*Products in this article were sent to me for the sake of review
This year I’ve made a conscious effort to ensure that I’m living more economically, that I make the right choices when purchasing goods, and that I make the effort to make one step forward for our planet. This isn’t always as easy as it sounds, I find that sometimes I make the wrong choices with good intentions in mind, and that a little bit more research has to be done in order to truly understand what I need to do. This is why, when I thought that using facial wipes to take my makeup off was fine as long as I was putting them in the bin, it turns out that this is not the case. Which is where my new friend EcoPanda comes into play.
Making yourself aware of how your living and spending habits leave an impact on the world is one of the most socially important issues right now, it’s never been more fashionable to be sustainable, the government have had their eco-heads on charging us for using plastic bags, which has had most of us decide to use tote bags instead, minimising the use of plastic bags and bettering our environment through making such a small and simple change, most of us no longer brush our teeth with the tap running and we’ve also traded our plastic straws for metal, bamboo and paper straws instead. So what more can we do?
Well, even though we’re more aware of how the decisions we make when spending our money affect the planet, we’re all still learning and this year the hot topic on our lips has been facial wipes. The market for wet wipes has never been higher either, we’re going to be contributing billions to the market which means, that we’re contributing billions to distributing plastic, because what do wet wipes come in? Plastic. Then, what do people blindly do? Flush the wipes (which is something you get warned against constantly, you wouldn’t flush your period pad down the loo so why would you flush a wipe?)
So, I was recently given the opportunity to trade my wet wipes in for something a little more sustainable: washable reusable eco wipes. EcoPanda sent me these about a month ago to try out and during that month, I’ve obviously worn my fair share of makeup. The wipes come completely plastic free, you’re given a cute little box to keep your pads in which is convenient for storage and for making sure that you’re going 100% plastic free.
What I like about these wipes is how gentle they are to use, I also appreciate that they don’t fall apart in water, I’ve had this before with similar products and have found myself scrambling back to facial wipes because I didn’t know where else to look.
The wipes are also the perfect size, I can remove my entire face worth of makeup with one pad, wash it, and reuse it again. I was looking for downsides to using these pads as well, but I found myself reaching for them rather than discovering them, and although the products come as a set of 18, I haven’t yet used all 18 pads. They cost £24.90 too, which depending on what facial wipes you use, is a massive saving considering these can be used time and time again.
Since the purchasing process is all done through Amazon, it’s really convenient and you can trace your order easily, I also left a little review for them on the review page because I was that impressed, it’s not hard to make a sustainable and eco friendly change, and yeah I get it, sometimes seeing something that costs above a fiver makes you nervous, but imagine how much more money you’re spending when you’re buying several packs of wipes a year. This is a long-term investment and a massive saving, they can be used time and time again which means that you’re setting yourself up for a) being eco friendly and b) that money you’d have spent can go towards something else.
As you all know, being sustainable is something that has become very important to me, I’ve been spending less money on things that I know have alternatives, I’ve been making massive savings in doing so, and I’ve been documenting it to you guys in hopes that you too, will make a conscious effort to make a simple change.