One cotton wool to remove eye makeup, another (or two) to remove face makeup and sometimes even another to apply the tonic. A person uses, on average, eight pieces of cotton or two or three wipes per day to remove make-up. Wipes are quite harmful and skin-aggressive and they do not clean.
Regular cotton pads are a disaster for the environment. Cotton is grown with massive use of pesticides, fertilizers and water. Their production not only pollutes the environment, but it can also be harmful to the ones who use it: cotton balls or pads might have residues of all the chemicals used in their production that you can transfer to your skin. To make matters worse, make-up removal discs are often packed in plastic and that makes them even more polluting.
We all have to make our best to eliminate everything disposable from our beauty routine, reuse more and throw away less. Reusable make-up removal discs are affordable and proven effective. They are made of 100% organic cotton and other natural fibres such as bamboo.
The alternatives on the market are varied and increasingly beautiful and appealing. Of course, the trend is that all options have eliminated plastic from their packaging and even offer instructions through QR codes.
How to choose makeup removal reusable pads
When buying them, we need to make sure they are made of the right material so that it respects the integrity of the skin: cotton and bamboo are the most usual.
If you are planning on getting reusable pads, you also have to consider the different properties each material has: a higher proportion of bamboo gives the disc greater power of dragging and therefore, of exfoliation.
You can use the discs for years without generating a single waste.
They take care of your skin
They are usually ideal for removing eye make-up because of their velvety and delicate finish, which is much softer and more respectful.
They come in different sizes
Its size is larger than that of a disposable disc and allows it to be used on both sides.
They are washable
It is vital that they are always clean and dry, to avoid contamination with microorganisms. Between uses, they must be washed at a high temperature and left to dry in the open air.
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