The impact that we are having on the environment continues to be a huge issue.
Fast fashion takes a lot of the blame, but the beauty industry is also a culprit. And so are we when it comes to our own beauty routines at home.
One area of waste that you mightn’t have considered is the use of cotton pads to remove your makeup. It’s not the biggest sin, but all those cotton pads used to remove makeup build up a lot over time.
Reusable cotton pads have been around for a while, but they’re hard to get and expensive. Thankfully Aldi has come to the rescue!
Aldi are now selling Reusable Cotton Makeup Remover Pads. You get 3 reusable micro-fibre makeup pads for €4.99. You also get a handy bag to wash them in in the washing machine.
Review of Aldi Reusable Makeup Remover Pads
I recently picked up the Lacura Reusable Makeup Remover Pads when on my socially-distanced shopping trip to Aldi and I was really impressed. I’ve been using them with microcellular water as my first cleanse. The reusable cotton pads are the size of a drinks coaster and look more like a micro-fibre face cloth. I’m not a huge fan of cotton pads to remove makeup because I just don’t feel like it takes a lot of, whereas these took almost all of my makeup off.
Another thing I liked about them is that they’re black so they don’t become discoloured quickly. The reusable makeup pads are also double-sided, so you can get two uses out of each once before tossing it in the wash, if you wish.
The only issue I found with them is that they’re a bit too thick to get in close enough to your eye to remove eye makeup, but I didn’t mind that too much as I always do a double-cleanse.
Overall I’m really impressed! The reusable cotton pads take off the vast majority of makeup unlike normal disposable cotton pads, so they’d be very handy after a night out. I think it’s handy to have a few normal cotton pads still for the very occasional use, but I think any thing that helps you cut down on waste and save money is a good thing.
I’m going to purchase another pack so I can rotate when one set is in the wash.