Our Best Face Wipes if You Have Sensitive, Oily, or Dry Skin

In the hustle of our busy daily life, there are moments when the convenience of cleaning wipes becomes a skincare savior. Whether you're on the go, in need of a quick refresh, or looking for an effective makeup remover, face wipes are handy - but it's important to find the right product tailored to your skin type.

Face wipes for oily skin

When it comes to caring for oily skin, choosing the most suitable face wipes is essential. Because oily skin can clog pores and lead to breakouts, the best face wipes for oily skin are non-comedogenic, meaning they won't clog your pores.1

Face wipes designed for oily skin can be a game-changer in your skincare routine, helping to minimize excess surface oil and to maintain a shine-free complexion.

Face wipes for dry skin

Face wipes can be especially handy, particularly at the gym, where you may want to quickly remove dirt, excess oil, or even makeup without causing irritation. Face wipes can provide a convenient and gentle way to refresh your skin, leaving it feeling clean and comfortable.

The best face wipes for dry, sensitive skin are those designed to maintain moisture and prevent further dehydration. Look for face wipes that won't exacerbate the dryness of your skin by stripping away its natural protective surface oils.

Cetaphil face wipes for sensitive skin

Sensitive skin requires extra care and attention to avoid irritation or redness and all Cetaphil products are designed to tackle 5 Signs of Skin Sensitivity, including dryness, irritation, roughness, tightness, and a weakened skin barrier.

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths are suitable for sensitive skin and have a mild, soap-free formulation that gently eliminates dirt, impurities, and makeup without irritation, over-drying, or stripping the skin of its natural oils and emollients. They are also fragrance-free and won’t clog your pores.

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths can also be used as face wipes for men and women on the body without the need to rinse afterward, making them easy to use after working out or when traveling.

Cetaphil is a Dermatologist Recommended Brand but always remember to patch-test any new skincare product and consult a dermatologist for specific skin concerns.

Gentle face wipes for sensitive skin around the eye

Makeup formulations have advanced in recent years, becoming increasingly long-lasting, waterproof, and challenging to take off.2 However, Cetaphil Makeup Removing Wipes effortlessly remove all types of makeup, including long-wear and waterproof makeup, while being gentle to the delicate area around your eyes.

These wipes are enriched with aloe vera and chamomile, renowned for their soothing and moisturizing properties, making them a perfect fit for dry or sensitive skin. The ultra-soft texture of these wipes ensures a comfortable and nourishing experience, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and hydrated.

How to use face wipes

Using face wipes effectively involves a few key tips. First and foremost, be gentle. When removing makeup or cleansing with a face wipe, avoid scrubbing your face and the delicate area around your eyes. It's important to note that face wipes should be reserved for occasional use, such as when you don't have access to your regular cleanser.

For regular skincare, opt for cleansing products designed for your specific skin type. Cetaphil offers a range of gentle cleansers that cater to various skin needs, providing a comprehensive and nourishing cleansing routine.

The bottom line

Cetaphil’s face wipes offer an on-the-go solution for removing makeup and cleaning your skin. Using gentle face wipes for sensitive skin, such as Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths or Cetaphil Makeup Removing Wipes, is the perfect way to quickly refresh, cleanse, and soothe your skin. However, remember, it's best to rely on a regular cleanser for your normal daily skincare routine.


  1. How to control oily skin. American Academy of Dermatology Association. Available at Accessed 25 October, 2023.
  2. Xing H, Krogmann AR, Vaught C, Chambers E. Understanding the Global Sensory Landscape for Facial Cleansing/Makeup Remover Wipes. Cosmetics. 2019;6(3):44. doi:10.3390/cosmetics6030044