Editors' Pick: The On-the-Go Wipes That Are Surprisingly Sustainable

Pacifica's new biodegradable makeup and deodorant wipes aren't just for green thumbs.

Pacifica Essential Makeup Removing Wipes, $7, and Underarm Deodorant Wipes, $9, at Ulta
Pacifica Essential Makeup Removing Wipes, $7, and Underarm Deodorant Wipes, $9, at Ulta
(Source: Pacifica, Catherine Lane; Art by Katie Davidson)

Although I'm not much for gardening—okay, I've managed to kill every plant I've come into contact with—I love to compost. Those plants that don't survive in my home make it into my Crate & Barrel compost pail ($35), which I also fill with old coffee grounds, food scraps after cooking and other decomposable items. On top of items from my kitchen, I can now include products from my beauty routine, thanks to Pacifica's new biodegradable makeup-removing and deodorant wipes—released just in time for Earth Day. 

Call me a tree-hugger, but after learning all about my carbon footprint in college, I've been committed to substituting items in my daily routine with sustainable alternatives. While I've long admired the convenience of toner pads, for instance, I had to re-think them after understanding their waste's impact on the environment. Pacifica presents a game-changer with wipes that you can toss guilt-free, plus packaging made from recycled materials. 

Pacifica Essential Makeup Removing Wipes, $7, and Underarm Deodorant Wipes, $9, at Ulta
Pacifica Essential Makeup Removing Wipes, $7, and Underarm Deodorant Wipes, $9, at Ulta
(Source: Pacifica)

However, it's not just the environment that benefits from these beauties that break down completely after use. The organic ingredients boast aromatic, all-natural oils yet lack harsh chemicals present in many traditional products. Additionally, they are 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free. 

Stock up on the surprisingly sustainable wipes, which are sold exclusively at Ulta.

Associate Editor at StyleBistro. California native, Brooklyn resident & country girl at heart. Follow me on Twitter: @katie_ddavidson Follow me: Google
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