6 Alternatives to Makeup Wipes in Honor of Earth DayApril 21, 2021
If you love the no-rinse aspect of makeup wipes, micellar water is your next best bet. Just saturate a makeup remover pad (check out the reusable rounds below!) with the formula, wipe and you’re done. This Micellar Cleansing Water from Garnier features added brightening benefits thanks to the inclusion of vitamin C.
When applying your micellar (or any other kind of liquid makeup remover) ditch your one-and-done cotton pads in favor of these soft, microfiber rounds. They’re strong and absorbent enough to remove even the most stubborn waterproof makeup and can be cleaned in the washing machine (they typically last up to 1,000 washes).
This cleansing stick, which can be applied directly onto skin, melts off makeup and moisturizes with olive, macadamia seed and sunflower seed oils. Shea butter and probiotics offer additional smoothing and skin-softening benefits.
It may take a little longer to remove your makeup with a cleansing oil than a wipe, but the massage you get to give your skin during application makes those couple extra minutes totally worth it. The Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil contains lavender essential oil to make the experience even more relaxing.
If you just can’t quit makeup wipes, go for a compostable option like these from RMS Beauty. The wipes are made with natural rayon cloth and are infused with the brand’s Raw Coconut Cream to effectively remove makeup and nourish skin.
In addition to removing makeup and impurities, this hypoallergenic and vegan cleansing balm targets acne, irritation and dull, dehydrated skin with ingredients like green tea seed, sea buckthorn and neroli oils. Plus, you can feel good about the fact that the Korean beauty brand takes sustainable measures such as using FSC-certified packaging (FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council).