From balms to battery-powered brushes, these six picks get the job done.
Burt’s Bees Peach and Willow Bark Facial Cleansing Towelettes
Getting a deep clean is as simple as one swipe with a wipe. The quilted pattern helps pick up dirt and makeup while willow bark (a natural form of salicylic acid) removes dead skin and helps keep acne at bay. Keep a pack on your nightstand for a quick clean when you’re too tired to wash.
To buy: $6, target.com.
Foreo Luna Play
The latest electronic cleansing brush is smaller and easier to use than ever. This one fits in the palm of your hand and is made with antimicrobial silicone, so you don’t have to worry about it getting grimy in the shower. Plus, it lasts for up to 100 uses without a charge—super handy for travel. Use the thicker nubs for a deeper clean on your T-zone and the thinner ones for a gentler cleanse on your cheeks.
To buy: $39, foreo.com.
Simple Cleansing Micellar Water
Long used in Europe, micellar water contains purified water and vitamins to sweep away makeup, dirt, and impurities while leaving skin hydrated (not stripped or greasy). Put it on a cotton pad, and then swipe it all over (even eyes) for fresh, clean skin—no sink or rinsing required.
To buy: $8, ulta.com.
Palmer’s Skin Therapy Cleansing Oil
If your skin feels tight or dry after washing, give an oil cleanser a whirl. Nourishing oils gently loosen makeup while hydrating skin. Oily already? Even better! Good oils, like the grapeseed and jojoba in this one, help neutralize your skin’s natural oil production to control shine. Apply the oil onto dry skin, massage, and then rinse.
To buy: $10, jet.com.
Murad Transforming Powder Dual-Action Cleanser & Exfoliator
This comes as a fine powder—TSA-approved—that turns into a sudsy exfoliator when you add water. The more water you use, the gentler the exfoliator will be. Or, create a customized formula by mixing a pinch of the powder into your favorite cleanser.
To buy: $30, murad.com.
The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter
This rich formula melts away even the most stubborn makeup. It starts as a solid balm and emulsifies into an oil once it’s massaged onto dry skin. Infused with chamomile essential oil, it leaves skin baby soft and soothed (great for sensitive skin). Rinse with warm water or remove using a washcloth.
To buy: $16, thebodyshop-usa.com.