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Creating a skin care product that supports that mission is what Fairface™ Washcloths is all about. And we're here to provide you with a soft face cloth that is not only gentle and effective for cleansing your skin, it is also kind to the environment.
Here are the top 3 reasons why trading in your disposable face wipes for our reusable, washable, soft cotton face cloths is a great choice to consider.
Benefits of using a washable / reusable face cloth
1. You choose which ingredients you put on your skin
If you care about what goes on your skin (and inevitably what is absorbed through it), then you may want to double-check the ingredient list on your favorite package of face wipes. One popular brand of facial wipes, for example, contains the following:
Water, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Sorbitan Laurate, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-32 Methyl Ether Dimethicone, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-4 Laurate, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Glycereth-18 Ethylhexanoate, Glycereth-18, DMDM Hydantoin, Dilauryl Citrate, Fragrance, Iodopropynyl ButylcarbamateI'll admit, even with my smart glasses on I don't know what most of that means, well, except for water.
On the other hand, let's look at the ingredient list for our gentle brand of reusable face cloths:
100% cotton fabricsNow we know an empty washcloth won't do you much good, but the point is that what you put on your face cloth is YOUR CHOICE. You don't have to put anything on your skin that you don't want to.
There are many options for natural skin care cleansers, the oil cleansing method, or face washes with beneficial, gentle ingredients you can actually identify and pronounce! And if one cleanser doesn't work for you, try another, and another. Because your face cloth can be introduced to as many different cleansers as you can dream up until you've created the perfect marriage. Like we always say, BYOC (Bring Your Own Cleanser) because our washcloths are young, free and single, until otherwise committed.
2. More gentle to your skin
Remember that fancy list of chemicals and additives in the package of facial wipes? I can't imagine that all of that is gentle on your skin. And for those with sensitive skin? Fugettaboutit.
It's true, some skin types can tolerate more than others, but those with sensitive skin cannot. If you're using face wipes and experience any drying, redness or irritation? It's probably the ingredients your skin is screaming at. And even if your skin seems to tolerate it, you may not want all of those what's-it-called ingredients sinking through your pores.
The beauty of Fairface™ Washcloths, is that they are made with naturally soft 100% cotton flannel. No synthetic fibers or harsh textures that can cause micro-tears to the skin. No added chemicals or pre-embedded cleansers to worry about. When paired with the gentle cleanser of your choice, there is no better way to cleanse your skin gently and effectively, leaving skin feeling calm and looking beautiful.
3. Kinder to the environment, nothing to throw away
We have all heard about the growing concerns over toppling land-fills across the world. According to ZerowasteAmerica.org, an EPA statistic shows that there are just over 3,000 active landfills and more than 10,000 inactive landfills in the U.S. alone. That doesn't include the trash piled up in other countries.
In a conscious effort toward sustaining our earth, in addition to recycling and composting, it is also important to create less trash.
While a small number of eco-conscious companies offer biodegradable face wipes, most are just the run-of-the-mill wipe that ends up piled on top of those giant landfills.
By making this small change, switching to reusable face cloths instead of disposable face wipes, over a 5 year period, you're eliminating approximately 1,800 wipes that would have ended up in the landfill (if you use 30 per month), not to mention the $480 dollars you would have saved NOT buying disposable face wipes (at $8/month).
So toss your face cloths in the laundry, not the trash, and reuse them to your heart's content (we recommend using a clean face cloth for each use). Nothing to throw away, and that's something else you can feel good about.
By using products that are gentle on our skin and gentle to the environment, not only are we doing better for ourselves, we're doing better for the earth and the generations to come.
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