Eco makeup remover pads are better for the environment, your face, your wallet and your routine – read more about their benefits here!
You might think that using a couple of cotton pads or face wipes at the end of each day is harmless, but the truth is – like every other single-use product headed for landfill – it’s having a big impact on the planet (not to mention your pocket!).
We’re pretty vocal about our mission to make you feel better about yourself through our range of makeup for men products – it’s kind of our thing. Which is why we literally jumped at the chance to develop our own reusable, eco make up remover pads.
Here are our top five reasons to ditch disposables:
- They’re better for the environment
Possibly the most obvious, but equally one of the most important, too. It’s easy to rattle off phrases such as “save the planet” and “go green”, but unless you really understand the impact, it’s not always so easy to change a behaviour. It might be sobering to learn that 93% of sewer blockages are caused by 9.3 million wet wipes – it was for us, too.
These plastic-based nasties can take hundreds of years to break down – not only having huge ramifications on the amount of waste going to landfill but also on ocean pollution, negatively affecting both water quality and sea life. In fact, one study from a few years ago found a 94% increase in the number of wet wipes washing up on UK beaches.
Even single-use cotton pads – which you might assume are a safer alternative – are not much better, as they are not only non-recyclable and non-degradable but are also grown with pesticides and fertilisers (not to mention the fact that they normally come packaged in plastic themselves, too!).
With a reusable, eco-friendly alternative – made from bamboo – every single one of these concerns is alleviated, meaning you can continue to feel good about yourself even after the makeup comes off!
- They’re better for your face
Another lesser-known but hugely beneficial plus to ditching disposables for reusables is that they are much kinder on your skin, too. Face wipes might seem convenient when removing makeup, but they are actually surprisingly ineffective, merely smearing makeup (and dirt) across the face as opposed to actually lifting it from the skin and removing it properly. The result? A breeding ground for bacteria which can cause clogged pores and breakouts.
In contrast, our soft, velvety reusable pads – made from a gentle blend of sustainably grown cotton and bamboo – will remove your make up without causing any redness, soreness or sensitivity. We recommend using them with our very own Warpaint For Men makeup remover.
- They’re better for your wallet, too
You can see where we’re going with this, right? Reusable eco makeup remover pads are not only larger than your average single-use ones, meaning you get better coverage, they will also last for a good couple of years (depending on how often you use them) – far more cost-effective in the long-run. It also means you will have more cash to hand for our other products. #justsaying
- They’re low maintenance
Music to our ears … right? Eco makeup remover pads could not be easier to look after. Simply pop them in the mesh laundry bag that they come with and throw them in the washing with your light-coloured clothes and/or towels on a warm cycle (up to 40°), with a gentle detergent, leaving to air dry naturally afterwards. If only everything else in our lives were as simple!
- They look great
Like all of our products, our eco makeup remover pads come in sleek, on-brand packaging – complete with a laundry mesh bag which we just cannot get enough of – and will complement your ever-growing collection of Warpaint For Men must-haves.
Quick, easy-to-use, super absorbent and perfect for the environment, sensitive skin AND your wallet – there really is no better time to ditch disposable for eco makeup remover pads.
Check ours out here