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Sustainable Beauty: Here Are Brands That Offer Refills

Opt for that refill, make your empties matter, and save some cash in the process!

From store to vanity, from vanity to bin, from bin to landfill. Rinse and repeat. This is the cycle we contribute to each time we restock on our favorite beauty products. Some of us feel a little guilty each time we toss an empty into the bin, but frankly put, there’s not a lot of wiggle room to make the noble choice. Not all containers are reusable. And after we cart them off to “recycling"… well, what happens in the end is still a big mystery.


The rate at which waste is actually recycled cannot keep up with the rate at which we consume. 


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It’s no great secret that the beauty industry is one of the biggest offenders when it comes to waste accumulation. Plenty of brands still use plastic for their receptacles—perhaps to keep price points down, among other reasons—adding to the already problematic situation. Fortunately, some brands have seen the light, issuing packaging using recycled materials and giving customers the option to purchase refills. This allows us not just to give our empties a new lease on life, but to save money as well.


The system is far too strained at this point. Refillable beauty isn’t going to fully eradicate the problem, but it will make a significant dent in the way we look at consumption.


Keen on joining the refill moment? Swipe through the gallery below to see which brands have committed to play for Team Mother Nature. Hopefully, more of our favorites follow suit soon enough! 




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