Updated February 19, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Skin Cleaning Wipes

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in January of 2020. Ideal for long days and lazy nights, skin cleansing wipes draw oil and dirt from the pores. Convenient packaging makes it easy to give yourself a quick refresh while traveling, after a workout, or before going to bed. Options include towelettes with moisturizers or exfoliants, as well as hypoallergenic and biodegradable choices. This roundup includes something for every skin type and preference. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Ursa Major

2. Goodwipes Swag Bag

3. Surviveware Biodegradable Wet Wipes

Editor's Notes

February 14, 2020:

Nothing can replace good old soap and water, but cleansing wipes come in handy when you're in a pinch. Some options are made specifically for the face, and others can be used on the entire body. There are hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic choices, as well as selections made for particular skin types.

If you have sensitive skin, options like Cetaphil Cloths and Aveeno Ultra-Calming Towelettes are a safe bet. For normal skin types, Burt Bees white tea extract keeps skin looking healthy and protects it from damage. Individuals with oily or combination skin can benefit from a skincare regimen that scrubs away dead cells and tone the face like the Olay Daily Facials.

Cloths like Surviveware Biodegradable Wet Wipes and Goodwipes Swag Bag are not only large enough to cleanse the whole body, but they are also biodegradable.

If choosing between wipes with solid or peel-and-seal tops, opt for the package with the hard lid as they provide a tighter seal and keep the towelettes moist longer.

Special Honors

Skyn Iceland Glacial Wipes Skyn Iceland Glacial Wipes release a mild foam loaded with natural essences to whisk away dirt and detoxify the skin. Besides cucumber and cornflower extracts to soften and tone, these vegan and cruelty-free wipes contain Icelandic kelp to fight inflammation. skyniceland.com

4. Simple Cleansing Cloths

5. Ponds Moisture Clean Towelettes

6. Olay Daily Facials

7. Aveeno Ultra-Calming Towelettes

8. Cetaphil Cloths

9. Burt's Bees

10. Yes To Cucumbers


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on February 19, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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