As a beauty expert, I could wax lyrical about avoiding face wipes. How they’re not a replacement for your cleansing routine and that they will never leave your skin truly, deeply clean. But, I can appreciate that sometimes you need a quick fix. Let’s say you’re going to a festival, staying at a friends house or are on the go: face wipes can actually be a great option. Granted, you should never rely on them day in day out, but using them once or twice is not going to do your skin any harm.
Ask any professional MUA to show you the contents of their kit and they’ll likely bring out a bag of face wipes. They’re a great thing to have on hand for touching up makeup mistakes and removing the remnants of mascara left on your face post-cleanse. So, if you’ve steered clear thus far, it’s time to treat yourself to a pack – or two.
Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Facial Wipes
If your skin flares up at the sight of skincare, you are probably convinced that face wipes are not for you. Thankfully, Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Facial Wipes are specifically made for sensitive skin and contain cooling cucumber, aloe and green tea to instantly cleanse and calm. Did we mention they’re under £5, too?
Anthony Glycolic Exfoliating & Resurfacing Wipes
When you need something convenient that will also get the job done, Anthony’s Glycolic Exfoliating & Resurfacing Wipes are as close as you’ll get to a bottle of cleanser. As the name suggests, they contain glycolic acid, an exfoliator that removes the build-up of dead skin and oil, brightening and refining your complexion. The addition of vitamin E, ginseng and aloe vera soothes and restores with each use.
L.A Girl Makeup Removing Wipes
Infused with anti-inflammatory aloe vera and soybean, L. A Girl’s Makeup Removing Wipes are mega hydrating and gentle on the skin. They easily remove makeup, including heavy eye makeup without stinging or irritating the eyes. Lightly scented but free from parabens, keep a pack in your bag for an instant complexion refresh.
Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Wipes Travel Pack
Oily and spot-prone complexions often need a quick fix for excess sebum. Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Wipes Travel Pack edition are small enough to keep in your pocket and contain 95% natural ingredients, including detoxifying charcoal, witch hazel and tomato fruit to mop up and mattify shiny skin whenever it strikes.
Clinique Take The Day Off Face And Eye Cleansing Towelettes
Clinique’s cult Take The Day Off Face And Eye Cleansing Towelettes are a beefy batch of 50 wipes to keep you covered for the long run. If the thought of using face masks makes you cringe, rest assured these have been soaked in micellar water and so are basically the same as applying your go-to micellar and cotton pad combo. They’re safe to use on the eyes and mouth. Leave a pack on your dressing table and you won’t regret it.
Nudestix Vegan Bamboo Derived Cleansing Cloths
Nudestix’s premium Vegan Bamboo Derived Cleansing Cloths will have you rethinking your face wipe aversion. Made from biodegradable bamboo fibres, these clever eco-friendly wipes will decompose once used, creating zero harm to the planet. The combination of nutritive botanicals chamomile, coconut oil, lemongrass and aloe remove every last trace of makeup and dirt without stripping the skin. They are free from gluten, parabens, sulphates and synthetic fragrances. Despite the price tag, you get 60 cloths per pack, which should keep you going for the foreseeable future.