These lovely hand made eco-friendly reusable makeup wipes are unique to Make it Wild. Designed and made by Helen, they have pretty cotton fabric on one side, and soft towelling on the other, for gentle exfoliation. They come as a set of seven, one for each day of the week. Our reusable makeup wipes are made with repurposed fabric, otherwise destined for land-fill. You can read why we do this in Part 1 and Part 2 of our article about ‘Fast Fashion’ and its problems. We wash the fabric in non-biological detergent, before giving it a new life. Our studio in North Yorkshire uses only renewable energy from our wind turbine and solar panels.
You can buy them in an optional little cotton bag. This is perfect to keep them in, especially when you’re travelling. It’s also ideal to keep them together when you wash them.
Disposable makeup wipes are a significant source of plastic in our oceans – they contain fibres which take hundreds of years to break down. They are frequently found in the stomachs of turtles and other creatures, who mistake them for jelly fish. They can’t be digested, and can ultimately fill the stomach and lead to starvation. Single-use cotton wool balls and rounds are almost as bad for the environment – cotton requires land and water to grow, and often comes packaged in plastic. It is always more sustainable and eco-friendly to have something you can re-use.
The chemicals on disposable wipes can be very harsh for your skin, and harmful to the environment.
How to use
These reusable makeup wipes can be washed and used over and over again – better for your skin, your purse, and the planet!
They can be used with any type of cleanser or toner, or simply with warm water.
If the wipes become heavily marked with makeup, rinse straight after use. Then when you’re ready, pop them all together in the washing machine, either in the laundry bag or other ‘delicates’ bag. Wash on a gentle cycle, without fabric conditioner, which affects absorbency. Ideally, dry flat. Heavy makeup stains might permanently discolour the wipes.
Circular make-up wipes from £8.50 CURRENTLY OUT OF PRODUCTION, SORRY
Approx. 8cm diameter; available in two colour schemes
‘Summer’ range, featuring mixed print designs in peach, pink and soft green shades
‘Winter’ range, featuring mixed print designs in shades of blue and burgundy
Seven wipes tied in a bundle £8.50
With cotton storage and laundry bag, approx. 18cm x 15cm £10.50
Luxury Square wipes £12.50
Approx. 9cm square
Featuring dramatic prints on luxurious soft cotton, all squares the same fabric. They may differ from the fabric shown here, but we are sure you will love them!
Complete with muslin storage and laundry bag, approx. 18cm x 15cm