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The Waste from Makeup Removal and How to Avoid It

If there’s one thing women can’t live without, it’s makeup. Aside from being a luxury, it has now become a necessity especially in the workplace. But once it’s time to wipe that makeup off your face, it creates so much waste the environment would gladly live without!

So, how about avoiding the waste from makeup removal by trying these wonderful sustainable makeup removers?



LastObject’s Reusable Face Pads

Face pads are everyone’s go-to makeup remover tool. To get the makeup off your face, just pour a small amount of your favorite natural oil on it, wipe it on your skin, and then toss it in the trash. Unfortunately, this quick and easy routine ruins the environment just as fast.

Producing cotton face pads involves plenty of chemicals such as insecticides and pesticides. These toxins are not only left on the very cotton you use, but they also contaminate our water systems and the air we breathe. Once disposed of, they continue to release these chemicals as we wait for them to degrade, which takes months or even years!

Fortunately, you can avoid harmful waste from traditional face pads with LastObject’s reusable face pads. Not only do these replace more than a thousand disposable cotton pads, but they are also organic and ethically sourced. And once you’ve used up their lifecycle, simply toss them in your compost bin–they’re completely compostable!


Fat and the Moon’s Organic Toner

If you use a toner to remove the final traces of makeup on your face, you might want to check out its ingredients. Unless it’s organic, it probably contains chemicals like alcohols and synthetic fragrances that wipe the natural moisture off your skin and cause you to break out. Even worse, these release Volatile Organic Compounds or VOCs, which are greenhouse gases out to ruin our planet’s ozone layer.

Avoid toxic waste from your regular toner by switching to Fat and the Moon’s organic skin toner. Made from natural ingredients such as rose geranium hydrosol and jojoba oil, it will gently cleanse your pores of even the most stubborn makeup traces. It will also leave your skin looking bright and healthy without harming the environment.

To use, simply pour a small amount on a reusable face pad and then wipe your face with it gently.


Bathing Culture’s Zero-Waste Oil

Using natural skin oils helps remove your makeup efficiently. The oil goes to your pores and takes with it all products that you have applied on your face. However, just because they are natural, it doesn’t mean they don’t leave a negative impact on the environment.

In fact, many natural oils are unethically sourced and produced. For instance, the harvesting of olives in Spain at night ends up killing millions of songbirds resting in the bushes. In order to protect those species, the Andalusian government has recommended that businesses stop the practice.

If you’d like to help protect the environment from such unethical business practices, go for organic and ethically sourced natural oils like Bathing Culture’s face and body oil. It’s made of ingredients like jojoba seed oil, sea buckthorn oil, and marula seed oil. It’s also completely toxin-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free, and synthetic fragrance-free.

Moreover, this product is vegan and cruelty-free, and it comes in an entirely recyclable bottle (including the pump!). Not only will it help remove your makeup, but it will also leave your skin feeling hydrated and healthy.

To use, apply a small amount all over your face and then wipe it off–along with your makeup–using a reusable face pad.


Province Apothecary’s All-Natural Makeup Remover

Here’s another oil-based makeup remover you might just love. It’s made up of all-natural and organic ingredients such as avocado oil, raspberry seed, and sunflower. It’s also

non-comedogenic, which makes it perfect especially for acne-prone skin types.

This product is also packed in a reusable glass bottle and shipped in recyclable packaging. And everytime you buy from their store, a portion of the sale is donated to environmental nonprofit organizations they support!

To remove your makeup with it, simply apply a small amount on your skin and then wipe with a reusable cotton pad or wash your face completely.


Milk Makeup’s Vegan Cleanser

If you have very sensitive skin and are looking for a gentle makeup cleanser, you might want to give this raw milk-based cleanser a try. Milk Makeup’s vegan milk cleanser is made of natural ingredients like fig milk, oat milk, and argan milk. These will help remove makeup, dirt, and other impurities from your face while sealing your skin’s natural moisture at the same time.

It’s also cruelty-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, talc-free, silicone-free, and so much more! In fact, people who have tried this product said their skin feels clean, soft, calmed, soothed, and moisturized!

To use it, simply squeeze out a dime-sized amount onto your face. Gently rub to form a milky lather and then rinse completely.

Removing your makeup doesn’t have to leave so much toxic waste behind. Thanks to these zero-waste makeup removers, you can finally cleanse your face without hurting your skin and the environment!


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