Forum Home» Health & Beauty MoneySaving

Reusable face wipes: Do you use them?

New Post Advanced Search

Reusable face wipes: Do you use them?

edited 19 September 2017 at 11:54AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
34 replies 9K views
Former_MSE_AndreaFormer_MSE_Andrea Former MSE
9.6K posts
I've helped Parliament Rampant Recycler Savvy Shopper! Stoptober Survivor
✭✭✭✭
edited 19 September 2017 at 11:54AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
Update September 2017

We started this discussion a couple of years ago but the topic's always relevant.

If you're interested in more ways to save money with re-usable products read our Recycle Week Hub.

Join in!

Back to the original post...


----

7-13 September is #ZeroWasteWeek. We're working with several organisations to highlight how much you could save by re-using and recycling. See the full Zero Waste Week info.

We'd love to know how much you spend on household items and whether you'd save by using re-usable versions. This discussion's all about face wipes. How much do you spend on them and how much could you save by using re-usable or home-made ones instead?

What to do:

Step 1: Use our Demotivator to work out how much you spend on face wipes PER YEAR!
Step 2: Vote in the poll to tell us how much you spend on them.
Step 3: Work out how much you'd save by using re-usables instead
Step 4: Post in the forum thread below to tell us how much you think you'd save per year.
Could you do with a Money Makeover?


Follow MSE on other Social Media:
MSE Facebook, MSE Twitter, MSE Deals Facebook, MSE Deals Twitter, Forum Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest
Join the MSE Forum
Get the Free MoneySavingExpert Money Tips E-mail
Report inappropriate posts: click the report button
Point out a rate/product change
Flag a news story: [email protected]

How much do you spend on face wipes per year? 81 votes

£0
54%
UnknownFormer_MSE_Andreaelisebutt65Slinkyesuhlcheerfulcatlush_walrusgrunnieSuiDreamsjfdielsienIlonakaciesillyvixenRose_Woodjuliettetdesdemona01Frogger2008A_Phoenix_of_TangerineElusiveLucy 44 votes
£0-2
3%
pmdukrainbowfairydustpollyann164 3 votes
£2-5
11%
London_babyMcKneffBettieshandycloverLittleweedjwondercollieShropshirelassAfricatmissbiggles1 9 votes
£5+
30%
Marmaduke123katkinjooboohelen6tattycathjenniewbmickey54fixxsunfield91StepChange_Private_MessagesGirl_Overboardpurple_butterfly28Fiasco55charlie3090Fluff15so_very_confusedAnatidaephobiaasajjJediWinnerStarrystarrynight1 25 votes
«134

Replies

  • davetrousersdavetrousers Forumite
    5.9K posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Combo Breaker
    ✭✭✭✭
    Isn't a reusable (not hyphenated) face wipe simply a flannel?
    .....

  • £2-5
    Household of 3 girls here...

    We all use reusable s. Muslin cloths and/or flannels with coconut oil or hot cloth cleanser. Our skin likes it better. Mine reacts if I use wipes for more than a few days in a row.

    We do however buy disposable wipes for travel and convenience (girls in dance and drama) so to take off make up in dressing rooms.

    While you save not buying disposable wipes, you also have to factor in the amount of flannels you need and the detergent and electricity needed to get them snow white again!
    No buying unnecessary toiletries 2014. Epiphany on 4/4/14 - went into shop to buy 2 items, walked out with 17!


  • rainbowfairydustrainbowfairydust Forumite
    16.4K posts
    10,000 Posts Combo Breaker
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    £0-2
    i just use baby wipes. They are the same thing but better value :money:
    Sleazy wrote: »
    I like RainbowFairyDust .....

    RFD for president .... Ra! Ra! Ra! :j

    Undergrad degree - completed 2018
    Masters degree - completed 2019
  • fixxfixx Forumite
    789 posts
    Part of the Furniture
    ✭✭✭
    £5+
    I'm not sure I understand this - I've never heard of re-usable face wipes?! I don't buy many normal face-wipes, just the odd small pack for travelling.

    At home I use face towels/flannels or a muslin cloth.
  • asajjasajj Forumite
    4.9K posts
    1,000 Posts Fifth Anniversary Name Dropper Rampant Recycler
    ✭✭✭✭
    £5+
    I have given up using face wipes last year and bought muslin clothes from Amazon for £3.50 for about 8 of them.

    I still have odd face wipes in house that I use to clean bathroom door etc.

    I used to spend around £4-5 a month on them so I have saved around £50-60 as well as environmental benefits.
    £2020 in 2020 / £1678.62

    ally.
  • Susan1962Susan1962 Forumite
    297 posts
    Hi all - Shandyclover - agree with you on the muslin cloths or flannels, although much prefer the latter. I suppose if you have the same colour hand towels you could always pop them in the same hot wash. I soak them overnight as recommended by Aggie and Kim - boiling hot water and a cupful of the cheapest possible biological powder, left overnight. Drain it in the morning and stick it in the machine - comes out sparkling and is very cheap. Also works on underwear!


    Rfd - please be careful with baby wipes. They're designed to counteract urea and might end up drying or irritating your skin. Honestly a hot flannel and some old fashioned cold cream (Boots still do it with rose oil, smells gorgeous and it's cheap) and works just as well
    Looking ahead
  • Meg_xMeg_x Forumite
    2.7K posts
    Fifth Anniversary 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    ✭✭✭✭
    £5+
    I use face wipes in the morning, but at night I use muslin cloths to take my cleanser off, then just put them in the wash.

    So I probably use roughly a pk a month, so 12 a year.

    Wow, never realised how much I spend on them. At least £30 a year!:eek:

    Maybe I'll switch to my muslin cloths in a morning too.
    Everyone you meet may be fighting a battle you know nothing about.
    Be kind!
    🧚
  • pogofishpogofish Forumite
    10.5K posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    Why not jut use a facecloth? - Reusabe or not, buying face wipes sounds like wasteful profligacy to me!

    Festivals/camping with limited faciities re about the only places I've ever felt the need to use wipes.
  • missbiggles1missbiggles1
    17.5K posts
    10,000 Posts Combo Breaker
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    £2-5
    I use facewipes at night to cleanse and take off makeup but a proper soap and water wash in the morning. I buy them from Lidl so very cheap.

    Before you could get these, I'd take off eye mkeup with cotton wool balls and remover, so I don't think there's much difference between the two in terms of profligacy, only convenience.
  • PasturesNewPasturesNew Forumite
    70.6K posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Local markets - bundle of four flannels for £1 - will probably last you 10-15 years!
Sign In or Register to comment.

Quick links

Essential Money | Who & Where are you? | Work & Benefits | Household and travel | Shopping & Freebies | About MSE | The MoneySavers Arms | Covid-19 & Coronavirus Support