LastSwab is the original reusable and sustainable alternative to cotton earbuds (aka 'swabs') designed by Danish company LastObject.
The medical-grade silicone tips are durable and will last up to 1000 uses. They are quick and easy to clean using soap and water.
LastSwab comes in three versions: Original, Beauty and Baby.
- Original has a bumpy surface and is used like a regular cotton swab to clean ears or apply ointments.
- Beauty has a smooth surface and is designed for make-up application, corrections and touch-ups. It has two different tip shapes.
- Baby has protective child-proof tips and can be used to clean those delicate areas around the eye, outer ears, nose and navel, or for applying cream to targeted areas.
LastSwab is great for travelling - one item in your toiletry bag and it comes in its own protective case that is made from Recycled Ocean-Bound Plastic. The case will easily last 5-10 years.
In 18-months of using LastSwab Original, the only thing it doesn't do as well as a regular cotton earbud (with paper stem) is to dry out a wet ear canal. That said, even with this, using LastSwab significantly reduces your use of single-use cotton swabs. In fact, research by LastObject has found that one LastSwab replaces +1000 single-use cotton swabs and it can be recycled at the end of its life.