Stock Up on these: Simple Skincare Micellar Wipes

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I've written about makeup wipes in the past. They're a quick and easy way to remove (most) of your makeup for those times that you're feeling too sleepy to do the whole routine before bed. Or for targeted makeup removal, like that mascara you just somehow got all over your lower lash line. (I'm not speaking from personal experience here at all...)

Anyways, so I've written about wipes before. I keep some in my bathroom, near where I take pictures for the blog (easy makeup removal after swatching on my arm), and even in my nightstand. I've tried a lot of different wipes over the years, some are better than others. Some remove almost nothing, so I wonder why I bothered. Some remove almost everything, but I hate the smell. Or, they leave behind a strange residue that I'm not a fan of. There have also been reports of irritation and allergic reactions associated with the wipes. Which really only makes sense, they're leaving behind a fine film of product and there's always someone out there that would be irritated/allergic to pretty much any ingredient.

So yeah. There are makeup wipes. Some are ok, some aren't. But while there were a few I'd recommend every now and then, I pretty much only used them if I had to use a wipe. And the feeling of that residue? Thinking about it was enough to push me to do my full makeup removal and skincare application routine when I was tired. So, that's good.

This year, Simple Skincare released a Micellar Water. Which is basically water with a few added ingredients, and apparently it cleans off all of your makeup without problems. Micellar Waters are popular in Europe, but until this product release it was very difficult to get a Micellar Water in the US. (Simple actually sent me a sample of that product, it's still sitting in my product cabinet, I haven't tried it yet.)

A few months later, as a follow up to the water that did so well, they released these makeup wipes. They sent me 2 packs, and I think I've bought about 6 or 7 packs since that time. Because these are amaaaazing. Yes.

If you need to use a makeup wipe, you want these ones.

They do remove all of my face makeup without an issue. They have a rough time with eyeliner and mascara, but let's face it, even my eye makeup remover has a rough time getting that all off sometimes. What makes these wipes so great is that while my hands do have product on them, it really does feel like it is just water. I'm wetter than with other wipes, but it dries within 20 seconds or so and there is absolutely no residue left behind. I love that!

I've been using these wipes mostly at my vanity and when taking pictures for the blog. At my vanity, I'll use them to clean up any little makeup mistakes and to wipe off my fingers in between steps. I wipe off my arms after swatching in my office and it removes everything pretty much without any problems (except for goopy liquid lipsticks). And I'll use them to remove my foundation/concealer in the late afternoon if I want to refresh that bit of my makeup without touching my eyes.

The only complaint that I have about these wipes is that they're frequently out of stock near me, so I'll buy 2 or 3 packs when I see them now. And I have them sitting in my Amazon cart right now.

Yes, buy them in bulk!

You can buy these wipes at, or Asos.

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Rachel said...

I found this brand also has specific eye makeup (water proof included) remover pads that seem like the perfect compliment to these. They're small pads (approx 2 inches across) that come in packaging. In terms of space, if traveling with both the large clothes and the wateproof makeup remover pads, you'd still be saving space if you skipped the bottle of makeup remover.

Bee H said...

I go through phases of using makeup wipes, I just hate that tight feeling you're left with after using a lot of them, but these sound perfect! x

The Beauty Locker

Rebecca Goodwin said...

Neutrogena are the only wipes I've found that really remove eye makeup, but they leave a gross feeling on your skin. These Simple wipes ARE really great; my skin is fairly sensitive and they don't irritate it at all. But the Micellar Water is even better - no kidding. It easily removes waterproof eyeliner and mascara (and Double Matte foundation!). The only downside is you go through it so quickly because you do have to totally soak your cotton pad for it to work correctly. Fortnately, it's not super expensive. I've tried other micellar waters (Sephora, Lancome) and they don't work as well, so to me the cheap one that really works is a major find.
SImple also has eye makeup remover wipes. As far as I can tell, it's just the micellar wipes cut smaller and they're not really effective. Just FYI so you don''t buy them thinking they'll be different.

Keira W said...

Im definitely going to try this !! Good post xxxx PS please check out my blog i would really appreciate it

Kesha said...

I love the simple micellar water solution, I have yet to see the wipes in my area, but definitely will stock up, I agree they are great !

A Little Dose of Makeup said...

I love finding new makeup wipes, I have to try these!

A Little Dose of Makeup

Emmy L said...

Well, upon reading those beautiful things about this, I thing its worth checking out indeed. It seems a good one to try out.

Lindsee Culbertson said...

Looks like I've found new makeup wipes to try! These sound amazing.

j seabeams said...

Does regular use of makeup wipes make the skin sag? I'm iffy about using them on a regular basis since I have this assumption you need to rub at the eye repeatedly to get stubborn eyemakeup off, which involves stretching and pulling the skin. Also, unrelated but I don't know where to ask this, is facial massage recommended in your daily skin care routine? I've been browsing posts abut something called the zogan method or tanaka face massage which is supposed to help tone the skin but I have the same concerns about stretching and pulling the skin as with facial wipes.

Christine Mikesell said...

A lot of pulling isn't necessarily recommended, but I don't know of any studies that actually back it up. I also don't know of any actual hard data that says those face massages do anything, They've looked into it and people make claims, but it never seems to be physicians making those claims, because there isn't data that says they work.

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