5 Eco-friendly alternatives to makeup wipes. Do you ever wonder what happens to the makeup wipes you use?
They are an essential to everyone’ beauty routine and one of the greatest gifts to all lazy girls out there.
You know what I’m talking about. We’ve ALL those nights when a trip to the sink is too much effort and a quick swipe of a wipe is the only way we’re going to get our makeup off.
But makeup wipes are a no-no for the environment, taking years to breakdown in landfills.
And flushing them down the toilet is even worse than throwing them in the bin. Water treatment plant workers have to fish them out and dispose of them so they end in landfills anyway, but take more work to get there.
So, in the interest of doing right by Mother Earth, you can easily clean up your act – and face – with these eco-friendly alternatives.
The Makeup Eraser £17.00
Just add some H2O and gently wipe away any and every last trace of makeup. It’s ideal not only for everyday makeup but also for heavy-duty stuff, like Halloween makeup or airbrushed foundation. You might want to throw it in the washing machine before you use it to avoid any fuzzies.
Yes to Cucumbers Facial Wipes €5.49
Ok so technically these are makeup wipes but they are biodegradable. These wipes are made from compostable Forest Stewardship Council approved fabrics so you can rest assured that they will decompose quickly and safely. Made without any oil, parabens or petroleum, these are great for those of you with sensitive skin.
Cheeky Wipes Luxury Make up removal Kit £20.95
This handy little kit is like a hybrid of a makeup wipe and cotton pad. Including padded minky and bamboo reusable pads, a container for storing them in and a tube of organic coconut oil. The pads are highly absorbent and once you’ve used them, you can chuck them in the washing machine. To clean your face, simply rub the coconut oil over your skin to break down any dirt and makeup, run one of the wipes under a hot tap and use it to clean away the coconut oil and makeup.
Face Halo €20.25
With these reusable pads, you won’t even need cleanser. Made from microfibers that are 100 times more fine than human hair, all you need to do is add water and wipe to remove even the most stubborn of makeup. These are your travel go-to and can be washed up to 200 times.
Pai Skincare Dual Effect Sensitive Skin Cloths €15
Muslin cloths have somewhat of a cult following but can be a bit harsh on sensitive skin. That’s why these dual-sided muslin cloths from Pai Skincare are perfect for both makeup removal and exfoliation. The flannel side is extra soft and perfect for easily irritated skin or to use around your eye area.
5 Eco-friendly alternatives to makeup wipes