When it comes to eco-friendly makeup there are a lot of options. Package or plastic-free, compostable/recyclable packaging, or my favourite, refillable.
I shudder to think about how many plastic bottles and containers I’ve gone throw purchasing and repurchasing the same product over and over again. But what if there was a way to keep the packaging for life and just refill the contents? There is! (obviously, you know that you clicked on this post.) Refillable makeup brands are great for reducing waste and your overall footprint. If taken care of, you could buy the packaging once and use it forever!
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Refillable Makeup Brands:
Compostable packaging is amazing. I hope it’s the way of the future for just about everything! But, because a lot of people don’t have home compost or commercial compost systems, a lot of the time these products end up in landfills where *gasp* they won’t break down! That’s right. It’s a huge misconception that simply tossing a biodegradable or compostable product into the trash will allow it to break down.
That’s where I believe refillable makeup brands can make a difference. because using what you have over and over and over again is better than composting/recycling or just plain throwing away.
These brands are all not only clean and non-toxic but they offer an array of refillable products to help you reduce waste and build an eco-friendly makeup bag!
Elate is a staple and a popular brand amongst zero-wasters and for good reason/ it’s a trailblazer in clean cosmetics and sustainable packaging. While not all of their products are refillable like their mascara and liquid foundations, a large number are!
Their refillable product line includes cream blushes, concealers, brow pomade, powder foundations and blushes, and eyeshadows! All you have to do is purchase the initial product in a bamboo compact once and then when the product is used up, order a refill that comes in a seed paper envelope (that can be planted!) and just pop the refill into the compact! It’s as easy as that!
This gem of a company is created right in my home province of Manitoba! So they get a lot of extra love from me.
Their focus may not be exclusively on sustainability but they do offer an array of pallets with refillable products! Other than that, all of their ingredients are ethically sourced, clean, natural, and organic!
You can choose from single compacts to refill time and time again like eyeshadows, blushes, and pressed foundations or larger compacts that you can mix and match all your essentials in!
Handmade in the UK, Honeypie minerals offers the cutest products like loose eyeshadows, blushes, bronzers, and mineral blushes! The best part? They’re refillable! When your product is used up, simply order a refill that comes in a plastic-free, biodegradable pouch!
4. Zao Organic Makeup
Makeup formulated with 100% natural, certified organic, toxin-free, cruelty-free, gluten-free and vegan ingredients, Zao is an extraordinary brand. They offer refills on most of their products including their bronzers, highlighters, blushes, concealer, and even lipsticks!
Their products are housed in controlled harvested bamboo containers and the refills come packaged in paper pouches!
Zerra and Co. is an amazing, handmade zero waste makeup brand made right in Baltimore! I love the zero waste options they have and they offer a number of refills on their pallet products including blush and eyeshadow as well as some skincare product refills like facial cleanser, lotion and facial moisturizer! You can save 20% with my code: ROSEDUST
Trestique may just be my new makeup obsession! In addition to offering clean, non-toxic beauty, all of their products are refillable! They come in tubes (everything! Foundation, bronzer, blush, highlight, concealer, brow pencil, mascara, eyeshadow and lip products!) that you can empty and recycle the inner piece and pop in the new refill!
These refillable makeup brands thrive where a lot of sustainable makeup often falls short. They’re cutting out the need for multiple package purchases and offering a whole new level of sustainability: reusing,
If you’ve read this blog before then you know that I always say using what you have is the most sustainable option. And that’s what you can do with these brands. Use and reuse the packaging you already have!
I hope this post gives you some insight into the amazing refillable makeup brands out there trying to do their part to create a future with less waste.
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