Every year, billions of cotton pads are produced, and used only once before they're thrown away. And that's a shame, because cotton production uses a lot of water and pesticides and the cotton pads are often wrapped in plastic. By making a small change to your daily skin care routine, you can do something about this. You may have heard of them before: reusable cotton rounds. By choosing this eco-friendly organic cotton alternative, you can reduce pollution and waste. You can reuse the washable pads over and over again and they are wonderfully soft on your skin.
Reusable cotton pads are an environmentally friendly alternative
The production of organic cotton has a much smaller impact on the environment than the production of regular cotton. Organic cotton is grown without the use of pesticides and is processed without the use of chemicals. In addition, much less water is used. All in all, it is much better for the environment. There are different certifications for organic cotton. The best known is GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), this is an internationally recognised certification body that imposes strict requirements on the environment, working conditions and animal welfare. All reusable cotton pads on our website are GOTS certified.
How do washable cotton pads work?
Reusable cotton pads work exactly the same as regular cotton pads! Washable pads are ideal for removing make-up and nail polish and for cleaning your face. You don't have to worry about your make-up coming off as the pads are just as good as the disposable ones. The same goes for nail polish, you might get some stains on the washable pads, but this will not affect their performance. If this bothers you, you can choose ImseVimse's black cotton pads, so you won't see the stains.
After use, put the reusable cotton pads in a laundry bag (so they don't get lost with the rest of your laundry) and throw them in the washing machine. Let them dry and your cotton pads are ready for use again!
What different organic cotton pads are there?
At Zo Zero you will find reusable cotton pads by ImseVimse, A Slice of Green and EcoLiving. All washable pads are made from organic cotton, but the fabric finish, size and colours vary. Choose cotton terry pads for exfoliating and cleansing your skin or soft velour or cotton jersey pads for cleaning your eyes. Some of the washable pads conveniently even have two different sides! The cotton pads range in size from 8 to 11 cm in diameter and the pocket pad even has a handy compartment where you can put your fingers, making the cotton pad easy to use.
What are the advantages of washable cotton pads?
You create less waste!
In the long run, you save money because you never have to buy disposable pads again
No harmful chemicals on your skin: the washable pads are made of responsibly produced organic cotton
The reusable cotton pads are nice and big so you can clean your face extra well
What kind of washable cotton pads will you not find at Zo Zero?
At Zo Zero you do not find washable pads made from bamboo (yet). Bamboo is a sustainable material, but most bamboo pads also contain polyester. Would you prefer to buy bamboo pads? Make sure to ask the brand or supplier if the pads are made from 100% bamboo, without polyester.