There are some nights when I’m so tired I can barely walk. The thought of getting into my pajamas, brushing my teeth, taking my contacts out, removing my makeup and washing my face is too much. But the chances of me going to sleep with my makeup still on are about as good as this diehard Biggie fan buying a Tupac album. It’s just not going to happen.
So when I’m having one of those nights, I reach for a makeup wipe to cut out a step. In the past, I’ve had a lot of issues with makeup wipes–they didn’t remove all of my makeup, they made my skin feel dry or tight, they stung and/or they made me break out. I also try to avoid using disposable items when I can (you’re talking to a girl who recycles straw wrappers here, so I never felt good about using something one time then throwing it out.)
I recently tried the Bear Naked Wipes by Josie Maran and I absolutely loved them. They removed all of my makeup, didn’t dry out or sting my skin (I even used them on my eyes without a problem) and I didn’t break out after using them two nights in a row. Josie Maran is an eco-friendly company, so I was psyched to learn that these wipes are biodegradable. And a portion of every package of the wipes goes to the NRDC’s Polar Bear SOS Initiative to help polar bears, who are now an endangered animal because global warming is melting ice in their habitats. Did I mention the wipes are also cruelty free and don’t contain parabens?
I still strongly believe that an oil cleanser or precleanse is the best way to remove makeup, but if you need to reach for a makeup wipe once in a while, I think these are the best for your skin.
The Bear Naked Wipes will not only become a part of my own personal makeup supply, but I’ll definitely keep them in my kit for all the makeup changes during photoshoots and film work. $12 for a pack of 30 at Sephora.
Have a beautiful day 🙂