Makeup removing wipes, or face wipes can be extremely handy when you're in a pinch, or just need an effective way of getting your makeup off before your skincare routine. The cause is brilliant, however, they can have a bad reputation for a few basic reasons.
1. They Burn.
One of the main reasons people feel averted to face wipes, or make-up removing wipes, is that they irritate their skin. Unless you’re doing a facial peel or treatment, any burning or stinging you feel from an everyday skincare product should scream “stop using this!”. Simply put, your skin is trying to tell you what you’re putting on it is not okay. Far too many makeup wipes (especially if you are buying cheaper ones) cause some kind of irritation to your skin. Which leads us to the next point..
2. They’re Made with Harsh Chemicals.
So you’re reading the label, and you see this long, long list of unpronounceable words. Alcohol(s), fragrances, you name it. Not good! Here are 5 major irritants that are commonly found in makeup removing wipes:
BENZYL ALCOHOL (in any wipe with fragrance) - Skin Irritation, Organ system toxicity
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE - Irritation of skin, eyes, or lungs; organ system toxicity
MINERAL OILS - Organ system toxicity
PARABANS - Endocrine disruption
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA - Contact Allergen
All of these harsh ingredients can lead to skin irritation and much more. If you’re familiar with makeup wipes, it’s almost guaranteed you’ve seen different kinds from the same brand that claim to have certain benefits. For example: hydrating, smoothing, purifying etc- you name it. It is highly unlikely you will reap true benefits from a makeup wipe alone- especially when they’re full of skin irritants.
3. They Leave Behind Residue.
Another major complaint about makeup wipes is that they leave behind a residue, giving your skin a sticky feeling.
According to dermatologist Janet H. Prystowsky, M.D, P.C, both the cleansing agents and the preservatives in most wipes can leave a residue on your skin after you're done using them. That residue can clog pores and cause acne and redness.
So, is there another way? Of course. Face wipes don't have to have all these additives or harsh ingredients to do their job. They can be simple, gentle, and just as effective. That's what lead us to create something that would work for everyone, and be more credible than other brands. Whether you want to freshen up at the gym or take the days make up off, our Clean Wipes will wipe it all away without harming your skin.
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"I only needed one Clean Wipe
to take all of my makeup off!"
Brenna Mazzoni, SFX MakeUp Artist
What's this face wipe made from?
Our wipes are made from 100% biodegradable, organic, bamboo-sourced viscose How many wipes come in a pack? Each box comes with 30 facial wipes.
What is the size of the wipe?
The cloths are 8x10 inches
Do they contain any alcohol or fragrance?
No! These are vegan & organic face wipes - 100% natural and purely clean.
Is this a hypoallergenic product?
Yes, this a hypoallergenic face wipe for all skin types.
Can I use this on other parts of my body?
Yes! These wipes are gentle and fine to use elsewhere.
What is the full ingredient list and what do they mean?
Deionized Water - 100% Pure Water
Gluconolactone - Pulls moisture and allows it to be absorbed by the skin
Decyl glucoside - A natural, non-ionic surfactant
Sodium Benzoate - A sodium salt of benzoic acid
Dehydroactic Acid - Antibacterial organic preservative
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) - Skin restoring ingredient
Calcium gluconate - Essential skin soothing agent
Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides - Fatty acids from coconut oil
Chamomilla Recutita - Anti-inflammatory flower extract
Aloe Barbadensis Extract (Aloe-Aera) - Skin soothing leaf extract
Tocopheryl Acetate - (Vitamin E) - Natural skin conditioning agent and antioxident
We wanted to make these wipes as simple and effective as possible. There’s hundreds of different face wipes out there, targeting specific skin types with specific ingredients. However, we found that most of these were lacking texture, were not that size able, and above all else- were really harsh on skin.
Our goal was to make the largest face wipe that is naturally exfoliating, plus universal and friendly to all skin types. More than anything else, we wanted these wipes to be completely biodegradable, cruelty free, and vegan.
Along with the Clean Face Pads, these were of the first products created in Clean Skin Club. They were made with the same philosophy in mind as the face pads; that bigger is better!
Clean Wipes boast a 40% larger size than the average face wipe, and naturally exfoliate with their quilted texture.
Best of all, they are extremely gentle, making an excellent fit for everyone, especially sensitive skin types.