Makeup Remover or Polluter?

We all lead busy lives and convenience is often prioritized. But convenient, cost effective and environmentally friendly are not always synonymous. Today we’re talking about makeup remover, the hard-hitting effects and alternatives that may be the solution.

The environmental effects of makeup wipes:

  • 20 million pounds of makeup wipes are disposed of every single day (which end up sitting in landfills or clogging the sewage system).
  • Popular brand name wipes are made with plastic fibers (polyester, rayon, etc.) that leech into our oceans and are not biodegradable.


  1. Reusable Cotton Rounds

I personally made the switch to reusable cotton rounds a few months ago, and I’m never going back. They will change your life for the better. First off, they are cheaper than the disposable cotton rounds I was religiously using for months. I have a pack of 16 from Amazon that was only $11! And, they are a little more abrasive which leaves my skin feeling cleaner and softer than ever before.

After you use one just put it in the laundry pouch and throw it in the washing machine, it’s as easy as that!

2. Norwex reusable makeup remover wipes

These Norwex wipes are for you if you want a hassle-free skincare routine. They are made of an antibacterial suede material and gently remove makeup without any additional soaps or cleaners. They’re convenient and effective! Purchase these on Amazon.

3. Eco-Friendly wipes

The brand “Yes To” produces makeup wipes made with bamboo fibers, which means they’re biodegradable.

Additionally, Burt’s Bees has a hypoallergenic, fragrance free and biodegradable makeup wipe as well.

4. Makeup Remover Balm

Want to skip cotton rounds and wipes altogether? Try out Clinique’s makeup remover balm. It is a lightweight makeup remover that melts into your skin to dissolve every trace of makeup.

The results are impressive! Although this option seems pricey on the front end it will be cheaper in the long run given that you don’t need much product to remove your makeup effectively.

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