Which washes your face better: oil cleanser or face wipes?
You know those nights when you're just too exhausted to take off all your makeup? That seems like the perfect time to just rub a makeup remover wipe over your face! These cleansing wipes may remove some of your makeup, but not as much as you think.
Why wipes are not enough
Wipes only smear dirt, bacteria, oil, and makeup onto your face. They loosen some of the buildup, but don't remove it completely. Then the debris gets stuck in your pores. Yikes. Although using cleansing wipes is faster, you're more prone to missing a spot and sleeping with makeup, which can lead to breakouts. Plus, wipes contain ingredients like Specially Denatured (SD) Alcohol 40B and denatured alcohol, which can evaporate quickly and dry out your skin.
The "dirt" in oil-based cleansers
Oil-based cleansers can attract, deconstruct and dissolve layers of fat-soluble substances such as excess sebum (oil), waterproof makeup, environmental pollutants and product residue. The cleanser melts into the skin and dissolves buildup in hard-to-reach crevices around the nose or between the lashes - places a wipe simply can't properly clean.
Use a cleanser like Dermalogica's PreCleanse or PreCleanse Balm to:
- Gently dissolves and removes debris and make-up
- Smoothes, soothes and nourishes skin without clogging pores
- Your regular cleanser and other skin care products can work better
Precleanse vs Precleanse Balm: What's the difference?
Don't cheat your skin by settling for a makeup remover. Wash your face first with an oil-based cleanser and then with your regular cleanser to get extremely clean skin!