Took me long enough to get around to this refillable makeup brands and products post after my refillable makeup brands post, but we’re finally here and I’m very excited about it.
I’m such a creature of habit that once I find a makeup or skincare product I love, I don’t want to try others and so the idea of a refillable items is very intriguing. Saving that outer – often superficial – single-use packaging is the bees knees in my little world.
And while makeup recycling options do exist, they are few and far between. Not to mention, it’s all just wasteful – regardless of if it can technically be recycled.
So let’s clear up a few things. First, the most-most sustainable skincare option is something that’s made at home – if that’s up your alley.
I did make my own face wash a few times with a recipe from Jlia Watkin’s book and quite liked it.
But let’s be real, I’m here for the luxurious magic of professional skincare and beauty brands. No shame!
The next most sustainable options is buying from a refill store. I have ABSOLUTELY done this. I’ve done body oil, body lotion, and various oils for my face. It’s lovely.
But it doesn’t quite give me that luxurious magic I mentioned above. And I want to look as pretty as I can – you know beyond trying to drink all the water and get enough sleep!
So, let’s get to the refillable skincare that is along those lines of magical…
Paraben & Petroleum-free
Vegan, Sustainable Packaging
Many of my friends who are long time clean beauty aficionados swear by Tata Harper! She was one of the pioneers in the clean beauty world!
Ethically sourced, 100% Natural & Organic
Cruelty-free & Certified Vegan, FSC Certified
Founded by a fellow PhD, Dehiya is a Moroccan Beauty inspired brand. They offer a few refillable items, so check them all out (and fall in love)!
And, of course, the Dermalogica cult classic – the daily microfoliant also comes in a refill pouch. You just pop off the lid of the container – it’s pretty easy!
Organic ingredients, Leaping Bunny Certified
1% for the Planet Member
Cruelty-free, Phthalate Free, Paraben Free
Zero-Waste & Plastic-Free
Indie Lee was one of the first clean beauty brands I ever tried and I really enjoy her products, so I’m excited to see some refillable options coming to the table!
Deodorant is a personal thing. My go to natural deodorant is Native, but if that brand doesn’t work for you, definitely give this refillable deodorant a try! Bite first came of the scene for their refillable toothpaste tabs (see all my natural toothpaste reviews)! And check out this complete line of refillable skincare – my complete Activist skincare review is here.
There are a small slew of refillable deodorant options, however!
Use code LUCI15 for 15% off
B Corp, Vegan Certified
See my Innersense Hair Product Review here for in depth reviews and favorite products!
Since clean beauty is an important part of sustainable living (what we wash down the drain matters as much as what we put on our skin), be sure to check out these other clean beauty roundups:
Common questions include do shampoo bars really work and how do you use them? What natural deodorant actually works? What’s the best safety razor for women (and how to use them properly). And the best makeup brush cleaner (on the cheap and easy)!
There are also great clean skin & hair care products for men!