You’ve probably already know a few things about being a more eco-friendly beauty enthusiast, such as recycling your empties and repurposing unsuitable products.
Now, there’s one more earth-saving method that you can consider: investing in refillable products.
What this means is that, instead of simply throwing out the packaging for your favourite moisturiser or eyeshadow palette when they’ve emptied, you head to the store to buy a refill, which usually cost less than the full product, and pop it back into the main casing.
This typically help you to save some money (as much as RM70 sometimes) and you’ll also be doing a small part to reduce waste, advancing the green cause. Win-win!
Refillable makeup products
Dior Rouge Dior Couture Finish Refillable Lipstick
Available in four finishes: satin, matte, metallic, and velvet, this lipstick is loved for the flattering range of shades it comes in, and its comfortable texture.
The bonus is certainly the gorgeous and luxurious case and the best part is that you get to keep the case and refill the lipstick when you’re done, and saving some money while you do it.
Retails for RM158 at Dior boutiques and counters, as well as Sephora. Refills are also available at Dior boutiques and counters. If you’re looking to buy it online, it’s going at US$28 (~RM115.21) on Selfridges.
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Hourglass Confession™ Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick
Boasting a creamy, saturated, and long-wearing formula with a satin finish, this is housed in a chic gold-tapered tube. This lipstick is loved for its smudge- and feather-proof formula that delivers a kissable pout.
This is available in 30 gorgeous shades.
Retails for RM179, and refills at RM109, on Sephora. Click on the links below to shop.
Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation
This soft and buttery foundation is easily blendable and has a beautiful semi-matte finish.
Housed in a sleek, metallic compact, this has buildable coverage to give you a “my skin but better” look.
Speaking of the compact – guess what – you can also slot in the brand’s cream blush and highlighter, which gives you a lot of flexibility on the next refill you want to get.
Retails for RM279.82 and refills for RM185.71 on Revolve. If you need to replace the compact, it retails for RM98.76. Click on the links below to shop.
Shu Uemura Brow:Sword
This popular eyebrow pencil by Shu Uemura has a sharply angled tip for precise application while its soft and smooth texture helps you have a easy glide on your skin.
Its buildable formula also makes it easy to achieve a soft and natural look or a bold look, depending on your preference.
While it’s slightly pricey, you’ll be happy to know that refills are at almost half the original price, so you’re definitely saving in the long run.
Retails for RM154 and refills for RM79 at Shu Uemura boutiques and counters. Click on the links below to find out more.
Colourpop Create Your Own Palette
Those who invest in huge eyeshadow palettes will know how annoying it is when you finish just one of the pans because that’s your favourite colour while you still have a long way to go with other colours in the same palette.
Colourpop’s customisable palette may solve your problem as you first pick out the shades and finishes that you want and are able to replenish just one of the shades when it hits the pan.
Retails for RM184.99 on Colourpop. Refills are going at RM18.50 on Colourpop. Click on the links below to shop.
Shu Uemura Face Colour Blush
In 16 flattering shades, ranging from nudes to purples, this highly buildable blush can fit into one of the custom cases by Shu Uemura, either on its own or along with other makeup products from the brand.
The price of the case is dependent on the size that you get and refills at RM87 at Shu Uemura boutiques and counters. Click on the links below to shop.
Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Blurring Powder Foundation
For complexion that looks like it’s blemish-free, this mattifying powder is the product to go for.
The water-resistant formula acts like a second skin yet is breathable and non-comodegenic, which means it will not clog your pores.
Retails for RM188 and refills for RM132 on Sephora. Click on the links below to shop.
Refillable skincare products
Kora Organics Turmeric Glow Moisturizer
Formulated to target a series of skin concerns: pigmentation, dullness, fine lines, and wrinkles, this newly launched moisturiser from Kora Organics (owned by supermodel Miranda Kerr) is powered by a series of skin-loving ingredients.
These ingredients include Certified Organic Turmeric Extract, Licorice Extract, Marine Micro Algae, and fermented probiotics to deliver anti-ageing benefits to your skin.
To deliver good vibes, the moisturiser is even energised with Citrine (promotes skin radiance and even skin tone), and Rose Quartz (encourages love and acceptance of ourselves and others).
The product is housed in a pod that you can refill once you’ve emptied it.
Retails for AUD $78. Refills are available at AUD $64. This is currently available on the Kora Organics website and will subsequently be available in Sephora Malaysia.
Tata Harper Water Lock Moisturiser
This well-loved lightweight moisturiser contains orange blossom peptides that don’t just reinforce skin barrier, boost moisture retention, but also give the product its refreshing sensation.
You’ll find that your skin feel hydrated, smooth and breathable after application.
Retails for RM313 and refills for RM284 on Sephora. Click on the links below to shop.
Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Moisturiser
This sunscreen-moisturiser offers SPF30 protection while giving you a lightweight texture and all-day hydration.
We love that it works well under makeup and has a formula that doesn’t contain oxybenzone or octinoxate so it’s designed to care for coral reefs.
Retails for RM160 and refills at RM136 on Sephora. Click on the links below to shop.
Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Paper
This blotting paper helps keep your complexion shine-free while keeping your makeup intact.
Its unique packaging does two things: it lets you scroll out the size of the blotting paper that you need and allow you to slot in a refill easily.
Retails for RM66 and refills for RM44 on Sephora. Click on the links below to shop.
Dior L’Or de Vie La Crème
This is an ultra-luxurious cream that targets signs of ageing. You’ll love how the product melts into your skin effortlessly while smoothing out fine lines and reshaping facial contours after a period of usage.
Keep using it to fight environmental aggressors so that you can restore firmness, elasticity, radiance, and youthfulness.
Retails at Dior boutiques and counters. It also retails for S$630 (~RM1,951) and refills for S$540 (RM1,672) on Selfridges. Click on the links below to shop.
Refillable bodycare products
Beauty Counter The Clean Deo
This deodorant neutralises odour and takes away sweat to keep you feeling and smelling fresh. You’ll love that it glides on smoothly without leaving behind an unflattering white residue and is available in pleasant scents such as tropical coconut, soft lavender, and clean rose.
The refill comes in the form of a cartridge that you can tug at to remove and then pop in a new one easily.
Retails for US$28 (~RM115.10) on Beauty Counter. Refills are going at US$18 (RM74) on Beauty Counter. Click on the links below to shop.
L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil
L’Occitane is dedicated to protecting the environment and it shows with the number of eco-refills they’re providing for several of their products.
If you’d like to start an earth-loving journey with the brand, begin with this bestselling shower oil that transforms into a milky texture when it touches water. This cleanses, hydrates, and softens skin, and it is certainly a huge bonus that it smells so good you’d think you’re in a spa.
Retails for RM175 and refills for RM155 at L’Occitane. Click on the links below to shop.
Featured image taken from The Happy Sloths.