The 11 Best Makeup Remover Wipes For Effortless Makeup Removal

I recently saw someone post on Instagram that they don’t always remove their makeup at night. And this woman was close to my age. I’m sorry, say what?  I don’t care if I am passed out on the sofa until 3am, I am going to wash my face. Yes, there have been times I felt too tired or lazy to remove my makeup and wash my face before bed, but I do it anyway. Mind you, sometimes washing with a traditional cleanser over the sink does prove to be too much. The thought of splashing water on my face might wake me from my half-asleep slumber. That’s when makeup remover wipes (also known as facial cleansing wipes) come to the rescue.

How To Use Makeup Remover Wipes

Makeup remover wipes are a remarkable alternative for removing makeup, and now most go a step further to remove surface dirt and impurities as well as offering moisturizing properties to help your skin even more. I always take some when I travel to remove eye makeup and grime before washing when my micellar water and cotton wipes are not available. Makeup remover wipes shouldn’t replace your everyday face wash (use both to make sure every trace of makeup is gone), but there’s nothing wrong with relying on them when you’re in a pinch. Please, just don’t sleep with your makeup on.

Why Sleeping With Makeup On Is Bad For Your Skin

Sleeping with makeup prevents the skin from its time of much-needed renewal, resulting in healthy collagen breaking down. Makeup interrupts cell turnover, therefore, fine lines and wrinkles can occur. That’s why it’s called ‘Beauty Sleep.” As you sleep, your skin cells diligently work to repair and regenerate. But built up bacteria and pollutants from makeup prevent microcirculation from occurring. Not removing eye makeup can cause eye infections and not removing lipstick can lead to severely chapped lips. Additionally, the residue from your makeup and dirt will accumulate on your pillowcase and compound the problem.
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The 11 Best Makeup Remover Wipes To Try Now

Here are 11 of the best makeup remover wipes to try.


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1. Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes & Face Wipes, $5.79 for 25

2. Earth Therapeutics Cica Micellar Cleansing Facial Wipes, $9.99 for 60 wipes

These biodegradable, organic and vegan natural pulp wipes are infused with micellar water to remove makeup, dirt, oil and other impurities while soothing the skin. Plant-derived cica helps to calm and rejuvenate the complexion naturally to retaining its natural balance and integrity.

3. Cetaphil Makeup Removing Wipes, $6.89 for 25

Those with sensitive skin can count on Cetaphil for providing a non-irritating formula. They may be ultra-gentle, but these wipes are powerful enough to lift every trace of makeup and debris from your skin.

4. Simple Compostable Cleansing Wipes, $14.25 for 25

This is another great choice for those with sensitive skin. These extra-gentle wipes contain vitamin B5, vitamin E and triple-purified water and don’t leave a residue as they remove even waterproof mascara. They are made from renewable plant fibers and sustainable wood pulp and are completely compostable.

5. Burt’s Bees Purifying Facial Towelette with White Tea, $6.59 for 36 wipes

Burt’s Bees has several varieties of facial wipes, but these white tea ones are my favorite. They are formulated with white tea extract, cucumber and aloe to leave skin soft, fresh and clean. I love these for traveling.

6. Clé de Peau Beauté Eye & Lip Makeup Remover Sheets, $50 for 50 sheets

These wipes are splurge-worthy and are a full luxury experience in a single-use biodegradable towelette. They remove every trace of makeup comfortably and leave skin silky smooth and dewy, delivering moisture to skin as well as eyelashes. They contain mangosteen extract (known for antioxidant properties), hyaluronic acid, camellia oil and argan oil. Your skin will thank you.

7. Olay Cleanse Makeup Remover Wipes Rose Water, $11.04 for 25

Admittedly, I am a sucker for anything rose scented. But these wipes work, especially on waterproof makeup and mascara! They are also extra gentle and soothing.

8. RMS Beauty Ultimate Makeup Remover Wipes, $22 for 20

These organic coconut oil wipes are individually sealed, which makes them ideal for the gym and/or travel. Each cruelty-free and icky-stuff-free wipe cleanses, softens and moisturizes skin while effortlessly melting away stubborn makeup without irritation.

9. Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water Cloths, $18 for 10

Swipe off makeup and grime luxuriously with these soft, thick Japanese cotton wipes. They are infused with mineral-rich cleansing spa water and six essential herbs (rosemary leaf, sage leaf, lavender, artemsia princeps leaf, perilla ocymoides leaf, and ginger root) to protect and nurture your skin.

10. Earth Therapeutics Hyaluronic Acid Micellar Cleansing Facial Wipes, $9.99 for 60 wipes

These biodegradable, organic wipes are infused with micellar water to gently and effectively lift away dirt, oil and makeup from the skin. Since they are enhanced with hyaluronic acid and certified organic botanicals, they hydrate your skin and leave it super soft and moisturized.

11. Clinique Take The Day Off Micellar Cleansing Towelettes for Face & Eyes Makeup Remover, $18.50 for 50

These wipes are perfect for all skin types including those with sensitive skin. The thick towelettes are saturated with micellar water and effectively remove face and eye makeup anywhere.

Do you use any of these makeup remover wipes? Which one is your favorite?

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2 thoughts on “The 11 Best Makeup Remover Wipes For Effortless Makeup Removal”

  1. Love these recommendations! I’ve been traveling a lot again and trying to pack light, so these are wonderful alternatives to taking the whole face regimen with me!


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