Sheet Masks and Makeup Wipes Getting Sustainable Makeover

LONDON — Sheet masks in all shapes and sizes have taken the Western skin-care world by storm and while they offer beneficial skin-care properties and are easy to use, these single-use products are also detrimental to the environment.

False eyelashes, makeup wipes and cotton pads and buds are among some other frequently used cosmetic aids, although some of them face extinction. The European Parliament has enacted a continental ban on 10 throwaway products, including cotton buds with plastic parts, as of 2021 in an effort to clean up the oceans and part of their broader strategy to build a stronger circular economy.

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