LastSwab Beauty Turquoise

1125 Reviews
A reusable, sustainable and sanitary alternative to cotton swabs and is specially designed for makeup touch-ups.
Color:
    turquoise
  • peach
  • blue
  • red
  • black
  • green

Delivery in 3-7 days by Royal Mail

We remove 1 kg of coastal
plastic waste
for each order

The problem with single-use swabs

Why Use LastSwab?

  • Save Marine Life

    Using LastSwab helps decrease plastic pollution in our oceans, safeguarding marine creatures from ingesting harmful waste.

  • Combat the Waste Crisis

    Embracing LastSwab prevents thousands of single-use cotton swabs from ending up in landfills, making a real difference in waste reduction.

  • Conserve Resources

    Opting for LastSwab conserves water, energy, and raw materials required in the production of disposable cotton swabs

  • Join the Eco-Friendly Movement

    By choosing LastSwab, you join a global community committed to sustainability, making a collective positive impact on the environment.

How to Use

Easy to Use & Easy to Clean

Step 1. Store It

Always keep your swab in the case to make it last longer. Bring with you or store in your bathroom.

Step 2. Use It

Take the swab out of the case and use it. Clean your ears, separate eyelashes, apply ointments or however you normally use swabs.

Step 3. Clean It

Clean the tips with soap and water. Use soap and water or hand sanitizer to clean the case.

Step 4. Pop It

Pop the swab back into the case for safe-keeping. The swab can dry inside the case.

Footprint

2 Inch Closer to a Better and Cleaner Future

Footprint Facts*

Product Life Cycle Is Validated by a 3rd Party
  • LastSwab is 8.3 X better for the environment**
  • Reduces carbon footprint (CO2) by 83%
  • Reduces water consumption by 92%
  • Reduces primary energy demand by 80%
  • After just 35 uses, you break even with CO2 emissions

*Compared to single-use swabs
**Considering all 22 environmental categories

Care for Your Case

The case made of Ocean Bound Plastic is sturdy and will last for about five years.

How to give your case a long life:

1. Keep your case and only replace your LastSwab with LastSwab Refill.

2. Keep the case away from direct sunlight.

3. Avoid using too much water when cleaning the case - use hand sanitiser instead.

After a long and happy life, the case can be recycled with hard plastic.

The World’s First Reusable Alternative to Cotton Swabs

Stick to Reusables

After a long and happy life, the LastSwab case can be recycled together with plastic. The rod is a mix of materials and can be sent in with the Pact Collective Recycling program (US/Canada). The cardboard packaging can enjoy a new life by recycling it with cardboard.

In the Press

Read Our
Glowing Reviews

"Cute, and incredibly sustainable alternatives for the hard-to-replace bathroom essentials."

"A Reusable cotton swab to combat the billions of single-use cotton swabs"

"It’s good for everything from swiping off eyeliner to post-shower ear cleaning"

Kickstarter

How It Started

LastSwab was the first product we launched and it was a Kickstarter success. Our brave founders did extensive marketing research beforehand, and the verdict was conclusive; a reusable swab would never make it.

So naturally, they decided to go ahead and launch it anyway. After many proptotypes, years of perfecting and testing, it was finally ready for the world. And that’s how LastSwab became the first ever reusable swab, challenging all the single-use giants.

LastSwab was the first product we launched and it was a Kickstarter success. Our brave founders did extensive marketing research beforehand, and the verdict was conclusive; a reusable swab would never make it.

So naturally, they decided to go ahead and launch it anyway. After many proptotypes, years of perfecting and testing, it was finally ready for the world. And that’s how LastSwab became the first ever reusable swab, challenging all the single-use giants.

FAQ

Everything You Want to Know

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Use & clean your LastSwab

Use your swab like you would with a cotton swab. Clean your ears, apply ointments, separate your eyelashes, or adjust your makeup. The sky’s the limit!

To clean the swab, use a little soap and water and gently rub the tips for 1-2 seconds. Rinse and put it back into the fabulous case, and it’s ready to be used again.

The case can occasionally be cleaned with hand sanitizer.

Materials & Packaging

The tips are made of thermoplastic elastomers, TPE. This makes them sturdy and durable while working just as great as regular swabs for grabbing unwanted particles, wax, or makeup residue.

The rod is made from polypropylene (PP) reinforced with glass fiber. It will last for a long time without breaking. The swab is completely latex-free.

The swab comes in a case made from recycled and certified Ocean Bound Plastic.

To make it even more sustainable, the packaging is Cradle to Cradle certified and printed with eco-friendly and safe ink.

Sustainability & Footprint

LastSwab replaces over 1000 single-use swabs, so nature is spared from a lot of those environment-damaging little buggers. After only 35 uses, you break even with the CO2 emissions. Compared to single-use swabs across the 22 environmental categories, LastSwab is 8.3 times better as an option than even the most eco-friendly single-use swabs made of paper or bamboo. LastSwab reduces CO2 by 83% and water consumption by 92%. In other words, it’s a much greener option.

Refills

When your swab has lived a long, happy, and meaningful life, you can save the case and just replace the swab with a refill. If you take good care of the case, it can last 5 years or even longer.

Shipping

We ship from our warehouse in Copenhagen (Denmark). Delivery takes 3 to 7 working days and is carried out by Royal Mail. Shipping costs 4 GBP. For orders over 30 GBP, delivery is free, unless we are running special campaigns.

Care for your LastSwab

Your LastSwab will replace about 1000 single-use swabs. To make it last as long as expected, make sure to clean it gently between each use. Use your fingertips and rub the tips with soap and water to get them clean. Always store it in the case and keep away from heat. Clean the case with hand sanitizer and never in the dishwasher.

Design & manufacturing

All of our products are designed and developed in Denmark. LastSwab is manufactured in Denmark and Germany.

Product measurements

LastSwab is 7,8cm or 3" long, and the case measures 7,8 x 0.88 cm or 3 x 0.35''

Product Case & Ocean Bound Plastic

The case is made from recycled and certified Ocean Bound Plastic. This means that the plastic has been collected from beaches and riverbeds where it poses a threat of entering the oceans and waterways. No virgin plastic has been used in the making of the case.

End of product & recycling

LastSwab is carefully designed and rigorously tested to last up to 1000 uses. The case can potentially last longer and be reused with our refills (find them here) but when it’s no longer usable, it can be recycled with plastic. The rod is a mix of materials and can be sent in with the Pact Collective Recycling program (US/Canada). The cardboard packaging can enjoy a new life if you recycle it with cardboard.

Single-use products & alternatives

Single-use cotton swabs made of plastic or paper have a damaging impact on the environment. In addition to production and packaging, these cotton swabs must also go through warehousing and shipping only to be used and immediately discarded — sometimes within a matter or seconds. During this process, the use of raw materials and level of carbon emissions significantly impacts the planet and propels global warming, whichultimately accelerates climate change. Switching to reusable products like LastSwab plays a small but critical role in minimizing this environmental damage.

Lifecycle analysis & breaking even

LastSwab is 8.3 times better for the environment considering all 22 environmental impact categories. After just 35 uses you break even with CO2 emissions. If you use your swab once per day, this means it takes just a month to ensure a happier and healthier environment. To make that even better, water consumption is reduced by 92%.

Vegan & cruelty-free

LastSwab is completely vegan and we don't test on animals. By using reusable products, you ensure single-use products don't end up in nature to become food for the animals. So it's not just about avoiding products which are cruelty-free, but taking it further to completely replace these types of products with better and kinder options.

Recycled Ocean Bound Plastic

We work with recycled Ocean Bound Plastic in two ways. First of all, we collaborate with the organization Plastic For Change to remove 1lb of plastic with every single order. This means that tonnes of plastic waste is removed from nature just because you make a purchase. The other way is that we reuse some of this recycled plastic in our cases. This means we never have to use any virgin plastic, and every part of the process is circular.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1342 reviews
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S D.K.
Love the swab

One of the tabs in the box have broken off, and an original swab has also snapped (gentler use advised) These are "user error". Otherwise, we are very pleased!

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Luca R.
Ottima idea - Mediocre risultato

Sinceramente prima di riceverlo e provarlo ero molto ottimista e fiducioso sulla funzionalità del prodotto, mi sembrava una bellissima invenzione per evitare il consumo sfrenato dei bastoncini cotton-fioc originali però una volta testato devo ammettere che ho dovuto credermi. Personalmente, la punta del bastoncino è troppo dura e quasi troppo riflessibile per poter pulire ed eliminare a fondo lo sporco che si annida nelle orecchie. L'ho provota una volta sola, mi sono trovato talmente male che l'ho già abbandonato... Peccato.

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Luca R.
Ottima idea - Mediocre risultato

Sinceramente prima di riceverlo e provarlo ero molto ottimista e fiducioso sulla funzionalità del prodotto, mi sembrava una bellissima invenzione per evitare il consumo sfrenato dei bastoncini cotton-fioc originali però una volta testato devo ammettere che ho dovuto credermi.
Personalmente, la punta del bastoncino è troppo dura e quasi troppo riflessibile per poter pulire ed eliminare a fondo lo sporco che si annida nelle orecchie.
L'ho provota una volta sola, mi sono trovato talmente male che l'ho già abbandonato...
Peccato.

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Viki S.
It lives up to the expectations/hype

The swab itself is great but the plastic in which the swab is supposed to be stored is definitely of a lesser quality. It feels cheap and it is too big for that little thing.

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STRUAN

Cool idea but poor quality.
Snapped in half first time I used it.

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Kinga
Great product, good use and easy to clean!

Sometimes I need to dab my ears with the corner of my towel to remove the excesses moisture.

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Raquel P.

It’s missing the absorbable component that we have in the cotton swabs. And it’s a bit painful in the ears (maybe too big).
The makeup swab doesn’t clean my eyeliner excesses properly and it’s hard to remove from the swab after cleaning.
But I think it’s a wonderful idea! Just needs kind of a new version of the product. A few adjustments to be made by the production team.

Nice package!

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Megan
Great!

Works well, good feeling, easy to wash. Really pleased with it.