Everything to Know About Reusable Makeup Remover Pads, My Favorite Eco-Friendly Beauty Tool

As someone who uses makeup wipes daily, I’m constantly running out and making endless stops at Target to restock. And honestly, as college students, who even has the money to do that? Not only do they cause me to run out of cash quicker than you can say the word "makeup," but they’re also horrible for the environment. A lot of makeup wipes have ingredients that aren't biodegradable, such as polyester (so make sure to do your research on a company before purchasing). You can only imagine the damage done once they’re thrown in the landfill or flushed down the toilet. Not to mention, usually makeup wipes don’t even take off all remnants of your makeup, which why it’s so essential to wash your face after using one. They’ve become a lose-lose situation, in my opinion.

So, how do you take off your makeup while being kind to your skin, bank accounts and planet? I’d like to introduce you to reusable makeup remover pads. The soft material ensures your skin is receiving the best treatment, and these are reusable after washing. After a lot of research to see what really works, here are my top three recommendations for the best eco-friendly wipes. 

The Original MakeUp Eraser Makeup Remover Cloth

MakeUp Eraser, sephora.com, $20; shop now

This towel only requires water to remove your makeup, and you can throw it straight into the wash afterwards. 

WeGreeCo Bamboo Makeup Remover Pads

WeGreeCo, amazon.com, $9; shop now

Consider these your classic cotton round, but like, way better. 

The Makeup Mitty Ultra-Gentle Reusable Makeup Remover

The Makeup Mitty, takemyfaceoff.com, $39; shop now

This set is my very favorite for removing eye makeup, and the texture is sooo soft on the senstive creases around my eyes. 

As the young adults, it is now our responsibility to do everything we can to take good care of ourselves, as well as the environment. Nobody else is going to do it for us. Go for the eco-friendly route and swap your wasteful wipes for reusable alternatives!

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