Zero Waste

A Thrifty Skincare Product You’ll Probably Wish You’d Known About Sooner

May 5, 2020
White counter with skincare products. An easy swap to boost your skincare routine.
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It is time to reevaluate what your household and skincare essentials are. Doing this means you may find eco-friendly alternatives to the items in your home that you’ve taken for granted, such as the humble cotton ball many of us use every day. Spend less money and contribute less plastic waste to the environment by switching to reusable cotton rounds. Here are a few reasons to sway you.

This Cotton Swap Is Better for the Environment

Cotton is considered the world’s dirtiest crop because of the number of pesticides used in growing it. Even worse, a lot of cotton balls are not made of cotton, but with polyester. This material is absolutely terrible for the environment because it is the source of microfibers (much like microbeads) found in the oceans. Whether cotton balls are made of cotton or polyester, or you’re using wipes, they aren’t helping in the fight against climate change. But let’s say you switch to an organic cotton balls brand. You are still creating demand for the labor and resources required to produce them and package them in plastic bags.

Reusable cotton rounds are not single-use products like cotton balls are. Typically they are not packaged with plastics. One single cotton round can be used a thousand times. In order to shift how we treat the environment, we have to shift our mindset with the things we use. We must get away from single-use items and invest in quality products built to last.

 

Reusable Cotton Rounds Save You Money.

Thrifty women know that even saving three to five dollars a month can add up to big savings in the long run. Even if you don’t save that five dollars, you can use that towards something better. And if you’re making other household switches to save money, such as with paper towels, you’ll realize that all of these zero-waste investments really start to cut the grocery bills down. I personally found this to be the case once I made some changes in my home.

So instead of buying $4 plastic bags of cotton rounds or makeup remover wipes every month, buy one set of cotton rounds to last you a year. Those are savings you don’t want to miss out on!

 

Pink and white striped cotton rounds

So Satisfying, You’ll Realize This Isn’t A Compromise

Like mentioned before, cotton is the most pesticide-intensive crop in the world. We take so much care to find pure, safe makeup products for our skincare routines. Why would we put carcinogenic pesticides on our faces?

Well-maintained cotton rounds are clean and durable. You won’t need to wonder about what chemicals it’s soaked in like you would with wipes or if you’re rubbing traces of pesticides on your bare skin. It’s transparent, safe material to rely on for a long time.

So for three good reasons, consider trying out a set of reusable cotton rounds. It’s a safer, cheaper, and eco-friendly option.

And if you need help finding a cute set that fits your personality, check out my Summer Collection here.


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