The 5 Best Makeup Remover Cloths

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Did you know that removing makeup is a crucial step before washing your face with a cleanser? For the most part, facial cleansers don’t remove 100% of your makeup, so it’s best to wipe away as much of it as you can so that your face wash can do its job right. However, not all makeup remover cloths are created equal. Here are our five favorite options below.

No Gimmicks:

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes

If you’re looking for simple cleansing wipes with no harsh chemicals or artificial fragrances, Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes are the way to go. They wipe away makeup easily while gentle on the skin and leaving no greasy residue behind.

For Sensitive Skin:

Aveeno Ultra-Calming Makeup Removing Wipes

For those of us who tend to get a bit of irritated and red, Aveeno Ultra-Calming Makeup Removing Wipes helps rebalance your complexion. They have a soothing touch that calms redness and removes dirt, oil, and makeup all at the same time.

For Normal to Oily Skin:

Neutrogena Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes

If your skin is on the normal or oily side, Neutrogena Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes are a great option. These super soft cloths help remove dirt, oil, makeup, and even waterproof mascara and—bonus!—you don’t even need to rinse afterwards!

For Extra Hydration:

Sephora Express Cleansing Wipes

Availbale in travel ready packaging, Sephora Express Cleansing Wipes deliver serious hydration. They contain HydroSenn+, a natural ingredient that provides immediate and long-lasting hydration. Plus, they’re biodegradable!

For Heavy Duty Jobs:

Estée Lauder Take it Away LongWear Makeup Remover Towelettes

If you want a cloth that can remove everything from lip stains to waterproof mascara, Estée Lauder Take it Away LongWear Makeup Remover Towelettes are the way to go. These powerful wipes can remove just about any product, yet will keep your skin soft and hydrated all at the same time.

What’s your favorite makeup removing cloth? Spill! 

  • Melanie

    Korres pomegranate wipes are beautiful.

  • Nicole Fuentes

    You should have tried Burts Bees, those are awesome!
    Nicole Sometimes

  • Jen

    Neutrogena is typically my go-to! However, I just discovered the simple eye makeup remover wipes – they are much smaller and circular in comparison to their standard wipes and I am in love!!!

    xo, Jen

  • I love Accure Organics face wipes! Another go-to is from Pixi. They’re both great for sensitive skin and don’t irritate my eyes.

  • Skinlite make-up cleansing tissues are inexpensive and work well. Available at in aloe extract, cucumber extract, orange extract, or rose extract. The rose extract is my favorite as I find the soft scent of the rose to be soothing.

    Here is a direct link to the product

  • Beebarooba Bow

    I am quite surprised to read this post as most dermatologists and beauty professionals that I have read about (plus every beauty therapist I have ever met) widely regards disposable wipes as being dreadful for the skin. I have to say that I agree – I can’t see how smearing dirt around your face with an alcohol-laden wipe can be good for your skin? I tend to follow the advice of Caroline Hirons, Sali Hughes et al who recommend cleansing properly with a cream, balm or oil cleanser and removing that with a clean wash cloth/flannel.

  • Hanny

    I love the Micellar Water Wipes from Simple. They are gentle and don’t irritate my face.