There are two words we frequently use when describing the products listed on Second Skin: "Unloved Product".
You must be thinking "Why on earth would I want to purchase a product that's unloved?" Well, we believe that someone's unloved product could be someone else's holy grail.
We decided to create our own "Second Skin" definition of the term.
It's estimated that 80% of purchased cosmetics aren't actively used. Because there are so many reasons why a product might not work out for a particular person, there are a lot of products left to collect dust.
To combat this issue, we sell unloved products on behalf of everyday people who want to see their product go to a new home.
So we asked those people, our Sellers, what their reason was for their unloved product.
- "It turns out I am allergic to one of the ingredients, so I can no longer use this product."
- "I was given two of the same lipstick for my birthday, and I only needed one."
- "I thought I was going to get more use out of this eyeshadow palette, but I hardly reach for it."
- "I purchased this foundation online because it was on sale, only to find it didn't match my skin tone."
While the list goes on, the points above all share one thing in common; the product's owner knew it had the potential to be loved by someone else.
Did we mention we make buying unloved products as easy and enjoyable as selling them?
We talked to two of our customers who loved their experience with Second Skin, and this is what they had to say about the unloved products they purchased.
So, while it's easy to keep a draw full of unloved products or shop for entirely new products, know that there are products already pre-owned that are waiting to be someone else's holy grail.