Last Updated: August 2, 2021

13 best natural makeup removers.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 17 min read

Makeup removers get rid of dirt and makeup when the day is done, but did you know that many makeup removers are packed with chemicals, some even harsher than the chemicals found in certain makeup items to begin with? It’s true — that’s why it’s mega important to not only pick natural makeup products, but to also find natural makeup removers for taking off your painted-on face. Also, keep in mind makeup removers are meant for getting rid of makeup quick, while a good cleanser is needed when you have the time to actually wash up.


For ideas of what to use to remove your lipstick, foundation, eye makeup, and other products, check out our list of the best natural makeup removers, including combos that team up to get the job done like this Grove Co. Makeup Remover Set.


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. 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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3. Superbloom Makeup Remover Towel

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A clean slate! Removing makeup with just water and a cloth may sound like magic, but with our Makeup Remover Towel, the magic is real. Effortlessly take off even the toughest water and smudge proof products with no residue left behind.
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1 count
$12.95
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4. 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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5. Yes To Blueberries Skin Recharging Cleansing Facial Wipes

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Recharging isn’t just for your phone — restore your skin’s natural glow with these handy Yes To Blueberries Skin Recharging Cleansing Facial Wipes 30ct. Perfect for on-the-go or at-home use, these facial wipes remove makeup, dirt, and oil, while moisturizing your skin, too. Plus, they’re made with compostable, FSC-certified fabric and formulated …

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30 Wipes
$5.99
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6. Superbloom Daily Dew Cleansing Oil - For Dry & Normal Skin

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A lightweight cleansing oil with cactus flower that dissolves makeup and impurities while hydrating skin.

Skin types: Dry, normal
Helps defend against: Dry conditions and pollution

  • GENTLY CLEANSES AND HYDRATES WITHOUT STRIPPING
    Massage this lightweight oil cleanser onto your face to remove impurities and melt away makeup while …

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3 FL OZ
$29
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7. 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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8. RMS Ultimate Makeup Remover Wipes

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These pure and simple makeup remover and cleansing wipes are your new everyday essential. Infused with the radiance-boosting properties, these use-anywhere wipes melt away makeup, cleanse, soften and moisturize skin, all in one making them perfect for even lazy face washers.

Start with the eye area first as this is where the most stubborn …
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1 pack - 20 wipes
$16
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9. 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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10. 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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11. Beauty by Earth Erase Your Face Makeup Remover

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This Erase Your Face Makeup Remover is packed with powerful organic ingredients: aloe vera leaf juice, witch hazel, cucumber extract, green tea extract, and sweet orange essential oil. This gentle, effective blend will give you naturally healthy skin while removing all types of stubborn makeup (even waterproof).

How to Use: Soak a cotton ball or …
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4 Oz
$16.99
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12. Rooted Beauty Sensitive Skin Micellar Cleansing Water

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Popularized in France, micellar water is beloved for its gentle toning and makeup-removing abilities. This version includes aloe and chamomile extracts to soothe irritated skin.

Manufactured in a facility which processes raw materials derived from tree nuts

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8oz
$9.95
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13. Oars + Alps Cooling and Cleansing Wipes

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Sweat and long commutes. Dirt and all-nighters. These Cooling + Cleansing Wipes keep your face and body fresh wherever the day takes you. Gym, office, oars or alps. Size: 14 individually wrapped wipes per box.
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14 ct
$16
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FAQs

What is makeup remover?

Makeup removers are products that make getting your makeup off easier. They’re made specifically to remove the excess makeup left on your face when you’re done wearing it — either at the end of the day or when you call it a day. These makeup remover products usually come in a cloth or towel form like this Superbloom Makeup Remover Towel and these Rooted Beauty Makeup Remover Wipes, but it can also come in a liquid form to be used with cotton balls or reusable cotton rounds. There are also makeup removers that are made to be used just on certain areas of your face, for example, your eyes for your eye makeup.


If you’re still a little confused about what makeup remover is, don’t sweat it — just check out our list of the best natural makeup removers above to get all the deets.


How do you remove waterproof mascara?

We’ve all heavily relied on our waterproof mascara for pool days, breakup weeks, and everything in between. The one thing you can be sure of though is how hard it is to get that waterproof mascara off when you’re done wanting it to stay put.


Here’s how we get off waterproof mascara when the time has come to say goodbye:


  • First, get a cotton ball (or resuable cotton round, a makeup remover towel, or washcloth) and put your go-to eye makeup remover toner on it
  • Then, press the wet cotton ball up to your eyelid and rest it gently there for about one minute
  • Afterward, it’s time to use the cotton ball to wipe off the mascara — rub the cotton ball across your eyelashes outward so that it takes off your mascara but won’t take off or loosen your eyelashes
  • Repeat these steps until all of your waterproof mascara has gone poof

Do makeup remover wipes expire?

Honestly, almost everything has an expiration date, and makeup remover wipes are no exception. Even if you never open your makeup remover wipes, the longest they’ll last before they expire is three years, but keep in mind they could expire sooner depending on what ingredients are in your package. You’ll also want to keep in mind that even if your wipes are still soaking up your makeup, they can be past their best-use date. Wipes also may dry up before their listed expiration date if they aren't stored properly.


If you choose to use makeup remover wipes after they have expired, you could be in for some serious trouble. Not only do expired wipes sometimes smell awful, they can also cause skin issues for those who continue to use them. Some possible issues you may experience are nasty rashes or even pain. Be good to yourself, and remember, it’s always best to throw out old self-care products and start fresh with new ones.


What is Grove Collaborative?

At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.


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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