There's a Wipe For That: The Best Cloths For Every Occasion

Move over, generic makeup-removing wipes. With our lives getting faster by the day, it’s no surprise that the big names in beauty all include some type of wipe, cloth or towelette in their lines. These foolproof wipes go far beyond the simple task of removing makeup, as they're often infused with good-for-your-skin ingredients that have the ability to quickly and easily brighten, firm, clear and refresh skin (just to name a few). Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites that never disappoint. 

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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.


For Your Eyes 

Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Eye Cloths ($30)
Not only do these cloths wipe away makeup, but they’re also infused with a blend of peptides that work to reduce signs of aging like lines, wrinkles and under-eye puffiness.

Kleenex Moist Eye Makeup Removers ($8 for set; $5 for refill)
These oil-free removers remove every trace of eye makeup, and even better, they're infused with a pro-vitamin complex to leave your eyes feeling soft and refreshed after each use. Plus, the unique shape of the pad makes getting into the small crevices of your eye area easier than ever. 


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. 


For Skin Resurfacing

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. Use twice a week as part of your cleansing routine, or three times a week for an intense brightening treatment. Either way, these pads are magic.

Colbert MD Intensify Facial Discs ($65 for 20 discs)
Powerhouse ingredients like lactic acid and glucosamine fast track radiance in these individually wrapped pads, allowing you to bring gentle microdermabrasion with you wherever you go. After applying to a clean, damp face for 30 to 60 seconds, be sure to rinse with water to avoid irritation.

The Magic Pads ($20)
Created by celebrity makeup artist Rob Harmon, these wipes are a favorite among makeup artists and models alike. This all-in-one skin care solution harnesses the power of willow bark, aloe vera and glycolic acid to treat blemishes naturally, smooth skin, tighten pores and exfoliate for an entirely luminous complexion. 


For Bronzing

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.

TanTowel Self-Tan Towelettes for Face & Body ($27 for five applications)
You’ll start noticing a natural-looking bronze developing in as little as 2 to 4 hours with these foolproof towelettes. The large cloths make applying the clear tan easier than ever, leaving streaks nowhere to be found.


For Blemishes

Anthony Glycolic Exfoliating & Resurfacing Wipes ($18)
These dual-sided wipes (one side is quasi-roughly textured and the other is smooth) deliver the closest thing to an exfoliating cleanse without a sink. Glycolic acid works to remove surface grime and impurities while clearing skin, and aloe vera and menthol cool and soothe for a deep-clean feel that will leave you thinking you just used your Clarisonic.

Yes to Tomatoes Blemish Clearing Facial Wipes ($8)
Sporting the anti-inflammatory properties of tomatoes and the skin-clearing magic of salicylic acid, these wipes are a must-have for acne or blemish-prone skin. Reach for these to instantly clear oil and get rid of breakout-causing gunk in a flash.


For Hydration

Pacifica Moisturize Energize Serum Wipes ($11)
These rosewater-infused wipes instantly bring tired skin back to life, leaving it feeling firm and refreshed. Keep these wipes in your bag or desk drawer for an instant surge of energy and hydration at your fingertips.

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. 


For De-Greasing

Ole Henriksen Grease Relief Cleansing Cloths: Oil-Free Pore Refining ($15)
Formulated with glycolic, lactic and citrus fruit acids along with witch hazel and eucalyptus extract, these textured cloths make exfoliation, smaller pores and a shine-free complexion easier than ever to achieve. The best part? They work to actually keep your skin’s moisture levels balanced, improving your skin’s health and oil production over time.

Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Purifying Oil-Free Cleansing Towelettes ($6)
A savior for those with oily skin, these charcoal-infused wipes promise mattified skin in four weeks with regular use. After immediate use, they remove excess oil and instantly draw out unwanted dirt, oil and makeup.


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!).

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, Fragrance Free ($7)
The cult classic makeup-removing wipes from Neutrogena now have a new fragrance-free sister formulated for those with sensitive skin and gentle enough to use around the eye area—even for contact lens wearers! They're just as good as the original, with one swipe leaving no makeup trace behind. 


For Stubborn Makeup

The Estée Edit Dissolve the Drama Longwear Makeup Remover Wipes ($15)
From bright red lipstick to waterproof mascara, even the most stubborn and pigmented makeup is melted away with just one of these wipes. Plus, the formula is alcohol-free, making it safe (and tear-free) on the eyes.

Japonesque Pro Artist Makeup Wipes ($12.50)
Chock-full of vitamin E, these individually packaged cloths not only take off every trace of waterproof makeup, but they also hydrate skin in the meantime. Keep one of these in your bag to touch up smudges of eye shadow fallout throughout the day or to remove all your makeup at night if you’re out.