Switching to a reusable anything is usually a much better alternative for the environment! So, when we shared our fabulous Reusable Makeup Pads with you guys, we knew we were onto a winner. With our washable removal pads, you don't have to give up the convenience of single-use cotton wool pads. They will keep both your skin and also our wonderful planet clean! Find out our top 5 reasons why you should make the swap...
1. Conventional cotton pads are a disaster for the environment
The disposable cotton pads these Reusable Makeup Pads replace are terrible for the planet! The biggest issues with cotton pads come from the use of chemicals (especially pesticides), the consumption of water and the removal of wildlife habitats to make way for agricultural land to grow cotton. To use this cotton for only one use seems horrifying when you think about how much damage it causes! To make matters worse, disposable cotton pads come wrapped in single-use plastic – and don’t even get us started on disposable plastics!
Luckily, these Makeup Pad alternatives are reusable, helping to minimise the impact of the cotton industry. They can be reused over and over again, which helps reduce the demand for cotton as well as reducing the amount of waste ending up in landfills without having to sacrifice your beauty routine.
2. They're great on your skin
These Reusable Makeup Pads work wonders on our skin! The pads are made from a mixture of cotton and bamboo fibres. The softness of these fabrics makes them perfect for all skin types. The set includes 12 ultra-soft, velvet pads which are great for sensitive areas like the eyes and for removing everyday makeup. You can use these velvety-soft pads for applying toners, creams or even makeup powder if you feel like you need. The set also includes 4 scrub pads which are perfect for cleaning off tenacious products (goodbye red lipstick stains!) and gently exfoliating the skin.
And don't just take our word for it either, our customers love how these pads feel too! Check out our product reviews!
3. They're easy to look after
Reusing doesn’t need to be a chore. In fact, it’s really easy to look after your Reusable Makeup Pads. Once used, just gather the bamboo makeup pads in the mesh bag they come packaged in, so they don’t get lost in the washing machine - like all our missing socks! Then, the manufacturer recommends washing them in the laundry machine at 40°C to kill off any bacteria. We’d also recommend air drying them and not ironing.
4. You’ll save money!
Our throw-away culture has become a serious problem and it’s time to kick some habits by replacing single-use items with more eco-friendly products. One of the best things about these Reusable Makeup Pads is that they’ll serve you for a long time. This means once you’ve made the switch to reusable items, you’ll find that you don’t need to buy any more makeup pads for a long time. By making one small investment, you’ll save loads of cash as well as minimising your impact on the environment – double win!
5. They’re plastic-freeMost disposable cotton makeup remover pads come packaged inside a horrible plastic sleeve. Considering that the average woman gets through about one sleeve a month, that's a lot of wasted plastic! But don't worry, both these reusable pads and their packaging are 100% plastic-free. The pads are made from biodegradable bamboo and cotton, and the packaging is made from recyclable and compostable card.