Eco-friendly alternatives to face wipes
These are the best eco-friendly alternatives to face wipes because, let's face it, our beauty regime should be clean come 2020
This year, health chain Holland & Barrett announced that it would be halting all sales of wet wipes in an effort to limit the damage they cause to water systems. The Body Shop soon followed suit in a move that is to see wet wipes banned from each of its eight hundred stores by 2020. In a statement, The Body Shop said, 'This was a commercial decision that aligns with our commitment to reduce the impact we have on the environment. We are looking at a broader focus to take a responsible and circular approach with all materials.' And quite right, too.
Whilst we know that face wipes can be a time-effective and untaxing way of cleansing the face of grit and makeup, we've rounded up the superior alternatives that will eliminate any millennial (and appropriate) guilt about the state of our beautiful planet.
Skin Matrix HD Hydrating Micellar Cleansing Pads
Soft, plump, refreshing, and with the impressive ability to start breaking down within a week - these facial cleansing pads are the ideal alternative to envronment-harsh wipes. Sixy come in one tub.
Buy them here for £27.50
Erborian Charcoal Konjac Sponge
Erborian's charcoal konjac sponge is made from exclusively natural fibres that purify, mattify, exfoliate and cleanse the skin. All you need to do is let it soak in water for up to three minutes and then gently squeeze out any excess moisture and massage it in circular motions over the face and body. For best results, apply a cleanser, and massage it in with the sponge.
Buy it here for £10
Lush Babyface Cleansing Balm
Buttery-soft, with avocado butter and extra virgin coconut oil to cleanse and hydrate, all you need to do is wipe residue away with a damp cloth or cotton wool to remove make up.
Buy it here
Dermalogica Charcoal Exfoliant.
We've fallen for this powdered product from Dermalogica. It's incredibly lightweight – good news for on-the-go beauty regime-ers – and leaves skin feeling smooth and soft without stripping it raw. Microbeads are now officially banned in the UK (finally) and this is the powerful new alternative that will smooth away dirt and grime. Invest!
Buy it here for £55
Eve Lom Cleansing Balm
The medicinal, healing powers of Eve Lom's lauded range are praised by A-listers and beauty editors alike. This original balm cleanser and its partnering muslin cloth are infamous in the beauty industry, it deep cleanses without drying or stripping, removing the most stubborn makeup. Thorough cleansing and gentle exfoliation enable skin cells to quickly regenerate.
Buy it here for £40