These reusable facial wipes are made from squares of super soft cotton material and are ideal for removing make-up or applying skincare products. They are the perfect zero-waste alternative to replace disposable facial wipes or cotton wool.
- Pack of 10
- Each square measures approx 8cm x 8cm
- 100% cotton flannel & Double-sided
- Plastic-free material and packaging
- Machine washable
- Handmade in the UK
- Also available in Grey Polka Dot
Why We Love Them
These wipes are such an easy swap if you use disposable face wipes or cotton wool to remove make-up or apply your skincare products such as toner. They are super easy to care for too - pop them in the washing machine (skip the fabric conditioner which makes them less absorbent) and then air dry or tumble dry and reuse! No longer will you have a bin overflowing with used cotton rounds and wipes!
Reusable wipes are also so much better for the environment and our skin than disposable face wipes! As well as causing problems in our wastewater systems, wipes can also find their way into our rivers, seas, and oceans. The majority of wipes are made from plastic and cause long-term problems for sea creatures and the marine environment. It has been found that wet wipes make up more than 90% of the material causing sewer blockages in the UK. The ingredients in disposable face wipes are harsh and damaging to your natural skin barrier, and they don't effectively cleanse your face, leaving behind traces of make-up and grime... hello spots and clogged pores! It's time to ditch the disposables and switch to reusables!
Warm machine wash with similar colours. Do not bleach. Tumble dry on a low setting. Expect some shrinkage after the first wash. Avoid using fabric softener which can reduce absorbency of the material.
"Vesta Living was founded by Bryony in 2018 in response to the increasing pressure of single-use products on our environment. Vesta produces reusable cotton wipes for the body and the home, with the intention of replacing single use disposable wipes that do not degrade and clog our sewer systems causing millions of pounds worth of damage each year. Not to mention those ingested by sea creatures such as turtles, who mistake wipes that find their way into our oceans for jelly fish. They clog their systems and cause starvation. There is increasing pressure to reduce our human impact on this earth, but this can feel overwhelming to the individual. Bryony stumbled upon the concept of replacing everyday items with eco-friendly, plastic free, zero waste alternatives. Plastic toothbrushes to wooden tooth brushes, plastic bags to reusable bags, simply taking a travel cup out and about with her and disposable wipes to reusable cotton wipes. Bryony found quickly that there weren’t many UK companies offering these types of products and set about making her own. Vesta Living ethically produces reusable cotton facial wipes, baby wipes and cleaning wipes. They are made with 100% cotton fabric and can be easily used and then washed in the machine. They can be used with various home-made or shop bought cleansers to provide the exact same cleansing experience as disposables. Since launching in July, Vesta Living already has a keen following of stockists. The website will launch early November for direct orders and will host many new and exclusive products. Bryony hopes that Vesta Living will help to show consumers that they can easily make small changes that make a BIG impact on our environment.
Vesta has won various social enterprise grants which are providing the means to set up production in the UK employing survivors of abuse. The working environment will provide a safe space to work, gain experience and references, and build confidence for those who have been out of work for a long period of time. Which will then allow them to take steps into the wider working environment, or stay on with Vesta Living and develop their skills."