I am a musician, and I have gone on many tours without showers. Gross? Yes. Acne breakouts? Yes. The solution? Face wipes.
a makeup remover wipe would humble a lot of you.
— Miss Sarah Bellum 🧠 (@BananasSmoking) April 30, 2021
My skin isn’t sensitive, thank goodness, so I can deal with the rough rubbing and exfoliation of an acne pad. But sometimes I just want to wipe away sweat and hydrate, not scrub off my skin.
These face wipes have saved me when I’m without my skincare, or when I need a touch-up after a long day, or when I just want to get the damn mascara off already. Sound like you? These 12 collections are here for you.
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Oh, Burt, you’re known for being so gentle… and these facial wipes are no exception. Perfect for those who don’t have time to wash and dry, but still need a little refresh, these Purifying towelettes are soothing and cleansing. Cucumber and aloe are pick-me-ups, while white tea fights against free radicals – it’s even better than green tea (so there’s your fun fact for the day).
Micellar water blew up for its makeup-removing properties, but Acure took it further than that with these wipes. Rose balances oil production and pH, cucumber and aloe both soothe, apple prevents environmental damage, coconut’s fatty acids help with cleansing away the ick, and oat kernel acts as an exfoliant. All together, you have a wipe that will unclog pores, move out skin cells, soothe, then seal your skin’s barrier.
Alright, hear me out, because I’m about to list a bunch of amazing ingredients. Organic aloe vera is soothing, and witch hazel extract acts as a barrier. Lacto-fermented radish root is an antimicrobial, and honeysuckle fights free radicals with antioxidants. Combine with emerginC’s proprietary fruit extract blend, and makeup, dirt, and debris are goners. The wipes are also made from woven wood fiber, so they’re sustainable, compostable, and biodegradable.
These cleansing wipes will, of course, get you clean with white birch sap. But the added benefit is aromatherapy, which comes in the form of five blends. The relaxing Peaceful has lavender and coriander; uplifting Refresh features mandarin orange and eucalyptus; soothing Healing uses tea tree and juniper; balancing Silence has geranium and cypress; and the original has notes of rosemary and sage. Say ahhh.
Why do we treat our skin like s**t when we’re older, then have a whole skincare routine at night to make up for it? Yes, obviously keep up with that nighttime routine, but treat your delicacy during the day, too. These baby wipes are as clean as can be to avoid irritating fragile skin, instead soothing and hydrating with chamomile, vitamin E, and aloe.
These wipes aren’t just makeup removers, and they aren’t just cleansers – they do double duty, using 100% plant-based fibers to gently rub away at the build-up and makeup of the day. The two key ingredients: soothing aloe plus cucumber water, which is filled with vitamin B5 and can help with inflammation and acne.
Stop scrubbing your eyes to get rid of that mascara, bb – you’re not doing your skin any favors by grabbing and tugging. Athena decided to give you another option: their Soft Face Wipes, made with vitamins B3, B5, and E. The combo evens out skin tone and hyperpigmentation, softens, and generally does what a serum does – but, you know, in a wipe.
Yeah, your skin will be clean AF following a wipe of Patchology’s on-the-go wipes. They’re perfect post-Pilates, pre-coffee-date, when you’re driving through traffic. Vitamin B5 moisturizes, folic acid cleans those pores out and gently rubs away dead skin cells, and biotin gives you the radiant glow you need. Just throw them in your glovebox and use them whenever you’re rushing from point A to point B.
These face wipes don’t just help clear grime – they also help fight fine lines and outside stressors, too. The star ingredient is retinol, the skincare ingredient that gives you your dream skin through toning and smoothing. Add in squalane oil and coffeeberry to balance oil excess and protect, and you pretty much go back in time with each wipe.
Alcohol is common to fight that sweat and makeup, but it can also be super harsh when you don’t need it. Recess created a biodegradable makeup wipe without harsh ingredients. Instead of drying ingredients, you’ll find hyaluronic acid, caffeine, and aloe to calm and soothe redness, while green apple extract works to tone. The result: a glow you can’t get elsewhere.
Even face wipes that are marketed toward sensitive skin can be an irritant. These cleansing wipes – geared toward teens with acne, but whatever – are hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested, so you can rest assured that your skin will be coddled throughout the cleansing process.
Bamboo is great for skin that needs TLC, so these face wipes are made from the biodegradable material. It’s doused in the good stuff: a vitamin blend of B12, C, and E to rejuvenate; jojoba oil for nourishment; and organic honey for a HUGE burst of hydration. Its pH is 5.5 – right between acidic and alkaline, so anyone (especially those with sensitive skin) can use it without being bothered.
What wipes do you use to keep your face in tip-top shape? Let us know below!