Cotton rounds can’t be that bad for the environment… right?
Unfortunately, it might not be as good for mother nature as we all think. Our perfectly planned out beauty routine might not be so perfect after all.
Find out what cotton balls are doing to the environment and what we can do to make a difference?
Which Are The Best Reusable Cotton Rounds
I know finding reusable beauty products is hard; there’s so many on the market today.
Take a look and see which one suit your best:
Ositoeco Bamboo Cotton
The pack includes 15 pads and a laundry bag for machine washing.
Ositoeco also comes with a plastic-free bamboo box for storing your cotton rounds.
Their bamboo cotton is soft enough to remove make-up anywhere on your face.
And the long-lasting capability of the cotton rounds means it saves you money while remaining soft.
Their makeup removers are extremely easy to use; the finger opening helps remove make-up without the cotton pad slipping.
- Made with 70% bamboo & 30% cotton
- Plastic-free packaging
- Pack of 16
- 2.75 inches diameters
- 100% cotton laundry bag
I thought the bamboo box was great, even though it had a few problems. The pads clean easily in the washing machine and can remove makeup with ease. I also like that they’ve deiced to use a more sustainable material. To stop staining, try and rinse off the makeup after you’ve used it.
- Soft pads
- Beautiful bamboo box
- Faulty lid
PHOGARY Bamboo Makeup Remover
You can remove waterproof make-up, and leave the skin feeling soft and bright. The pack comes with 16 cotton pads and a wash bag.
Each pad is double layered and 3.5 inches in diameter, making them soft and great for traveling.
They can be machine washed multiple times without becoming damaged.
And they claim to be soft enough on babies’ skin because they use no harmful chemicals.
- Made with bamboo and cotton
- 3.5-inch diameter
- Pack of 16
- Mesh cotton laundry bag
- Double layered
These cotton pads work excellently for removing makeup like lipstick and mascara. The mesh cotton bag certainly made it easier to wash. It’s just a shame people didn’t find them very soft, although that was only a couple of customer reviews.
- Leaves skin clear
- Good size
- Good value
- Rough on skin
Spaces Organic Reusable Makeup Remover
You get 20 reusable cotton pads in each pack and one laundry bag for easy cleaning.
These reusable makeup pads are lightweight and convenient; the best bit is they stop cotton rounds ending up at landfills.
Each pad is 3.15 inches; its small size makes them great for traveling or overnight stays.
For added sustainability, they use cotton and bamboo to manufacture the pads.
- 3.15-inch diameter
- Pack of 20
- Made with bamboo and cotton mix
- Wash-bag included
- 2-ply pads
I love these white cotton pads, they work perfectly as a makeup remover, while leaving your skin feeling soft after use. They clean up quickly, and you get plenty in the pack for all your skincare needs. Overall, lovely cotton rounds; it’s just a shame about the plastic wrapping.
- Makes a great gift
- Comes wrapped in plastic
Green Estate Reusable Makeup Remover Pads
The cotton rounds have two tones, black for removing makeup, and white for applying.
The pack of 14 comes with new and improved durability-tested pads that lasted 100’s of uses.
Each cotton round is reinforced with bias tape to ensure a longer life. The pack comes with a wash bag, which is tumble dryer friendly for your convenience.
The family-owned business is committed to producing plastic-free products, which is why you won’t find it in the packaging.
- Pack of 14
- Tumble dryer friendly
- 3-inch diameter
- Two colors
- Comes with a wash bag
I really love the fact they plant a tree with every purchase. We need more companies to show the same love for the planet. The pads worked brilliantly at removing and applying make-up, but it did soak up a lot of product, overall a lovely eco-friendly alternative.
- Plants a tree with each purchase
- Good size
- Soak up a lot of product
Robley Makeup Remover Pads
Each set comes with a laundry bag, and a 3.5-inch headband used to keep your hair off your face.
The headband is made using a mixture of 80% polyester and 20% polyamide for a long-lasting, washable headband.
The 3-ply makeup remover rounds are 2.5 inches in diameter, with patterns on each side of pads.
The soft cotton and microfiber remover pads leave your skin feeling clean.
Cut down on waste with these reusable cotton rounds, save thousands on cotton balls ending up in the bin.
- Pack of 18
- 2.5-inch diameter
- Colorful designs
- Laundry bag & headband included
- Three-layer makeup remover
Overall a nice reusable cotton pad to use, although at times it does feel a little bit too small. But, the makeup remover stays soft even after multiple washes. I also really liked that it came with a headband, keeping the hair out of your face can be a nightmare at the best of times.
- Comes with a headband
- Three layers
- Large pack
- Slightly small
Are Cotton Rounds Reusable?
No, your average cotton round is not reusable, which is where the problem starts. Because you can’t reuse them, they end up being used once before getting chucked away.
The amount of water that’s used to make your single-use skincare product is astonishing. Its thought making a t-shirt out of cotton uses the same amount of water as one person drinks for three years.
At least we use a t-shirt more than once, but that’s not the only bad thing cotton farming brings.
To produce cotton, farmers need to use a lot of pesticides, which kill animals and deplete the quality of the soil.
Are Reusable Cotton Pads Hygienic?
People often get concerned about the transfer of germs involved when it comes to reusable items.
But, as long as you keep up with a regular cleaning routine, you’ll have no problems when it comes to hygiene.
Which leads me to my next point:
How Do You Wash Reusable Cotton Rounds?
Washing your reusable cotton rounds couldn’t be easier. Just follow my step by step guide:
- After use, rinse the reusable cotton rounds under warm water to prevent staining.
- Place the used cotton rounds in the wash bag provided.
- Once the bag is full, follow the manufactures cleaning procedure, every manufacturer has different recommendations.
- Leave out to air dry, or if suitable, place them in the dryer.
- Store cotton rounds in a clean and dry place to prevent damage.
People often think switching to reusable cotton rounds will have a knock-on effect on your beauty regime, but it really doesn’t have to, if anything, reusable cotton rounds make it better.
That’s about it for reusable cotton rounds, but there are a few things I’d like you to remember. First of all, we need to start reducing what we use. Natural resources are depleting every year, which is why reusable items are so important.
Also, make sure you check out the reviews before you purchase a product; it’s a great way to find some real-life experience.
And lastly, don’t forget to check out the product’s key features, it usually decides for you. I’ve listed all their key features for you to make your life easier.
If you have any questions about cotton rounds comment bellow and I’ll get back to you.
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Want some more beauty/hygiene products? Check out my article about the best biodegradable soap, add it to your beauty regime and help the environment.