Last Updated: September 22, 2021

10 best face wipes for clean skin.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 17 min read

Our facial cleansing routines are important, but they can be pretty drawn out, meaning when we’re in a rush, we may not have time to grab all of our products and begin. To keep your face so fresh and so clean when you’re in crunch, try face cleansing wipes or makeup remover wipes. These bad boys will remove dirt, oil, sweat, makeup, and impurities in a flash without having to use water for rinsing. Although we don’t recommend getting into a habit of only using face wipes, you’ll still want to have some on standby for when you need ‘em.


Check out our rundown of the best facial cleansing wipes for clean and clear skin that features Grove-member favorites like these Rooted Beauty Sensitive Skin Facial Towelettes that are fragrance free and super easy to grab on the go. For at-home use or a slumber-party pick-me-up, shop our face wipes list now.


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. Rooted Beauty Purifying Facial Towelettes - Fragrance Free

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A face wipe for removing makeup, dirt, and excess oil and cleaning and clearing pores without irritating skin.

Skin types: Combination and oily

  • REMOVES MAKEUP, DIRT & OIL IN ONE EASY STEP
    Soaked with free-radical fighting white tea, calming calendula, and the antioxidant-rich R7 Complex, these ready-to-go facial towelettes gently and …

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30 count
$6.95
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2. Rooted Beauty Rooted Beauty Sensitive Skin Facial Towelettes - Fragrance Free

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A face wipe for gently removing makeup, dirt, and excess oil on the go or anywhere without irritating sensitive skin.

Skin types: Normal, dry, and sensitive

  • REMOVES MAKEUP, DIRT & OIL IN ONE EASY STEP
    Loaded with soothing ingredients like aloe, chamomile, and the antioxidant-rich R7 Complex, these face wipes for sensitive skin cleanse the …

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30 count
$6.95
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3. Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes

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Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes are constructed of bamboo and infused with Essential Face Tonic. Made in the USA with clean ingredients, this 4-in-1 formula is designed to gently cleanse, exfoliate, soothe, and hydrate your skin. Enjoy a refreshing aroma of orange, lavender, and fir.

The ultimate go-anywhere multi-purpose facial wipes

You’ll …

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20 individual wipes
$24
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4. Acure Seriously Soothing Micellar Water Towelettes

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There’s no better feeling than a clean face. Keep your face fresh no matter what you’re doing with these easy-to-use-on-the-go Acure Seriously Soothing Micellar Water Towelettes. These facial wipes remove makeup, dirt, sweat, and toxins in no time with just a swipe, so you can clean up after a night out, a gym session, or when you’re traveling. …

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30 Count
$6.99
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5. Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Hypoallergenic Facial Wipes

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Give your face a refresh wherever you are with these travel-friendly Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Hypoallergenic Facial Wipes 30ct. These facial cleaning wipes are biodegradable, hypoallergenic, microbiome-friendly, nut-free, soy-free, triclosan-free, sulfate-free, non-GMO, vegan, and Leaping Bunny–certified. Plus, they’re a triple threat as they …

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30 Wipes
$5.99
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6. Alba Botanica Hawaiian Clean Towelettes 3-in-1

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Freshen up your face without washing up with these Alba Botanica Hawaiian Clean Towelettes 3-in-1. These Alba Botanica facial wipes are hypoallergenic, pH-balanced, alcohol-free, and Leaping Bunny–certified. Fruit enzymes break through oil, grime, and makeup for a deep clean, and aloe and awapuhi tone and balance your skin, too.

Get all of your …

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30 Count
$7.49
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7. Yes To Grapefruit Brightening Facial Wipes

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Give your face a clean, citrus blast when you’re on the go away from home with these Yes To Grapefruit Brightening Facial Wipes 30ct. These facial towelettes are made with 98-percent natural ingredients, and they’re sulfate-free, paraben-free, vegan, and Leaping Bunny–certified. They clean, exfoliate, and moisturize skin removing impurities such as …

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30 Wipes
$5.99
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8. Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes

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Make a clean sweep of your day with Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes. These amazing face wipes cleanse away dirt, oil, and makeup, and revitalize and tone your skin in one easy step — no water required! Super gentle and quick and easy to use, too, these towelettes allow you to hop into to bed and drift off to dreamland just a little quicker. …

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30 Count
$5.99
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9. Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Clear Skin Face Wipes

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We spend so much time and energy doing detox diets, starting to get healthy from the inside — now it’s time to focus on the outside, too. These Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Clear Skin Face Wipes 30ct are made with charcoal to remove dirt, makeup, oil, and impurities from your skin. They’re made with 95-percent natural ingredients, and …

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30 Wipes
$5.99
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10. Yes To Watermelon Super Fresh Facial Wipes

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Nothing feels as fresh as juicy watermelon, and these Yes To Watermelon Super Fresh Facial Wipes are no exception. These facial wipes are made from 97-percent natural ingredients and give your face a fresh cleanse while also hydrating skin, too. They’re SLS-free, paraben-free, silicone-free, sulfate-free, triclosan-free, and vegan. They’re made …

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40 ct
$5.99
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FAQs

How do you use facial wipes?

Face wipes for acne and makeup remover wipes have the same goal in mind: To remove dirt, sweat, oil, makeup, and impurities from your skin with each use to help you feel cleaner. Facial wipes make freshening up super easy and they’re packaging is small enough to have it bedside, sinkside, or in your bag for times when you’re not at home. Use them before bed, right when you wake up, and after the gym or a night out.


Here’s how to use face wipes in just a few steps:


  • Take one wipe out of your package
  • Begin to gently rub your face with the wipe in a circular motion
  • Make sure to use the wipe (and circular motions) all over your face — if you need to use more than one wipe to get the job done, we won’t hold it against you
  • Wipe down your neck if you’re using wipes post workout or are just plain sweaty

What are face wipes made of?

What exactly are face wipes made of? Well, it really depends on the type of face cleansing wipes you’re looking at. Some face wipes use polyester, polypropylene, cotton, wood pulp, or rayon fibers to form the actual wipes and some even use chemicals to get that “cleaning” effect when you use them.


To play it safe with your skin, we recommend choosing naturally derived face wipes so you can trust the materials that are being used on a product that touches your face daily. These Rooted Beauty Purifying Facial Towelettes are a great choice when it comes to the best facial cleansing wipes without added chemicals. If you’re searching for face wipes, make sure to double check the ingredients list before purchasing them, and then you’ll know ahead of time what’s coming in your package.


Can you recycle face wipes?

Sadly, no, you cannot recycle face wipes in an actual recycle bin. They usually are just thrown in the trash and end up in landfills — *sigh.* However, if hearing this bothers you just as much as it bothers us, there’s a better way to go about wiping down your face each day. The answer is simple — biodegradable face wipes. You can pick face cleansing wipes that are biodegradable as these kind of wipes will naturally break down over time, and some of them can even break down in as little as a month when composted. (Now that’s more like it!) Here at Grove, that’s something we definitely can get behind (and do).


Did you know there are more than just biodegradable face wipes out there? You can also find biodegradable feminine care wipes and bathroom wipes like these Cora Resealable Bamboo Body Cloths. Pretty cool, huh?


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If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.

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