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Polyte Premium Microfiber Facial Cleansing Cloth review

These microfiber cloths are awesome for removing every last bit of tinted physical sunscreen from my face—without being too rough on my skin.

What is a microfiber cloth? Many people use them to clean around the house. My mom first turned me onto them when she heard that they were great for dusting. (One of my most-reviled chores as a kid.) But do they scrub your face clean? I bought a pack of Polyte Premium Microfiber Facial Cleansing Cloths a few months ago, and after testing them out fairly regularly, I’m confident that the answer is yes.

Maske Halo Makeup Remover Pads review

These makeup-removing pads are an eco-friendly alternative to disposable wipes, but they require a lot of harsh scrubbing action.

Do you shower at night or in the morning? Or both? I’ve always been a member of the nighttime shower camp, but even if I hadn’t already been one before, I think moving to New York City would have convinced me to come over to the dark side. After walking through the gritty streets of the city, you just want to wash away all that grime after you come home.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Cleansing Wipes review

These cleansing wipes are designed for oily skin, but they made my skin feel slightly too oily and itchy after using them.

The American in me is primed to feel like anything instantly gets glammed up once you slap a French name on it. “Escargot” sounds way more appealing than “snails,” and “merci” seems more refined than “thanks.” So it should probably come as no surprise that I always think of La Roche-Posay as a premium brand, even though it’s widely available in drugstores, and not terribly expensive.