Neutrogena Make-up Remover Wipes - Inner Dilemma

Hey beauties - today I'm reviewing my go-to makeup remover wipes - Neutrogena Cleansing Towelettes, makeup remover wipes
The Pros: Available at any drug store. Super moist and gets my makeup off really well. I've tried a few other brand wipes and tbh this one does the best job removing stubborn makeup the quickest. - Other ones I've tried, I really have to push to get everything off and it still doesn't completely work. 
The Cons: I truly wish this was an all natural product, without chemicals. I have a love/hate relationship with the concept. On one hand, it's the best makeup remover, on the other hand, I know wipes like these aren't great for your skin in the long run (wrinkles, chemicals, etc.), nor are they great for the environment.
With all that being said ...  I would recommend not using this product every single night. I usually only use it on makeup heavy nights, which sometimes turns out to be a big portion of the week, so I try removing my makeup in other ways (coconut oil for the eyes, washing with soap, and cleansing tonic).
Either way, after using it, it says you don't have to wash your face. But I would recommend washing your face or using an all natural cleansing tonic afterward to get all the chemicals off.
LMK your thoughts about wipes like these in the comments! Also, will be on the lookout for more natural wipes that are better for the environment. Give me a shout if you know of any that I can try and review! 
Love, P

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  • Tonilynn Rosario

    Great review. I love how easy and quick it was to remove your make up.

  • Ana Moreno

    Love them... Amazing makeup remover wipes 😍

  • Susan Cain

    I wear contacts and I've been using these wipes to remove my makeup for years. I use them especially to remove my mascara, eyeliner and eye eyeshadow. They do a very thorough job and have never irritated my eyes.

  • Jamie Hill

    These are my FAVORITE!! They don’t leave my skin feeling oily and one wipe removes all of my makeup! I do occasionally put a moisturizer on afterwards but not every day. Highly recommend these makeup remover cloths.

  • Sidney Dale

    I am right there with you on how you feel about these! They work very well but they do feel unnatural and then you end up feeling like you just want to go wash your face afterwards anyway. I will say that I do keep a pack of them around for removing heavy eyemakeup because my eyelids/eye skin tends to get fussy if i'm not gentle removing eye products, but I always cleanse my whole face afterwards. Thanks for posting a great and honest review!

  • Shauna Krout

    Your absolutely right! They are the best ones to remove make up but they always left my face burning and I didn't like that! I rather use the Lancome Bi-Facil with some cotton swabs doesnt burn what so ever and works GREAT!! its an oil based remover so it also doesnt dry you out either.

  • Micheala

    I would love to sample these. They look very convenient and I need them in my life

  • Laury Dencklau

    Thanks for the review. And I’d always wonder how quick and easy makeup came off with these wipes, but I still dont think I’ll be purchasing because the price is so high

  • Breonna Garcia

    Love these wipes!

  • Jennifer Gray

    Very informative and helpful ty

  • nicole bowers

    Thanks for a great video, it was very detailed and informative!

  • Lorrie harris-brown

    I really would like to try these.i love the cute convience of wipes.we should always use something soft one the face.

  • Crystal Jones

    These makeup removers are one of my favorite makeup removal wipes. They always work super well and don't make my skin feel dry. I've never had any issues with them.

  • Angela Martin

    I love the convenience of make up removal wipes. They clean well without drying my skin. But I dislike that it's not a daily use product as they cause redness on my skin.

  • katherine wu

    I have mixed feelings red lipstick because it looks so good but at the same time I can never really find something to match it and it feels super bold!

  • Leslie Rodriguez

    those are the only one's that don't feel like they scratch my face

  • EllieKate Ricks

    It definitely helps in the summer months!

  • Mary Truelove

    I really like how Neutrogena makeup wipes does help remove a lot of my makeup off.

  • Tina rose

    I love using neutrogena makeup wipes

  • April

    I agree with it being a double edge sword of sorts. Cleansing wipes are convenient and do their job but in the long run aren't great for your skin or the environment. I have used quite a few different ones and find most of them work well. I have found the same outcome from extremely different price points , the $6.54 Simply brand and the $1 Bolero brand I found at The Dollar Tree. Both work great! If your going to use face wipes you have lots of options!

  • Shannon Grant

    I, myself, love Dermalogica’s Precleanse. It gets all of that eye makeup off without burning your eyes. It’s water-soluble. It’s like $45, but a dime size will do ya! It lasts forever!

  • Ariana Crenshaw

    These are my fav! They are the best I have found for my sensitive skin 💁‍♀️

  • Rachel

    These are the only drug store brand of makeup wipes I buy, they are fantastic even compared to the ones I previously bought, Tony Moly & Vichy, I couldn’t tell a difference, sobIb started buying Neutrogena full time & in bulk. I used to be into the no chemicals, no.harsh ingredients, all natural, until I turned 35 and got my first pro chemical peel, it took years off, so after having glycolic acid burn my face younger, certain products that aren’t all-natural don’t bother me as it once would.


    Yup I honestly love Neutrogena makeup wipes but THEN I got my sample of Byroe rice sorbet and now that is the only thing ill use to remove my "face". Great review though!

  • yona garlit

    One product I have very mixed feelings on is any self-tanner. I have tried several brands and some worked way better than others. However, then you have to deal with the smear or runs if it accidentally gets wet and some of the brands have actually made my skin feel gross after use. But I do love a healthy bronzed or tanned look.

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