These $10 cleansing pads feel 'like cashmere' and are celeb-approved for Earth Day

·Shopping & Lifestyle Editor
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Drew Barrymore swears by these $10 eco-friendly cleansing pads. Images via Instagram/DrewBarrymore.
Drew Barrymore swears by these $10 eco-friendly cleansing pads. Images via Instagram/DrewBarrymore.

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The world of beauty isn’t always the most sustainable, so any steps that we can take to change our routines for the better are a welcome improvement — on Earth Day and beyond.

Simple swaps like switching from single-use products to reusable ones will not only save excess waste from ending up in landfills, but will also save you money in the long run since you’ll only have to make a purchase once.

If you’re on the hunt for an easy alternative to disposable cotton rounds that are also celeb-approved, the Garnier Skinactive Micellar Cleansing Eco Pads are an affordable option that's worth a shot.

Garnier Skinactive Micellar Cleansing Eco Pads

Drew Barrymore raved about Garnier Skinactive Micellar Cleansing Eco Pads in a recent Instagram post. Image via Amazon.
Drew Barrymore raved about Garnier Skinactive Micellar Cleansing Eco Pads in a recent Instagram post. Image via Amazon.

$10 at Amazon

The details

This set of three reusable cleansing pads from Garnier are designed to work with your favourite micellar water to effectively remove makeup and cleanse skin. Since they’re made with ultra-soft microfibre, they’re gentle enough to use on even sensitive areas like the eyes and lips.

Back in August 2021, Drew Barrymore took to her Instagram account when she discovered these pads, writing that she was “totally freaking” over the eco-friendly swap.

“I want to do my part to be more eco [friendly]. I am daunted by waste and fear of my children growing up in a planet that’s habitable for them, but I gotta to tell you: this is now the new way I’m going,” she said in the video.

Barrymore went on to say that she has “never felt anything softer” than these cleansing pads, and compared their feel against the skin to being “like cashmere.”

What shoppers are saying

In addition to being Barrymore-approved, these top-rated cleansing pads are an Amazon shopper favourite with a 4.7-star average rating from hundreds of customer reviews. Shoppers have given them top marks for their softness and value for money.

Reviewers have called them “super soft and durable,” while also being “so easy to clean and use.” Another called them a “super money saver” as an environmentally-friendly alternative to single-use cotton pads.

One shopper wanted to give up their "addiction to cotton rounds," and found that these reusable pads were a great alternative.

Some reviewers caution being “patient” when applying your micellar water to these pads, since they “don’t absorb liquid right away.” However, adding the liquid slowly helps to avoid any extra messes.

Verdict

Ringing in at just $10, the Garnier Skinactive Micellar Cleansing Eco Pads are an affordable way to make more sustainable choices. Shoppers (and celebs!) agree that they're easy to use, durable and super soft on the skin — but you'll want to make sure you're not using too much product at once as shoppers have noted they can take awhile to absorb liquid.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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