From The Straits Times    |

We don’t know about you, but we literally cannot imagine life without a pack of facial wipes somewhere within reach at all times. Between stumbling home at 1am after one too many glasses of wine and exotic vacations to locations where water isn’t always readily available, facial wipes are about as crucial as SPF. With the massive selection available, you can get pretty wiped out trying to decide which is best for your needs. Well your search ends here, because this is the definite list of the 5 different face wipes you’ll ever need for your unique skin type.

Micellar Wipes

Perfect for: All Skin Types. Drenched with the world-famous micellar technology, these wipes gently remove all traces of make-up (yes, even waterproof ones) while deeply and thoroughly cleansing skin without the need to rinse after, keeping skin moisturised. Micellar water is made of gentle, microscopic oil molecules that latch onto grime, makeup and whatever gunk your skin has accumulated throughout the course of the day, and dissolves all of it without stripping your skin’s natural moisture, with no rubbing or rinsing required.

The formula is also enriched with skin-loving vitamin E for an added dose of moisture. From quick make-up touches (read: those pesky mascara smudges) during the day to replacing your cleansing routine on nights you just can’t imagine double cleansing, we love how clean and soft our skin feels after use.

Refreshing Wipes

Perfect for: Normal & Combination Skin. These wipes are formulated without alcohol (which causes skin to feel dry or tight) and infused with the goodness of vitamin E, lotus extract and Hydra IQ – an exclusive NIVEA ingredient that allows moisture to penetrate the deepest skin layers and remain for over 24 hours. The lotus extract found in the formula aids in skin healing and regeneration, while rebalancing sebum production.

We especially love this wipe for travel, as dehydrating plane rides, unfamiliar environments (and their pollutants) and the general stress of travel can lead to sebum overproduction and breakouts. Whether you’re in the middle of the Mongolian grasslands or in the heart of Paris, save your skin with a quick wipe every morning and evening. PS: it also doubles as a toner.

Make Up Clear Wipes

Perfect for: Make-up Users. NIVEA’s Make-Up Clear skincare line is catered for make-up users even with sensitive skin. These wipes effectively remove both light and heavy make-up without leaving a sticky feeling, and is formulated with nourishing Vitamin E and without harsh perfumes, alcohol, parabens, silicones and colourants.

You know those nights when you’ve been hitting the clubs or bars, and all you really want to do the minute you get home is to pass out in bed, and not spend 30 minutes on your skincare regime? While we don’t recommend permanently swapping out a proper cleanse-tone-and-moisturise routine, these wipes are a godsend in a pinch. The formula deeply cleanses all traces of makeup while leaving skin cleansed, toned and hydrated while being extra gentle to ensure you don’t wake up with a dry and dull complexion, or worse, an angry breakout!

Gentle Wipes

Perfect for: Dry Skin. The Gentle wipes contain a blend of nourishing oils and Hydra IQ to keep skin soft and supple. Almond oil helps to gently moisturise skin, while calendula oil (known for its moisturising and anti-inflammatory properties) offers soothing benefits for skin that gets sensitive.

These wipes are especially handy if your dry skin tends to freak out from the standard twice-a-day cleanse. Simply substitute your morning wash with these wipes instead as your skin would not have accumulated as much grime. These are also great for a quick pick-me-up during longer plane rides, or in colder countries where you don’t need to wash your face as often.

Pure Wipes

Perfect for: Sensitive Skin. Formulated with vitamin E and Provitamin B5, these wipes are suitable for even the most sensitive of skin types. Vitamin E doubles as both an emollient and antioxidant to protect your skin from environmental aggressors, while Provitamin B5 soothes inflammation.

Tip: we love having a pack of these wipes in our gym bags for a quick pre and post workout cleanse! As you probably know, working out with make-up can have disastrous consequences, and cleansing with overly harsh soaps after your pores have been dilated from all that body heat can seriously strip your skin of moisture, leading to dull skin. These wipes are perfect as the super mild but cleansing formula is free from oils, alcohols, colourants and is fragrance-free, which dramatically reduce the risk of breakouts or skin irritation.


NIVEA is kicking off its 4th NIVEA Girl Search! Be the face of NIVEA Girl 2018 and stand a chance to win:

  • A professional makeover and photoshoot
  • An exclusive feature with Her World Magazine
  • A year’s supply of NIVEA face products worth S$1,000 
  • S$1,000 shopping vouchers

       <NEW THIS YEAR!>

  • Exclusive invitations to beauty and fashion events alongside Her World editors!

If you think you have what it takes to be the face of NIVEA for 2018/2019, here’s how you can take part:

  • Post a selfie on Instagram with your favourite NIVEA Wipes
  • Tell us why you love them in the caption
  • Tag @NIVEASG + Hashtag #NIVEAgirl2018.

Contest starts March 1, 2018 and ends April 12, 2018. You can visit NIVEA SG Facebook for more information.

NIVEA 3-in-1 Care Cleansing Micellar Wipes (S$10.90 for 25 sheets), NIVEA 3-in-1 Refreshing Cleansing Wipes (S$9.50 for 25 sheets), NIVEA Make-Up Clear Wipes (S$9.50 for 25 sheets), NIVEA 3-in-1 Gentle Cleansing Wipes (S$9.50 for 25 sheets) and NIVEA Pure Cleansing Wipes (S$9.50 for 25 sheets) are available at Cold Storage, Giant, Guardian, NTUC Fairprice outlets, Watsons and other major retail stores.