Reusable Makeup Remover Pad
Reusable makeup remover pads are a smart way to apply no-rinse cleanser options like micellar water. Simply saturate the pad and wipe over your face.
They also work well as an alternative to disposable, single-use cotton rounds and wipes. Just remember to keep your pads clean by putting them in a laundry bag until they’re ready to wash!
For a reusable alternative to disposable wipes, try this organic cotton makeup remover pad from Marley’s Monsters. The flannel-sized pads are larger than cotton rounds, so they’re great for removing more makeup at once and can even be used to apply lotions or makeup remover pad toners. The cotton is also grown in a way that uses less water, pesticides and chemical fertilizers than conventionally cultivated cotton, so you can feel good about using them on your skin. Plus, the pads are shipped in recycled packaging and fabric scraps are donated to charity (in our case, St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County and ENIVA Fashion) and upcycled into new products.
Another great option is this set of reusable makeup pads from EcoRoots, which come with an organic bag for travel and simple washing. The cloths are made with a blend of organic cotton and bamboo, which is quick-growing and requires few to no chemicals for growth. They’re super soft, and can be used to apply no-rinse cleansers like micellar water or toner as well as removing makeup.
Alternatively, you can make your own DIY makeup remover pads by cutting up old clothes or buying some cotton balls from your local supermarket. Just saturate the cloths with a gentle oil, like coconut, jojoba, or almond, and gently wipe it over your face.
Reusable makeup remover pads are a smart swap for single-use cotton rounds and contribute to less waste overall. Single-use wipes are a major contributor to the waste produced by the beauty industry – they often smear makeup across the face rather than removing it, and then they clog sewers or go on to pollute our oceans and harm sea life. Using reusable makeup remover pads is much better for the environment and for your skin, as they can be used again and again.
Saturate a reusable pad with your micellar water or other liquid makeup remover and glide over the skin to cleanse. You can also use a reusable pad to apply your toner, reducing the amount of plastic you consume without sacrificing the effectiveness of your cleansing routine.
There are a few different reusable makeup remover pads you can try depending on your needs and budget. The Biossance Reduce, Reuse, makeup remover pad Rejoice Cotton Pads are a great option for anyone who uses a lot of micellar water, while the Face Halo Original works well for stubborn eye makeup. These pads are dual sided to help with targeted removal and come in a convenient resealable pack so you can easily take them on your travels.
Another reusable option is the Magni!tone Wipe Out cloth, which is made of a microfibre material that helps to lift and dissolve makeup from the face. It’s a little bigger than the cotton rounds, so it can be used for more coverage at once and is machine washable at 30 degrees.
3. Easy to wash
We are used to the three-step routine of cleanser, serum, and cotton pads that remove makeup. Unfortunately, all of these beauty essentials add up to a lot of waste for our planet – and they can even be harmful to the skin!
However, there are reusable alternatives that are kinder to the environment and better for your skin. The makeup remover pad is a small piece of cloth that can be used as traditional cotton pads, but it is also easy to wash, making it the more sustainable option.
Reusable makeup remover pads can be used on their own or with a liquid such as water or micellar solution to clean the face and remove makeup. They are usually made from a range of soft fabrics, such as bamboo, brushed cotton, and microfiber, and are designed to be gentle on the skin.
You can machine wash reusable makeup remover pads with your regular laundry load, but it is recommended that you use a mesh laundry bag for delicates to protect them from hooks and zippers in the washer. It is also best to avoid using fabric softeners or bleach, as they will be harsh on the pads and cause them to wear down faster. Ideally, you should air dry your makeup remover pads so that they can retain their shape and softness.
Reusable pads are softer than regular cotton ones and do a great job at removing makeup and other residues from your face. They are also made from a variety of fabrics such as bamboo, brushed cotton, microfiber, and terry cloth. All of these are soft on the skin and antibacterial. You can use them along with your favourite cleansing oil or even just water. If you prefer using natural oils like coconut or jojoba, apply them to the pad and gently rub it over your skin to remove makeup and dirt. Rinse off with warm water and follow it up with a gentle facial cleanser.
Unlike cotton pads that are doused with chemicals and pesticides, reusable ones don’t do that. These are soft and absorbent and help remove makeup and dirt with just warm water without causing any irritation. These can be tossed in the wash after each use and can last for 200 or so washes.
These reusable makeup pads from Biossance are larger than regular cotton pads and come with a muslin cloth that you can use to wipe off the remaining bits of makeup and other residues from your face. You can use these to remove sunscreen, moisturizers, and even your eye makeup. The cotton flannel is softer than your regular cotton pads and feels very gentle on the skin.