Products I Love: Neutrogena Makeup Remover Towelettes

Years ago, during my first week of performing with a touring children’s theatre show, my new roommate and I went shopping for supplies we needed for our new jobs. Up until that point I had always used liquid eye makeup remover and simply used face wash to remove the rest of my makeup. For my new job, however, my makeup would be heavy and for the first time ever I would be performing in a show with a long run, rather than only two or three weeks of performances. For the sake of my skin, I was gonna need something with a little more power.

My roommate immediately grabbed these Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, claiming that they were the best makeup wipes ever. I assumed they would be good, but having never used makeup wipes before, I had no idea how far ahead these wipes were than the competitors.

Four and a half years have passed, and as you can probably guess from the crinkled package, I still don’t go anywhere without my Neutrogena towelettes. The few times I’ve been forced to use other brands, they haven’t even come close in terms of makeup removal, softness, or the aftereffect on my skin. One of the best things about these wipes is that if you’re in a rush, or don’t have face wash around, you don’t need to wash your face after using them. A quick rinse is fine, and you’re good to go. I often take advantage of this if I’m changing my makeup quickly after work or taking my makeup off before I step into the yoga studio.

I love these wipes so much that the first time I moved to Hong Kong, I brought six months worth just in case they weren’t sold here (they are). If you’re looking for a new way to remove your makeup on the go, I can’t recommend them enough.

What are your favorite makeup removers?

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