I have been using the above reusable makeup remover cloths for about six months. So I thought I’d pop on here and give you guys my thoughts on them. I bought these bamboo-based pads on Amazon. They are both green and budget-friendly because I don’t spend as much money on cotton cloths or tissues as I did before. But they weren’t as good as I had hoped they’d be.
Paraphrasing from the company’s claims on Amazon:
Makeup remover pads are super fluffy and soft. They will get deep into your pores and successfully pull all of the makeup, chemicals, sunscreen, cosmetics out without any discomfort. If you are tired of using tons of expensive makeup remover, this kind of all natural no any chemicals pad are great for you.
It removes 100% of your makeup away with any cleanser or toner. Simply add warm water to wet this makeup remover pad, gently removing makeup pads in a circular motion, and flip cloth over and over until all makeup is removed. These pads can be used up to 1000 times. A safer makeup removal method for you and the environment.
If you want to transition to a Zero Waste lifestyle, these reusable facial cleansing cloths are an ideal choice for you. These palm-sized washcloths fit in your hand are lightweight, portable, easy convenient to use. You can keep some in your travel bag, gym, purse or overnight bag and some at home. Create less waste and maintain you are an attractive person. [My note: “maintain you are an attractive person” is the funniest selling point I’ve seen in a while”]
Gentle Enough for the Most Sensitive Skin: These makeup remover magic cloths are suitable for skin types including sensitive skin, dry or oily skin and delicate eye area. These super soft and amazingly effective makeup remover cloth can be used for men, women even for babies! Great for self-use or as a gift. New eco-friendly remove way! Give these a try you won’t regret it!
First of all, I do buy fewer disposable items. Second, they are good at removing makeup. I usually put of Clinique’s eye makeup remover on the pad. Together, they are very good at getting my eye makeup off. I even put on a whole face of makeup – a rare occurrence – and tested the pads out with that. I felt like, between the cloths and my usual face wash, all of my makeup came off.
I wanted to also use the pads to put on my toner in the morning since that’s another area where I use disposable tissues. However, the toner kind of pools on the pad, threatening to roll right off. I assume that’s because the bamboo is meant to take makeup OFF, not put toner ON. It eventually works well for toner, if I kind of roll the toner around on the pad to get it to soak in before using it.
The worst thing about the pads is the cleaning. They come with a mesh bag that you can toss the pads into then throw the bag into the wash. Unfortunately, the pads came out of the wash with mascara stains still on them. It make me less excited to use one each morning and night. I also can’t tell what’s actually dirty versus what’s irreparably stained. I could try to wash with hot water or with bleach, but that diminishes the good eco-friendly aspect of these pads.
I’m still happy I bought these pads. Even though I don’t feel they’re best used for toner, I wish I had exclusively used them for toner so they didn’t get stained in the first place. I’ll keep using them until they’re too mangy to be effective, then I’ll keep my next set away from my makeup. It seems like my recycled toilet paper might be the best solution for eye makeup removal that I’ve found so far.
Do you have any eco-friendly ways to take off your makeup? Have you tried these kind of pads or something similar? Let me know in the comments.
While you’re trying to maintain you’re an attractive person, come check out my post on ethically sourced clothing? Check it out here.