5 Wipes You Can’t Leave Home Without

Facial wipes have a whole lot of company these days. There are plenty of towelettes to choose from when you need to tame anything from sweaty pits to stinky feet. They’re easy to use and a cinch to carry when you’re on the go. But convenience comes at a price, using them costs more than using their traditional counterparts. Still, there are a few that are worth it.


Crabtree & Evelyn Nail Polish Remover Wipes

Tiny but tough, a single one eliminated 10 fingers’ worth of dark, navy enamel. Unlike the bottled remover, these do their dirty work with a nearly odorless, soy formulation instead of headache-inducing chemicals, leaving cuticles soft, not stripped. $5 for eight wipes; crabtree-evelyn.com

Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths

No time for a shower after working out, but not going straight home? These 6 x 4 inch disposable cloths proved a worthy addition to the gym bag. Using two wipes made skin feel clean and presentable, sans water. They leave a nice powdery finish without that antiperspirant smell too. $3 for 10 wipes; feelbanfresh.com


Nomaterra Getaway On-The-Go Eau Fraiche Fragrance Wipes

Consider these the antidote to the humidity doldrums. Each box contains Miami Orange Blossom, Malibu Honeysuckle and Oahu Gardenia. A dab on pulse points channels spring vacation for at least five hours. All three are pretty sweet, but that’s the idea. $20 for 12 wipes; nomaterra.com


Pacifica Beauty Hand & Body Lotion Wipes

No more squeezing out too much lotion or dealing with that dry plug at the end of the pump. Pull a wipe, rub it on, then toss it away for skin that is soft and lusciously scented without the greasy feeling of some bottled lotions. Hawaiian Ruby Guava (shown) and Tuscan Blood Orange are two exotic, but not overpowering, scents. $7 for 30 wipes; pacificabeauty.com


Dr. Lin Skincare Acne Cleansing Wipes

It’s a common frustration: being a grown-up, yet suffering the occasional breakout. These towelettes occupy the elusive middle ground between pricey prescription solutions and harsh teen-centric standbys. Dr. Lin’s bearberry tea extract tones down redness without stinging, even on sensitive skin. $9 for 35 wipes; drlinskincare.com

christina vercelletto

christina vercelletto

Christina Vercelletto is a lifelong south-shore Long Islander. She currently resides in Babylon with her husband, three children, and a morbidly obese calico. A media veteran, Christina has held editorial positions at Babytalk, Parenting, Scholastic Parent & Child, Woman's Day, and Davler Media. Her work has appeared in numerous national publications, including Redbook, Rachael Ray, Good Housekeeping, FamilyFun, and The Huffington Post. She's been a frequent guest on Today, The View, and Good Morning America.