Cotton pads are not particularly harmful to the environment as cotton does decompose. However, per year many of these pads are used and thrown away which is not very eco-friendly. If someone was to use 2 pads per day, within one year, one person would have used 720 cotton pads. This can get pretty costly as it would work out to be roughly £10.90 per year. However, if someone wanted to use cotton pads to take their make-up off and also user toner on their face, someone could easily use about 6 cleansing pads per day.
Now lets compare this to re-usable facial cleansing pads. You could buy 8 pads and these 8 pads can last between 3-10 years, depending on how well you take care of these pads. We recommend hand-washing the facial pads but these can go into the washing machine as well. Our cleansing pads are priced at £11.99.
In a three year period you could spend between £33-£98.10 in three years with traditional cleansing pads. In comparison you could only spend £11.99 with re-usable face cleansing pads.
We believe with the environmental impact of cotton pads combined with the amount you could spend in a three year period in comparison to re-usable cleansing pads, it is an obvious choice which one is the clear winner - the re-usable pads.
let us know what you think!