Reusable Makeup Remover Pads
The best ecological alternative to remove your makeup.
One of the first things we learn about makeup is the importance of using an appropriate makeup remover for our face.
Makeup can contain a lot of harmful products on the skin, therefore, at night or when you no longer need to wear makeup, you should remove it from your skin. You could say it’s a bit of a cycle. You put your makeup on in the morning, do a few touch ups throughout the day and in the evening you take it all off to clean your skin which then all repeats itself the next day.
We highly recommend using reusable, cotton make up removal pad. Initially, the market only provided one time use disposable cotton removers…
Summary of the article :
Which cotton makeup remover pad should I choose?
What is a washable coton makeup remover pad?
How do I use a washable coton makeup remover pad?
Why use washable coton makeup remover pad?
How do I wash and care for my washable coton remover pad?
How are washable makeup remover cotton pads made?
What are buyers opinions about these washable cotton pads?
Where can I buy washable and reusable makeup remover pads?
WHICH COTON MAKEUP REMOVER PAD SHOULD I CHOOSE?
There are two main kinds of coton makeup remover pads on the market.
There are disposable coton makeup remover pads and there are organic, washable and reusable coton makeup remover pads.
Is a disposable cotton makeup remover a good choice?
The answer to this question is without hesitation NO!
Compared to a washable make-up remover cotton, the disposable version is not a good choice. Choosing those would mean having to buy a lot of washable make-up remover pads as they cannot be reused and can be costly. There are however some good reasons for it.
For example, a disposable coton makeup remover pad is well stocked for most brands. This product guarantees to always be clean because it is new and un-used.
It can also be said that the product can be used as a varnish remover or wound cleanser as it has the properties of cotton, however, it is not ecological and you will be using and buying endless amounts which is not good for the environment.
Is it a better option to choose an organic cotton makeup remover?
The answer to this one is also quite obvious, YES!
Organic coton makeup remover pads are by far a better choice. It too has its advantages compared to disposable coton makeup remover pads.
The first advantage of washable coton makeup remover pads are that they are so much more cost effective compared to the price of the many cotton pads you will purchase over a period of time.
In addition, they can also be made at home unlike disposable ones. Most reusable pads outperforms disposable pads in terms of softness and performance. One example is waterproof washable bamboo makeup remover pads as bamboo is considered to be one of the softest of all fabrics.
The pads we offer on our site are made of small microfibres which are designed to deeply cleanse the pores of your skin before you go to sleep.
What is a washable coton makeup remover pad?
We have spoken about it so much already, but what is it exactly?
As I am sure you are aware, it is a coton based makeup remover pad just like any disposable coton makeup remover pads. Its purpose is to remove makeup while cleansing the face.
Fun fact – on our page, we sell a type of washable coton makeup remover pad called “Clean Sponge” which is uniquely designed.
They are large in size, very soft on your skin, wipes away makeup with only water and can be washed and reused without any issues.
How do I use a chemical free, cotton based washable makeup remover pad?
This picture will answer the question you may have had in mind since you started reading this article: “washable make-up remover cotton how to use it”.
Washable cotton makeup remover pads are designed to work with only warm or hot water, which is highly beneficial as you will no longer need to buy and use chemical based liquids on your face.
Most buyers will use two or three per week as they find it convenient having one on you while others are being washed and dried.It is recommended to soak your pad it in warm water for a day prior to using it for a first time to remove any fluffy material pieces on your pad. When using your pad, be gentle when applying on your skin as makeup and dirt removes very easily.
Instructions for use of these washable make-up remover cotton pads waterproofs :
Soak your pad with warm water and then squeeze it to remove the excess water.
Choose one of the two sides of the pad and apply it to your face, rubbing gently until there is no more makeup to be removed.
Turn over your makeup remover pad and apply the clean side to your face to check that you are free of makeup.
Lastly cleanse and rinse with some small amount of soap or any other product you wish.
Please note: Not only can this be used for make up, but can also replace everything that is cotton based in your home including things such as the coton used to remove nail polish or even to replace wipes to clean babies.
Why use washable coton makeup remover pads for skin care?
These pads are considered as a new revolution in the makeup world. No longer do you have to carry around hundreds of makeup remover wipes or disposable pads.
Here are five great reasons why makeup fans should utilise washable makeup remover cotton pads.
1. The first reason is for the environment
With global warming and the increase in level of pollution, it is everyone’s duty to participate in protecting and preserving the wellbeing of our environment.
We can reduce our ecological footprint through the everyday choices we make and reusable organic makeup remover pads already are a great ecological initiative to help reduce pollution of our planet.
Millions of disposable makeup remover pads and cleansers are being thrown away daily and end up in the oceans.
2. The money you will save!
The amount of money you can save by using washable microfibre makeup remover pads is just huge!
Washable makeup remover pads can be reused up to 200 times which roughly estimates to 2-5 pads per year.
3. The style and design.
Many customers have chosen the Clean Sponge just for its look.
Organic washable makeup remover pads come in different shapes, colours and patterns.
4. Practicality during travel
Organic washable makeup remover pads are practical for travelling and even at home as it doesn’t take up much storage space nor does it fill up the rubbish bin.
5. The quality and care it provides to the face
Bamboo and cotton Microfibre material based pads are soft and gentle for your skin and are highly recommended, especially for those with sensitive or fragile skin.
They are designed to clean deep into the pores of your skin and remove not only makeup but dirt and dead and flakey skin.
After cleansing your face, you can moisturise your skin with a moisturising milk or lotion which help to keep your skin smooth and well hydrated.
How do I wash and care for reusable cotton makeup removal pads?
There are certain precautions and rules to follow to have a washable pad that is both clean and resistant and also two methods which we recommend.
The first method is to wash your makeup remover sponge by hand. This first solution consists of first rinsing the reusable cotton pads with cold water immediately after use to avoid stains. After that, as with all fabrics and clothes, reusable cotton pads are washed in the sink or in a small container with soap. Each reusable cotton pad should be rubbed and rinsed well before being left to dry. You can also buy a cotton yarn to hang up your makeup remover sponges while drying.
The second method is relatively simple too. Just put the makeup remover pads in your washing machine. They can be washed between 30°C and 60°C, but a temperature of 40°C is ideal. By the way, to make it even easier, you can wash them with your clothes. A lot of users will put their pads in a mesh bag before each wash.
To maintain the washable pad at its best quality, it is recommended that once a month it is cycled through your machine at 60°. This is to remove tough stains and to whiten the washable makeup remover pads.
Recommended for maintenance:
– baking soda- a glass of white vinegar- one litre of warm water
Mix all the above ingredients in a basin starting by mixing the two cases of baking soda and 1 litre of water.
After a thorough stir, add the glass of white vinegar.
Then soak the washable cotton makeup remover pad in the mixture overnight.
Lastly, the washable makeup remover pad is to be washed in the washing machine.
By following these few instructions and washing methods, you will have a washable makeup remover cotton pad that is always clean and bright in colour.
How do you make a cotton based washable makeup remover pad?
Thanks to the advice summarised below, you are able to make your own washable cotton based makeup removal pad without any issues.
Please note: A homemade washable waterproof makeup remover pad will indeed be different from a washable makeup removal pad cotton purchased in a shop or in our boutique.
So let’s get to it! How can we make our own reusable pad?
In this DIY video tutorial, if you follow each step, you will have yourself a beautiful, organic, square shaped washable makeup remover pad.
Generally speaking, many tutorials you find online make washable makeup remover pads very largely sized compared to the ones you will find in the shops. Please also be aware that suppliers of makeup removal pads use products or even fabrics that the public do not have access to.
There is nothing wrong with that and does not in the slightest diminish the value of homemade washable coton makeup removal pads.
What materials and fabrics should I choose to create my reusable makeup remover pad?
Before starting anything, please carefully choose the materials you prefer for your DIY washable makeup removal pad.
What you will need:
a pair of scissors
a ruler and a tape measure
a felt-tip pen or any pen you can write on your chosen fabric
a sewing machine
and lastly, your fabrics
Note: If you do not own or have access to a sewing machine; you can use a needle instead.
There are 4 stages involved in making your own pad:
Fabric cutting stage
Take out your fabric, ruler, scissors and pen and draw squares with 10cm lines and cut them out. You want to do two for each pad as you need one for the front and one for the back.
Pin together the two fabrics and make sure that they are well aligned. Once you have attended to this, sew them together but ensure it is 0.5cm from the edge.
Cut the four corners of the square to form a small triangle. All this is to be done without touching the seams.
Turn the cotton square over and sew up the edging so that it looks complete. Some people also sew ribbon on one of the edges of the pad so that they can hang them up for drying or storage.
What are the buyers opinions about cotton makeup remover pads?
Opinions are almost unanimous on the subject. Washable cotton makeup removal pads save you from having to constantly purchase more, they are a healthier option for you skin, they are better for the environment and are more comfortable and softer on your face.
On a downside, users do find it inconvenient having to wash their pads on a daily basis, hence why our 12x12cm Clean Sponges are more ideal as they are larger and can be used a few times before washing.
To know more on users opinions, please read our “Customer reviews” page.
Where can I buy washable and reusable make-up remover pads?
You don’t have to worry about where to find washable makeup remover pads as they are sold in many places.
They are going in cosmetic shops, some supermarkets, pharmacies and online such as our boutique.
Be careful when purchasing online and through China due to delays in shipping and also as there are many mock ups of original good quality pads.
Our boutique sell original good quality Clean Sponges which are delivered to you between 7 – 12 working days. it depends on your country.
In conclusion for reusable makeup remover pads
Reusable cotton based makeup removal pads are ideal for economic, ecological and practical reasons as well as being nicely designed.