The 21 Best Facial Wipes to Hydrate, Refresh and Treat Skin
By Danielle Fontana, Digital Editor |
Wipes have come a long way since the introduction of the game-changing makeup-removing variety. Between pore-minimizing cloths, ones that boost radiance and others that deliver a full-body refresh, we can't get enough of them—and for good reason. Below, the 21 best wipes for every occasion, we promise.
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For Your Eyes
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Eye Makeup Remover Pads ($9)
Perfectly-sized cotton rounds saturated in an ultra-gentle makeup-removing formula allow for an fast and easy smokey-eye removal in these budget-friendly time-savers.
Burt’s Bees Eye Makeup Remover Pads ($3)
Ideal for easily irritated eyes, these no-fragrance-added moisturizing pads hydrate the skin around the eyes while removing every speck of waterproof eye makeup.
For a Boost of Radiance
Elizabeth Arden Skin
Illuminating Retexturizing Pads ($56)
These glycolic acid–infused pads bring the spa home with you, exfoliating the top layers of skin for a more radiant and even-toned complexion.
Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads ($59)
A textured surface allows for physical exfoliation while a blend of enzymes, lactic acid and probiotics gently sloughs away dull, dead skin that hinders skin’s radiance.
No7Radiant Results Revitalising Cleansing Wipes ($7)
Got sensitive skin and are tight on time? These gentle cleansing wipes go beyond removing makeup—expect clearer pores, a deeper clean and a boost of clarity—thanks to natural extracts and witch hazel.
Sephora Collection Bamboo Exfoliating Wipes ($8)
Naturally-derived bamboo extracts exfoliate and mattify skin in these user-favorite towels that now help keep excess oil and shine at bay.
Soap + Glory Fab Pore T-Zone Cloths ($7)
Plugged pores are a thing of the past thanks to these swipe-and-go cloths packed with slow-release salicylic acid and skin brighteners. The best part: they won’t make your face sting.
For Sensitive Skin
Klorane Make-Up Remover Biodegradable Wipes with Soothing Cornflower ($13)
French cornflower naturally soothes skin and reduces puffiness in these ultra-soft cleansing wipes while witch hazel tones skin and glycerin hydrates it. Hypoallergenic and fragrance free, they are safe for all skin types (even the most gentle!).
Simple Kind to Skin Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes ($5)
Free of artificial perfumes or color, gentle yet heavy-duty micelles sweep away makeup, dirt and grime without disrupting sensitive skin in these skin-savers.
Neutrogena Hydrating Make-Up Remover Cleansing Towelettes ($8)
Skin-soothing cucumber and moisture-boosting aloe keep skin supple while still removing a day’s worth of makeup in these hydration-boosting wipes.
PIXI by Petra Moisturizing Cleansing Cloths ($10)
Packed with aloe vera and argan oil, these cloths hydrate and nourish even the driest skin with every use. Use them at night to take off the day or throughout the day for a rehydrating pick-me-up.
DeoDoc Deowipes Intimate ($15)
These doctor-developed pH-balanced intimate wipes help deodorize odor and cleanse in one step. Choose between a collection of classic scents—our personal favorite is Violet Cotton—and stash them away for your next sweat sesh or getaway.
Yuni Shower Sheets ($15)
These huge, individually-wrapped wipes save the day when there’s no shower nearby. One waterless wipe instantly cleanses, deodorizes and refreshes the entire body with all-natural ingredients.
For Stubborn Makeup
MAC Mini MAC Wipes ($14)
A staple in makeup artists’ kits for a reason, these no-nonsense wipes lift even the most stubborn, long-wearing makeup with ease.
Clinique Take the Day Off Micellar Cleansing Towelettes for Face & Eyes ($15.50)
Gentle enough to use on the eyes but strong enough to remove all of the waterproof makeup, these ultra-thin wipes do it all—and the click-to-close package prevents them from drying.
For Minimizing Pores
Boscia Black Charcoal Cleansing Cloths ($15)
These straight black wipes put an ultra-luxe spin on removing makeup while glycolic acid, charcoal and black tea work to even skin tone and minimize the size of enlarged pores.
Korres Pomegranate Cleansing & Make Up Removing Wipes ($15)
Counting pomegranate extract (chock-full with tannis polyphenols) as its main ingredient, these cloths work to reduce pore size while thoroughly cleansing skin and offering antioxidant protection.
Haute Bronze Face Towel Anti-Aging Self Tan Towelettes ($35
Getting a safe, natural-looking tan has never been this easy. Apply one of these towelettes to clean, dry skin in circular motions and wait: All it takes is two to four hours for these foolproof bronzing sheets to go to work.
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad for Body ($45 for eight applications)
This mess-free, exfoliating sunless tanner works overtime to bronze skin while ingredients like glycolic and lactic acids work to reverse signs of aging, and caffeine firms and slims skin for a youthful appearance. Just one application will leave you glowing for days.
For Your Underarms
Whish Deodorant Swipe with Hair Inhibitor ($7 for eight wipes)
These pre-packaged wipes are infused with ingredients like witch hazel, licorice and chamomile to refresh the delicate skin under your arms, reduce unwanted underarm odor and lessen hair growth.
DERMAdoctor MED e TATE Anitpersperant Wipes ($48 for 30 wipes)
Hypoallergenic and non-irritating, reach for these easy-to-stow-away wipes for a quick and soothing skin refresh whenever you need one.