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Here are the Australian and New Zealand beauty brands offering refills

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JUN CHIN FOR FOILE

STYLED BY VICKY CHUNG

WORDS BY IZZY WIGHT

Fill me up.

There’s something distinctly satisfying about reaching the end of a favourite beauty product. It’s the satisfaction of knowing you really did reach for it all the time, scraping the dregs of that wondrous cream – or oil, or balm, or blush –  ’til the very end. Good for your bank account, better for the planet.


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Now, what if I told you there was an option to take that packaging and fill it right back up again? Following the rise of climate-positive beauty initiatives, there’s a new market for refillable skincare and beauty. Reducing carbon emissions by up to 74 per cent, these are the local beauty labels doing their part.

Fluff Cosmetics

Casual cosmetics brand Fluff is back with a limited drop model, re-releasing its loved Cloud Compacts for the first time in two years. The brand’s signature mirrored packaging is refillable, with its Lip Oil and Bronzing Powder (now in four shades) available in magnetic refill pans. Once used, these pans are totally recyclable.

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Emma Lewisham


New Zealand-based natural skincare label Emma Lewisham has brought its distinctive pink-and-purple packaging to a range of refillable skincare products. Purchase top-ups of the brand’s face oils, moisturising creams, eye treatments and more.

emmalewisham.com.au

Foile

 

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Freshly launched skincare brand Foile was created for ease, expression and good skin. The range of vegan skincare products is designed to champion natural, nourishing ingredients; with each formula housed in its own glossy green or blue glass bottle. Refill pouches are available for each product, so you can use the adorable packaging again and again.

foile.com.au

Grown Alchemist

 

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Organic Australian-born beauty brand Grown Alchemist takes a “holistic scientific” approach to skincare, “identifying the mechanisms that regulate the aging process of the body and skin”. Loved by skincare enthusiasts across the globe (including Gloop girlie Gwenyth Paltrow), the brand is innovative in its sustainability. You can shop Eco Refills of its best-selling products.

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The Body Shop

 

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Since 2019, The Body Shop have offered product refills across many of its stores, with 400 more introduced globally in 2022. Refills extend to much-loved products across haircare, shower gel and handwash ranges. In-store refill options have been offered as part of The Body Shop’s overall sustainability commitments as a BCorp organisation – awarded to businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability.

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Zero Co

 

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Zero Co is on a mission to eliminate single-use plastic from Australian households, offering reusable products for your kitchen and bathroom needs. If you purchase the brand’s body products or hair care, you’ll receive a ‘forever bottle’ crafted from ocean, beach and landfill plastic. This ‘forever bottle’ can be refilled from Zero Co’s reusable pouches, which you can get delivered to your door.

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Leif

 

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Botanical beauty brand Leif creates simple, effective skincare formulas ‘designed to elevate the everyday’. Leif reflects the beauty of the Australian landscape in its use of native plant ingredients, with its formulas free from sulphates, parabens and animal cruelty. The brand offers different sizes of refills for all its products.

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