Refillable Beauty Products: Saving the Earth, One Product Pot at a Time, Lifestyle News
AsiaOne has launched EarthOne, a new section dedicated to environmental issues — because we love the planet and we believe in science. Find articles like this there.
The beauty industry, while one of the most glamorous, isn’t exactly eco-friendly. Of the more than 140 million cosmetic packages sold each year in Singapore alone, more than half end up in landfills.
Refillable beauty products – they are cheaper and there is less packaging and waste. If you are also looking for a more sustainable beauty routine, check out these beauty brands that offer refillable beauty products.
Fenty Beauty & Fenty Skin
A modern pioneer in the beauty industry, Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty & Fenty Skin lines keep sustainability at the forefront.
Having reduced redundant packaging and incorporated recycled materials into the outer product packaging, the brand is now looking to innovate.
This includes reinventing new ways customers can reuse Fenty products through smart refills and beyond.
The newly created agenda would be supportive Fenty Icon Semi-Matte Refillable Lipstick Set ($58), which includes a refillable lipstick case and interchangeable lipsticks from the brand. Other products include moisturizer and whipped body cream refill bundle.
With his classic water rose ($209) Fragrance now reimagined with upcycled rose extract, made from discarded rosewater during the distillation process, perfumery Maison Diptyque has already made its stance on sustainability pretty clear.
While their beautifully curated glass hand wash and body lotion jars also make the most aesthetically pleasing bathroom accessories, the accompanying refillable pouches give the company its sustainability status.
You can get the refills for theirs Velvety hand lotion ($69), Exfoliating hand wash ($59), Softening hand wash ($59), among other things, refills for their solid perfumes and cartridges for home and car air fresheners.
diptyque located at Takashimaya Shopping Mall, 391 Orchard Rd, #B1 – 33A, Singapore 238872. Open daily from 11:00am to 8:00pm.
Pioneering a sustainable agenda and mindful beauty shopping habits, Charlotte Tilbury comes to you with a wealth of eco-friendly and easy-to-use refillable products.
If you are a fan of their skin care, you can search for products like Charlotte’s Magic Cream refills($325) and Magic Eye Rescue Refills ($100) which come in pods – these can be swapped out from the original pots once each pod is ready.
Makeup from the brand isn’t far behind, with their latest refillable lipsticks, bronzers and brow pencils making waves.
Charlotte Tilbury Products are available from Sephora.
A strong provider of mindful packaging and sustainability, Lush carries this agenda throughout the production and retail line. Aside from its modern waste solutions like its solid shampoo bars, Lush’s beauty products also reflect its environmental ethos.
Her Lush refillable lipstick case ($20) is a plastic-free, vintage-style case made from partially recycled aluminum and brass and is refillable with Lush’s Naked Lipstick refills. Choose from theirs Bestseller naked or a real brick red for these bold days.
Lush’s Naked range (their iconic bath bombs, fizz bars, etc.) is also sold unpackaged to minimize waste.
Lush has multiple points of sale in Singapore and products can be purchased online at Lush’s website.
Let’s talk about hair care! Given Singapore’s year-round summer, we’re no doubt going through our shampoos and conditioners quickly. And if you’re not one of those dry shampoo people – that can mean trouble.
Ouai is here to the rescue, offering refill pouches for virtually all of their shampoos and conditioners.
So you can stock up on your favorite Detox shampoo refill pouch ($83) for a deep clean and the Fine Hair Conditioner refill pouch ($83) for those days when you’re looking for volume, softness, and firmness at a more affordable price, while also doing something good for the environment.
The body cleanser and hand lotion are also available in refill pouches.
Ouai Products are available on their website and Sephora. Refill pouches are only available on Ouai’s website.
We just can’t resist a good blush – so essential to our daily makeup routine. If you’re looking for a hydrating lip and cheek compact that builds up, model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s new makeup line might have a product for you.
Rose Inc has started a new one Blush Divine Radiant lip and cheek color ($42) that comes with refills so you don’t have to throw out the whole pot and can try out new colors at your leisure! Fun, practical and sustainable.
rose inc Products can be purchased on their website.
The body shop
With environmental awareness at its core, The Body Shop is constantly involved in sustainability, whether through production, recycling or refill initiatives.
Under the motto “Why waste a container when you can refill it?” And why buy more of something than you can use?”, the brand makes the sustainable choice, simple, convenient and accessible for its customers.
With its refill program, customers can walk into the store, pick up an aluminum bottle and refill, reuse and repeat the process with hair care, shower gels and hand washes from the most popular ranges.
No more plastic, no more junk and no more severe damage to your wallet.
The body shop The Singapore refill station is located at ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn #B3-66/66A, Singapore 238801. Open daily from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.
This article first appeared in urban nomads.