If you wear cosmetics, here are natural ways to remove makeup. Use with reusable facial wipes. This Cotton Waffle Headband is ideal to keep hair out of your face while cleansing your face, or removing/applying makeup. It has a Velcro fastening to the front, and is easy to use and washable. Each headband is made from offcuts from waffle dressing gowns. Choose from green or pink.
Dermatologists are not fans of conventional makeup wipes, which are mostly based on sodium lauryl sulfate, the same ‘engine degreaser’ found in conventional shampoos and a known irritant to the skin and eyes. Most also contain artificial fragrance, which creates algae bloom when it washes down drains, and goes into the sea. This chokes oxygen out of the water, and can cause harm to fish and marine creatures.
Tabitha Eve Konjac Sponge is ideal for very sensitive skin and can be used with either just water, or a little of a sensitive skin cleanser. This biodegradable sponge is from the root of the konjac (potato) plant and goes silky soft, once wet. A natural replacement for a sea sponge (a living creature that divers cut away with knives), this can also be used to remove makeup. Allow the sponge to dry naturally, then replace every few months. Can be composted at end of use.
Natural Brands of Makeup Removers
Upcircle Cleansing Balm is made with discarded apricot stones from the oil industry, to produce a naturally exfoliating powder to break down oils in the skin. Massage in with dry hands, then remove with a damp flannel or muslin cloth. Can also be used to remove make-up.
Avoid aromatherapy essential oils for pregnancy/nursing and medical conditions like epilepsy and asthma. Avoid rosemary and citrus oils for high blood pressure. Avoid shea butter for latex allergies.
Bain & Savon Hot Cloth Make-up Remover is sold in semi-solid form but quickly melts into a silky oil on application. Is is vegan and free from palm oil, and can remove waterproof makeup too.
Peace with the Wild Makeup Remover is a luxury cleanser to remove all traces of makeup and dirt, keeping your skin hydrated and balanced. Made with soothing organic ingredients.
Little Green Skincare Cleansing Oil is handcrafted with a specially selected blend of fruit oils and essential oils, and will melt away makeup and deep-cleanse your skin, leaving it nourished.