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The $6 Makeup Wipes Stephanie Thoroughly Enjoys Using

Who knew face wipes could be so... chic?

Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Detoxifying Charcoal Facial Wipes, $5.99, available at 

Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Detoxifying Charcoal Facial Wipes, $5.99, available at

I've discovered chic face wipes. No, really. Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Detoxifying Charcoal Face Wipes (say that five times fast) are pitch-black, so I've finally found a makeup remover that matches my soul. I jest, but for real, these are my all-time favorite makeup removing wipes — I actually enjoy using them — and they cost less than $6 for a pack of 30 at your nearest drugstore. And they're pretty.

First things first: These super-soft cloths are cushy and soaked with enough of the formula that a single wipe is truly all you need to whisk away a face full of makeup. (I should add, though, that I still tend to use an eye-specific formula to remove my mascara because I have sensitive eyes.) And the (95 percent natural!) ingredient lineup is impressive, especially given how inexpensive these are. Soothing aloe and hydrating glycerin are among the first few on the ingredients list; charcoal powder and witch hazel — both excellent for ridding skin of pent-up impurities and excess oil — also make the cut. They also happen to smell addictively good, gently sweet and ever-so-slightly musky (and don't worry, not the least bit like tomatoes or charcoal).

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Let me emphasize that I'd never use these in place of cleansing my face (the horror!) or suggest that anyone else do that, either (I'm a beauty editor! The thought of that alone causes my blood pressure to spike), just as a pre-Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser step. They're merely my first line of defense to ensure that my brow gel and the bronzer that's inexplicably-yet-inevitably migrated down my neck doesn't get left behind. And because they're non-drying, I can use them while I'm watching "The Bachelor," an hour before I start my actual nightly skin-care routine, without worrying that my face is going to feel stripped or tight in the interim. In short: Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Detoxifying Face Wipes, I love you; stay cool; never change. (Unless it's just to shorten that mouthful of a name; I'd be cool with that.)

Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Detoxifying Charcoal Facial Wipes, $5.99, available at

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