Facial Wipe Wednesday: Aveeno Ultra-Calming Makeup Removing Wipes

For this installment of Facial Wipe Wednesday, I went looking for something that was known to be soothing and gentle to skin. In the last installment of Facial Wipe Wednesday, I reviewed Target’s Up and Up facial wipes and I didn’t have a good experience at all. Up and Up made my face sting and it hurt! So, I looked for a brand that would be kind to my skin. I found it with Aveeno…



I was instantly drawn to the words ‘calming’ and ‘gently soothes’. That was exactly what I wanted. I’m happy to report that Aveeno’s Ultra-Calming makeup removing wipes did exactly that.

Do you remember when you used to buy products that you’d use on a daily basis and they would have a 30 counts? Well, I think companies are being not-too-sneaky and lowing the counts on items so as to not raise the prices…


Nevertheless, I did find Ultra-Calming wipes to be totally efficient at removing my makeup. As I have stated in other posts, I don’t have sensitive skin but I wanted to find something that gave my face a nice ‘ahhhh’ after wiping off my makeup. These Aveeno wipes are ones that I would recommend to my sensitive-skin friends because it was that gentle…



After using a wipe, I found that following up with a toner wasn’t necessary, although it is something I do to test how well the wipes hold the grime. These Ultra-Calming wipes held onto the makeup it was removing and didn’t smear it around my face. Now I’m even gleeful!

These wipes were standard size and had a gentle texture to them…

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A list of the ingredients didn’t yield anything that made me concerned. I know that aloe, feverfew and cucumber are soothing to the skin…



The opening was a plastic rim and that usually is good enough and, my preferred type of opening for wipes. Aveeno did have a peel top inside the rim, however, I left it in place just for the extra sealing…


Here’s what I do know: Aveeno Ultra-Calming facial wipes ARE calming. They do the job and they do it very well. I didn’t feel that my skin was totally stripped of all its moisture but I didn’t feel any type of residue left behind. They are just a tiny bit more expensive than some other wipes but, at $5.99, I feel they are fairly priced. I did pick mine up at Target when they were on sale for $5.49.

Again, Aveeno is a brand known for being gentle to skin. Their Ultra-Cleaning makeup removing wipes hold true to that proclamation.

Have you tried Aveeno wipes before? What other Aveeno products do you recommend?

  • erikatheicyone

    I think I need to try these. Calming sounds nice. I’m kind of slutty about some products but I am married to my Neutrogena makeup remover wipes. They are my love. The price on the Aveeno is about the same as Neutrogena. 🙂

    • Hey, if it ain’t broke…..and all. I tried one type of Neutrogena and I would say these two are almost equal.

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Those same words “gentle” and “calming” would get me too. I tried a gentle wipe from Forever 21 and though it is gentle, it won’t remove my mascara. So far, Pond’s wipes have been best for me, but I will definitely give the Aveeno wipes a try when I finish off the F21 wipes.

    • Aveeno didn’t even look back when I took off my mascara. It did awesome!

  • I love that the wipes didn’t move the makeup around over your face while using them. I love wipes that get rid of everything without having to use more than one. These sound good.

  • It’s definitely sneaky that it’s no longer a month’s supply!

    • I’ve noticed it with a lot of products. Grrrr!

  • These sound super nice. But a bit shady about not even having enough for a month. Kind of crappy. But I do love makeup wipes for sure, and calming ones sound great!

    • I first started noticing it with feminine products. Then I saw it creeping in on beauty products too. Funny thing, vitamins still are 30 or 60 days supply!

  • I’ve gone back to wipes after using reusable cloths and I’m still finding that they aren’t as money efficient, especially since they don’t last for a month!

    • I used to use them only occasionally and, when I travelled. However, another blogger friend told me she felt like she was cheating when she used them. I thought, it shouldn’t be considered cheating but as a convenience. And that’s how this series started. I didn’t see anyone else doing reviews on facial wipes and thought that it would be a great idea to do it. I’ve done it well over 2 years now and it’s not only been fun but I’ve discovered a lot about different types of facial wipes.

      If it wasn’t for blogging, I am sure I’d just be using them on occasion as I do like to use microfiber clothes and scrub my face. 🙂

  • cindyprimebeauty

    I try not to use these, but it’s not working.

  • I have a serious addiction to makeup wipes. I have been using them in combination with POND’S Cold Cream

    • Pond’s has nice wipes, yes!

  • Yes, I have noticed companies cheating us out of so many things! I will have to give these a swing, especially since they have your approval!

    • They are nice to use. If I wasn’t going to continue to review facial wipes, these would be a brand I would continue to use.

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    I’ve been using these makeup wipes and I like them. They aren’t my favorite, but they work for me

  • FabZilla_Kath

    I love makeup wipes. Great to see you have a dedicated post to all things makeup wipes

  • I love makeup wipes, but never tried these. I have such sensitive eyes and eczema on my eyelids sometimes that it causes irritation so I’m very picky and careful. These sound cool though.

    • I would be interested to know if these worked for you. If you ever do use them, let me know.

  • I love trying new makeup wipes! Will definitely pick up a pack of these next time I’m at Target!

    • It’s nice to find a brand that actually does what it says it will do, you know?

  • Aveeno all the things!!! I love their products, especially the facial wipes!

  • Justina

    My favorite wipes are the ones by MAC and I also love Tarte’s!

    • I haven’t tried any high-end wipes. I was recommended a couple the last time I was in Sephora and talked with some employees about this series.

  • Anastasia

    These are some of my favorite wipes!

  • I’ve not tried these, but I like what I’m hearing! I wish all wipes came with a better closure like that.

  • I had some of these, and the scent was so overwhelming!

    • The fragrance wasn’t something I noticed right off. Mine wasn’t overwhelming. But, I’m sorry you found yours to be.

  • Ooo i don’t think we have these in Australia. I love wipes, I use them at least once per day.

  • Shelley Polarbelle

    I love facial wipes. I’ve been looking for a new brand to try// These sound just right!

    • I think you might like these, Shelley.