Sustainable Choices: Refillable Products

Sustainable Choices: Refillable Products

Discover our new innovative refill system

The power of nature is unique. At Susanne Kaufmann, nature is the cornerstone of our award-winning skincare range, pairing the beneficial properties of Alpine flora with proven skin science. To fulfil our promise to offer highly effective natural cosmetic products, we follow four ethical principles: quality, effectiveness, transparency and sustainability.

Having grown up surrounded by the nature in the Bregenzerwald in Austria, sustainability is more than just a fashionable word to Founder Susanne Kaufmann. From the careful selection of only the finest plant and botanical ingredients to the implementation of the most eco-friendly production technologies and processes (with local partner Ingo Metzler), sustainability has been at the core of the brand for almost two decades and is imperative to everything Susanne creates and pursues.

Leaving a lighter footprint

The world’s ecosystems are under increased pressure. It is therefore our mission to constantly expand our efforts and minimise our footprint on the earth. As part of our ongoing promise and journey to reduce the amount of packaging required to deliver our powerful products to you, and to cut CO2 emissions further, we’ve launched a unique innovative refill system that extends the shelf-life of our iconic glass bottles.

For many years, the refill project has been particularly close to founder Susanne’s heart:
"This project has been a labour of love. We know our customers love our recyclable glass bottles, and so we are excited to offer a refill solution that empowers them to reuse their existing bottles, reduce their carbon footprint and help us in the fight to protect our planet."

Meet our refill pioneers

Effective, natural, and sustainable: Formulated with natural renewable sugar surfactants, our pioneers offer a particularly gentle cleanse. Unlike synthetic agents, these non-irritant cleansing agents do not harm the skin’s natural protective layer and are suitable for sensitive skin.

Hand Soap

A household essential, our gentle hand wash is designed to cleanse and condition, and protect from dryness. Nourishing plant extracts, including horsetail and burdock, leave the skin moisturised and velvety soft with every use.

Purifying Cleansing Gel

Suitable for all skin types, this cleansing favourite is particularly beneficial for oily and combination skin. Formulated with a potent herbal compound made of cockspur hawthorn and masterwort, the gel has a soothing, clarifying and antibacterial effect on blemished skin.

Soothing Cleansing Milk

The first step in any skincare routine, our blend of chamomile, sage and mallow extracts creates a highly efficient cleanse. Ideal for even sensitive skin, this lightweight cleanser effortlessly removes makeup and gently comforts the skin.

Soothing Toner

Perfect to be paired with our Soothing Cleansing Milk, the toner helps to hydrate, balance and clarify the skin. Infused with the youth-enhancing properties of hyaluronic acid, it creates a younger, refreshed look.

Invigorating Hair & Body Wash

Designed to target men’s skincare needs, this innovative product streamlines your shower routine. Nourishing to both hair and body, it effectively refreshes the skin with aloe vera and rosehip seed oil.

Hair & Body Wash

Meet our 3-in-1 nourishing multitasker. Enriched with silk protein, aloe vera and yarrow, it provides intense care and hydration whilst soothing scalp and skin. Suitable for the entire family.

Making a difference

In keeping with her philosophy of keeping it local, Founder Susanne Kaufmann chose Austrian family-owned company ALPLA to develop her first-ever refill packaging. Renowned far beyond the Alps, ALPLA is an award-winning global leader in the development and manufacture of plastic packaging solutions. With the extensive knowledge of our partner, we were able to produce refills that are exceptionally light. Being made of 75% recycled, post-consumer material (rHDPE), they are up to 60% lighter than standard HDPE bottles.

A Life Cycle Assessment, conducted by ALPLA, confirms that:

  • By purchasing a refill, carbon emissions are cut by 69% as compared to buying another glass bottle.
  • Refilling your original glass bottle four times with a Susanne Kaufmann refill, as recommended, has 50% less overall environmental impact: greenhouse gas emissions* are reduced by 55%, water use is reduced by 37.5%, and the environmental impact of land use is cut by around 50%, and contribution to smog by around 56%.

    *The results are based on a customer purchasing in Hamburg, Germany. For countries further afield, the results are impacted by transportation emissions, such as aeroplanes.

Just the beginning

Whilst our cleansing bestsellers are the first to be available as refills, they will not be the last. Be amongst the first to learn about our next launches, just sign up here to our mailing list.

We would love for you to join us on our mission to help preserve our beautiful planet, cut down waste and make conscious and better-informed decisions day by day. Read more about sustainable routines and discover our tips for a zero waste bathroom.

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Hand Soap
An exceptionally gentle hand wash developed to effectively cleanse and condition. A gentle botanical blend calms and protects skin from moisture loss, leaving hands feeling velvety soft and supple. Perfect for the whole family. Our Hand Soap is refillable.

Refillable

Exceptionally skin friendly

pH neutral

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Hand Soap

Hand Soap

$45

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Hand Soap
$45
Hand Soap Refill
Reducing carbon emissions, our refill bottles are the most sustainable way to enjoy our best-selling Hand Soap. Each refill uses less plastic and can be recycled after use, helping to reduce packaging waste.

100% recyclable

Made from 75% recycled plastic

Reduces your carbon footprint

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hands, cleanser

Hand Soap Refill

Hand Soap Refill

$40

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Hand Soap Refill
$40
Previously named: Cleansing Gel
Purifying Cleansing Gel

This product was previously known as Cleansing Gel.

A purifying cleansing gel to refresh and balance the skin and gently wash away dirt and make-up without drying. The perfect first step in your daily skincare routine. The 250ml size bottle is refillable.

Gentle skin cleanser

Removes eye make up

Antibacterial

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face, cleanser

Purifying Cleansing Gel

Purifying Cleansing Gel

$50

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Purifying Cleansing Gel
$50
Purifying Cleansing Gel Refill
Reducing carbon emissions, our refill bottles are the most sustainable way to enjoy our best-selling Purifying Cleansing Gel. Each refill uses less plastic and can be recycled after use, helping to reduce packaging waste.

100% recyclable

Made from 75% recycled plastic

Reduces your carbon footprint

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face, cleanser

Purifying Cleansing Gel Refill

Purifying Cleansing Gel Refill

$75

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Purifying Cleansing Gel Refill
$75
Previously named: Cleansing Milk
Soothing Cleansing Milk

This product was previously known as Cleansing Milk.

A gentle yet effective soothing cleansing milk to clarify, soothe and brighten the skin. Developed to remove dirt and make-up, its mild formula is ideal for dry and sensitive skin. The 250ml size bottle is refillable.

Gentle skin cleanser

Removes eye make up

Does not dry out your skin

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Soothing Cleansing Milk

Soothing Cleansing Milk

$50

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Soothing Cleansing Milk
$50
New
Soothing Cleansing Milk Refill
Reducing carbon emissions, our refill bottles are the most sustainable way to enjoy our best-selling Soothing Cleansing Milk. Each refill uses less plastic and can be recycled after use, helping to reduce packaging waste.

100% recyclable

Made from 75% recycled plastic

Reduces your carbon footprint

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face, cleanser

Soothing Cleansing Milk Refill

Soothing Cleansing Milk Refill

$85

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Soothing Cleansing Milk Refill
$85
Previously named: Tonic Soothing
Soothing Toner

This product was previously known as Tonic soothing.

A refreshing, gentle toner developed to restore the skin’s natural pH level and protect against environmental stress throughout the day and is especially suitable for skin prone to dryness. The 250ml size bottle is refillable.

Balances skin's pH level

Calming

Moisturising

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face, toner

Soothing Toner

Soothing Toner

$45

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Soothing Toner
$45
New
Soothing Toner Refill
Reducing carbon emissions, our refill bottles are the most sustainable way to enjoy our best-selling Soothing Toner. Each refill uses less plastic and can be recycled after use, helping to reduce packaging waste.

100% recyclable

Made from 75% recycled plastic

Reduces your carbon footprint

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face, toner

Soothing Toner Refill

Soothing Toner Refill

$75

Select a size
Soothing Toner Refill
$75
Previously named: Shower/Shampoo Line M
Invigorating Hair & Body Wash

This product was previously known as Shower/Shampoo Line M.

An all-in-one shampoo, conditioner and shower gel developed to invigorate and refresh mind and body, delivering gentle care for both skin and hair. The perfect way to start your day. Our Invigorating Hair & Body Wash is refillable.

Nourishing

pH neutral

Stops skin and hair from drying out

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Invigorating Hair & Body Wash

Invigorating Hair & Body Wash

$60

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Invigorating Hair & Body Wash
$60
Invigorating Hair & Body Wash Refill
Reducing carbon emissions, our refill bottles are the most sustainable way to enjoy our best-selling Invigorating Hair & Body Wash. Each refill uses less plastic and can be recycled after use, helping to reduce packaging waste.

100% recyclable

Made from 75% recycled plastic

Reduces your carbon footprint

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body, wash

Invigorating Hair & Body Wash Refill

Invigorating Hair & Body Wash Refill

$55

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Invigorating Hair & Body Wash Refill
$55
Previously named: Shower/Shampoo
Hair & Body Wash

This product was previously known as Shower/Shampoo.

A gentle daily body cleanser, shampoo and conditioner-in-one, developed to effectively remove dirt and impurities without drying. Skin and hair are left feeling soft and supple. Our Hair & Body Wash is refillable.

Nourishing

pH neutral

Stops skin and hair from drying out

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body, wash

Hair & Body Wash

Hair & Body Wash

$60

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Hair & Body Wash
$60
Hair & Body Wash Refill
Reducing carbon emissions, our refill bottles are the most sustainable way to enjoy our best-selling Hair & Body Wash. Each refill uses less plastic and can be recycled after use, helping to reduce packaging waste.

100% recyclable

Made from 75% recycled plastic

Reduces your carbon footprint

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body, wash

Hair & Body Wash Refill

Hair & Body Wash Refill

$55

Select a size
Hair & Body Wash Refill
$55

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