It's the middle of the night and you wake up groggy. You're on the couch. The bed is two thousand miles away, but after anywhere from 15 minutes to two hours of thinking about it, you muster up the energy to make it back to your bed. Washing your face doesn't even factor into the equation, but it's fine. You know what you're not going to do? Wake up and face your mistakes, because you thought ahead. You have face wipes on your nightstand waiting for this very moment, and they're the good kind—ones that wipe off your makeup and don't leave your skin dry or sticky feeling. A thirty-second swipe across your face, and you're back to sleep. With the options below, the phrase "rest assured" takes on new meaning, because our testers swiped, slept, and now swear by each one. It's not a perfect system, of course; some guilt does come with tossing a non-biodegradable wipe in the bin night after night, and there's no beating cleanser for helping your skin live its best life. But when you're fumbling around in the dark, it's better than nothing. Here are the best face wipes that have a permanent home in our bags and on our vanities.
"Most face wipes are too harsh on my skin and end up turning me beet red. But not these. They actually get all your makeup off without irritation. They're more of a true cleansing wipe, so there aren't any toning or exfoliating properties. But if you're on the hunt for something gentle and hydrating, these are it." —Amanda Fitzsimons, contributing fashion editor