Our Favorite Reusable Beauty Products
We are a society of consumers, and that is a fact that will probably never change. What we can do, however, is pay attention to the products we choose to buy and become more conscious consumers. We think the best place to start is in your makeup bag and medicine cabinet. Beauty brands are starting to do their part in becoming cognizant about what they can do to help the environment and act against climate change. The good thing is that you don't have to sacrifice quality, luxury, or style when it comes to making smart purchases, especially when it comes to skincare and makeup.
Choosing reusable beauty products is a simple way to make a change. So many gorgeous, luxe, and effective products are being sold in beautiful packaging that you can reuse time and time again. You'll find that these changes are so easy. Instead of using disposable wipes to clean your face at the end of the day, invest in gentle, exfoliating cleansing cloths that negate the can be washed and reused time and time again. Some brands are even taking things one step further and letting consumers ship back empty bottles to them so that they can give you a refill and send the bottles back. Other brands even have pumps in their stores, allowing customers to bring in empty containers and simply refill their products then and there.
The market is getting creative, and by making informed choices, you can feel good about what you're using and how you're spending your money. If you're ready to make your beauty routine a little greener, consider adding a few of our favorite reusable beauty products to your lineup.
Gentle Body Moisturizer
Body Sugar Scrub
Recontained, a beauty-and-home shop in Venice, California, lets you buy in bulk—and restock on its Toasted Sun Coconut Body Sugar Scrub in BPA-free packs you can return for reuse.
Shop Now: Recontained Toasted Sun Coconut Body Sugar Scrub, $30 for 6.6 ounces or $26 for 8-ounce refill, recontained.com.
Pare down with this unique "stone" moisturizer: Glide the orb over dry spots—it lasts for months—then pop a new one in the bamboo box.
Shop Now: Kate McLeod Daily Stone Moisturizer, $45 per jar or $38 for refill, katemcleod.com.
Guilt-Free Cleansing Cloths
More effective than using your hands, gentler than a coarse towel, and way more eco-friendly than using a paper towel, Eve Lom's muslin cleansing cloths exfoliate and improve circulation while washing your skin and removing impurities. Just throw them in your washing machine after every few uses.
Shop Now: Eve Lom Muslin Cleansing Cloths, $22, net-a-porter.com.
You caught us: The product itself can't be replenished, but the travel-friendly container can be used time and time again. The organic highlighter adds radiance wherever you may need it (your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, or the corners of your eyes), and once we've finished the product, we like to clean out the packaging and use it as a carry-on container for lotions or serums when we're flying
Shop Now: RMS Beauty Living Luminizer, $36, sephora.com.
Architectural and Sustainable Compact
You don't have to feel bad about spending extra on this gorgeous compact, because after your initial purchase, the following formulas come in refill packets that you pop into the original case. We've highlighted Kjaer Weis' cream blush here, but same goes for their lipstick, foundation, mascara—everything they make.
Shop Now: Kjaer Weis Cream Blush, $56, net-a-porter.com.
Not only is this natural, moisturizing soap multipurpose, but it's also refillable. Just take your container into their store when you're empty—no additional bottles needed.
Shop Now: Follain Refillable Everything Soap, $24, follain.com.
Effective, natural deodorants that come in cute, travel-friendly, refillable packaging? Sign us up. (Who knew we could even get excited about deodorant packaging?) We like that they're also dishwasher safe, which means you can wash them between refills.
Shop Now: Myro Deodorant, from $10, mymyro.com.
Glam Bath Salts
Once you've finished luxuriating in these mineral-enriched pink Himalayan bath salts, use the glamorous, minimalist bottle for anything—like as a vase for fresh flowers or a vessel for the perfect DIY gift.
Shop Now: Mullein & Sparrow Bath Salts, $40, birchbox.com.
Plaine Products is genius when it comes to saving the environment: All of their beauty and personal care items come in reusable bottles, and when you need refills, you simply send your bottles back and wait for them to come back full.
Shop Now: Plaine Products Citrus Lavender Shampoo, from $27 for two months, plaineproducts.com.
Hydrating Body Scrub
Indulge in this delicious body scrub, made with brown sugar, botanical oils, and vanilla, and then use the reusable glass jar for storage—even for your own self-made body scrubs, should the inspiration strike.
Shop Now: C & The Moon Malibu Made Body Scrub, $64, shen-beauty.com.