5 benefits of reusable cotton pads

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Our bamboo makeup remover pads will help you reduce the amount of waste you create. A single reusable pad can replace up to 300 disposable cotton pads on average.

bamboo cotton pads

To encourage ethical use, we design our goods to have the least environmental effect possible. This often necessitates a careful balancing act between various materials and sources. 

In order to increase the reusability and wash ability of the commodity, Our reusable pads are composed of 70% Bamboo and 30% Cotton. It comes in a cardboard packaging package that is 100 per cent recyclable.

However, you may ask does the manufacturing process destroy the antibacterial properties of bamboo?

The most amazing fact is that the antibacterial properties of bamboo aren’t destroyed when being manufactured. When bamboo tufts are processed into bamboo fibre, the antibacterial properties of bamboo remain in the bamboo fabric. In short, it is the cleanest, most hygienic fabric to make facial pads out of.

So if 70% of the pads are made of bamboo fibres what's the other 30%. 

The other 30% is just cotton. Which creates smooth-surfaced material so doesn't cause you skin irritation and is also an effective removal.

 As well if you're worried about the makeup pads getting lost with your washing machine you can always use the 100% cotton laundry bag that comes with the pads this is super handy when you need to wash a load of clothes but would also like to be able to use fresh clean pads it also reduces the amount of washing you have to do which is a bonus. 

cotton mesh bag

When you feel like chucking that bag away don't worry it's biodegradable.

What are the main benefits of reusable cotton pads then?

They're actually much better for your skin anyway

Reusable makeup pads, according to makeup artists and beauty experts, can be highly beneficial to your skin. To thoroughly cleanse the skin, use a reusable cleansing cloth or make-up removal pads to remove make-up and cleanse it.

A reusable cloth can be used and rinsed several times; it is less abrasive on the skin, and it is less likely to cause discomfort when used with tepid water.

You create way less waste behind you

According to studies, 47% of make-up users use single-use face wipes and cotton pads on a daily basis, with the majority of single-use cotton pads being non-biodegradable and practically indestructible.

The majority of single-use make-up remover pads contain a large amount of plastic, which takes hundreds of years to degrade.

It goes without saying that substituting reusable cotton pads for single-use cotton pads will help minimise the number of cotton pads that end up in landfills.

Since these pads are plastic-free, you can dispose of them (after at least a year) without fear of them ending up in a massive waste collection in the middle of the ocean.

Bamboo fibre, like other cellulose-based clothing fabrics, degrades in soil due to microorganisms and sunlight. Clothing made of bamboo can be composted and disposed of in an organic and environmentally friendly manner until it has served its purpose.

Manufacturers say that organic bamboo takes 4 to 6 months to biodegrade naturally when blended with organic cotton, but organic cotton can biodegrade in as little as 1 to 5 months, similar to an apple core, which takes about 2 months.

Wet wipes may be devilishly easy, but their widespread use is wreaking havoc on the climate. They account for a staggering 93 per cent of the material in the garbage islands that clog our sewers, and the government is finally moving to combat plastic waste.

They're money saving

In the long run, our reusable cotton pads can save you lots of money

How many packets of 50 cotton pads would you purchase in a year if you could buy them for £3-£4? For the sake of argument, let's say 7. For the whole year, that would be 350 cotton sheets. This will set you back £28 a year.

Alternatively, for £8.99, you can get a 12-pack of reusable cotton pads that will comfortably last a year. (As long as they're properly washed.) Not to mention the hundreds of cotton pads that will not end up in landfills, that's £17.00 in your pocket.

It has a lot of uses. 

Since bamboo face pads are thicker and larger than single-use cotton rounds, they can be used for a variety of skincare tasks. In skincare rituals, such as removing makeup and applying skincare items and moisturisers.

Their many uses include;

  • applying moisturizer
  • applying toner
  • removing make up
  • removing nail polish
  • cleaning

They're Sustainable 

It seems to be promising at first. Bamboo is a highly sustainable crop because it is a fast-growing grass that requires no fertiliser and self-regenerates from its roots, reducing the need for replanting. When compared to cotton farming, which necessitates a significant amount of water, pesticides, and effort, the benefits are apparent.

Bamboo is a very long-lasting plant. In just 3-4 months, bamboo will reach full size. As opposed to standard trees which can take up to 30 years+ to grow full size.

It can grow 3 feet tall in 24 hours under ideal conditions, which means you can watch it grow right in front of your eyes! Because of its natural rejuvenating properties, it is a very sustainable choice.

bamboo infographic

Furthermore, when picking bamboo, no harmful pesticides or chemicals are needed. This ensures that the farming is organic and does not harm the environment.

Bamboo is sturdy and has a long lifespan while staying light and quick to travel around. Your bamboo items can be used over and over again with proper care, and you won't have to worry about them rotting.

Bamboo forests are extremely beneficial to the ecosystem because this incredibly productive plant effectively stores carbon.

Bamboo absorbs two times as much carbon dioxide as plants, which is why it's called a carbon sink. It also produces a significant amount of oxygen, up to 30% more than other plants and trees.

Co2 bamboo cycle

Furthermore, bamboo plants have deep roots in the earth, making the soil more resilient. This means it can help to sustain and heal the land while also avoiding landslides.


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