We're all inherently aware of the immense amount of waste produced by the beauty industry every year. Sustainability is now top of mind for many beauty brands (as it should be), and I can't say that I'm mad at it. Although it's important that brands begin to step up and move toward no-waste packaging, we as consumers also need to do our part.
You may think that the small things don't matter in the long run, but even the smallest tweaks to your routine on a daily basis can make a huge difference. There are a number of ways we can streamline our routines. We can start by purchasing more waterless products, avoiding ingredients that harm the environment, and most importantly, ditching those disposable cotton pads. I know you may have gripes about that last one. The texture of reusable pads definitely takes some getting used to, even I'll admit that. But both your wallet and the environment will thank you. I can guarantee it. To save you some time and energy researching the gold standard in reusable pads, I've rounded up a few winners below. Keep scrolling for the absolute best reusable cotton rounds for both skincare and makeup removal.
1. Paula's Choice Reusable Cotton Rounds
Paula's Choice is a brand I know and trust. I've been a longtime user of the cult-favorite 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant ($27), and I'm happy to report the cotton rounds also don't disappoint. They come with a mesh bag that you can use when you need to throw them in the wash.
2. Greenzla Reusable Makeup Remover Pads
3. ProCIV Reusable Makeup Remover Cotton Pads
4. Jenny Patinkin Pure Luxury Organic Reusable Rounds
5. Clean Circle Bamboo Velour Skincare Pads
6. Dermstore Collection Days of the Week Reusable Cleansing Pads
7. Prados Beauty Bamboo Eco Face Pads
8. Lunelle Charcoal Bamboo Reusable Makeup Remover Pads
These pads are made completely of charcoal bamboo, which is great for oily skin types. Charcoal is highly absorbent and can help with any shiny areas on the face. These pads also come with little finger pockets for those hard-to-reach areas.
9. MISICH Reusable Bamboo Cotton Makeup Remover Pads
10. Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Eco Pads
11. Kitsch Eco-Friendly Reusable Mini Face Rounds
12. Biossance Reduce, Reuse, Rejoice Cotton Pads
13. Chloven Organic Reusable Makeup Remover Pads
14. Odoxia Reusable Makeup Remover Pads
15. Three Ships Get Clean Reusable Bamboo Cosmetic Rounds