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skinwithdee

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cotton pads

hi pickies! i like to use cotton pads with my exfoliating toners and also with my hydrating toners to do toner sheet masks. however i don’t like the waste that get created from these. i’ve looked for reusable cotton rounds but the only ones i’ve found have been thicker ones meant for makeup remover, and they don’t seem to be able to serve the purpose i want them for. do you have any suggestions of either reusable cotton pads or maybe more eco friendly ones like biodegradable disposable cotton pads? links/brand names are highly appreciated ☺️ thank you all!
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irisskin

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hi! I honestly just bought my reusable pads from Amazon and they seem to work fine for me. they definitely absorb more than a regular cotton pad and aren't as soft but definitely more eci friendly. I would also be careful when purchasing products that state they are biodegradable. all products, including plastics are technically biodegradable and can claim that they are. the downside to all biodegradable products is that when they do biodegrade they have the potential of leaving harmful metals and micro plastics behind. look for things that are compostable instead. these products don't leave any harmful waste behind once the biodegrade 😊
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skinwithdee

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ohhh that’s really helpful, thank you!!
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lady24k

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I get your point mate🤣 it's really a concern, I always try my best to support recycling but at this point I have no idea
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skinwithdee

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exactly! i might just end up not using cotton pads at all and see how i like it because i feel so bad wasting so much cotton every day
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BlueNWhite

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Would you consider omitting cotton pads altogether? 😅 I use my hands to pat in the toners, whether hydrating or exfoliating ones. I find that products aren't "used" by the pads, rather fully by me. ☺️
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skinwithdee

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i would omit them but especially with the hydrating toners i find my skin feels really supple and healthy after doing toner masks with the cotton pads and i don’t necessarily want to omit that step altogether
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Apinkflakes

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I use cotton pad when using miccellar water and exfoliate toner but I doesnt use it when apply hydrating toner because i felt it a waste . anyway I make a video about makeup and skincare. If you are willing, please click this link https://youtube.com/channel/UCiP4vu2ibxjtW3h1CFq_xKQ
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