Best refillable beauty products for a more sustainable beauty routine

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Want to cut down on your plastic consumption? These refillable beauty products help to cut down on excess packaging.

You may be focusing on ways to cut plastic packaging out of your day-to-day life, but have you ever considered how sustainable your beauty routine is? Particularly once you finish those products.

When it comes to packaging, the beauty industry has a problem. Last year, a study by Zero Waste Week found that 120 billion units of packaging are produced every year by the cosmetics industry.

As we all grow more aware of the damaging effect plastic and excess packaging has on the environment, more and more brands are offering refillable options to help save beauty packaging from landfill. Even better, some of these alternatives are fully recyclable, too. Here are our favourites.

  • Ouai Thick Hair Shampoo

    Formulated for even the thickest of hair types, this cleansing shampoo is formulated with avocado oil and shea butter to nourish hair and stop water loss, while hydrolysed keratin helps to strengthen each strand. Ouai also added orange, magnolia, jasmine and peony notes to this shampoo to leave hair with an uplifting floral scent.

    Shop Ouai Thick Hair Shampoo, £17.60 for 300ml, and refill at look fantastic, £32.50 for 946ml

  • Sister & Co. Holly Candle

    The perfect candle as we settle into autumn, this candle combines cardamom, lemon, black pepper, lavender, cedarwood and ginger essential oils for a gorgeous, comforting smell. Once you’ve gotten through the 40 hour burn time (we wouldn’t blame you if you got through it quickly), Sister & Co. offers refillable candles. The 100% natural coconut and rapeseed wax base comes in a paper container. Just cut it out and pop it into your empty candle container.

    Shop Sister & Co. Holly Candle, £25, and refills at Sister & Co., £20

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