What kind of towel do you use to dry your face?
A body towel, face towel, or bleached-white washcloth? Seems fine, right? See the problem is, whether you just washed your towel or it's been sitting in your bathroom for a few days- towels can harbor a lot of bacteria and build-up from dead skin, detergents, and makeup. Unfortunately even with the help of detergents and hot water, your washing machine does not eradicate these particles. Consequently, your towel is never fully clean and can easily cause or worsen acne, irritation, and hinder recovery for those with skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis. This is why the Clean Towels are Dermatologist Tested, Approved, and Recommended.
The Research That Inspired Us
In unpublished research done by microbiologist Dr. Charles Gerba at the University of Arizona, he found that 90% of towels in his study were contaminated with coliform bacteria, and 14% contaminated with E. coli. Given the nature of a towel's composition and the environment they spend the most time in (your bathroom), they create an excellent breeding ground for bacteria to multiply. Only two days after starting his study, Gerba found the bacteria count exploded exponentially. Susan Whittier of Columbia University Medical Center even expressed concern that towels can contain and spread MRSA bacteria. When concluding his study, Gerba said that you'd get less bacteria on your face if you stuck your head in a toilet and flushed it- in his own words.
Besides convenience, the Clean Towels can offer:
- A hygienic way to dry your face
- The ability to reduce or rid of acne and irritation
- A hygienic and easy way to remove makeup
- A hygienic and easy to remove face masks
- A gentle way to cleanse your face with or remove a cleanser with
- A sanitary and safe way for surgery and medical procedure patients to clean and dry the affected area(s)
- An easy, clean, and safe way for mothers to clean their babies and children
- The ability to enhance an esthetician's or dermatologists practices and procedures
* The above certifications obtained by Sateri EcoCosy® fiber
All variations of the Clean Towels are made of 100% eucalyptus or bamboo viscose (depending which version you choose). To make the Clean Towels, eucalyptus or bamboo is harvested from managed plantations, then broken down into chips that are then washed and cleaned. The chips are dissolved (turning them into viscose), and then sent through a spinneret which produces the soft, cellulose fibers. This fiber is then stretched and pressed, turning them into Clean Towels. The finished product is an ultra-soft and absorbent facial towel. The more you know!
How big are the Clean Towels?
The Clean Towels XL Original and Bamboo are approximately 10in x 12in. The Clean Towels 25ct are approximately 7.5in x 7.5in.
Can the Clean Towels be reused?
Yes, the Clean Towels can be reused. Their fabric remains strong when wet and is durable enough to be gently wrung out. To reuse: rinse them by hand, and hang them to dry. Once dried the fabric will remain soft and pliable. However, we do not recommend reusing them for skincare. If you are making direct contact with your skin, the Clean Towel should then be tossed and not reused. Quick tip- after you dry your face with a Clean Towel, wipe the excess water off of your counter before throwing them out!
How are they sustainable if they are disposable?
Clean Skin Club acknowledges the importance of environmentally friendly products and manufacturing procedures. Our Clean Towels are compostable at home and biodegradable in soil, fresh water, and salt water. We do not use any additive chemicals or fabrics in the Clean Towels, either.