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These Eco-Friendly Makeup Removers Are Good for Your Skin — and the Earth

Time to replace your wipes
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We're not going to pretend that disposable face wipes aren't one of the world's greatest gifts for lazy girls everywhere. We've ALL had those nights when a trip to the sink is just way too much effort and a quick swipe of a wipe is the only way we're going to get the makeup off our face. But ever think about where all those wipes go once you trash 'em? Yeah, it's a major no-no for the environment. So, in the interest of doing right by Mother Earth, you can easily clean up your act — and yes, your face, too — with a more eco-friendly alternative. Check out seven of our favorite reusable (and effective) makeup removers.

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Take My Face Off The Makeup Mitty, $38.50 for 3
Slide your fingers into this teardrop-shaped fuzzy mitt and use it as you would a washcloth: apply cleanser to your skin and wipe it off with the mitt or squirt some cleanser directly onto it. (Either way, the super soft material is much gentler on your skin than traditional washcloths.) Each set comes with three, and they're also machine washable and dryable.

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Take My Face Off The Mitty Blackout, $42.50 for 5
It's not just face wipes that fill up landfills, cotton balls and cotton swabs are equally as problematic. These small makeup removers replace either of those. Use the rounded edge to wipe makeup off your lids and brows, the pointed tip to reach your lashes and corners of your eyes. Bonus: They're also less absorbent than cotton balls, so you'll go through less eye makeup remover.

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Face Halo, $22 for 3
Believe it: With these reusable pads, you don't even need a cleanser. Made with microfibers that are 100 times finer than a human hair, all you have to do is add water and wipe to remove even the most stubborn waterproof formulas. The convenience factor can't be beat, making these our travel go-to — and they can also be washed up to 200 times.

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Eco Nursing Pads, $13.90 for 10
OK, so it may not be their intended use, but these are a favorite among beauty insiders for their impressively effective makeup removing abilities. One side is a little thicker, ideal for creamy or oil-based cleansers; the other is slightly thinner and perfect to use with micellar water. As you'd expect (given their original purpose), the organic bamboo material is extra soft. And perhaps best of all, you can get them on Amazon Prime.

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