I’ll put my hands up, during my university days there were times when I went to bed without taking my makeup off! I can’t get away with that nowadays, my skin would suffer the next day, so I make an effort to look after my skin and remove all my makeup before bed.
Many of us will turn to disposable makeup wipes for their convenience and effectiveness, but they are also costly and damaging to the environment. Did you know that 90% of fatbergs – those disgusting oily beasts that clog up our sewers are made up from 90% wet wipes which include makeup remover wipes? Bambaw have the answer to look after your skin the environmentally friendly way.
What are they?
Bambaw have created a pack of 16 reusable makeup wipes, four of the terry wipes double as scrub pads to gently exfoliate your skin and remove stubborn makeup and the remaining 12 velvety wipes do an excellent job of wiping away makeup at the end of a long workday. The pads come with a cotton laundry bag to place your used cotton pads in, and simply pop them in your washing machine to wash. Once dry they are good to be used again, and again, and again, saving you money and saving the environment.
I use them at home, they are easy to clean, don’t fray and dry quickly. I use them to remove make, cleanse and moisturise my skin. They have become an important part of my cleaning routine.
What makes them sustainable?
It’s a no brainer to make this easy swap from disposable makeup wipes or cotton rounds to these reusable makeup remover pads. With reusable makeup pads, you’ll help the planet by not throwing out sheet after sheet of wet wipes and cotton rounds, and you’ll save yourself money in the long run. You’ll no longer have to go to the shops to purchase single-use wipes or cotton rounds that will end up in a landfill or worse our water system. With reusable wipes, you can use them time and time again, and get more bang for your buck. No need to put on an extra wash simple chuck them in with your normal washing an air dry. The packaging is fully recyclable too!
Why choose Bambaw reusable makeup remove pads over the cheaper non-sustainable alternative?
Their single-use counterparts are not just wasteful, but require cotton grown on a massive scale, needing pesticides, fertiliser, and large quantities of water. Swapping to reusable pads reduces the strain on the environment at both ends. The cheaper non-sustainable alternative cost is down to the fact that plastic is cheap and easy to manufacture, but the damage to the environment is catastrophic. Disposable makeup wipes containing plastic can take over 100 years to degrade and even then, they leave behind micro-plastics that will stay around forever.
Reusable makeup remover pads may be more expensive initially but in the long term they save you a lot of money as you can reuse them over and over. Good for you purse and the planet – win, win.
Why choose this over other sustainable alternatives?
We love the convenience of biodegradable makeup remove wipes, but they come in plastic packaging due to the wipes being wet and are a onetime use product making them more expensive. Reusable makeup wipes can be used for several different things, removing makeup, cleansing, toning and moisturising and because you can wash them with your usual laundry they can be used over and over again – saving you money in the long run.
But, if you really don’t want to give up your beloved makeup remover wipes, we recommend the Cheeky Panda Bamboo Facial Wipes. They’re perfect for removing stubborn makeup and they’re 100% biodegradable and compostable. They’re still have that element of conveniency, but they’re not detrimental for the planet! And it gets better – the wipes contain no plastic and the packaging is fully recyclable.
Could it get any better? Yes! Our Cheeky Panda facial wipes are cheaper too. At £1.95, they’re considerably cheaper than Simple cleansing wipes costing £4.39 for just 20 wipes. Saving the planet doesn’t have to cost more, especially with our Home Club.
Make the simple eco-swap today by checking out our sustainable and high-quality Bathroom and Hygiene product range. If you want make sustainability just part of your everyday life, we have the club for you! When you join our Home Club you get unbeatable prices, guaranteed on everything across our website, and because we have everything in one place, finding your eco essentials is completely hassle free! A minute to join, a lifetime of impact. We’re in, are you?