Most make-up pads sold in stores are made from single-use (non-organic) cotton or even worse, from nylon or polyester that does not biodegrade. Most brands are also expensive, wasteful and packed in plastic. If you use them, choose reusable makeup pads made from natural cotton or hemp, which can then be used again and again, washed in the machine (often the pads include a wash bag). You’ll also safe money, as the pads will last for months or years.
A Slice of Green Organic Cotton Facial Pads come in various designs including a pretty grey meadow print on one side, and cotton towelling fabric on the other to natural exfoliate and cleanse skin. These large pads feature a handy hanging loop to dry out between uses and after washing (or slipping over a finger, when in use). Wash at 30 degrees in the machine, with similar colours.
Helen Round Reusable Bamboo Face Pads are sold in a set of 10. The perfect addition for everyday cleansing, each wipe is made with two layers of super soft bamboo, to remove makeup gently and easily. Designed to be used as an eco swap to wipes and cotton pads.
Upcircle Hemp & Cotton Makeup Pads are made from 70% hemp and 30% cotton. The pack includes 7 triple layer rounds, and a cotton mesh bag for storage and washing. To wash, just pop them in the included mesh bag, and add to the wash. Due to the light colour, they may stain but you can reduce this by using a biodegradable soap immediately after use, while the
Battle Green Reusable Make Up Pads are made from organic bamboo cotton, and packed in cardboard. Choose a set of 8 or 12 pdas, and add an organic cotton mesh bag, to keep them together in the wash (the pads cannot remove nail varnish). Disposable face wipes make up 93% of material found in sewer blockages, so switching helps to save the planet too.