Ah, the 3-step Cleansing Regimen! The idea is so luxurious- Lounging in your flowing satin robe like Zsa Zsa Gabor, gazing into your lacquered vanity, with your fluffy little white bichon frolicking on your lap, lovingly massaging your skin with cotton balls and creams. I mean, maybe sometimes, when we can. But for all of those other times? After coming home at 4am, raiding the fridge, or after getting the kids and animals fed and lunches packed, a long day at the office, ain’t nobody got time for Zsa Zsa. Enter: Facial Cleansing Wipes! Packed with a myriad of functional ingredients for every skin type, and designed to remove makeup, cleanse, tone and moisturize in one step, facial wipes have changed the game! There are a gazillion options to try. Here are 7 of our current favorites, available at your drugstore, or beauty supply store. Happy Wiping! (Did that sound weird?)
Shea Moisture's Raw Shea Wipes with Frankincense and Myrrh:
Like pretty much everything in the Shea Moisture line, these wipes smell incredible, in a natural aromatherapy kind of way. They remove makeup without a trace, while nourishing skin with certified organic Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter, containing vitamins and essential fatty acids. The Frankincense & Myrrh leave you with that earthy, rich “come-hither” scent, and also help to calm and soothe, leaving your skin radiant and happy.
Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes:
These wipes are super gentle on sensitive skin, while also managing to remove every trace of makeup, even the waterproof stuff (without damaging lashes!) Great for mature skin, too, these wipes feel ultra-soft, leave no residue and are gentle enough to use around the eye-area, even for contact-lens wearers. A classic product, from a classic company (who among us didn’t start our adolescent regime with their iconic clear orange bar?)
Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes:
Burt’s Bees has an impressive array of options, in general, and the same is true for their cleansing wipes. It’s like a candy store for your skin! We love that they’re 99.1% Natural (unlike most candy), and there are options for Normal, Normal-to-Dry, Normal-to-Oily, Sensitive, Mature, and Exfoliating. With ingredients like Cucumber and Sage, White Tea, Peach and Willowbark, Grapefruit, and no parabens, phthalates or petrolatum, these wipes leave your skin feeling so very healthy! We’re especially loving the Pink Grapefruit (Normal-to-Dry) ones right now.
Alba Botanica Hawaiian 3-in-1 Clean Towelettes:
Modeled after their (genius) face-wash of the same name, these amazing wipes are enriched with Pineapple Enzyme, to purify and deep clean pores, naturally. Also hypo-allergenic, your skin feels immediately softer and fresher after using these, with a subtle scent of tropical fruit. The pineapple is extremely gentle on the most sensitive skin, so use these with confidence, and the spirit of Aloha! We can’t wait to try their Hawaiian Detox Towelettes Anti-Pollution with Volcanic Clay, next!
SEPHORA COLLECTION Cleansing & Exfoliating Wipes:
Like everything else about this cosmetic wonderland, their array of in-house products is vast. They have lots of varieties of wipes, too, including Rose, Coconut Water, Green Tea and More, each meant to bestow different benefits, but our personal favorite is the “red one”, Pomegranate (Refreshing & Energizing). Skin feels refreshed, nourished, and noticeably more glow-y after each use, with zero residue. If you fall in love with this product, you can get more of your antioxidant-rich pomegranate fix in their Cleansing & Exfoliating Cleansing Cream, Eye Mask and Sleeping Mask.
Yes To Grapefruit Correct & Repair Rejuvenating Facial Wipes:
Call us “Grapefruit Freaks” (go ahead..we can take it!), but when it comes to the health of our skin, this vitamin-C rich super-fruit just seems to deliver. The “Yes To” line is so much fun to experiment with, from star ingredients ranging from Coconut to Tomatoes to Carrots to Blueberries, and beyond! We’ve settled on Grapefruit (rejuvenating) for now because, well, rejuvenation is good! And these wipes, with their ability to even skin tone, cleanse and exfoliate have rejuvenated our faith in great skin. Next up, we want to try their Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Detoxifying Charcoal Facial Wipes.
Good Old Fashioned Baby Wipes (Huggies Natural Care, specifically):
Discovered, in large part, “accidentally” by moms with newborns, and performers (circus clowns, actors, special effects makeup artists), there are few “messes” these OG wipes can’t eradicate. Designed to be sensitive to delicate skin, using these affordable stand-bys brings new meaning to having skin as “soft as a baby’s bottom.” Huggies Natural Care are a great option because they’re fragrance-free, enriched with aloe and vitamin E, and like all baby wipes, are so very versatile (if you catch our drift.) Happy wiping, indeed!