We’ve always known that sleeping in our makeup was bad, but recent research shows just how damaging it can be. Daily pollution coupled with day-old cosmetics have been linked to everything from breakouts to irreversible premature aging. Despite the importance of a nightly cleansing, there are so many times when it’s just too difficult to do a complete three-step (or four or five) regimen. For those times, makeup remover wipes are absolute must-haves. Without the need for a sink or water, cleansing wipes make it possible to completely remove makeup—including waterproof mascara—in a matter of seconds. Whether your skin is sensitive or normal, the makeup remover wipes featured below garner rave reviews, and all will make your nightly cleansing so easy.
1. Yes to Cucumbers Facial Towelettes
Topping multiple “best-of” lists, Yes To’s gentle, natural cleansing wipes are extremely effective at removing makeup and are oh-so budget-friendly.
2. Ole Henriksen Clean Truth Cleansing Cloths
A makeup removing cleanser, hydrator and brightening treatment all in one, these cleansing cloths are perfect for home or on-the-go.
3. Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Cleansing Cloths
Everything you love about Philosophy’s popular Purity Made Simple cleanser is now available in these one-step cleansing wipes. They remove makeup, tone and hydrate…no rinsing necessary.
4. Neutrogena Make-Up Remover Cleansing Towelettes
Tough on makeup—especially waterproof mascara—but gentle enough for contact lens wearers, Neutrogena’s cleansing wipes consistently receive rave reviews.
5. Clean and Clear Makeup Dissolving Facial Wipes
Oil-free and ophthamologist tested, these gentle makeup remover wipes are ideal for both acne-prone skin and sensitive eyes.
6. Boots Botanics All Bright Cleansing Face Wipes
Featuring hibiscus extract, these wipes remove all traces of makeup, oil and surface impurities while exfoliating with natural AHAs.