Ditch the Makeup Wipes
13 August 2020
Why makeup wipes are doing more harm than good.
Makeup wipes seem like an easier option, but in the long run you are doing more damage to your skin and the planet. Here’s why you should ditch the makeup wipes and start a more sustainable skincare routine.
Ditch the Makeup Wipes FOR YOU:
The ‘fresh-face’ feeling after using makeup wipes isn’t as trustworthy as it seems. Cleansing with makeup wipes leaves your skin with residue, dirt and grime. Makeup wipes cannot effectively breakdown impurities, instead it smears the days grime around the face. This leads to clogged pores, increased breakouts and unwanted spots!
What you’re about to hear might shock you... in order for wipes to maintain a ‘fresh’ shelf life and remain contamination free they contain a plethora of preservatives and toxic chemicals. These toxins are not kind to the skin. Since most people don’t rinse their face after using the wipes, those harsh chemicals stay on the skin and can lead to irritation and redness.
If a cleansing wipe needs toxic, harsh chemicals to keep it’s shelf life, then it shouldn’t be put anywhere near delicate skin!
Also, harsh rubbing of the skin with a makeup wipe can cause premature aging. Harsh wipes remove the skin’s natural healthy oils. Prolonged use can actually change the pH of the skin. Are you with us on ditching the makeup wipes yet?
Ditch the Makeup Wipes FOR THE PLANET:
Simply put, makeup wipes are not good for our planet and are quickly becoming a big problem for our environment. Most are not biodegradable and often end up in landfills and could take 100 years to breakdown because of the plastic fiber makeup of the wipes. This contaminates the environment and poses a potential ecological hazard to marine life. It was found in a report by the Marine Conservation Society that the number of wipes washed up on beaches has increased by 50% since 2013! Think twice before using a wipe.
So how do I remove my makeup?
All natural, non-toxic alternatives to makeup wipes is the answer. All Grace cleansers clean surfacely and within the pores, removing all make up with one wash. The formulas are enriched with natural bio-actives and botanical oils that break down and remove even the most stubborn waterproof makeup.
We suggest our Aloe Foaming Cleanser, Aloe Deep Cleanser or Tea Tree Cleanser for a thorough cleanse. Each Grace Cleanser is also designed to address your specific skin type. Here's the breakdown:
Aloe Foaming Cleanser
Gentle, yet effective antibacterial face wash. Perfect for normal to oily, to young and sensitive skin.
Aloe Deep Cleanser
Botanical rich balm that melts into a silky cleansing oil. Excellent for normal to dry, mature skin.
Tea Tree Cleanser
Potent antibacterial face wash that helps prevent the spread of pimples. Ideal for troubled skin.