The 8 Best Body Wipes for Men, Tested by Grooming Editors

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Duke Cannon Cold Shower Field Towels

Cold Shower Field Towels

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Pros
  • Made with menthol and aloe
  • Cut in a sizable square
  • Come in a resealable pouch
  • Effectively scrubs away dirt
Cons
  • Fragrance may not be great for sensitive skin

Duke Cannon developed their Field Towels with the help of military service members. Based on our extensive testing, we found Duke Cannon’s body wipes the best in class for its pleasant scent and odor-fighting capabilities that kept us relatively fresh after a long workout. These towels have a refreshing, cooling feel thanks to ingredients of menthol and aloe, and they come in sizable sheets that make it easy to get clean fast. We also like the fact the wipes come in a resealable pouch, so you can keep a bag of these bad boys in your car or at your desk in an organized manner.

These wipes are aptly named and really do give a fresh, clean freshly-showered feeling (but once again, we warn you that they are not a substitute for actually showering). We found that they’re especially good after a hard workout or at the height of summer because they wick away sweat quickly and effectively and leave your skin feeling soothed and, of course, clean. Keep in mind that they do have added fragrance, so they may not be great for sensitive skin, but we found that they’ll be great for most users.

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Ingredients Water, glycerin, propylene glycol, aloe
Packaging Individual
Fragrance? Yes
Biodegradable? No

Best for Sensitive Skin

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths

Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths

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Pros
  • Dermatologist approved
  • Leaves skin feeling smooth
  • Unscented
Cons
  • Not individually packaged

Fragrance free, pH balanced, and dermatologist approved, these gentle cleansing cloths from Cetaphil are going to take away dirt while keeping the skin healthy and smooth. They’re unscented and intentionally formulated to greatly limit any stripping away natural protective oils.

While these wipes are mainly designed for your face, we found that they’re just as effective for cleaning up on the go. You don’t get the same intense fresh feeling as you do with some other wipes on this list because they are fragrance-free, but they’re just as effective at removing dirt, oil and grime, which–let’s get real–is the most important thing. And if you use them on your face, you can rest assured they they won’t irritate your skin or eyes and are safe enough to use every day.

    Ingredients Water, cetyl alcohol, propylene glycol
    Packaging Packet
    Fragrance? None
    Biodegradable? No

    Best for Face & Body Use

    Oars+Alps Cooling + Cleansing Wipes

    Cooling + Cleansing Wipes

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    Pros
    • Dual sided use
    • Gently exfoliates to help remove dirt
    • Caffeine added to reenergize skin

    These wipes have a special two-sided use feature. Use the textured Arctic Blue Ice Crystal side to gently exfoliate and erase dirt and sweat. Then, turn over and use the other side to get a caffeine boost that will tighten the skin and leave you feeling reenergized. The best part is they’re formulated to be safely used on the face.

    While they’re not super large, the double-sides aspect of these wipes allows them to pull double duty. They’re perfect for wicking away sweat from your face and body after a workout or anytime you need a quick refresh. We found that we tended to use them on our faces more than anything else, but they’re also great for armpits, chest, groin and other areas that tend to get sweaty quickly and the menthol helps drive home that fresh feeling no matter where you use them.

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      Ingredients Water, propanediol, polysorbate 20, citric acid, aloe
      Packaging Packet
      Fragrance? None
      Biodegradable? No

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      Best Plant-based Wipes

      Alpine Provisions Vegan Body Wipes

      Vegan Body Wipes

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      Pros
      • Both formula and material is plant-based
      • Fragrance comes from essential oils
      • Great scent

      Created with biodegradable, plant-based materials, these wipes effectively clean while being friendly towards the planet. The best feature about these wipes though, is the rich cedar and sandalwood scent.

      Natural products sometimes get the reputation of not working *quite* as well as their more typical counterparts, but we are there to tell you that these wipes get the job done and then some. The scent comes from natural essential oils, sure, but there is also aloe vera in the formula to help soothe and calm skin and give these wipes a nice cooling effect. Not to mention, they’re perfectly sized to help you freshen up any area of your body, wherever you are.

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        Ingredients Water, aloe, matricaria flower extract, cucumber, glycerin, citric acid
        Packaging Individual
        Fragrance? Yes
        Biodegradable? Yes

        Best Alcohol-Free Wipes

        Bar-D Mountain Gear Face and Body Cleansing Wipes

        Face and Body Cleansing Wipes

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        Pros
        • Extra large size
        • Plant-based formula
        • Alcohol-free
        Cons
        • Essential oils may irritate sensitive skin

        Hypoallergenic, biodegradable, and alcohol-free, these cleansing wipes are a solid choice for outdoor use and for post-workouts. They’re formulated with tea tree oil and chamomile that moisturizes and leaves a pleasant odor (as opposed to leaving your skin feeling dry and sticky).

        Speaking of dry and sticky, that’s usually what happens when a formula has too much alcohol in it. These wipes get around that feeling by leaving it out completely, which can be good news for people with dry or sensitive skin. The astringent and antimicrobial properties of tea tree oil take its place with just as much effect. Did we mention yet how big these wipes are? They’re a full 12 inches by 12 inches, meaning there is plenty of size to freshen up even the larger areas of your body like your chest and back.

          Ingredients Water, propylene glycol, glycerin, chamomile
          Packaging Individual
          Fragrance? Yes
          Biodegradable? Yes

          Best for the office

          Manscaped Crop Mop On-The-Go Wipes

          Crop Mop On-The-Go Wipes

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          Pros
          • Discreet size
          • Soothing formula with aloe vera
          • Sturdy material
          Cons
          • Too small for large areas of the body

          Manscaped developed these wipes for the below-the-belt area first, but they can also be used as a general body wipe. The positive about these wipes is they’re wallet sized and have a soothing aloe formulate that’s gentle on the skin. The negative is, well, they’re wallet sized. It’s a niche body wipe that clean an important area of the body well.

          Okay yes, they’re small so they’re probably not great for a long hike or if you’re trying to extend your shower on a long-haul flight. But in a world where you need a quick refresh after a long day at the office before heading to dinner? These are your ticket. The size makes them discreet, so you don’t have to worry about being clocked taking your wipes to the bathroom and they’re just big enough to freshen up the areas that really matter (groin, butt, pits). Keep a pouch in your desk drawer and you won’t regret it.

          Ingredients Water, aloe vera, benzoic acid
          Packaging Individual
          Fragrance? Yes
          Biodegradable? No

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          Best For The Outdoors

          Venture Wipes Large Biodegradable Body Wipes

          Large Biodegradable Body Wipes

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          Pros
          • Large size
          • Contains skin-soothing ingredients
          • Multi-purpose
          Cons
          • Essential oils may be harsh on sensitive skin

          These outdoor-focused body wipes are extremely versatile (can be used on the face and also on gear) and measure a massive 12″ x 12″. They’re unscented, alcohol free, and pet-friendly! Here’s an excellent Swiss Army Knife of a body wipe.

          That Swiss Army knife aspect is exactly why these are your best friends when you’re on the trail. Not only are you typically going a long time without a shower (particularly if you’re camping for multiple days), but you also don’t want to take too much stuff with you. The large size allow these versatile wipes to really cover a large area (like, your whole body) and allow you to at least feel less dirty until you can get to a real shower.

            Ingredients Ingredients: Aloe, vitamin E, tea tree oil
            Packaging Individual
            Fragrance? Yes
            Biodegradable? Yes

            Best Luxury Wipes

            Anthony Shower Sheets

            Shower Sheets

            Pros
            • Good size
            • Contains skin-friendly ingredients
            • Soft material
            Cons
            • Contains added fragrance

            These Shower Sheets are soft and pre-moistened with aloe and jojoba oil to add extra hydration to the skin. Each wipe unfolds to a spacious 9” x 12.5”, making it easy to get clean in a jiffy.

            As a brand, Anthony is known for their innovative skincare solutions for men and these wipes are no exception. The same high level of quality that’s in the skincare products are here in these wipes as well, including the ingredients like aloe vera and jojoba seed oil. They’ll leave your skin feeling freshened up but not dry, tight or filmy. Suitable for all skin types, they can even be used on your face, though we found we prefer them on our bodies because of the scent.

            Ingredients Glycolic acid, aloe vera, jojoba seed oil, peppermint oil
            Packaging Individual
            Fragrance? Yes
            Biodegradable? No

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            Can I Use Body Wipes on My Face?

            It’s important to not confuse body wipes with face wipes. While you can safely use a face wipe to clean your body, the chances are the face wipe won’t clean away dirt as well as a body wipe can.

            And as far as using a body wipe for your face, steer clear from that happening as much as possible. Using a body wipe on your face could damage your skin and cause inflammation or scratching, since most body wipes are made for more heavy duty use.

            The only caveat to using a body wipe on your face is when you have a wipe that’s deemed suitable for both (typically noted on the packaging).

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