12 refillable beauty products and brands that create literally zero waste
Eco credentials are not just faddy after-thoughts for brands any more, but necessities for a lot of consumers.
Though recycled packaging and carbon neutral processes are becoming more common, we’re getting on-board with refillable beauty products for a satisfying level of sustainability. The only thing that beats it are ‘naked’ (meaning: packaging-free) products though, unless they can come in a solid form, it’s not always possible.
More and more companies offer recycling and refilling services, often with a percentage-off perk, though as with most environmentally-friendly brands, the UK is trailing behind in its offering — with most coming from Scandinavia, Canada, America and Australia.
Here are our edit of the best refillable beauty products and brands — and the benefits:
Return your empty bottle to the Covent Garden store and receive a 30% discount on your refill.
You can swap 10 empties for any travel-size product.
Take any six product packages back to a shop and get a free lipstick.
Known as some of the prettiest packaging in the biz, you can save over £20 on buying the refills rather than the full products.
Get 20% off when you take an empty bottle into any store.
Showing real commitment to its eco credentials, shoppers have to spend £8 on the case or £22 on the holder before buying the reasonably priced refills.
Save over £10 on their large bath salts by reusing the jar and opting for a refill.
An impressive foray into eco packaging for such an established brand, Rituals have launched a refills option, saving you £2.50 on the originals.
Stick with your original packaging and pay over £10 less for refills.
One of the only make-up brands offering refillable eye products, Zao Organic also sells the refills at over £7 less than the packaged versions.
A brand that never wavers on its morals, Jane Iredale sells their compacts and refills separately, encouraging repeat purchases of product (which you’re almost guaranteed to do once you’ve tried them).
Return your Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder to a John Lewis store and receive £10 off a new one.