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.
A face wipe for removing makeup, dirt, and excess oil and cleaning and clearing pores without irritating skin.
Skin types: Combination and oily
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.
Forget makeup wipes that can pile up in garbage cans and then landfills — instead, opt for this Superbloom Makeup Remover Towel. This makeup remover cloth removes your makeup with just water. From regular makeup products to ones that are water-proof and smudge-proof, this cloth does the trick and doesn’t leave any residue behind. Plus, it’ll …
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
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 …
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
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 …
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. …
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. …
Waterproof makeup can be such a chore to remove. Make things easier with these Burt's Bees Eye Makeup Remover Pads. These makeup remover pads will gently remove regular makeup and waterproof makeup from your eyes without irritating your precious peepers. They’re made with 99.5% natural ingredients and are paraben-free, sulfate-free, …
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.
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:
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.
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