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Acala Stem – Lotus Silk Reusable Makeup Remover Rounds


Made from excellent, non-toxic materials. One side: 50% lotus silk, 50% organic cotton, Other side: 5% lotus silk, 95% organic cotton
Acala Stem empowers single working mothers in Cambodia by providing an opportunity to work from home with their children, earn a good wage and have flexible working conditions. Their textile supplier manufactures from beginning to end, from yarn to finished product with no intermediaries or outside providers, to ensure the quality and ethical practices of all their products. Their lotus silk and lotus silk blends are made by highly skilled and highly valued artisans with generational experience.
Acala Stem’s lotus production process requires no water, gas, oil or electricity making it the most ecological fabric in the world. In addition, they only use natural hemp strings to tie their products, 100% recycled paper for their tags, compostable mailer and DyStar dyes (Certified Oeko-Tex) for their fabrics. Their packaging paper is made from the remaining pieces of lotus stem, ensuring zero waste.
Since Acala Stem’s launch in April 2020, they have helped employ over 60 women in Cambodia to work from home with their children, many of whom are single mothers. In 2020 they rescued an excess of petals from cancelled hotel orders creating an award winning bath tea, adding value and reducing waste. Acala Stem has donated back over 350 of their own lotus face masks to The Salvation Army Australia and St Kilda Mums, giving back to the community. They sponsor local events by donating prizes and their office is part of a B-corp certified working space. The brand also educates the broader community about why buying ethical brands is so important.

What our experts say...


The beautiful presentation of packaging – so much love has gone into the presentation! I like the softness of the round and that they aren’t so absorbent as to soak up all my product. I love how they are supporting women to work from home and balance child raising with work.

–Laura Trotta


I like this product because it is hand crafted from lotus silk which is a unique offering in the beauty space. They were soft on the skin, easy to rinse and a versatile addition to my bathroom. I loved the packaging that was made from the leftovers of the lotus stem. It is very unique and full circle. A socially conscious organisation that works with developing communities and traditional techniques. They have incorporated full circle practices within their manufacturing and their environmental footprint is very low.

–Corrine Sultana


This is a beautiful product. It is not only doing good but feels good too. I really like that there are two sides – a very soft one and a slightly rougher one. It’s a great alternative to the bamboo and cotton pads out there that are made in bulk. The team at Acala have done a great job with every element of what they do. I love that they are supporting women in Cambodia to work and that they are providing a solution for farmers. Also great that they are supporting local communities too like St Kilda Mums.

–Julie Mathers

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