Over the past decade, there has been a staggering 700% increase in the amount of wet wipes, including non-reusable face wipes, washing up on shores across the world. Unfortunately, makeup wipes are one of the main culprits behind this trend and one of the leading causes of plastic pollution.
So, to combat this issue, many consumers are starting to choose reusable face pads over disposable wipes. There are, however, other factors to consider. Are these eco-friendly products good for our skin and for our bank accounts?
Luckily and remarkably, reusable face wipes are both healthier and more cost-effective than their disposable counterparts, making them the best option for facial cleansing and makeup removal. If you’re looking to make a responsible change to your skincare routine, consider buying the high-quality reusable products we offer here at IOco Gift Designers. Our Reusable Face Wipes will transform your beauty routine for the better in so many ways! Read on to find out more.
Compared to disposable face pads, reusable face wipes are a more environmentally friendly option for cleansing and skincare. Disposable face pads, which are typically made of non-biodegradable materials, such as synthetic fibres and plastics, contribute significantly to the already massive amount of waste produced by the beauty industry. A lot of facial wipes are made of non-organic cotton, which is a material that requires a lot of water to exist. To produce just 1 kg of cotton — this makes just 15–20 cotton pads — 20,000 litres of water are used. That is a lot of water for a product that is going to be discarded after a single use!
In contrast, reusable face pads are made from sustainable materials, which are biodegradable and have a lower carbon footprint. At IOco Gift Designers, our Reusable Face Wipes are made from 80% bamboo fibre and 20% cotton. These environmentally friendly products can be used multiple times, reducing the amount of waste generated and the need for constant repurchasing. By using reusable face pads, we can make a small but impactful step towards reducing our environmental footprint. This step helps us get closer to a more sustainable future.
Similarly, it’s worth noting that 1.5 million disposable cotton swabs or buds are produced every single day. Producing this many cotton buds takes a significant amount of resources, as they have to be manufactured, packaged and shipped to reach consumers. These products are generally single-use, and often end up in landfills and oceans. Reusable cotton buds, such as our Bamboo Beauty Buds, are therefore an excellent alternative. These handy products are designed to be cleaned easily with soapy water or disinfectant, so that they can be regularly reused.
Reusable face pads are not only better for the environment, but also for your skin. Disposable face pads are often made of synthetic materials that can be harsh and irritating to your skin, causing redness, dryness and even acne breakouts. In contrast, our Reusable Face Wipes are made of soft, gentle and 100% natural materials, like cotton and bamboo, which are less likely to cause irritation or inflammation.
Additionally, reusable face pads allow for better control over the cleansing process, as they can be washed and reused, ensuring that they are clean and free of any harmful bacteria. By using these eco-friendly products, you can have a more gentle and effective cleansing experience, leading to healthier and clearer skin.
Although reusable face pads require an initial investment, they can be used multiple times before needing to be replaced, making them a more economical option than disposable face pads. The cost of constantly repurchasing disposable face pads can add up quickly, making them more expensive in the long run. Similarly, buying packets upon packets of cotton buds can be pricey, while reusable buds are durable and long-lasting. At IOco Gift Designers, our Bamboo Beauty Buds are made of a soft silicon, which is the perfect material for fulfilling a variety of needs. They are highly effective for makeup application and removal, as well as cleaning the inner ear or minor cuts. These reusable products can therefore save you the additional costs associated with both first-aid and beauty items.
To use reusable face wipes for cleansing, start by wetting the pad with water or a gentle cleansing solution. Gently wipe the pad over your face, paying attention to areas that tend to accumulate more dirt, oil or dry skin. These areas might include the corners of your nose and eyes, for instance. Once you've finished cleansing, rinse the pad with water and hang it up to dry or toss it in the washing machine for the next use. It's important to note that when using reusable face pads, it's essential to wash them regularly to prevent the buildup of bacteria and maintain their effectiveness.
Removing your makeup at the end of the day should be an essential part of your regular skincare routine. To use reusable face wipes for makeup removal, douse the pads in warm water or a gentle makeup remover solution. Then, gently wipe your face, paying special attention to areas with heavier makeup, such as the eyes and lips. Repeat until all makeup is removed, and then wash the reusable makeup remover pads and allow them to dry.
When you wash reusable pads after using them to remove your makeup, you need to pay particular attention as you rinse. You must ensure that the water runs clear before you finish cleaning the pads and lay them out to dry.
Properly cleaning your reusable face wipes is essential for maintaining their effectiveness and ensuring that they remain hygienic.
One tip is to rinse your face wipe with warm water immediately after each use to remove any makeup or cleansing product residue. If the wipe has a lot of makeup or product on it, consider pre-treating it with a stain remover or soaking it in warm water and a gentle cleanser before washing.
For washing, it's best to use a mild, fragrance-free detergent and avoid using fabric softeners, which can affect the absorbency of the wipes. If possible, wash your face wipes in a laundry bag to prevent them from getting tangled with other clothing items or towels. They may become damaged otherwise.
Finally, avoid using high heat settings when drying your face wipes, as this can damage the fabric and reduce their lifespan. Instead, opt for air-drying or using a low-heat setting in the dryer. When air drying, you should lay the reusable pads on a flat surface so that they retain their shape.
By following these tips, you can keep your reusable face pads clean and in excellent condition for long-term use. Plus, it means you get even more great value out of them!
If you’re sick of using harmful, ineffective and expensive facial cleansing pads as part of your skin care routine, make the change to reusable pads. At IOco Gift Designers, we offer the best reusable face wipes on the market at an affordable price, so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of these stellar products. So, try our Reusable Face Wipes today!