Revolution have hopped on the reusable makeup removal pads bandwagon with the launch of their Revolution Skincare Reusable Cotton Pads. There's a massive emphasis on eco-friendly beauty swaps, and the importance of ditching cotton pads and opting for a reusable makeup remover pad, so these Revolution Skincare Reusable Cotton Pads are perfectly timed.
Revolution Skincare Reusable Cotton Pads
The Revolution Skincare Reusable Cotton Pads are £8, and you get seven individual circular reusable cotton rounds as well as a cute little mesh laundry bag so you can throw them in your washing machine to clean them without them becoming damaged.
Why are cotton pads perceived as being so bad for the environment? During the production process of cotton pads, vast amounts of chemicals, pesticides and fertilizers are required, which are detrimental to humans and wildlife.
There's also an issue with the amount of water needed to produce cotton. It can take up to 20,000 litres of water to produce 1kg of cotton, which would make around 15-20 packets of cotton pads, and this massive usage of water can suck dry surrounding areas, which can cause a loss in natural habitats for plants, birds, animals and fish.
The Revolution Skincare Reusable Cotton Pads are said to be an easy eco-friendly beauty swap, and if you currently use three conventional cotton pads a day, you could save up to 1000 cotton pads by swapping to a reusable cotton pad.
Revolution do recommend hand washing these makeup removal pads, but I have a few sets of reusable cotton pads and I throw mine in the washing machine so it's personal preference.
I also recommend using a colour catcher sheet in your washing machine drum, as that will prevent your cotton pads from becoming stained from other items in your washing load to keep your pads white for as long as possible. If you're interested in the Revolution Skincare Reusable Cotton Pads, they're available right now.