When I first learned about the environmental impact of disposable products, I was shocked to discover just how much waste I was contributing to with my disposable cotton pads. Their core material, polyester and polypropylene, are synthetic materials that are not biodegradable and can take hundreds of years to decompose in the environment. So, why not look at this waste and take action about it? In this post, I will compare single use cotton pads with reusable ones in terms of cost, waste reduction, and convenience. Get ready to join the eco-friendly movement and say goodbye to wasteful single-use makeup pads!
Reusable rounds are more cost-effective in the long run.
Reusable rounds can be washed and reused multiple times. This means that you don’t have to keep buying new cotton pads every time you run out, which will save you money in the long run.
Reusable rounds reduce waste.
First of all, reusable cotton pads are made from organic cotton, hemp, or bamboo. Were you aware that the majority of standard single-use cotton balls are composed of synthetic, bleached polyester that can't be composted, rather than actual cotton? I was not. Even this makes them an eco-friendlier option as single use ones are polyester and polypropylene based. By using reusable ones, you will make a small but effective change in your environmental footprint.
Reusable rounds are higher quality.
Reusable rounds are generally made from higher quality, organic, and unbleached cotton, which makes them more durable and longer lasting than single use cotton pads. They are also softer and less likely to irritate your skin.
While both reusable rounds and single use cotton pads have their advantages and disadvantages, we highly recommend the switch to reusable cotton rounds for a more sustainable and eco-friendly skincare routine. We love beNat’s reusable makeup pads that aim to reduce waste and promote sustainability. Not only do they significantly reduce waste and save money in the long run, but they are also gentle on the skin and can be easily washed and reused.