It’s rare to find a makeup or skincare product that works for everyone. Different skin types have different needs, all of which can change between seasons, ages, and climates.
That said, these makeup-removing wipes are magic.
I’ve been using them for two years now, and my face has never been happier. While I’ve been using makeup-removing wipes since high school (lazy-girl beauty routine and all), I could never find any that I really loved. Not an overstatement: I have tried them all—which is why I consider myself an expert in this particular skincare subject. No matter the brand, they were always too rough on my skin, too abrasive, too irritating, too highly fragranced, too dry, too drying, or some combination of the above. But I kept searching, desperate for an evening alternative to washing my face, because really, who has time for that? (No one. The answer is no one. Especially when traveling.)
I have sensitive skin that will loudly and visibly protest when it comes into contact with a product it doesn’t like, so discovering these makeup wipes was revolutionary. From the first swipe of the Neutrogena Hydrating Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, I’ve been hooked. Fragrance: light and fresh. Towelette: as soft as can be. Hydration: soothing and super-moisturizing. The best part? They get the makeup off—no rinse required—without so much as a peep from my super-sensitive skin and especially irritable eye area.
There are plenty of cult classics that are passed down from generation to generation, but makeup wipes are not usually one of them—until now. These wipes are so good that they’re always sold out at my neighborhood Target, which makes me think they’re not a very well kept secret. They’re certainly not a secret I’m keeping, because I recommend them to everyone.
I recommended these makeup wipes to my mom (“They’re the ones in the aquamarine package”), and she loves them. She recommended them to my aunt (“They’re the ones that say ‘hydrating’ on the sticker”), and she has finished three packs already. All three of us have very different skin types, and all three of us think these are the best makeup-removing wipes we’ve ever used. They’ll never cycle out of our skincare routines, because our skin just-plain loves them—24/7, year-round, at home, and on the go. They’re that good.
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What are your favorite makeup-removing skincare products? Do you have any cult classics that the ladies in your family love? If you decide to pick up a pack of these wipes, please grab some for me. They really are always sold out at Target.