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Removing Makeup the Eco Way 4

For many years, we thought that to really remove all traces of vegan makeup from your skin, you would have to use a harsh cleanser and disposable cotton pads to get any kind of success. Thankfully now we have realised the error of our ways and we know that there are lots of eco-friendly, natural and sustainable solutions for those looking for a greener skin-care regime.


First up, you need to consider making the switch from chemical-based products to more natural and more effective methods. The best way to start is with a solid natural cleanser that uses body heat to melt into your skin, getting right into your pores to remove layers of makeup, pollution and other types of grime that accumulate there during the day. These vegan, natural, eco friendly facial cleansers suit all skin types and are organic, cruelty free, biodegradable and come in plastic-free packaging.

We also have these eco friendly, vegan, cruelty free, natural makeup removers that are kind and gentle to your skin, but still amazing and very effective at removing your makeup. Packed full of vitamins, antioxidants and healing ingredients, you skin will feel soft, cleansed and hydrated. Our range of natural makeup removers are a more sustainable, eco-friendly alternative to commercial products, they are also supplied plastic free. We even have our own organic cleansing makeup melt which is super for removing stubborn, waterproof, vegan makeup.

Alternatively you can use a natural cream or natural oil, but pick something that will initially soak into your skin, drawing out any dirt and makeup when you remove it. 

Eco-friendly nail polish remover is also a great natural, sustainable alternative to opt for when removing your vegan nail polish. Unlike commercial products, vegan, natural, eco-friendly nail polish removers do not contain any harsh chemicals that can damage your nails. Instead they are soft, gentle and help maintain your nails health.


Commercial toners often contain alcohol which makes your skin feel momentarily fresh and cool, but in reality can aggravate delicate skin by upsetting its natural PH. Opt instead for formulas that contain natural rose water, natural witch hazel, and vegan aloe vera which cleanse the skin whilst moisturising and nourishing at the same time. Other natural ingredients to keep your eye out for include tea tree oil and lavender all, both of which help soothe troublesome skin and keep you feeling and looking fresh.


Whilst the environmental impact of your disposable cotton pad might be the last thing you are thinking of at the end of a long day, the reality is that disposable makeup removing tools can be rather bad for the environment. Wipes contain a plethora of plastics and are both non-biodegradable and bad for your skin and cotton pads are just tossed in the rubbish, ending up in landfill and contributing to the global waste issue.

Switching to reusable, eco options is the obvious solution and nowadays you can choose from reusable cotton rounds, sustainable bamboo, reusable nail polish removal pads for removing your vegan nail polish, bamboo flannels or bamboo reusable makeup remover pads. Bamboo is naturally soft and anti-bacterial and the eco, natural products we sell use only sustainable and ethical sources. Bamboo is also hypoallergenic so your bamboo flannel will be kind and gentle, making it great for sensitive skin and babies.

Cotton is also a great eco alternative, you can try reusable cotton versions like reusable cotton rounds. Eco-friendly and handmade from 100% cotton they too are also hypoallergenic, kind and gentle to the skin, and as long as you take care to rinse them and wash them regularly, you can be sure that they will be even better for your skin than their disposable counterparts. They could also be used to remove your vegan nail polish with the help from some eco nail polish remover. At Peace With Wild, you can also get reusable cotton rounds that are certified organic!


  1. Can you put your make up remover pads in the washing machine, when they dry will they be soft enough to uses on the delicate skin around the eye area?

    Louise Martin-Rueda
    1. Hi Louise, the make up remover pads are washable at 40 – 60 °C. We recommend air drying and not ironing. Also try to avoid using fabric softener as sometimes this can cause your make up remover to run off the pads when applied! If you find this is happening, just slightly dampen the pads before you add your remover.

  2. Are reusable make up pads suitable for using with toner or just cleansers.

    Alison Gannon
    1. Hi Alison, they can used with toners! We recommend not to use fabric softener when washing them as sometimes the toner can run off the pad. If you find this is happening, just slightly wet the pad before applying your toner and it should soak in just fine!

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