We want Irish beauty and we want less waste. Here are seven brilliant homegrown brands offering top-ups for your favourite beauty buys, from shower gel to fine fragrance …
West Cork’s Modern Botany is justly renowned for its natural deodorant, which has won numerous awards. They have just launched a giant refill bottle (€90) so you need never run out again – no sweat. www.modernbotany.com
The Handmade Soap Company has brilliant liquid refills in compostable pouches so there is no waste involved; treat yourself to the glass bottles of Anam wash for your shower and then refill for eternity. www.thehandmadesoapcompany.ie
Stories Parfums has travel-sized perfume bottles (€44, 15ml) which you can refill from the larger sizes – all their perfume bottles are refillable and can be supplied with a pipette for ease of transfer. The 15ml and 30ml are perfect sizes for on the go and these can be refilled from the larger 100ml bottle. www.storiesparfums.com
Memo Paris fragrance, co-founded by John Molloy, is inspired by travel. So their travel spray refills (€45 10ml, set of three €85) offer a way to try out one of these beautiful and long-lasting scents. Their Hermetica scents are also refillable, and you save around €50. At Brown Thomas.
Rathborne 1488’s diffusers (€46) are refillable (200ml, €28), so you can scent your home with their lovely Dublin Dusk or the bright refreshing Wild Mint, Watercress & Thyme; www.rathbornes1488.com. Max Benjamin’s diffusers (€33) are refillable (€20, 150ml); we love the uplifting Lemongrass & Ginger; at www.brownthomas.com. Green Angel’s reed diffusers have eco-friendly refills available. All five essential oil fragrances, including Neroli, Ylang Ylang and Jasmine, will last up to three months. Diffuser €30, €18 for refills; www.greenangel.com.
Other refillable brands we rate:
L’Occitane offers refills on many of its favourite products (as well as offering TerraCycle recycling facilities in store), with refills from €20. So you can get 500ml of the wondrous Almond Shower Oil for €31.50 (usually €22 for 250ml).
Isle of Paradise has refill pouches of its excellent Self-Tanning Water (€18.74, 200ml: though you don’t save much money on them, it saves on plastic: refill pouches are €14.62 for 200ml. At www.Boots.ie.
Charlotte Tilbury is offering refills for her new Supermodel Brows, including Brow Cheat (€28; refills €16) and Brow Lift (€28; refills €16). Available from March 25 from www.charlottetilbury.com; at Brown Thomas and Arnotts from April 8.
Fenty Beauty offers refills on the Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF30 Sunscreen (€34; refill €29) and Instant Reset Overnight Recovery Gel-Cream €37; refill €33).
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