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Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Disposable Makeup Pads

Posted on by Alisa Menell

Do you ever wonder what happens to those makeup wipes and disposable cotton rounds we use? Many of us use them every day to wipe off our makeup, or swipe our faces with our favorite toner. 

When you think of a lifetime of using the disposable cotton rounds to remove your makeup and wipe astringent across your face... that’s a lot of disposed pads!

Sadly, it takes years for makeup wipes to breakdown in a landfill, which is where they are most likely to end up. And flushing them is even worse. According to the FDA, disposable wipes are made from a combination of polyester, polypropylene, cotton, wood pulp, and rayon fibers, most of these are not biodegradable. These wipes might also contain other ingredients, such as preservatives to prevent the growth of bacteria and molds. 

That's why we love reusable cotton rounds. They are made of cotton, and can be used with any makeup remover, toner or micellar water. Just wash in your machine with the included zip-close laundry bag, and reuse.

Try these Tips to Make Your Reusable Cotton Rounds Last:

  • Wash the cotton rounds before you start using them.
  • Put a bit of makeup remover on them if they aren’t super absorbent at first.
  • Use the laundry bag that comes with the set when washing.
  • Wash them on a delicate cycle and we suggest not using fabric softener.
  • To make them last between washings, use a little soap and water to rinse.

reusable cotton rounds

Organic Cotton Reusable Make Up Remover Rounds   $12-18

The fabric on these is super soft and they come in an assortment of cheery colors. Use these as an alternative to make up wipes to take your cleansing routine to a new level. Each set comes with 8 or 16 rounds and includes a laundry bag. Shop Now


eco friendly makeup remover cotton rounds

Reusable Cotton Rounds (Set of 8)  $12

These are like a plushy organic cotton towel in makeup round form. They are extra large, so you can clean your whole face with one. Each set comes with 8-16, are triple-layered for durability with two different sides (velvety soft and terry), and include a zip-close laundry bag. Shop Now

A single reusable cotton round can be used up to 1,000 times. That's an easy, sustainable change you can feel good about!


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