Did you know that most wipes are not biodegradable? In fact, they are only biodegradable if it’s written on the package, and even then you would have to double check with your city’s compost policy because the chemicals on many wipes interfere with the composting that they do.
But Beautycounter has changed that. Their new wipes are compatible with most composting systems, so you can throw them into your household compost pile. Moreover, they actually work at taking off makeup. I found that one wipe was enough to do a good job on taking off my face makeup, but I need another wipe to take off just my mascara – because there’s that much of it. But the wipes are super wet and they stay wet with a makeup remover that works – but are compatible with the environment.
Also, I don’t usually post ingredient lists, but I’ll post this one because I love how short it is:
Aqua/Water/Eau, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Water*, Undecane, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Tridecane, Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, Allantoin, Glycerin, Betaine, Phenethyl Alcohol, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol. *Organic/Biologique
The wipes are oil-free, with no added fragrance, and are hydrating thanks to the Aloe Juice, and Glycerin.
These wipes are more expensive – $20 for 30 wipes, but if you’re a regular user of wipes, these might be worth switching to.