Clean skin is the fundamental element to let the products in your skincare regimen to work more effectively. Look for makeup wipes that remove waterproof makeup and unclog pores without drying out your skin. The next generation of cleansing wipes also work to nourish and hydrate skin without leaving an unpleasant greasy feeling. Whether it’s to refresh your skin after a long flight or to remove waterproof makeup before a grueling gym session, be sure to pack these handy wipes in your handbag or suitcase.
#1 Sephora Collection Exfoliating Face Wipes in Charcoal, $10
Designed to use on the go, the Sephora cleansing wipes are in mini travel sizes and come in a range of ingredients to meet the needs of different skin types. The wipes have two textures – the exfoliating side with micro beads eliminates impurities and special attention should be given to the T zone, while the smooth side removes even the most stubborn eyeliner. For normal, combination and oily skin, the Charcoal version is great as it detoxifies dull skin.
#2 Neutrogena Deep Clean Oil-free Makeup Remover Cleansing Wipes, $13.90
This oil-free wipe works deep down in your pores to remove impurities while sweeping away budge-proof lipstick, dirt and oil. It doesn’t leave any residue behind, so you don’t need to wash your face after. Inexpensive and very saturated, these hardworking wipes are a lifesaver that are a must for camping trips or after a tiring run.
#3 innisfree Apple Seed Cleansing Tissue, $3.50
The apple seed oil soaked in this cleansing tissue effectively fights clogged pores while nourishing skin. The apple extract, including peel, treats the flaking dead skin cells and opens the pores to help eliminate embedded impurities. The cold-pressed apple seed oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acids that make skin feel refreshed, moisturised and firmer.
#4 ETUDE HOUSE Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Tissue (Oil), $8.90
If you’re dealing with redness and enlarged or clogged pores, use this odourless tissue which is infused with baking soda that gives it a light exfoliating effect suitable for daily use. Rich in nourishing vitamin E and grape seed oil, skin is left moisturized with better elasticity, while linoleic acid prevents dryness. The light and compact packaging with a convenient lid makes it easy to pack.
#5 Clé de Peau Beauté Eye And Lip Makeup Remover Towelettes, $40
Treat yourself to some aromatherapy when you use these luxurious cleansing tissues with Clé de Peau Beauté’s signature elegant rose scent and rare orchid experience. The powerful yet gentle cleansing oil enriched formula removes grime and waterproof makeup while the richly hydrating formula of all-natural botanical argan oil, bio-evening primrose oil and water-holding oil moisturises and nourishes the skin especially useful on delicate eye and lip areas. Newly formulated with camellia oil, it also repairs and protect eyelashes.
#6 Bifesta Cleansing Sheet Brightup, $14.50
With new cleansing ingredients derived from facial toners, these large water-based sheets remove makeup thoroughly even faster while being gentle on skin. The hypoallergenic and friction-reducing formulation is ideal for sensitive skin, while vitamin C and lactic acid remove dead skin cells and blackheads to reveal brighter and smoother skin.
#7 Absolute New York Retinol Makeup Cleansing Tissues, $14.50
This Korean brand is known for its premium quality cleansing tissue that removes dirt and the most stubborn makeup using all-natural botanical extracts & powerful cleansing agents. After skin is cleansed, there’s a noticeable radiance due to the presence of retinol, a pure and active form of vitamin A, that boosts cell revitalisation and slough away dead skin cells to leave skin brighter and more supple.
#8 Simple Micellar Cleansing Wipes, $15.90
With modern micellar technology, numerous micro cleansing bubbles are trapped within the soft layers of the fabric wipes to effectively remove dirt, oil and makeup and unclog pores without any artificial perfumes or harsh chemicals that can upset sensitive skin. Infused with multivitamins, skin is not just clean and hydrated, it is refreshed in an instant with no sticky residue.
Text: Joyce Cheo / Additional reporting: Arissa Ha