Cotton Balls: Toxic and Scratchy
Cotton is the most pesticide-doused crop on the planet. Pesticides used on cotton are some of the most toxic and extremely long-lasting used in agriculture. This means it's likely that cheap cotton balls, rounds, and pads have harmful pesticide residues on them, and they’re the kind of toxins that can get into your body through your skin. While you can wash your T-shirts and jeans before use, but there’s nothing you can do about toxic cotton balls.
Besides the toxins, cotton isn’t great for skincare. Cotton products are really good at absorbing and scraping, but not very good at removing grime. Expensive ones are softer, but the cost quickly adds up.