Billions of single-use, travel-sized plastic containers are tossed in the trash each year. Cadence is on a mission to change that — and doing it in STYLE!
We all know what a pain it is to travel with your skin and hair products. First off, all the bottles are bulky and take up way too much suitcase space, and certainly are too big for a carry-on (hurray for TSA!). Then they always leak (more like, explode) and given the price of products nowadays, it’s sickening to think of how much money is wasted “beautifying” the insides of ziplock bags each year.
The unfortunate truth is that it’s so much easier and more practical to use the mini, travel-sized bottles when packing a bag for a trip. Sure, most products aren’t available in the travel-sized options so your routine will be sacrificed for a few days, but hey at least they fit nicely! Better yet, when they explode in transit, it’s not as devastating to the bank account.
Fortunately, that is no longer the case! Cadence customizable capsules allow you to consolidate your toiletries into a sleek, leak-proof system. Now you don’t have to sacrifice convenience or your beauty routine when traveling!
Cadence: The Travel-Sized Summary
Steph Hon (AKA The hero of anyone who already loves Cadence capsules), started the company because she was frustrated about how much plastic (and product) waste she generated while traveling. She was inspired to create something better, and after 250 investment pitches and 200 different prototypes, Steph’s vision — the Cadence capsules — were finally brought to life.
So, saying Cadence was an overnight success isn’t exactly accurate. However, once the Cadence capsules hit the market, they sold out in just 10 days! Since then, Cadence has grown from a little-known internet brand to a travel necessity (and the perfect gift) for everyone who sees them. On top of the countless customer reviews on social media, Cadence has already won over the likes of Forbes, Travel + Leisure, and The New York Times.
Frankly, we here at The Get Well are shocked that we didn’t find out about them sooner, but now we can’t get enough of Cadence and here’s why:
1. Beautiful, Yet Functional Design
The TSA-compliant Cadence capsules are a hexagonal (six-sided) shape that allows them to magnetically snap, and be stored, together in a honeycomb pattern that is both beautiful and calming. They are completely leak-proof and air-tight, so feel free to store any liquid, powder, or fragile item inside and rest easy knowing it will be safe and sound!
Plus, all the colors were formulated together in a way that allows them to be mixed-and-matched without clashing. Even if they didn’t work so perfectly, we’d probably still use them because of how gorgeous they look…
2. High-Quality and Durable Materials
When you take them out of the box, the quality can immediately be felt. The no-show magnets within hold them together, but not so much that they’re hard to pull apart. They aren’t “heavy” per se… but they are certainly not flimsy.
It’s kinda hard to describe, but the plastic has just enough texture to provide a nice grip while still feeling smooth overall. We wouldn’t call them rugged — we would call them perfectly sturdy and built to last.
3. Well Thought Out Usability and Versatility
Using Cadence is an absolute dream… The moment you pop the top off a Cadence capsule, it snaps to the side of the container, so you can access the liquid (or real) gold inside without dropping the lid and having it roll into a hard-to-reach spot like the abyss between the car seat and the center console.
Better yet, the opening is super-wide which makes filling the capsules up a breeze. But the best part is that there are no angles or corners — which means you can get every last drop out of the jar with incredible ease — no more digging that expensive cream out from the corners (cha-ching)!
4. The Even More Thought Out RE-Usability
The BPA-free, upcycled material is built-to-last and built to be re-used over and over again, obviously. The corner-free design makes them easy to clean with soap, water and a finger, but for the times you want to be sure they are completely sanitized — the Cadence capsules are dishwasher safe (just be sure to keep them on the top rack)!
The interchangeable, magnetic lid label is where the attention to detail really shines through. For example, if you have a capsule in the dishwasher, you can pop the lid label off of that one and on to a different one so your most commonly-needed products don’t have to miss a beat!
5. Their Honest Commitment to Sustainability
As we mentioned earlier, Cadence was created, first and foremost, to reduce waste. With the leak-proof, TSA-compliant capsules, Cadence undoubtedly reduces waste: no more ziplock bags, no more big-brand, single-use travel containers, and no more wasted product lost in the jar!
That could have been enough waste reduction, but Cadence doesn’t stop there. Every Cadence Capsule is made with as much recycled, ocean-bound plastic as humanly possible. Currently, they estimate that one plastic bottle is recycled and used in every single capsule they sell, and they’re working hard to do even better than that!