One of the advantages of using reusable cotton pads is that they help to reduce waste and eliminate the use of single-use commercial products. Commercial skincare and makeup pads are made of plastic that takes hundreds of years to degrade, and even when it does, the microplastics that are released harm our waterways and the ecosystem.
Even when you opt for the 100% cotton choice in your local shop, it is not always the best option. Cotton is one of the most pesticide-doused crops on our planet, and the makeup pads you purchase from the pharmacy are typically drenched in this pesticide residue.
Our reusable cotton pads are created from 100% organic cotton and sustainably sourced bamboo, that has not been chemically treated or bleached. These makeup remover pads include a mesh bag for storage and washing. They are delivered in a fully recyclable Kraft envelope to ensure that they are a genuinely low waste product.
Your reusable cotton pads can be cleaned either by hand or by using a washing machine. If you opt for the former, rinse them thoroughly with warm water and use soap to remove most of the makeup. If you're using a machine, place them inside the mesh bag that comes with the pads before putting them into the washing machine. Select a delicate or low-heat cycle, add a gentle detergent, and ensure to include items of similar colours. To avoid damage, it's best to air-dry the pads instead of putting them into a tumble dryer, and it's better for the planet!
Because nail polish has a thick consistency, it's possible to stain your reusable pads if you use it to remove polish. As an alternative, we recommend using a rag or keep aside one of your makeup pads to use as designated polish remover.
Our super soft pads are made from 80% organic cotton and 20% bamboo, whilst the textured pads are made from 66% organic cotton and 34% bamboo. You receive 8 super soft and 2 textured pads and the organic cotton wash bag in each pack.
We are based in Angus in the UK, and we post out orders most days, so if you're in the UK your order will arrive 2-3 days after ordering. We do ship internationally via Royal Mail, and most orders arrive within 7 days to the Rest of the World.
Please do get in touch to ask! Email Leanne on firstname.lastname@example.org and she'll be on hand to help answer anything :)