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The world of beauty isn’t always the most sustainable, so any steps that we can take to change our routines for the better are a welcome improvement.
Simple swaps like switching from single-use products to reusable ones will not only save excess waste from ending up in landfills, but will also save you money in the long run since you’ll only have to make a purchase once.
If you’re on the hunt for an easy alternative to disposable cotton rounds that are also celeb-approved, the Garnier Skinactive Micellar Cleansing Eco Pads are an affordable option that's worth a shot.
What are they?
This set of three reusable cleansing pads from Garnier are designed to work with your favourite micellar water to effectively remove makeup and cleanse skin. Since they’re made with ultra-soft microfibre, they’re gentle enough to use on even sensitive areas like the eyes and lips.
Drew Barrymore took to her Instagram account when she recently discovered these pads, writing that she was “totally freaking” over these eco-friendly pads.
“I want to do my part to be more eco [friendly]. I am daunted by waste and fear of my children growing up in a planet that’s habitable for them, but I gotta to tell you: this is now the new way I’m going,” she said in the video.
Barrymore went on to say that she has “never felt anything softer” than these cleansing pads, and compared their feel against the skin to being “like cashmere.”
What shoppers are saying
In addition to being Barrymore-approved, these top-rated cleansing pads are an Amazon shopper favourite. Customers have given them top marks for their softness and value for money.
One reviewer called them “super soft and durable,” while also being “so easy to clean and use.” Another called them a “super money saver” as an environmentally-friendly alternative to single-use cotton pads.
Some reviewers caution being “patient” when applying your micellar water to these pads, since they “don’t absorb liquid right away.” However, adding the liquid slowly helps to avoid any extra messes.
Ringing in ay just $10, the Garnier Skinactive Micellar Cleansing Eco Pads are an affordable way to make more sustainable choices. Shoppers (and celebs!) agree that they're easy to use, durable and super soft on the skin — but you'll want to make sure you're not using too much product at once as shoppers have noted they can take awhile to absorb liquid.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.