Switch to reusable makeup pads, to save on single-use cotton pads and cotton wool, which is often sold in plastic packaging. These pads can be used again and again, just put them in the enclosed mesh bags (or an old sock) in the washing machine, to stop them getting lost. Expect up to 10% shrinkage on first wash, and avoid using fabric conditioner and tumble driers, to prserve their life.
Authentic House Organic Cotton Makeup Pads are handmade in the UK with fabric that’s woven by hand and printed by a family business in Kerala. The prints are based on vintage patterns and are 60% organic cotton and 40% bamboo (the soft side is made of organic velvet). Choose from floral or sails fabrics (vegan) sold in a set of 4 with a recycled paper label. Machine wash inside a tied bag or sock, and expect up to 10% shrinkage on first wash.
These bamboo makeup remover pads are reusable and washable, and far gentler than cotton wool. They also make the perfect alternative to disposable cotton pads. The bamboo cotton spa headband is also soft, and perfect to keep hair away during applying or removing makeup.
The pads are made from 70% bamboo and 30% cotton short hair fleece. You will instantly feel the difference during yoru facial routine. The set includes 21 bamboo make up pads, 1 bamboo spa headband and a cotton laundry bag. The 21 pads are divided across 3 sizes:
- 7 small (to remove eye makeup)
- 7 medium (for applying toner)
- 7 large (for cleansing the face)
After use, just place the used bamboo pads in the bag on a 30 degree wash, to use again and again. 1% of profits go to environmental nonprofits, and another 1% to community youth projects.
Leave No Trace Reusable Pads with a Wash Bag contains all you need in one. Choose from a set of 8 or 12, with an organic cotton mesh wash bag.
These bamboo makeup pads from Tabitha Eve are made from bamboo towelling and layers of soft unbleached organic cotton. Just launder on cool and leave to dry naturally, then cut up carefully, and add to your compost bin (shrinkage of fabric by 10%). Avoid fabric conditioner and tumble driers for best results.
The Conscious Sewist Hemp Makeup Pads are handmade from organic hemp and organic cotton. These rounds are ideal for cleansing and toning, or removing makeup. Place in a mesh bag, to stop them disappearing in the washing machine. Set of 6.
Helen Round Bamboo Makeup Pads are made of two layers of bamboo, and fit neatly in the palm of your hand. Ideal for sensitive skin, you can launder by hand or in the machine.
Helen Round Reusable Bamboo Cleansing Set is handmade in Cornwall and contains a set of 6 reusable bamboo makeup pads and a soft bamboo face cloth, in a beautiful linen pouch.
Wild & Stone Reusable Makeup Pads are sold in a set of 16. The set contains 4 cotton terry pads for a deep cleanse, and 12 soft makeup pads for everyday cleansing. Sold in an organic cotton bag, they are designed in the UK, ethically made in India, and sent in a recycled Kraft envelope.
Pride Facial Pads are made with organic cotton and bamboo, and 20p from each sale is donated to a charity that supports the LGBTQ+ community. Made to order and cut by hand, so size and shape may vary.
These Flawless Makeup Remover Pads help clear your skin of makeup and dirt, and then just throw them in the machine and use again. The pack of 6 can be used with your chosen products, then gently massages into skin in upward firm circular movements. After use, wash with lukewarm water to remove dirt or makeup residue. They can be washed at 30 degrees centigrade, then allow the pads to air-dry before using again.