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The best refillable beauty products you won’t be able to live without

The best refillable beauty products you won’t be able to live without
Tara Stevenson-Smith
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Last Updated: 16/04/2024

A more refillable routine starts here with sustainability ever-improving in the beauty industry, with a focus on reducing, recycling and reusing now extremely common when it comes to customer purchases. Refillable beauty is on the rise, and you can find a formula for absolutely everything, from refilling fragrance favourites into your bottle or topping up your skincare essentials. Though it’s not always possible to reuse your beauty products, one of the biggest ways you can reduce your beauty routine’s carbon footprint is by reducing your packaging waste. The best way to do that? Keep your original jar, compact or bottle and simply top up your favourite formulas! 

Top up your favourite formulas with our top refillable beauty must-haves, designed to be kind to hair, skin and planet: from reusable compacts to sustainable pouches (and everything in between)! To help you find the perfect refill to suit your regime, we've picked out some of the best beauty buys – from haircare to fragrance – that offer the same high-quality formulas while minimising excess packaging use. That’s a win-win, in our eyes! 

Skincare Refills 

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream Refill Pouch 

Nourish your complexion with Kiehl’s bestselling Ultra Facial Cream. Formulated to be ultra-lightweight, the cream is enriched with glacial glycoprotein and olive-derived squalane to help hydrate the skin. This Refill Pouch is designed to replenish the contents of your existing pot, while the pouch itself is made from 61% less plastic packaging compared to the Ultra Facial Cream 50ml jar!

Medik8 Press and Clear 

Decongest your skin with the Medik8 Press and Clear toner. This exfoliating powerhouse is formulated with 2% encapsulated salicylic and 2% tranexamic acids that work to buff away dead skin cells to reveal a brighter-looking complexion. This gentle formula is designed to reduce the appearance of blemishes and pores, plus works to balance uneven tone. By choosing to purchase a refill of your favourite daily toner it is cheaper than purchasing the same amount in the original bottle and benefits the planet – what’s not to love?

Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream 

Say hello to Drunk Elephant’s nifty refillable format, the Protini Polypeptide Cream Refill. A refill for your existing hydration hero, the Drunk Elephant’s Protini Polypeptide Cream Refill is skincare’s version of adding a protein shot to your smoothie, delivering plumping moisture, helping to restore skin’s visible balance and bounce. 

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate Refill

Promote youthful-looking skin with Shiseido’s #1 serum, the Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate Refill. Now formulated with innovative double anti-ageing technology, the face serum supports a rejuvenated, healthy-lookingfinish, clinically-proven to provide a boost of hydration and encourage visibly lifted and firmer skin after one month of use. 

Caudalie Premier Cru Anti-Aging Cream Moisturiser Refill 

Designed to top up your existing bottle, this eco-friendly refill works to soften and smoothen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to support a more youthful-looking complexion. The ultra-hydrating formula helps to plump the skin with moisture, thanks to nourishing grape oil and hydrating shea butter. 

Haircare Refills 

OUAI Shampoo & Conditioner Refills

Create body and shine with the OUAI Shampoo and Conditioner Refills. Available for all hair types, from fine to thick, each formula contains the perfect balance of ingredients for healthy-looking locks. The nourishing pouches are designed to cleanse and condition both the hair and scalp to help give you a clean and refreshed feeling, no matter your strand concerns. Enriched with nourishing formulas and helping add strength to your locks to prevent breakage and frizz, the refill pouch can be easily poured into your original bottle. 

Fragrance Refills 

MUGLER Alien Hypersense Eau de Parfum 100ml Refill

Awaken your senses with MUGLER Alien Hypersense. Discover the unique blend of green mandarin and pear, topped with jasmine sambac and warm cashmere to create an intoxicating sillage. This floral, fruity fragrance is available in a 100ml refill bottle, featuring MUGLER’s signature purple colour, which is designed to replenish your existing fragrance when you are running low!

Armani Si Eau de Parfum Intense Refill 

Embark on a sensorial experience with the much-loved Armani Si Eau de Parfum Intense. Get ready to experience the freshness of vibrant fruits and freshly-picked flowers, deepened by indulgent notes of warm vanilla. This floral bouquet-inspired refill is designed to top up your existing SÌ glass flacon for continued use with less packaging waste!

Chloé Eau de Parfum Refill

Refill your signature scent and indulge in elegance with the Chloé Eau de Parfum Refill 150ml. This perfume refill contains 150ml of the uplifting floral fragrance, which is 50ml more than if you were to purchase a whole new bottle! The delicate scent is designed to embody the essence of free-spirited femininity through a blend of rose, peony, jasmine and freesia. Complete with a warm amber and cedarwood undertone for added depth and vitality.

NEOM Organics Reed Diffuser Refill: Tranquillity 

Keep your home filled with your favourite floral fragrance using NEOM’s Organics Reed Diffuser Refill: Tranquillity. Intertwining the sweet scent of English lavender with sweet basil and floral jasmine, the diffuser refill helps to keep a peaceful and relaxing aroma in the air and helps to support the perfect night's sleep. 

Bodycare Refills 

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream Refill  

Sol de Janeiro’s iconic Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is now available to refill! This nourishing cream is enriched with the signature, indulgent Cheirosa ’62 scent of pistachio, salted caramel and vanilla. Formulated with guaraná extract, cupuaçu butter, açaí oil and coconut oil, the body cream works to deeply hydrate for long-lasting suppleness. This refill is perfect for topping up your favourite cream in a more sustainable way, as it saves 89% less plastic than re-purchasing a whole new tub!

Wild Fresh Cotton and Sea Salt Deodorant Refill 

Make way for Wild! Discover the all-natural deodorant brand that helps you to smell as good as you feel. When you run out of this sustainable deodorant, simply purchase the Wild refills in your scent of choice: from fresh cotton and sea salt to cherry blossom to uplift your senses! Each time you refill your Wild deodorant, you are supporting both skin and planet. The refillable deodorant even saves over 30g of plastic from being sent to landfill – that’s Wild!

Molton Brown Re-charge Black Pepper Bath and Shower Gel Refill  

Molton Brown’s Re-charge Black Pepper Bath and Shower Gel boasts a silky cleansing formula that removes dirt and impurities for an ultra-fresh feel. Transporting the senses to a Madagascan place, rich in an abundance of zesty botanicals, this refill encourages a moment of olfactory bliss. To keep your skin feeling soft, supple and subtly scented, top up your existing Molton Brown bottles with one of the brand’s must-have refill pouches. 

OUAI Body Cleanser Refill 

Caring for both body and planet, the OUAI Body Cleanser Refill nourishingly combines jojoba seeds and rosehip oil to soothe and purify the skin, leaving it feeling calm and clean and with a sweet mix of apricot, magnolia, violet and amber. 


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Tara Stevenson-Smith
Writer and expert
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Ever since I was a little girl, I have been interested in all things beauty as I used to watch my mum do her makeup and hair all the time and then I would try and use her products! I now love finding the best beauty buys out there and then recommending them to my friends and family to find out there experience with using them. To me the beauty industry has no limits, you can use different products or even just one product to create a variety of looks and through using different tools it can be made into an experience tailored to you. For me, perfecting my base is my fave thing to do and play around with, as I like it to last me all day whilst still looking flawless! So a handful of high quality products that I can rely on to achieve my natural yet airbrushed effect daily look is an essential as it gives me the confidence to be bold. As I am always trying and testing out new foundations, concealers, powders, primers and setting sprays I feel like I have a handle on the best makeup products out there. I am an advocate in using products that make you feel FANTASTIC as well as LOOKING FANTASTIC! I am currently loving the NARS Afterglow Lip Balm in the shade 'Orgasm' as it adds the perfect sheen of colour onto my lips whilst also moisturising them!