If you want more from your daily facial cleanser or just want to streamline your skin care for a less complicated routine, a natural facial cloth may be the answer. In this blog I've put together a guide to the best facial cloths for the whole family.
Facial cloths have come a long way from the face washers we used to buy to match our bath towels! Today, facial cloths can remove makeup, exfoliate, deeply clean and detoxify your skin without even having to use additional cleansing products, making them ideal for those who are time poor or just want to simplify their skin care routine. I love facial cloths, wipes and sponges because they can do everything from helping you save time to giving you a deeper clean to targeting specific skincare concerns, plus they can minimise the amount of products you use. Anything that saves me a bit of extra time is a win!
Benefits of using a facial cloth
Using a facial cloth in conjunction with your regular cleanser can actually give you a deeper cleanse than what you'd get with just cleanser alone. Used either with product or just dampened with warm water, facial cloths can gently exfoliate the skin and buff away dry and dead skin cells cells to reveal a clearer and brighter complexion, and can even minimise the appearance of acne and blackheads. Facial cloths and wipes are also great for removing makeup as they can save you some serious time and simplify your skincare routine by making everything so much quicker and easier, making them perfect for busy parents and families or even fussy teenagers.
Best natural facial cloths
Life Basics Organic Muslin Facial Cloths
The Life Basics Organic Muslin Facial Cloths are an essential, plus they come in a pack of three so you're never left without one when it's time to give your cloth a clean. They're designed to be used with your favourite facial cleanser to give you a deeper cleanse and light exfoliation, and they're made from soft, breathable, unbleached organic Cotton so they're safe for the whole family to use. One of my absolute favourite cleansing combos is to team my muslin cloth with the 100% Pure Blood Orange Cleansing Balm. The balm melts off your makeup and you simply wipe the excess off with the warm cloth.
Morihata Binchotan Facial Scrub Towel
For a deeper exfoliation, I love the Morihata Binchotan Facial Scrub Towel. One side is a face cloth while the other is a gentle exfoliator. Infused with Binchotan Charcoal to absorb excess sebum and dirt from the skin, this antibacterial cloth also buffs away dry and dead skin and can be used with a cleanser or warm water alone. Long lasting, easy to use and really effective, this exfoliating face washer is ideal for teenage boys who refuse to use a facial cleanser!
WOTNOT Facial Wipes Normal/Sensitive Skin
Ideal for all skin types including sensitive skin, the WOTNOT Facial Wipes Normal/Sensitive Skin help to remove makeup and clean the face quickly, gently and easily, and are perfect for busy mums, the gym or travelling. Made from 100% natural cloth enriched with nourishing Aloe Vera, Sweet Almond Oil and Jojoba Oil, these convenient wipes clean and condition the face to leave it soft, purified and replenished. Vegan, Biodegradable and Gluten Free, they're even available in a hard travel case option with a built-in mirror for easy cleansing on the go.
Life Basics Konjac Sponge Bamboo Charcoal
To give your skin a thorough detox, try the Life Basics Konjac Sponge Bamboo Charcoal. Konjac Sponges have been used as medicinal and beauty aids for over 1500 years by the Japanese as they are pH neutral, which means they protect your complexion by balancing the acidity of your skin. They're also incredibly effective at removing any grime that has built up as well as dry skin and makeup. This antibacterial Bamboo Charcoal Sponge may be just the thing for those with sensitive and acne-prone skin, as it helps to remove dull skin, stimulate circulation and absorb impurities.
Benecos Natural Care Happy Cleansing Wipes
If time is of the essence, you can't go past the Benecos Natural Care Happy Cleansing Wipes. They're made from made from 100% natural cotton and are infused with organic Aloe Vera, Mango Extract and Sweet Orange Fruit Water, so they remove your makeup in just one wipe while hydrating and cleansing the skin without having to rinse. They're such a timesaver! They're also completely biodegradable, making them much better for the environment.
WOTNOT Biodegradable Baby Wipes
For a happy, healthy baby, I highly recommend the WOTNOT Biodegradable Baby Wipes. With soothing Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, these gentle cloths are made from 100% natural, extra soft cloth so they don't irritate delicate young skin. Free from sulphates, petrochemicals, parabens, artificial preservatives and fragrances and can even be used as makeup remover wipes too. They're a time and money saver. Biodegradable, compostable and Vegan, they're also just fantastic to have on hand for all kinds of spills and sticky fingers.