4 Reasons to STOP USING MAKEUP WIPES πŸ›‘ Here's Why...

Hey guys, I wanted to share with you some information I researched about makeup wipes. I feel like they have been so widely used for so long (including me) and we never took the time to research how they would affect our skin… UNTIL NOW!
πŸ›‘ Here are the reasons you should stop using makeup wipes (and start using the double cleanse method!) πŸ›‘
1️⃣ DRYING INGREDIENTS
Mineral Oil – Due to its ability to remove grease, it’s often found in makeup removers. But, when Mineral Oil coats the skin it hinders the skin’s ability to breathe. 
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate – can also irritate the skin and eyes
Diazolidinyl Urea – can cause allergic reactions in which someone will experience red, swollen, itchy skin where the product was used
Cyclopentasiloxane – This is considered a mild carcinogen
🧼 These ingredients strips the skin off its natural oils, and destroys the barrier that seals in the moisture and natural oils
2️⃣ DOESN’T FULLY REMOVE YOUR MAKEUP
πŸ’§ The active ingredients in makeup remover wipes are generally the same as regular cleansers: Both rely on surfactants, which dissolve makeup. Without the added step of rinsing with water, wipes aren't as thorough and leave behind a portion of the grime on your skin.
3️⃣ TUGGING/PULLING ON YOUR SKIN
πŸ”΄ Rubbing can cause low-grade inflammation that, over time, can promote skin pigmentation or even early wrinkling
4️⃣ TERRIBLE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT 
🌎 Unfortunately, single-use products cause much more harm than we can imagine. It can take at least one hundred years for a single makeup wipe to decompose. Imagine using one everyday, and adding to the pile of waste that we already produce countless tonnes of.
πŸ€” After learing all of this, what do you think? Will you switch to the double cleanse method? Or are make-up wipes too convenient to give up? 
πŸ’• All the porducts I think you should use to replace makeup wipes are listed here on PrismPop! 
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  • Brittany S

    I’m not a huge fan of makeup wipes. I find when I have them around, it’s easier to get complicit with my skin care routine in the evening & just use a wipe. Plus the the part about the environment. Makeup erasers are a good alternative.

  • Pauline

    I prefer Make up Wipes. They work better for me and I can throw them out. Baby wipes came in handy for my babies needs and they were more sanitary and I can just forget and throw them out. I believe disposible is the way to go for getting rid of the excess bacteria that tends to stay behind. Nice try but I am pretty much incline to stay with the idea! Got you about tugging and all but like the make up wipes for sure!

  • Rita Whirls

    Thanks for the information. Great review. I'll have to think again about using this one.

  • Jaxgma

    I only use makeup wipes when I travel. Smipley because I have a huge pack I want to use up and they do not cause issues going through security. They dry out, so I add water. I wouldn't buy them again.

  • Naf

    Interesting, didn't know that they all did that. I haven't used much of them already any, so I just them from time to time when I'm away and don't have water for instance.

  • Christine Czaiczynski

    I love the video and this sounds to good to be true but I am willing to try it myself as well as taking your word for it.

  • Discoool

    I made the switch from makeup wipes to double cleansing with an oil and then a regular cleanser years ago. My skin looks so much better now and I’m not throwing wipes in the garbage!

  • Jackie Hill

    I would love to win this giveaway

  • Brittany

    I would love to try these and I didn't know some of this but I am big on taking makeup off and washing my face before bad so my pores aren't clogged all night and my face isn't oily when I wake up so I would love to try these.

  • Tiffany Yuen

    πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ YES to all of the above!! I've only used makeup wipes in situations where I had no other choice. Within the past four years, I haven't had to use them even once! There are so many better options out there. I'm a huge fan of the Makeup Eraser, and I'm also a big fan of the coconut oil, warm water, and 100% cotton hand towel makeup removal method. I'm so glad you brought this up! Makeup wipes are trash πŸ—‘ for skin and for the environment 🌎!

  • Shelly

    All I can say is Wow! I didn’t know all this.. Thank you for the info.

  • Roberta Anderson

    I used these alot especially while traveling and for overnight use . I never realized these could be so bad for your skin but I can see why

  • Stephanie

    I never knew that all those chemicals are in makeup wipes.I like to use micellar water and micellar water wipes!

  • Jen

    I completely agree. I stopped using make up wipes a long time ago. However, I haven't thought about the whole "pulling on your skin" thing. I usually put cleanser on a washcloth to wash my face and then rinse with water. Maybe I should just start using my hands instead of using a washcloth?

  • Lauren

    Make up wipes are great for convenience to just throw in your bag. It's my secondary go to when I forget to bring my cleanser to a friends house or something.

  • Rukhsana

    i decided to stop using makeup wipes because the wipes dry up pretty fast. i look for lesser ingredients which are only natural and least chemical based as its going on my face.

  • Emma

    Thanks for the in depth review of why makeup wipes are bad! I personally haven't ever been a fan of makeup wipes because they just make my face feel sticky and not clean.

  • Tonilynn Rosario

    Thank you for those tips and facts on eye makeup remover pads. I never thought of that while using them.

  • Porsche Barrett

    Great information. Didn't even know half of this applies to make up wipes. Thanks

  • Marlena Fannin

    Very informative review πŸ‘. I have used facial wipes but I learned like you said that they don't take all the makeup off. I guess I will have to switch to the two cleansers method when I wear makeup though. Thanks 😊 for sharing 😊.

  • Daisy Kim

    I used makeup wipes once and it made me breakout in little hives so never again. I either used micellar water or double cleanse. Seems the way to go. Though if i did, I'd stop after this post. Thanks for the info!

  • Lisa

    I stopped using makeup and baby wipes quite a while ago. I was a retail manager and one of my areas was hazardous materials. The ingredients in these two items was scary. I put out the information on social media. Many people quit using both after reading my info. I have used Micellar water and reusable pads and they work great. The pads can be placed in a small laundry bag and thrown in the washer. I air dry them. Works great. Thank you for bringing this information to everyone. Great job!!!

  • Tymberlynn Martin

    A few of those things I didn't even think of before in regards to my makeup wipes. It definitely makes sense. Thank you for making me think!

  • Bonita kasee

    I don't use makeup wipes, I always dbl cleanse, I use elemis cleansing balm, and after that I dbl cleanse with a cleaner I got from Amazon

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