Changing to reusable cotton pads is a great zero waste switch that will easily become part of your daily cleansing routine.
As part of our daily routine, we are used to using cotton balls or rounds to remove our makeup or clean our faces. Usually these cotton balls come in plastic packaging which ends up in landfills and oceans, which not only threatens the existence of marine life but ours as well. Not to mention that it takes tens of thousands of liters of water to produce just one kilogram of cotton. So making the switch to reusable cotton rounds is a smarter and greener move.
Using reusable cotton rounds offers many benefits. For one, itís economical. Initially single use cotton rounds are more convenient to buy but itís not good for our planet. Reusable cotton rounds will last you for at a year. Not only will you save the planet by reducing your plastic waste through using reusable cotton rounds but you will be saving money in the long term, too.
Two of the most common materials used to make reusable pads are cotton and bamboo. These materials are biodegradable which means they disintegrate or break down naturally without leaving any harmful chemicals on our environment.
Most makeup remover wipes are made with plastic and so do not biodegrade. Cotton uses many precious resources to grow and so while cotton wool or cotton pads are biodegradable it is a much better use of these resources to opt for reusable cotton rounds.
These reusable cotton rounds are easy to use, too. They are in a perfect size for taking off makeup, gently exfoliating and easy to clean in the washing machine.