Kim Kardashian, Lucy Hale, and Ariana Grande Love These Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes
Celebrities swear by Neutrogena Makeup Remover Towelettes to wipe away makeup, dirt, oil, and grime—and you can score them for less than $5 a pop on Amazon.
While you can bet on celebrities having quite a few luxury staples in their beauty cabinets to help maintain their glowing, camera-ready skin, don’t you just love an A-lister who isn’t afraid to use a cheapy drugstore product—and sing its praises from the rooftops? Case in point: Kim Kardashian, Lucy Hale, and Ariana Grande all swear by Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes (Buy It, $9 for 2-pack, amazon.com). Even better news? The total cost for these celeb-approved wipes is in the single digits.
In an interview with Into the Gloss, a Glossier blog, Kardashian confessed that she’d basically be lost without makeup remover wipes. Her go-to? Neutrogena, of course. "I always need a makeup wipe," she said. "I find that I can't really take my makeup off without it. I use the Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes. They take off everything but really gently—even mascara! I used to just go on a flight, fall asleep in my makeup, and not care. Now I really wash it off—first with a wipe, and then I use the By Terry Pureté de Rose Refreshing Cleansing Gel because it smells like rose." (Related: Kim Kardashian Uses a $9 Face Cleanser and She Suddenly Seems More Like Us)
This isn’t the first time Kardashian has sworn by the drugstore wipes either. Just last year, the beauty guru revealed on her app that she uses the brand’s Night Calming Cleansing Wipes (Buy It, $6, walmart.com) before bed to wipe the day away.
"Taking off your makeup is so crucial if you want flawless skin," she wrote on her app. "One of my secrets to getting it all off is to use Neutrogena Makeup Remover Night Calming Cleansing Wipes. You can get them at any drugstore and they're only $6! I love how soothing they are—plus, they wipe every last bit of your makeup off, so your skin feels SO clean." (More awesome wipes: The Best Makeup Remover Wipes to Stash In Your Gym Bag, Suitcase, or Purse)
Neutrogena’s Makeup Remover Wipes also get a stamp of approval from actress Lucy Hale. “At the end of a long day, wiping my makeup off and feeling so clean, it’s the best feeling in the world. And Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes can take anything off without irritating me,” the Pretty Little Liars star told Into the Gloss.
And if you thought that these super affordable wipes couldn’t get any more love, Ariana Grande is also a big fan. The singer posted a video earlier this year cuddling in bed next to her puppy with—what looks like—smudged eye makeup leftover from the previous night, and it didn’t take long for Twitter to come after her. In a response to her fans, she admitted in a tweet that she, in fact, does cleanse her face before bed with Neutrogena wipes. (Related: The Best Makeup Removers That Actually Work and Leave No Greasy Residue)
What is it about these drugstore towelettes that make them the holy grail makeup remover for some of the biggest and busiest celebs? The ultra-soft wipes remove all traces of makeup, sweat, oil and dirt with hardly any effort (aggressive scrubbing and elbow grease not necessary), leaving skin perfectly clean and free of sticky or gross residue. They are safe for sensitive skin and mild enough to use around your eyes, which makes them especially great for contact wearers and for taking off fussy eyeliner and mascara.
While the classic towelettes seem to be the tried-and-true, Neutrogena also offers buzzy micellar cleansing wipes and hydrating wipes boasting hyaluronic acid to boost skin’s ability to maintain moisture, which is ideal for those with dry skin. Plus, the brand’s Fragrance-Free Makeup Removing Wipes (Buy It, $11 for 2-pack, amazon.com), which are made without any alcohol, are ophthalmologist-, dermatologist-, and allergy tested and are favored by makeup artists.
Even though the wipes are incredibly gentle, they still get the job done when it comes to removing even waterproof mascara, eyeliner, and lip stains, according to customer reviews on Amazon. They are perfect as the first step in your cleansing routine to loosen and remove stubborn eye makeup before going in with your cleanser to ensure a squeaky clean complexion—not to mention, ideal for tossing in your bag to freshen up after a workout or flight. And if Kardashian, Hale, and Grande are all obsessed, then it’s worth the $9 to add these Neutrogena Makeup Removing Towelettes to your beauty arsenal.