Microfiber Makeup Removers - Magic or Myth?

Microfiber Makeup Removers - Magic or Myth?

It's no shock that the rising popularity of microfiber has lead to plenty of speculation and doubt about its ability to remove makeup. After all, it does just look like a fluffy towel! I have tried every form of makeup remover out there since suffering with acne from the age of 9, and covering it up with heavy and cheap makeup (dream matte mousse had my heart), but hand on heart it plays such a key part in my evening routine and has done for many years. Let me educate you on what it is, how it works, and if it's truly magic or a myth...


What is Microfiber?

Disclaimer: we are about to talk science!

Microfiber is a synthetic material made of ultra-fine fibers, typically composed of polyester and nylon. These fibers are incredibly thin, often finer than a human hair, allowing them to reach deep into pores and effectively capture dirt, oil, and makeup residue. The unique structure of microfiber enables it to trap particles within its fibers rather than simply spreading them around, making it an ideal material for cleaning and skincare applications.


How Microfiber Makeup Removers Work:

Unlike traditional makeup removers that rely on harsh chemicals or abrasive ingredients to dissolve or scrub away makeup, microfiber makeup removers work through a combination of physical and chemical processes:

  1. Absorption: The densely packed fibers of microfiber cloths create a large surface area that effectively absorbs makeup, dirt, and oil from the skin's surface.

  2. Capillary Action: Microfiber's capillary action, a phenomenon where liquids are drawn into narrow spaces, allows it to lift makeup particles and impurities from the skin without the need for excessive rubbing or scrubbing.

  3. Gentle Exfoliation: The soft texture of microfiber provides a gentle exfoliating effect, helping to slough off dead skin cells and promote skin renewal without causing irritation or damage.

  4. Eco-Friendly: Microfiber makeup removers eliminate the need for disposable wipes or cotton pads, reducing waste and environmental impact. They can be reused countless times, simply requiring washing between uses.


Benefits of Microfiber Makeup Removers:

  1. Efficiency: Microfiber cloths effectively remove even stubborn waterproof makeup with just water, eliminating the need for additional cleansers or makeup removers.

  2. Gentle on Skin: The soft and non-abrasive nature of microfiber makes it suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone skin. It minimizes friction and irritation, leaving the skin feeling clean and refreshed.

  3. Cost-Effective: By replacing disposable makeup wipes and cotton pads with reusable microfiber cloths, users can save money in the long run while reducing their environmental footprint.

  4. Versatility: Microfiber makeup removers can be used not only for removing makeup but also for cleansing the skin, applying skincare products, or even as a travel-friendly alternative to bulky cleansers and makeup removers.


These reasons are exactly why I chose to use this material when developing my brand Flossy Tools' cult product - The Makeup Removing Glove. Sounds fab right?! If you want to add this fluffy miracle into your routine, follow these simple steps:

  1. Wet the microfiber glove with warm water.
  2. Decide whether you want to use with water alone, or you can pair with your favourite oil,balm or micellar water! The material works exactly the same with all of these options, it's just a matter of preferance. 
  3. Gently wipe away makeup and impurities from the skin, focusing on areas with heavy makeup or buildup.
  4. Rinse the cloth thoroughly and hang to dry.
  5. Machine wash the cloth regularly to keep it clean and hygienic.



Microfiber is not only gentle for your skin by not requiring any chemicals or abrasives to remove your makeup, but it also offers an environmentally friendly and sustainable alternative, as it's re-useable! (which in turn means friendly to your bank). It offers a practical, efficient and flexible alternative to the traditional makeup removal methods. 

Combine that with the design of the Flossy Glove, and you have yourself a dreamy evening routine. The large surface area, and control elements the glove add, offers just the right combo of self-care and skin-care. 

Incorporate microfiber into your skincare routine today and experience the difference for yourself!

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