The 10 Best Washcloths
This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in January of 2018. Washcloths are highly versatile, as you can use them to dry your hands and face or to distribute soap in the shower or bath. Some are even durable enough to pick up spills and messes around the house, too. Just be sure to wash them often, since they can harbor bacteria that will defeat the purpose of scrubbing and cleaning. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best washcloth on Amazon.
Tatcha Kinu Pure Silk The luxurious Tatcha Kinu Pure Silk smoothes and polishes your skin, whether you use it dry for gentle exfoliation or wet to really slough off some dead cells. It is helpful for removing makeup, but is a little fragile and made to last only about a year. tatcha.com
Fur Wash Cloth When you're on the go, whether on a plane or at the local farmer's market, a Fur Wash Cloth can help you refresh in a flash. They're single use but biodegradable, so you can tuck a few into your purse or backpack to remove grime, sweat, or dirt and not feel bad about tossing them out when you're done. furyou.com
Weezie Piped Edge Considering that you can buy several dozen washcloths for the cost of just two of these Weezie Piped Edge, they certainly won't be a palatable choice for everyone. Nevertheless, they command a high price thanks to their durable organic cotton construction, and they can be monogrammed for a touch of personalization. weezietowels.com
October 26, 2019:
There are many types of washcloths, but we have looked for a variety that will cover all bases, including makeup removal, baby care, and cleaning. For general purpose use, the Utopia Multi-Purpose and the AmazonBasics Cotton remain fine options; they aren't especially luxurious, but they won't break the bank and they're safe for both the washer and dryer. For a more upscale feel, we added the Stone & Beam 4 Pack, as the Abyss Habidecor have become quite difficult to find. Stone & Beam bath towels are known for their durability and quality, making them a fine addition to any bathroom.
As for specific-purpose choices, we added the Salux Nylon in place of the fairly similar Kuma model. Salux cleansing cloths have developed quite a following thanks to their virtually unmatched exfoliating abilities; we feel this makes for a better choice, even though they aren't as elegant looking as the ones from Kuma and other competitors. We also selected the MakeUp Eraser Original Pink. It is able to clean all traces of makeup from the face, as promised, but it is rather expensive considering you only receive one in each order.