8 Refillable Beauty Products That Will Help You Cut Down on Waste

If you're looking to fill the last precious spot on your New Year's resolution list, you've come to the right place. We're all well aware of the beauty industry's packaging and waste issues by now. The evidence can usually be found on our bathroom shelves and at the bottom of our makeup bags.

From the never-ending stream of tubs and bottles that get thrown out to the luxurious but overpackaged makeup that gives us a big helping of eco-guilt when we have to wave goodbye to it. It can be hard to understand exactly what we need to do to reduce waste, especially when only 31% of plastic waste is successfully recycled. That's where beauty brands are stepping in by giving us more solutions.

From a sustainability standpoint, the packaging manufacturing process has a significant impact on the environment, as it requires a huge amount of energy, water and CO2. Refillable products have less of an eco-cost than buying a new bottle or tub, especially as the original is designed to be bigger, heavier and more aesthetically pleasing. Not only that, but there are also financial benefits to using refills.

Not sure where to start? We've listed the best beauty buys that house some pretty special products within their refillable packaging.