Kirkland Daily Facial Cleansing Towelettes: A New Budget Beauty Obsession Hiding at Your Nearby Costco Store

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Kirkland daily facial cleansing towelettes review

Ladies, I’ve seen the light! They’re big, bright, and high above the beauty section at your nearby Costco store. ๐Ÿ™‚


Do you do Costco? On a recent trip I picked up a $12 pack of their Kirkland Daily Facial Cleansing Towelettes, and now I’m kicking myself for not trying them sooner.

My Costco card…

I’d been hearing raves about them for years but just never pulled the trigger before. The soft (softer than the first kiss from a shy boy), moisturizing pre-moistened towelettes remove my makeup (even waterproof mascara) in a flash — and they do it without leaving behind a sticky film. The light, vaguely floral scent (roses?), which I don’t mind at all, fades quickly, so it doesn’t conflict with any other scents I may be wearing.


But my favorite thing about ’em? — they’re SO cheap! Twelve buckaroos gets ya 150 WIPES (four packs of 30 wipes and two packs of 15), which breaks down to about 8 cents/wipe — WAY budget-friendlier than my beloved MAC Wipes (25 cents each).

Kirkland daily facial cleansing towelettes review

Next time you make it to Costco (before I had a membership I’d accompany a friend), try to tear yourself away from those yummy free samples, and trot down to their beauty section to have a look around. You might find even MORE to love than Kirkland Daily Facial Cleansing Towelettes. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+

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  1. Deb says:

    I keep hearing more and more reasons to get a costco membership. Love your card photo, too!
    .-= Deb’s last blog post… Meiji Strawberry Cheesecake Kinoko no Yama =-.

  2. Lily says:

    BAHAHAHAHA, I love your ID!
    i just laughed so hard! I had no idea costco had skin care! we dont have one where i live but i’d love to check it out!

    what are your all time favorite facial wipes?
    .-= Lily’s last blog post… Skin care review =-.

  3. Citrine says:

    Haha, that’s a funny ID picture…
    .-= Citrine’s last blog post… Milani DIY Runway Nails- Flash and Liquid Metal Nail Color Collections =-.

  4. Anna says:

    I’ve been using these for the last couple of years and I LOVE them!!!

  5. I dunno. Have sensitive skin. Gonna try to find them in smaller quantities first. I “break out” when the wind blows. Thanks for the info. I really am gonna try.

    BTW, like your blog. Gonna subscribe now!


  6. Maria says:

    i LOVE these too! i had run out of my mac wipes so i went to steal one from my mom, and she had the kirkland ones. i was so amazed! i havent used any other wipes since!

  7. Christy Ordonez says:

    I also have to share a bargain find. At my local Big Lots they just started selling packs of Cucumber Cleansing Tissues (by Epielle). I was hesitant but the ingredients list was very normal and in line with any other similar product. A pack of 30 cost $1. Each wipe is super soft and enjoyable to use. I shall be returning to grab about four more packs. Even though I have tons of oils and balms to remove makeup at night, wipes just make the chore less tedious in the wee hours of the night.

    • Karen says:

      Thanks for sharing your find Christy!

    • Sara says:

      I’m definitely checking these out the next time I’m at Big Lots. I also heard the new line of baby stuff at Rite Aid has some nice wipes suitable for makeup removal!

      I have tried to trick my ex-boyfriend about 800 times into using his brother’s Costco card to buy me Welch’s fruit snacks in bulk (YUMMMM) but so far it’s been a no-go. HAAAAA at your ID pic though, Karen!

  8. Tiffany says:

    Love your photo, lol! I want a Costco membership but I’m afraid I’d never use it because I’d have to drive out to the ‘burbs to go there.

    • Karen says:

      How far is the drive? Maybe it’s worth it if you stock up on non-perishable house essentials too while you’re out there — paper towels, garbage bags, etc.

      • Tiffany says:

        That’s exactly what I wanted a membership for! Do you think it would save a bit of cash on those types of things? It’s about 25 mins away with NO traffic (which never happens in atl).

      • Karen says:

        I think it does, especially with time. For some reason I get annoyed when I have to keep buying things like toilet paper at the grocery store. I’d rather just buy 100 rolls and not have to worry about it for a year, ya know?

        • Rachel says:

          Hey Ladies,
          Quick tip…you can buy Costco “cash” at guest services at the front of Costco (basically a gift card) and use that to buy products at Costco instead of the $50 membership. Seriously…best kept secret ever. Then you just need an AMEX to pay for whatever the Costco gift card doesn’t cover. Seriously…call and ask! They’ll confirm it!

          • Tiffany says:

            whaaa?! that is crazy!

          • Erica says:

            Rachel –

            That’s kind of true, according to the official rules – someone without a Costco membership can use the cards, but the trick is, someone with a membership has to buy them in the first place. Hasn’t stopped me from buying them as gifts for family members who don’t use Costco enough to warrant a membership, but still go once or twice a year (Christmas and birthdays).

            Could be that someone’s selling them to folks without memberships, though, too. Just isn’t the official way-things-go. ๐Ÿ™‚
            .-= Erica’s last blog post… Update- Lawsuit =-.

          • Rachel says:

            Amazing! Thanks Erica! I knew there was some sort of loop hole, but I didn’t know the official rules. Good to know!

        • Tiffany says:

          yeah I feel ya! I thought it might be good for dog food too – we try to buy huge bags of that stuff since it’s so pricey. may have to talk the hubs into it… maybe I can entice him with the food samples!

          • Nina says:

            The food samples are pretty awesome – I found the most interesting food that way like a locally made hummus, a pot roast ready pak, cheese and even ice cream! ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. Arianne says:

    LOL awesome Costco ID picture!

    I think we have these in Canadian Costcos… I gotta go! ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= Arianne’s last blog post… Summer Smoky Eye! Glittery Purple =-.

  10. Rae says:

    Hold it. You found the most amazing wipes ever… at Costco?! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I never even considered buying Kirkland and letting it touch my face before (c’mon, most stuff that’s THAT mass-market is just gross,) but I think now, I’ll have to!

    (I *love* your card photo, by the way!!)
    .-= Rae’s last blog post… Adventures in Epilating- the Emjoi Emagine =-.

  11. Janet says:

    Love the Costco card pic! I’ve heard the Kirkland makeup brushes are supposed to be pretty good too. Do you know anything about them?

  12. jenn says:

    lol, love your card pic!
    I’ll be sure to check them out ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= jenn’s last blog post… Lets play Scrabble! =-.

  13. Sheila Z says:

    I’ve been using these wipes for years and LOVE them. So glad there’s another convert to the kirkland side. fully love your costco ID pic.

  14. Happy says:

    I love costco. its one of my fave places on this earth. Dorky but tru. And yes I love the MU wipes. l great pic on ur card too

  15. Cherie says:

    The two most important things…

    1) softer than the first kiss from a shy boy —- this just proves what a great writer you are
    2) BWAHAHAH your membership card photo is FEEEEEnominal! I died laughing.

    I will definately check them out next time I am there. I love Costco. I love the surplus of products you get; it feeds my inner packrat (hoarding things) and organizational (never a fear of running out) self.

    My friend got a set of their makeup brushes last Christmas and said they are the best thing since sliced bread. I’ve been on the lookout but haven’t seen them yet.

  16. samsara says:

    dumb question – do these replace washing your face at night? or does it remove makeup before you wash your face?

    also, the costo kirkland brand has great shampoo and conditioner!!!! and at less than $10 for two giant bottles, you can’t go wrong

  17. Trisha says:

    Your Costco card picture is hilarious! I want to get one just so I can make a funny face, too.

    Also, I love makeup remover and cleanser sheets. Perfect for travel or when I’m too lazy to do it the traditional way.
    .-= Trisha’s last blog post… Ouidad 12 Minute Deep Treatment Giveaway =-.

  18. ace says:

    I LOVE COSTCO. enough said. i HAVE to go find these!!
    .-= ace’s last blog post… Red Lipstain FOTD =-.

  19. Jenn says:

    EPIC Costco card, Karen! Haha. And I LOVE Costco! I got a 3-pack Lash Bast for like $13! ๐Ÿ˜€

  20. Ms.Toni says:

    Bwahahaha! U crazy….. LOL!

  21. reesa says:

    I have been using these cleansing cloths for just under a year now (they last just about that long for me). I am in LOVE with these cloths. They are nice and thick, moisturizers galore, and do the job wonderfully. I cannot (and will not) live without them.

    Plus, you get a bazillion of the cloths for the $$. LOVE!

  22. I need to give those makeup towelettes a try. And your Costco card picture is HILARIOUS!
    .-= Marilyn @ Lipgloss and Spandex’s last blog post… Seattle Rock n Roll Marathon race recap I did my first marathon!!! =-.

  23. gina1234 says:

    Costco is my Mothership. I am in there so much that the workers know me and my daughter by name. I have never really paid attention to these wipes. These are definately on my shopping list for my next visit, this weekend. I gues I really do need to get away from those samples. Very cute pic ; – )

  24. AshBash says:

    maybe i should start going along with my parents when they hit costco…
    .-= AshBash’s last blog post… Makeup By Celly Giveaway =-.

  25. Rinnie says:

    My mom and I shopped religiously at Costco for years, then she didn’t renew her membership a couple of years ago. I got my own card just this weekend, and after seeing your pic I wish made a funny face instead of a mugshot, but I can’t imagine the reaction from the girl behind the counter if I had. Their electronics dept has a great warranty, although they had to modify in recent years due to abuse, and I love a place that I can buy a set of luggage and a 3 pound brick of cheese all at once(take that Walmart only selling the cheese in smaller packages!) I peruse the beauty aisle regularly because they will have some random great items, like Estee Lauder and Chanel totally marked down, but I think it depends on the area and the items are seasonal.

  26. Jackie says:

    I absolutely love the Kirkland wipes. Theyare the only makeup wipes I use. I find others just don’t compare, to the price and quality!
    .-= Jackie’s last blog post… Sneak Peek MAC Nail Trend F-W 2010 for Fall 2010 =-.

  27. Jen says:

    I freakin’ love these things. I cut ’em in half to make them last longer.

  28. Lindsay says:

    I’m busting up over your costco card pic! lol!
    .-= Lindsay’s last blog post… Review- Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer =-.

  29. Rochelle says:

    Lol I love your Costco Card pic!! xD
    .-= Rochelle’s last blog post… bby-Rochelle- Hi Just woke up Dx =-.

  30. Gummy says:

    OH ha ha…! I just started using these last week because I noticed them the week before! How exciting that you are using them too and enjoying how great they are!

    But my favorite part of this post has GOT to be your Costco picture. TOO FUNNY! =D
    .-= Gummy’s last blog post… New Hairstyle =-.

  31. Ivana says:

    Yay! I’ve been waiting for a review on these wipes forever! ๐Ÿ™‚

    In other news, I recently picked up a pack of “Faith in Nature” 3-in-1 facial wipes…cleanse, moisturize, remove makeup at Whole Foods and I LOVE THEM! They took off all my makeup, inc. waterproof mascara, smell great, are 100% biodegradeable/hypoallergenic/paraben & alcohol free and pH balanced…believe it was 2.26 pounds (in London for a brief jaunt)

    Anyway, I highly recommend!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Natalie says:

    been using these for ages already! love them!

  33. Jessica says:

    I love these! I’ve been using then for almost two years and they haven’t failed me. They are quick and get the job done. The best part is I don’t have to scrub my face to get the make up off. The 15 pack is great for overnight and weekend trips.

  34. ect says:

    I’ve been using these for several years and I love ’em! The price is fabulous!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    .-= ect’s last blog post… NOTD- Blue to Purple Gradient Fade feat Pure Ice polishes in Heartbreaker and Busted =-.

  35. Haley says:

    OMG. What a deal! I will definitely be buying these! Thanks, Karen!

  36. I’ve been eyeing these for awhile…perhaps I should share the box with my mom!! =)
    .-= Kajal Couture’s last blog post… IMATS 2010 – Part 3- More Pics and What I Got =-.

  37. kali says:

    I wish I had picked these up last week when I was there!!Ugh. I was wondering if they come in a big box with several packs (like baby wipes) or are the packs sold invividually for $12?

    Love your Costo Card Pic! I had a decent one until my mom lost it and I had to get it replaced. The new one looks HORRIBLE.
    .-= kali’s last blog post… Nudey Tuesday- Pop Beauty Bronze Belle Palette =-.

  38. nikki says:

    glad to hear they’re worth it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Nina says:

    Bought those on a whim and fell in love! ๐Ÿ™‚ They work really well, dont dry out my skin and so economical — on days when I dont use a full face of makeup, I actually cut the sheet in half and save the other half for the next day! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Its got a bit of a scent on it but its not overpowering or funky! Lovelove! ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Nikkia says:

    Loving your ID picture! lol I’ve been using these wipes for a while now and they are great for the price and they last forever because you get sooo many!
    .-= Nikkia’s last blog post… Budget Beauty Aisle Finds =-.

  41. Lauren says:

    Your Costco membership photo is so cute! ๐Ÿ™‚ I actually saw these on a trip to Costco a few months ago and picked them up as well! They are really affordable, and I find that I don’t need to use a whole sheet so I cut it in half! ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. Cheng says:

    I LOVE Costco! I’m very sad that I recently moved somewhere w/o a Costco, but next time I go, I’ll definitely keep these in mind! I don’t like that it has parabens in them, but it’s worth trying. The biggest problem I have with cleansing wipes is that they always dry out. How’s the resealing mechanism on these?

  43. MarciaF says:

    My Costco never has anything fun but I know they have these. Do these have a fragrance to them?
    .-= MarciaF’s last blog post… And the winners are รขโ‚ฌยฆ =-.

  44. Diana s. says:

    I love this! I bought these about a month ago and they are wonderful! I love that they have a towel-like texture because I feel it really gives my skin a good scrub! I keep some in each bathroom since the box comes with so many!

  45. Lee says:

    I heart costco! I don’t really buy makeup there. Just everything else.

  46. Kim says:

    I definitely have to get some of these. Our local Target doesn’t carry the Soap & Glory that you’d recommended, so I ended up getting a Neutrogena liquid make-up remover (I only use it for mascara). It is just like the Clinique version that I never cared for. Way too greasy feeling and doesn’t do a very good job, even on non-waterproof mascara. I’ll drive the hour to Costco to get these instead!

  47. Rengirl says:

    I just have to say that I love your Costco card picture. It’s inspiring me to strike a pose next time I renew my card. I’m going to have the check out these wipes. Right now I am using the Kirkland Signature Baby Wipes which work fine but don’t do a thing with waterproof mascara.

  48. Tiera says:

    You have the bestest Costco card photo ever!
    .-= Tiera’s last blog post… Hawaii on Project Runway =-.

  49. Crystal says:

    I’ve been using these for awhile now and they are DA BOMB!! Especially when I’m too lazy to do my whole night time routine. (which happens way too often) I LOVE your card picture btw.

  50. Amalee says:

    I love your costco ID. I want mine to look like that… haha.

  51. Trude says:

    Good to know! I’ve been using Say Yes To Cucumbers wipes, because they’re much gentler than others I’ve tried. Will have to give these a go when they run out! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Trude recently posted … The Patio

  52. Jacqui says:

    i bought these and the do remove my makeup well, but it stings my eye and i have a feeling it gave me a stye. i will continue on using them for my face but not on my eye area.

  53. Audrey says:

    They have something similar to this at target, but it comes with 30! ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. Marla says:

    I swear by Costco. I went yesterday and they just happened to have a shipment of Gucci Signoria watches. I have been lusting over the watch for years but could not bear to part with the $1200 dollars to get one. The cheapest I’ve ever seen one was for about $600 on Ruelala but it sold put quickly and wasn’t the color I wanted. I was thisclise to buying a replica of it for $200 when I found it at Costco for…..$269!!!!!! I almost fainted on the spot.

  55. Marla says:

    Also, I really like these wipes, they clean my face without leaving it greasy feeling. They also have a nice scent and don’t caus my skin to get angry.

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