Removing makeup remover is a great way to remove makeup, and most types go even further to remove dirt and grime as well. Some even deliver lubricating properties to keep your skin from drying out. And while wiping makeup shouldn’t replace daily washes, there’s nothing wrong with relying on them when you’re in a pinch, especially when your makeup is sleeping on your makeup (don’t do that!).
When choosing a face wipe, I recommend avoiding or limiting the following ingredients:
Fragrance: Whether natural or synthetic, fragrance is the most common cause of skin irritation.
Silicones: These film-formers not only leave behind unpleasant residue, but can also trap debris and dead skin, triggering breakouts.
Mineral oil: Similar to silicones, mineral oil has occlusive properties that could lead to acne.
Sulfates: These cleansing agents tend to be too harsh, even when rinsed off—let alone left on your skin.
Alcohol: While fatty alcohols are fine, drying types (such as denatured alcohol) can strip your skin of needed moisture.
PUFAs: Polyunsaturated fatty acids are unstable and prone to rapid oxidation (which ages your skin).
Below, wipe out the best makeup remover to try now.
Not only are these wipes biodegradable, but they really slough off all sorts of grime, including sweat and oil. Throw it in your gym bag for the ultimate refresher after a workout session.