratings. Refer to the following table for more information.

 
Market Value Skin care, e.g. serums, cleansers, sunscreens, masks Hair & Body, e.g. hand cream, body scrubs, fragrances, hair oils Make up e.g. foundations, lipsticks, eyeshadows Others e.g. tools & brushes, manicure sets, nail polish
High-end above $121 above $101 above $81 above $61
Mid-range $51-120 $51-$100 $41-80 $41-60
Low-range $1-$50 $1-$50 $1-$40 $1-$40

 

Based on the total number of points you've accumulated, you will be entitled to discounts when shopping with us.

Discounts Offered

Points Allocated
Eligible Discounts*

1 - 40 points

25% off
41 -  80 points 30%  off
81 - 120 items  35% off
> 120 points 40% off 


8. Rejected products


Our confirmation email will let you know if we’ve had to reject any of your items if they fail to meet the Pantry Guidelines. If you’d like them returned, you can let us know within a week, otherwise we will dispose of them. We may impose a penalty fee for disposal services if we notice that it is happening too often.