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11 Best Cleansing Wipes Reviewed to Keep your Skin Soft, Healthy, and Clean

Declan Davey
Written by Declan Davey on Tue Apr 13 2021.
11 Best Cleansing Wipes Reviewed to Keep your Skin Soft, Healthy, and Clean

Cleansing wipes can soothe irritated skin and help maintain personal hygiene with ease. But not all wipes are created equal, there are both scented and unscented wipes available. Some wipes are flushable, while others are not. And you can find options with lotion or softening ingredients, like aloe. But where can you find the best cleansing wipes for your needs? Here at Carewell, we carry reliable brands for adult wipes including AttendsTENA, and ProCare. Take a look at the different features here and shop from our curated list of the 11 best cleansing wipes.

What Are Cleansing Wipes and What Are They Used For?

Cleansing wipes are designed for personal hygiene needs and are ideal for those who may have limited mobility or incontinence issues. Adult wipes can help provide gentle care while cleansing after using the restroom or while changing incontinence products.

Unlike antibacterial or facial wipes, cleansing wipes can be used to calm and soften skin across the body… and yes, that includes the sensitive bits. Facial wipes are built for wiping away things like makeup, sweat, and dirt from — you guessed it — the face! Though some people may use them for other parts of the body, it’s not recommended.

And as for antibacterial wipes? In some cases, you’ll be able to use these kinds of wipes for your hands. But if “disinfectant” is listed on the packaging, the wipes are intended to get rid of nasties like bacteria and mold… not for soothing skin.

But why is it so important to know the difference? Good question. Wipes that contain disinfectant (which is more effective for killing germs) can also irritate the skin, as harsh chemicals may cause itching, redness, or swelling. To top it off, there’s also the chance of allergic reactions.

So, what makes cleansing wipes so helpful? And how do people use them? For a start, they’re convenient for personal hygiene. You can travel with them and many of the products feature single-press, easy-open lids. And when you can’t access bathing facilities, a quick clean-up with a wipe makes for a great go-to strategy.

There’s also the mobility aspect to consider. Elderly or disabled people may struggle to get in and out of the shower. If this is the case, then a cleansing wipe makes for a great alternative. Caregivers — either family or paid — can find them useful, too. If you support a person who needs support with personal care but is at risk of falls or unlikely to cooperate with bathing, then cleansing wipes are often a nice workaround.

Low price is another advantage that cleansing wipes have in their favor. Plenty of packs are available for under $5 online.

Finally, the gentle ingredients featured in many cleansing wipes offer appeal. For example, some products come with Aloe Vera, Chamomile, or special kinds of lotion to keep skin moisturized.

Let’s take a look at how you can find the best cleansing wipe for you or your loved one’s needs:

How to Choose the Right Cleansing Wipes for You?

You’d think that buying cleansing wipes would be a pretty straightforward endeavor, right?

Well, it isn’t hard to find these wipes online or in pharmacies. But there are a few factors to consider first:

Scented vs. Unscented Cleansing Wipes

A lot of cleansing wipes include a scent. That’s fine for many people, but those who are sensitive to chemical smells — particularly perfumes — may want to choose products without a scent. TENA Ultra Washcloths provide both scented and unscented options. 

With or Without Lotion

Who doesn’t love lotion? Soothing to apply, and it leaves a nice shimmery glow. If you tend to get dry skin, then choosing a wipe with lotion can help to keep skin moisturized for longer. Prevail’s Adult Wipes with Lotion is an excellent choice, here.

Flushable vs. Non-Flushable

Wipes are notorious for causing plumbing problems and environmental damage, as they’re hard to break down. So if you or a loved one intend to flush wipes, it’s best to shop from flushable wipe choices.

Pack Size

Maybe you want to try out a smaller pack, first, to see if you like them? Or maybe you’ve already tested the wipe, and want to buy it in bulk for a discount? Both are valid. And, often, brands will give you a choice. Smaller packs may come with counts of 40 or 50, while larger packs may come in counts of 500+.

Added Ingredients

Skin-supportive ingredients like AloeChamomile, and Vitamin E can be added to cleansing wipes to provide softening benefits. Check out the Attends Washcloths or ProCare Wipes with Aloe and Vitamin E. Or, if you’d like a product with Chamomile, there’s the Quilted Wipes from Prevail.


The 11 Best Cleansing Wipes

Take a look at the 11 of the best cleansing wipes on the market, as voted for by Carewell customers and staff. We’ve ordered them by the number of reviews each product has. Still, we recommend that you scroll through the list to find which wipes have the features you’re looking for:

#1 Prevail Adult Wipes with Lotion 

Prices from: $4.49

Pack Size: 48 or 576 (pack of 12)

Key features:

  • Built-in aloe and vitamin E to keep your skin soft, healthy, and clean

  • Quick, one-handed access by pressing an easy-open lid

  • FSA & HSA Eligible

  • Adult sized for plenty of protection, double the size of baby wipes

Product details:

#2 McKesson StayDry Personal Wipes

Prices from: $2.99

Pack Size: 50, 100 or 600 

Key features:

  • Soft yet strong wipes, which are pre-moistened and pleasantly fragranced

  • Clinically tested to be mild and gentle on skin 

  • Convenient, easy-release dispensing lid

  • Free from alcohol

Product details:

#3 ProCare Wipes with Aloe/Vitamin E

Prices from: $2.99

Pack Size: 50 or 96, and cases of 576 or 600

Key features:

  • Spun-lace fabric that is sturdy yet soft to the touch

  • Rinse-free and alcohol-free

  • Clinically tested for mildness on skin

  • Single hand dispensing, re-stick the lid with your finger

Product details:

#4 Prevail Adult Wipes with Lotion, Unscented

Prices from: $3.99

Pack Size: 48 or 576 

Key features:

  • Unscented wipes, not made from rubber latex

  • Hypoallergenic fabric that contains aloe, chamomile, and vitamin E for skin wellness

  • Extremely effective, while also extremely soft on the skin

  • Press open lid and single-hand dispensing 

Product details:

#5 Prevail Quilted Wipes with Lotion

Prices from: $6.99

Pack Size: 48 or 576

Key features:

  • Premium quilted fabric

  • Clean more effectively and with less waste

  • Tri-Form Fabric is soothing yet tough, with two outer layers for gentle cleansing with a thick inner layer that resists tearing and stretching

  • Skin Smart, hypoallergenic material that contains Aloe, Chamomile and Vitamin E 

  • Single-hand dispensing for easy access

Product details:

#6 Tranquility Wipes 

Prices from: $3.99

Pack Size: 56 or 672

Key features:

  • Cloth-like and latex-free multipurpose wipes that provide a soft clean for all body parts

  • Large enough to allow for a quick clean-up or bathing for those who are bedridden

  • Mildly scented and enriched with Aloe, Chamomile, and Vitamin E

  • Paraben-free, alcohol-free, hypoallergenic

Product details:

#7 Attends Personal Wipes with Aloe, Scented

Prices from: $2.69

Pack Size: 48 or 576

Key features:

  • Soothing, soft cream to calm chaffed or sore skin 

  • Leaves your skin with a soothing layer of moisturizer

  • FSA & HSA Eligible

  • pH-balanced cleansing formula with Aloe and Vitamin E to help with preventing irritation

  • Gentle, alcohol-free cleansing formula 

  • No rinsing necessary, soft pack with reclosable lid

  • Perfect for delicate or sensitive skin

Product details:

#8 TENA UltraFlush Washcloth

Prices from: $6.99

Pack Size: 48 or 576

Key features:

  • Over 99% biodegradable and sewer safe – will not clog pipes when used as directed*

  • Pre-moistened, adult-sized washcloths 

  • Blended with Aloe, Chamomile and Vitamin E to soothe delicate, elderly skin

  • Strong enough for personal cleansing but gentle on pipes in the event of accidental flushing

  • Mildly scented, dermatologically tested, and alcohol-free

Product details:

#9 TENA Ultra Washcloth

Prices from: $4.99

Pack Size: 48 scented or unscented, 576 scented or unscented

Key features:

  • Premium emulsion (oil-in-water) formulation gently cleanses and conditions fragile skin

  • You can use it for no-rinse bathing of the entire body, including the delicate perineal area

  • Rich, luxurious feel available in mildly scented or unscented options

  • Extra soft, with a thick, cloth-like, quality texture

  • One-handed dispensing with a closable plastic lid for added convenience

  • Dermatologically tested, alcohol-free and enriched with Aloe, Chamomile and Vitamin E

Product details:

#10 Flush Away Personal Wipes

Prices from: $2.99

Pack Size: 42

Key features:

  • Flushable wipes for practical use

  • Cleans and moisturizes your skin with ease

  • pH balanced and alcohol-free

  • Includes a touch of Aloe to aid irritated skin

Product details:

#11 Bedside-Care EasiCleanse Bath Wipes

Prices from: $2.99

Pack Size: Pack of 5 (Unscented), Pack of 30 (Scented)

Key features:

  • No-rinse, self-sudsing, disposable washcloth

  • Ideal for bathing, shampooing, and cleansing from incontinence

  • Free from alcohol, dyes, and preservatives

  • pH-balanced

  • CHG compatible

Product details:

  • The Winner?

This will sound like we’re dodging a vote… but honestly, the best pick depends on your needs. 

Here’s how we’d break it down:

Need flushables?

Our picks:

Need FSA & HSA eligible?

Our picks:

Need lotion?

Our picks:

Need low cost?

Our picks:

Need a quilted design?

Our pick:

Need unscented?

Our picks:


Thanks for reading!

If you need some help choosing the best cleansing wipes for you, please call the Carewell support team at (855) 855-1666. 

Our lines are open 24/7!

Or, if email is easier for you, you can contact us at support@carewell.com

Speak soon!

The Carewell Family

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Declan Davey
Declan Davey

Declan Davey is a health and wellness copywriter from London, UK. His background includes roles as a psychological therapist for Islington Memory Service, where he worked with family caregivers, and as a rehab assistant at Camden Neurology & Stroke Service. You can connect with him on LinkedIn or on his website https://www.declandavey.com.