Why you’ll love them: Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleansing Cloths remove makeup just as well as many cleansing oils and cleansers.
I never thought I’d encounter a face wipe that would seriously make me consider ditching my beloved cleansing oils and balms, until I tried the Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleansing Cloths.
Named after the brand’s popular Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser, these lightly scented wipes remove makeup so well. The first time I used one, I was shocked at how easily it wiped away my black pencil Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner and long wear red lipstick. Even the most stubborn products dissolved quickly after a couple of swipes.
The wipes leave the skin feeling very smooth and non-greasy. I basically shove them into my eyes and experience no irritation, which is rare for me. The packaging on these is great as well. There’s a little plastic door that seals shut to keep ’em fresh as long as possible.
Ingredients-wise, the wipes are packed with hydrating oils like meadowfoam seed, sandalwood, rosewood, and clary.
Ulta shoppers give these a 4.5 rating based on 663 reviews. “These are BY FAR the best makeup wipes I’ve ever tried, and I’ve tried many brands […] These are so gentle and take off even stubborn eye makeup. I have somewhat sensitive skin and have never had an issue with these wipes drying out my skin or making me break out,” says one customer.
Editors at Allure, Total Beauty, and PopSugar recommend the Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleansing Cloths.
Pros: Gentle, hydrating, excellent at removing makeup
Cons: Scent might be off-putting to some, expensive