The Environment (and Your Wallet) Will Thank You for This Easy Product Swap


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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

2. Greenzla Reusable Makeup Remover Pads

3. ProCIV Reusable Makeup Remover Cotton Pads

4. Jenny Patinkin Pure Luxury Organic Reusable Rounds


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5. Clean Circle Bamboo Velour Skincare Pads

6. Dermstore Collection Days of the Week Reusable Cleansing Pads

7. Prados Beauty Bamboo Eco Face Pads


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8. Lunelle Charcoal Bamboo Reusable Makeup Remover Pads

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


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13. Chloven Organic Reusable Makeup Remover Pads

14. Odoxia Reusable Makeup Remover Pads

15. Three Ships Get Clean Reusable Bamboo Cosmetic Rounds

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Shawna Hudson
Associate Beauty Editor

Shawna Hudson has worked in editorial for over six years, with experience covering entertainment, fashion, culture, celebrities, and her favorite topic of all, beauty. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in journalism and has written for other publications such as Bustle, The Zoe Report, Byrdie, Elite Daily, Mane Addicts, and more. She is currently an associate beauty editor at Who What Wear and hopes to continue feeding her (completely out-of-control) beauty obsession as long as she can. Stay up to date on her latest finds on Instagram @shawnasimonee.