Millions of single use and disposable make up pads are sold every year worldwide. After use these are simply thrown away and add to the worlds increasing plastic waste issue.
Regular cotton makeup remover pads are normally bleached and some even have plastic synthetic fibers added and therefore do not biodegrade. Also, if product such as nail polish remover, facial toner or mascara is not removed from the cotton pads it becomes contaminated and not compostable.
It generally takes years for makeup wipes and cleansing pads to breakdown in land fill, which is where most disposable pads are likely to end up. A lot of wipes are made from a combination of materials such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or polypropylene (PP), which are then woven together with cotton and plastic.
Also, many cotton single use options and cotton wool come packaged in plastic packaging normally to keep them dry and clean during transport and retail.
Therefore, a great option to reduce plastic waste is to move away from single use beauty products like cotton pads and face wipes and switch instead to reusable facial cleansing pads. It’s a simple change that will save you money over the years and also help save the environment too.
Some great reusable facial cleansing pads include bamboo makeup remover pads, Muslin Cloths and Pure cotton cloth pads.
Some great reusable facial cleansing pads include bamboo makeup remover pads, Muslin Cloths and Pure cotton cloth pads. Bamboo makeup remover pads often are a lot softer than other reusable facial cleansing pads such as cotton and often have two sides to the pad one of terry toweling and the other smooth soft finish.
Bamboo makeup remover pads are naturally soft and durable due to the bamboo fabrics make up these bamboo reusable facial cleansing pads are perfect for cleaning off tenacious products like mascara and lipsticks with the terry towing side which also will help exfoliate your skin, where their softer side is great for more sensitive use particularly around the eye area.
The bamboo makeup remover pads are also washable and if taken care of can last you anywhere between 500 to 1000 washes! These reusable facial cleansing pads can be put in with your normal washing in the washing machine at 40°C to 60°C. or hand washed.
The other great reason to use bamboo makeup remover pads is that bamboo fibre also has the extra benefit of being, anti-fungi and antibacterial due to its properties in the bamboo kun.
These reusable facial cleansing pads are also great for gentle revitalising, simply soak in green tea and apply on tired eyes at the end of the day!
So, if you want to stop using single use makeup pads, then switch across to bamboo makeup remover pads!