FAQ on using reusable pads
How do you use reusable makeup remover pads?
In most cases, you simply apply your chosen makeup remover directly to the pad and use it to wipe away makeup.
So why bother with reusable make up remover pads?
Disposable face wipes, cotton pads or balls contribute to the huge volume of waste produced by the beauty industry every year. They either end up in landfill, where they fail to fully decompose, or they flow into the ocean, often harming sea life. Some 9.3 million wet wipes are flushed down UK toilets every day, while the production of 1kg of cotton – or 15-20 standard packs of cotton pads – uses 20,000 litres of water. Environmental concerns aside, the preservatives used to keep wipes bacteria-free can irritate dry and sensitive skin. Ever been left with a stinging face after “cleansing” with a wipe? That’s why.
How long do reusable cotton pads last?
If washed and cared for correctly, these vegan makeup removal pads will last for years. Expect up to 500 or 1,000 washes.
Can I use reusable cotton pads for toner or to remove nail polish?
Yes – reusable makeup remover pads are designed to be used in the same way as disposable ones. Toner will wash out easily, but some staining may occur from nail polish. However, if washed and dried properly, this shouldn’t affect their cleansing capability.