Makeup Dissolving Facial Cleansing Wipes, Oil-Free

$5.99 - 25 wipes
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These soft-textured cleansing wipes are a great way to remove makeup and refresh skin. They’re particularly useful for travel because they almost always make it through airport security in your carryon luggage. They are capable of removing long-wearing or waterproof formulas, though wipes aren’t the best method for gently removing mascara. A liquid makeup remover applied with a cotton pad or swab gives you greater control and less pulling.

These convenient, pre-moistened oil-free wipes instantly dissolve all traces of dirt, oil, and makeup deep down to the pores. They even remove waterproof mascara. In one easy step, your skin is left perfectly clean and refreshed with no oily residue, so there’s no need to rinse.

Water, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Isostearyl Palmitate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hexylene Glycol, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Phenoxyethanol, Sucrose Cocoate, Carbomer, PEG-4 Laurate, Fragrance, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, May Contain: Sodium Hydroxide

The name of this Johnson & Johnson–owned brand clearly communicates what it attempts to provide, and may seem to be a beacon of hope for consumers struggling with acne. The products are heavily marketed toward teens, with commercials and print ads featuring attractive young models with nary a blemish in sight, presumably because these fresh-faced teens adhere to a routine consisting of these attractively packaged products.

Although there are some great, inexpensive cleansers available, blemishes have nothing to do with how clean your skin is; the two issues are completely unrelated. The other failing is that unlike sister company Neutrogena (also owned by J&J), almost all of Clean & Clear's anti-acne products contain irritating ingredients that won't improve skin problems and end up making matters worse. Even a couple of the pH-correct BHA options are marred by troublesome ingredients that only make blemished skin more inflamed and impede the healing process. Moreover, the issue of sun protection is inadequately addressed, with the only option failing to provide sun protection without added irritants. What kind of message is that for teens trying to put together an effective skin-care routine? Clean skin is attainable from these products, but the company's road to "beautifully clear" skin has too many speed bumps to make this a one-stop destination for the blemish-prone.

For more information about Clean & Clear, call (877) 754-6411 or visit

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  1. Caitlin D.
    Reviewed on Friday, August 22, 2014
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Results
      3 / 4
    • Recommend
      3 / 4
    Question Regarding Ingredient - Fragrance
    • I have a question regarding one of the product's listed ingredients, Fragrance. I have read many times on this website that Fragrance can be very irritating to the skin, especially for those of us with extremely sensitive skin. Some websites such as Target list this product as being "unscented" in their product overview section, but Fragrance is clearly listed as an ingredient. Is the amount of Fragrance in the product not enough not cause any reactions or concern? Can you please clarify? Thanks

    Paula's Choice Research Team Response
    Replied on: Tuesday, September 02, 2014

    That’s correct: The amount of fragrance in these cloths is likely to low for most to be concerned; however, as you mentioned having extra-sensitive skin, we’d advise skipping these in favor of fragrance-free cleansing wipes/cloths.

  2. Rachael S.
    Reviewed on Sunday, June 15, 2014
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    Convenient Cleanser
    • I really like these wipes. I keep them in the bathroom for those nights when I am so tired all I can do is fall into bed. They remove my makeup really well with out leaving a film on your face. I do like to rinse the cloth and then wipe my face one last time just to remove any left over residue because I am acne prone.

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