By Alix Turoff
When it comes to makeup removers, we’ve pretty much tried them all. From cult favorites to drugstore brands, it’s so hard to know what works and what doesn’t. Some products we find to be too oily, some are too aggressive and drying and others just don’t seem to get the job done. Because of our active lifestyle (and our love for Makeup Free Mondays), makeup removing wipes tend to be the best option for us. And for all of you out there for whom removing your makeup before bed is such a chore, they’re the best option for you too! So, We’ve scouted the market and found the best…
Don’t wear makeup? Don’t fret! All these wipes are perfect for Makeup Free Mondays! Running around the city all day? Remove the pollutants from your skin with a quick swipe. Just need a little pick me up for tired skin? Consider them a midday latte for your face!
Noxzema Clean Moisture Makeup Removal Cloths ($6.49)
These dermatologist approved wipes are really good for oily skin. The cloths can remove makeup but also any dirt buildup that could result from a busy day. We tested these on our waterproof eye makeup and they were able to remove every last drop! If you are prone to acne, these are the wipes for you.
DrSEARS Baby Wipes ($2.99)
These are especially great for all our readers with children! Have your baby wipes do double duty by using these to clean up after the gym or when you want to reapply your makeup. They’re formulated for baby’s skin so they are super gentle but they also stand up to even the heaviest use. Bonus: They’re biodegradable! Good for your skin AND good for the environment?! Yes, please!
Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Towelettes ($2.99)
Witch hazel replaces alcohol as an ingredient in these towelettes to produce a product that effectively balances the moisture level of your skin. Rather than drying the skin like alcohol does, these wipes add moisture back to the skin without being too greasy. We love that the wipes are individually wrapped so we could just throw one in our bag and go. These wipes are perfect for the upcoming colder weather.
Pond’s Wet Cleansing Towelettes Evening Soothe with Chamomile and White Tea ($4.69)
These towelettes are so soft and are the perfect way to soothe the skin before hitting the pillow. What better way to wash away the day than with chamomile and white tea? The combination of these ingredients works to relax the face and prepare it for sleep. These are our favorite pick for sensitive skin.
Yes To! Cucumbers Soothing Hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes ($4.79)
There’s not one Yes To! product that we don’t like. So when we heard about these towelettes, we knew we needed to try them and tell you about them. These wipes are big, with enough surface area to clean the face, neck and décolletage area. Plus, they are perfect for those with allergies since they’re dermatologically tested and free of oil and alcohol. They even have a faint smell of cucumber which nurtures the skin while the aloe vera works to soothe. Finally, the green tea works its antioxidant magic!