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Top up your formulas with sustainable (and chic) beauty refills

Why not refill your favourite formulas (and reuse the original bottle!) rather than buying a whole new product? It saves on plastic production and cost, so if you’re trying to make a step towards more sustainable buying habits with less waste, look no further – we’re (re)filling you in on our sustainably minded releases (from {hair care} heroes to the very best of {fragrance}), so you can shop {consciously}, with confidence…

As we grow as a company and a community, sustainability is taking precedence more than ever here at Cult Beauty. Just this year, we introduced our {Cult Conscious} initiative to highlight the brands making positive strides in the industry, including those championing partly-to-fully {recyclable} packaging (amongst other impressive Proof Points!). 


Fuel for your favourite hand bag essential (that’s {A Fragrance Paintbrush} by {Jo Loves}, obviously), the {A Fragrance Paintbrush Refill} holds the same, well-adored, inventive gel formula that lingers on skin but dries in seconds. Keep one of these in your stash to ensure you’re never without your favourite scent, or collect different ones and swap them out to match your mood. Convenient, available in five different scents and kind to the planet, there’s no better way to add, layer and enjoy Jo Loves’ delicious, enchanting fragrances.


Essential bath-side attire, the {Larry King Hair Care} {shampoo and conditioner} refills come in handy 180ml tubes – ideal for travelling and avoiding mid-shower moments of horror as it dawns on you that there’s no more product left in your bottle. *Cue the yell asking for an unlucky housemate to check the cupboards*.

With each formula tipped to tackle different hair-damaging issues, you can choose between the {City Life Shampoo} to detoxify, refresh and quell the effects of hard water and pollution, the {Social Life Shampoo} to encourage volume, strength, shine and moisture, the {Liquid Hairbrush Conditioner} to detangle, and the {Good Life Shampoo} to replenish, energise and revive.


Is there anything more soul-destroying than finishing your favourite {Charlotte Tilbury} lipstick? Or not twisting it down properly and smushing the beautifully-chiselled bullet? No, no there isn’t. But instead of forking out on an all-new {Hot Lips 2}, try a {Hot Lips 2 Refill} – a decadent refill that’s designed to effortlessly slip into your empty {lipstick} tube when your colour comes to an end, letting you swap and top up your shades at will. With the same amount of product at a fraction of the price and without the unnecessary packaging, what’s not to love?


The successor to {Tata Harper‘s} coveted {Water-Lock Moisturizer Starter Kit}, the {Water-Lock Moisturizer Refill Pod} offers the same amount of cream with a much smaller amount of packaging, so that you can hydrate, plump, replenish and bolster your skin guilt-free.


Wrapping {Therapie’s} exquisite {Himalayan Detox Salts} in an impressive pouch (you get more product for less money than the original tub!). Yet to discover the stress-soothing {bath salts}? They have a blissful cocktail of therapeutic Himalayan mineral salts, powdered Amethyst and essential oils of Lemongrass, Juniper and Geranium that work to balance pH levels and positive/negative ions, to assist the body on its quest to establish equilibrium. Gimme, gimme!


Made with 81% less packaging than buying a brand-new bottle, the earth-friendly design of {Isle of Paradise‘s} {Self-Tanning Water Refill Pouch} means no more unnecessary wastage but more sunless, sunkissed glow! This eco-friendly refill pouch wraps the same intelligent colour-correcting actives and organic {tanning} actives such as avocado, chia seed and coconut oil to grant a healthy, happy and hydrated glow that you’ll absolutely adore. 


As savvy as they are sustainable, {OUAI Haircare} has released refills of their ultra-chic shampoo and conditioners. Perfect for anyone that goes to great lengths for their, well, lengths, these supersized pouches will ensure you always have extra product to hand. Take the {Thick Hair Shampoo}, for example. You can replenish your stores with the 946ml refill pouch – that’s the equivalent of just over three full-sized bottles for the price of only two(!) – and be happy in the knowledge that you have at least two more helpings left.


With more of us than ever looking to lead a less-to-landfill lifestyle, the {Day and Night Nutritional Supplement Refills} by {Lumity} arrived to instant acclaim at Cult Beauty HQ. Not only can you top-up your jars of the youth-prolonging {supplements}, but you can be happy in the knowledge that the pouches they come in are fully compostable. As for the results, this powerhouse pair provide round-the-clock nourishment – delivering nutrients needed to bolster resistance and trigger repair while awake and asleep.


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