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Reusable cotton pads

1. Humble Bamboo Cotton Swabs - White, 100pcs

Customer rating: 4.9 stars

These naturally-coloured cotton tips are 100% sustainable due to the fact they are made from biodegradable bamboo. They are FSC, Natrue and vegan-certified.

Lucy11111 says - Great! 

'Awesome product. Recently became conscious on cutting down on single use plastic and found these do the job without feeling guilty.’ 

Cwild says - Helping the environment

'Pleased to remove our old cotton buds which have plastic inside, these are perfect for disposing of in a way that’s safe for our planet.’ 

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1. Humble Bamboo Cotton Swabs - White, 100pcs

2. Holland & Barrett Muslin Cloth

Use this 100% organic cotton cloth to apply your favourite cleanser all over your face and down your neck. Rinse the cloth under warm water and squeeze out any excess water. Hold the cloth over your face for 5 seconds, then in gentle circular motions start to remove the cleanser.

Customer rating: 4.8 stars

Turtle3 says - 'Happy'

'Great price and nice quality. They wash well, and I love that they’re plastic packaging free!’ 

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2. Holland & Barrett Muslin Cloth

3. Face Halo Makeup Remover Single Pack

Customer rating: 4.5 stars

Face Halo is the cult fave beauty product taking the world by storm. Suitable for all skin types, each reusable Face Halo pad uses HaloTech fibres to remove makeup and impurities. This single pack can replace up to a total of 500 single use wipes.

Anon1245 says - Fantastic

‘Fantastic for removing make up quickly! Would recommend as an environmentally friendly alternative to cotton wool pads.’

Cmarshall says – Impressed

‘So impressed with this product, was a bit sceptical at first seeing as you only have to add water, but it works so well! I had a full face of makeup on and it took everything off I was amazed! I have sensitive skin too, so makeup wipes irritate me but this was fine. It’s a great environmentally friendly method of removing makeup. Will defo buy more.’

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3. Face Halo Makeup Remover Single Pack

4. Magnitone WipeOut SuperNaturals Bamboo Microfibre Make-Up Cleansing Cloths

These cloths are designed to remove even the toughest, long-wear and oil-based makeup, with just warm water.

The best eco-friendly alternative to disposable wipes with 100% bamboo cloths and plastic free packaging.

Customer rating: 4.3 stars

Beren says – Bamboo make-up cleansing cloths

‘These cloths are of great quality and size and the packaging reflects the sustainability aspect of the product.’

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4. Magnitone WipeOut SuperNaturals Bamboo Microfibre Make-Up Cleansing Cloths

5. Holland & Barrett Thin Cotton Pads

These thin cotton pads can be used with micellar water and mimic the aesthetics of a make-up wipe. Once used leave to dry and add to your next load of washing.

Customer rating: 3.8 stars

Gxexm says – I love these!

‘I use coconut oil to remove makeup and when I use this cotton pad I just wash straight after use, with soap - very quick and easy. I then use a clothes peg to hang to dry on my indoor clothes airer in the bedroom ready to use for the following evening.’

Cheyanne says – Great replacement to cotton wool pads

‘Excellent little pads and with an eco-friendly laundry bag too!.’

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5. Holland & Barrett Thin Cotton Pads

6. Holland & Barrett Thick Cotton Pads

Customer rating: 4.2 stars

Made from organic cotton, these six cotton pads come with a handy bag perfect for travelling and keeping together when you throw in the wash.

Twopeeps says - Good for the skin and good for the ocean

‘So pleased with my cotton pads. They are far better than using cotton wool. I wet the pad with a micellar product and I am amazed at the amount of grime on the pad. My face looks nice and clean too. Also I like to think that I am helping the ocean to stay clean, as the pads can be washed and used many times. Works out cheaper than buying cotton wool.’

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6. Holland & Barrett Thick Cotton Pads

7. Beauty Kitchen Body Cleansing Konjac Sponge 9g

Simple, effective deep cleansing and pure. Beauty Kitchen’s Konjac Sponge is eco-friendly, 100% natural and made from bamboo charcoal. It gently cleanses, leaving skin clean, glowing and silky smooth. All sponges are freeze dried so they don't have to use any preservatives, making them a totally natural choice.

Customer rating: 3.4 stars

Katieb says – Lovely gentle cleansing

‘I love this for cleaning my face nightly. I always used a muslin cloth before, but find this sponge slightly better. Skin feels very clean after. It's also very gentle.’

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7. Beauty Kitchen Body Cleansing Konjac Sponge 9g

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Manisha Taggar,
Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate

Joined Holland & Barrett: May 2019

BSc Hons in Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Science

Manisha started her career at a Cosmetics distributor as a Regulatory Technologist followed by a Regulatory Affairs Officer, ensuring the regulatory compliance of cosmetic products from colour cosmetics to skincare.

After 3 and half years in this role, Manisha joined Holland & Barrett as a Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate in 2019.

Manisha specialises in Cosmetic products, both own-label and branded lines, ensuring that these products and all relating marketing material comply to the EU Cosmetics Regulation.