Cleansing your skin without damaging the planet
All skin care routines require thoroughly cleansing your skin, and likely involve a cleanser, toner, cream, as well as… disposable cotton pads? To speed things up, maybe you use pre-moistened cleansing wipes?
Makeup removal wipes: a plague for the planet
Driven by the idea of modern convenience, different types of makeup wipes have been showing up on the market at an incredible rate. In North America, these products bring in several billion dollars a year! When you think about the number of disposable baby wipes that are also available, this adds up to a staggering amount of non-biodegradable material that ends up in the trash. As a result, polyester, polypropylene, and other synthetic fibres will be found in landfills for centuries to come. With any luck, those made of cotton will slowly return to the earth, but when you think about the astronomical amount of water that was required for production, it is clear that we aren’t coming out on top.
There are approximately 176,180,000 women in North America. Let’s imagine that two thirds of them are old enough to wear makeup and that they each use one wipe per day. This corresponds to more than 117 million wipes used daily (and even more when taking into consideration those for babies and other uses), or more than 821 million per week! Truly tragic for Mother Nature.
Disposable makeup removal pads aren’t much better…
Let’s go back to the first example: you use cleanser and cotton pads to remove your makeup. The pads are square, round, oval, textured, exfoliating, soft — and always disposable. If you’re plugged into the news of the day, you’re undoubtedly thinking about the environment and the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, groundwater pollution, the amount of waste sent to landfills, etc. Since every little action counts, it’s a good time to rethink your skin care routine.
To protect Mother Nature (and everyone, for that matter), consider using a mild cleanser that is free of ingredients that are both harmful to your health and to the planet. Choose washable makeup removal wipes! (Looking for an excellent suggestion? ) They are very simple to order online. Prioritize natural fibres, for example a reusable cotton, that can sustain use several times.
And, because we like to take care of our customers, all the while respecting the environment, when you purchase our Essential Duo , we’ll send you four free bamboo and organic cotton makeup removal wipes!