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STRIP Makeup Review: A Cleanser That Gives Back, Skin-First?

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About Strip Makeup

You’ve come home late, logging in some afterhours at work or hit the town with some friends, what is the one thing that that you know you need to do before bed, but absolutely grapple in your mind (besides taking the dog out to pee)? Washing your face.

Yup, ladies (and skincare-minded gents out there), washing your face from the day’s impurities and makeup can feel like an absolute herculean chore. Often, it’s not even the act of washing our faces that is the struggle—it’s the ritual of mascara removal first with a wipe, following by a baseline wash, then a deeper wash if you’ve really lathered on the foundation for that day.

In our current society, we desire to streamline everything, but unfortunately, that usually compromises the quality. But what if you could get quality in a single facewash product? Skipping all the extraneous steps into a single product that actually works? It’s possible, totally possible. A savior of our nighttime qualms, welcome STRIP Makeup!

A company focused on making one of the most neglected skincare routines a new favorite—all with gentle ingredients that hydrate, balance, and replenish your skin. Contrary to the name, STRIP doesn’t strip your skin of its natural, protective barrier.

Made with zero parabens, palates, PEGs, or any of 1,400 EU banned ingredients, you can feel good that STRIP doesn’t do more damage to your lovely skin. With four unique products that come in wiped, melts, and jellies, is STRIP the answer to a cleaner, gentler form of makeup removal? Let’s find out.

Story of STRIP – Skin-first Philosophy

STRIP believes that skincare cleansers shouldn’t just remove makeup and environmental impurities but should also give back the skin, hydrating and nourishing in exchange for the ickiness from the day. STRIP endorses that they are cruelty-free, vegan, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and sustainably sourced.

How sustainable? STRIP believes, from the sourcing of their ingredients to the formulation, and packing, that each step along the way is intentional made to reduce the most amount of waste and carbon emissions.

Thus, the creators made STRIP with the pure vision of creating a cleanser that bolsters your skincare routine. They’re mission states: “We are category-disrupting, cleansing makeup removers that start your skincare routine—STRIP is your new step 1.”

STRIP Products Review

Offering a Whipped Coconut Makeup Remover, Caviar Jelly Makeup Remover, Reusable Cleansing Wipes, Premium Cotton Cleansing Wipes, and the Strip Headband, your entire cleansing routine may have just gotten more real, raw, and clean. Ladies and gents, it’s time for something to give back, skin-first…why not start with your cleanser?

STRIP Whipped Coconut Makeup Remover Review

One of STRIP’s most coveted, luscious cleansers, the Whipped Coconut Makeup Remover is advertised to offer a balancing removal of impurities, whilst hydrating deep dermal layers, and offering restorative nutrients and vitamins and the added boost of collagen-producing properties. Created specifically to remove makeup around your eyes, used morning or night (or add needed), massage this oil-based cream onto your lovely face, massage, add water to continue the emulsification process, and rinse.

Cleansed and nourished all at one—for those moon mamas out there, consider it “saging” your face, if you will. You’ll receive this whipped cleanser in a 3.4 oz recyclable jar. Each jar lasts approximately 2 months for a total cost of $28—that literally 23 cents per use! Let’s take a look at the ingredients to determine if this whipped coconut wonder will truly please you.

Mango Seed Butter: Pressed fruit kernel from the mango seed contains lipids (aka: “fats”) that act as an emollient, contributes to a protective layer on the skin by bolstering the lipid outer layer that protects all cells and has even been suggested to promote elasticity of the skin. Mango seed butter contains an alcohol called tocopherol and a saponin, called triterpenes, that are suggested to aid in skin repair and protect against environmental pollutants. (2,3) It seems that perhaps, STRIP walks its talk but truly putting nutrient ingredients back into your skin after cleansing!

Shea Butter: Like mango butter, triterpenes are also abundant in shea butter! With the added antioxidant benefit of vitamin E in this formulation, shea butter is known to assist in cellular regeneration and induce collagen production—keeping your skin not only cleansed, but added the benefit of long-term, youthful longevity. (4)

Coconut Oil: Adding the benefit of phospholipids (“fats” for your skin, if you will), coconut oil is teeming with the added benefit of skin barrier protection—locking in moisture and keeping in necessary moisture for the dermal layers of cells called, keratinocytes. With the added benefit of antioxidant properties, STRIP is seemingly covering every layer of skin. (5) Well done, STRIP.

Ginseng Root: While ginseng is known for its oral consumption, turns out Korean ginseng has a plethora of nourishing benefits for your skin, as well! Part of the plant genus, Panax, which means “treats all”, ginseng offers antioxidant, anti-melanogenic properties with the added benefit of blocking pathways that are known to cause photoaging from UV light. (6)

White Tea Extract: White tea (Camellia sinensis) extract is known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties that reduce the signs of photoaging via UV damage. (7)  Mother Nature has all the remedies for even the harshest of environmental effects our skin faces on the daily.

STRIP Caviar Jelly Makeup Remover Review

A cleanser that plays on all your senses—looks so good you could almost eat it! One of STRIP’s favorite go-to amongst its dedicated customers, STRIP’s Caviar Jelly Makeup Remover is deemed the world’s first biphasic cleanser. What exactly does “biphasic” mean? Well, STRIP states they have designed a cleanser that comes in two parts—all in one yummy scoop for your face.

Step 1 is deemed to open your pores, cleansing away dirt, sebum, and dead skin cells, while step 2 allows the lipid-dense caviar bubbles to burst, feeding your now-cleansed skin with nutrients and Rosaliss Active Complex along with acai and pomegranate berry extract. Sounding like something out of a sci-fi film, let’s see how these ingredients truly feed your beautiful skin:

Pre-biotic enriched Rosaliss Active Complex: Containing 100% natural extract of Rosa centifolia flower that is known for its skin-regenerating properties. (8) Beyond that, Rosaliss is known to protect the skin from UV damage and assists the skin in keeping hydration in; avoiding overly dry skin that makes skin prone to infection. (9)

Acai Berry Extract: Acai berry, Euterpe oleracea, contains the molecule, anthocyanin, which is known to reduce reactive oxygen species that causes significant cellular damage and inflammation. Studies also suggest that acai promotes wound healing. (10)

Pomegranate Extract: This yummy fruit possesses potent UV damage reparative properties, which always provide a great benefit in your daily skincare routine. (11)

Vitamin E: A potent protector of skin cells by offer potent antioxidant properties; removing harmful free radicals that cause early signs of aging and even carcinogenesis (cancer growth). (12)

Vitamin C: Like vitamin E which offers potent antioxidant properties, vitamin C has the added benefit of stimulating collagen growth for longer term skin wellness. A cleanser that offers longevity, STRIP says, “YUP.” (13)

Hyaluronic Acid: A coveted ingredient in nearly every skincare line, hyaluronic acid gives the unique ability to lock in moisture deep within the dermal layers of your skin; providing that necessary hydrating protection from environmental insults. (14)

STRIP Reusable Cleansing Wipes Review

What better way to join alongside STRIP’s mission of sustainability than the Reusable Cleansing Wipes. Containing 25 per pack, these wipes are more than the average wipe.

Containing 2 sides, one with tiny fibers to remove dirt, oil, and makeup, with the second side offering an exfoliate side to get the ultimate glow finish. Pair with the Whipped Coconut Makeup Remover or Caviar Jelly Makeup Remover to get the most polished finish.

Coming in a fun, pastel blue/pink color or simple, chic black/white, with a nifty washbag, these reusable wipes can be thrown in the washer, dried on low heat and voila—no waste, always clean. Clean face, clean planet.

STRIP Premium Cleansing Cotton Wipes Review

Every skincare guru’s staple item, STRIP’s Premium Cotton Cleansing Wipes are composed of 100% cotton unbleached, untreated, and anti-bacterial wipes that not only help remove makeup, but are also handy to absorb excess sweat throughout the day, or to absorb excess foundation when getting ready.

Why cotton? This prevents any micro-sized lint shreds from sticking to your glorious face like generic tissues. Why ruin your masterpiece when you could get a 100-count of STRIP Premium Cotton Cleansing Wipes for only $15.

STRIP Headband Review

Nothing worse than having your hair fall into your face whilst washing your face. You know how it is…a big clump of hair falls into the mini waterfall in your sink and when you’re finished washing your face, you end up looking like a wet dog. In other words, not a stellar look.

STRIP covers you with their 100% vegan, machine washable headband available in black/white, STRIP blue, and STRIP black.

Hair back, face cleansed. Life is good.  

STRIP Makeup Reviews – Customer Testimonies

What are you fellow sister (and brothers!) saying about STRIP’s products? When it comes to the favorited Whipped Coconut Makeup Remover, one verified customer shares,

“I am fair skinned so typically just use a tinted SPF moisturizer during the day, but typical cleansers weren’t taking it all off or leaving my skin so dry that the sides of my mouth were actually cracking. I started using this in the shower and it left my skin so buttery soft and smooth. Just wish it came in bigger sizes!”

Not only a solution, but a hydrating remedy! Perhaps it’s the power of the mango seed butter and coconut oil, shea butter, and ginseng combo that made this customer’s cleansing routine a new and improved endeavor.

Another customer calls the Whipped Coconut Makeup Remover the “G.O.A.T” of all moisturizers as they share:

“Like many other makeup removers I’ve used, it did a great job of removing my makeup-The BIG difference is how this left my skin-It left my face soft, supple and totally non-irritated-I’ve never been happier with any cosmetic remover. This remover is positively the best product I’ve ever used!!”

That is STRIP’s mission—to remove harmful, daily impurities while nourishing your skin’s deepest dermal layers—even before your 12-step (if you’re a dedicated skincare guru) skincare routine! Think of it as a “jumpstart” to your regiment.

One verified customer shares their unique take on the Caviar Jelly Makeup Remover, which this customer calls it “The Holy Grail” of all cleansers:

“I was skeptical because often times when a product looks this good, it falls short on the skincare side… this is not the case with the Strip Caviar Jelly Remover! I struggle to get my eyeliner residue and mascara off at night and this product makes it effortless. Not to mention my skin looked extra glowy and plump the next day. 10/10 recommend!”

Another 5-star review (in fact, all of STRIP’s reviews for this product are a sold 5/5 stars), writes about her unique experience with the bursting caviar bubbles that help lift and remove oil, debris, and makeup off the skin’s surface:

The way my skin felt during and ESPECIALLY after using this was unreal. I felt like the bursting bubbles legitimately removed all the makeup, dirt, and pollutants from my skin. The whole annoying process of removing my makeup at the end of the day was SO much improved… I don’t feel like I must wash my face again after like I do with other makeup remover cleansers. I feel like it instantly makes my skin look brighter and hydrated. It is easily one of the best products I have tried for makeup removal AND cleansing, and it actually does as advertised!

Incredible! It’s one thing to have a brand that endorses an ingredient meets a certain need, but when it comes to actually making a difference, this is refreshing to hear in the realm of the skincare industry when products often overpromise and underdeliver.

  What about when it comes to the Reusable Cleansing Wipes? One customer shares,

“I started using reusable cloths a few years ago to remove my makeup so I’ve tried a ton of different types. The two sides on this one are a game changer. The shorter side removes my heavy make up so easily and gently. I was shocked at how quickly it removed my mascara and brow makeup. I love how the longer side feels like it smooths my face and leaves it feeling fresh and clean. Easily the best reusable cloth that I have tried! I’m obsessed with the wash bag, which is an added bonus. I didn’t realize how convenient it was until I used it!”

A reusable wipe that actually works without being scratchy and simply smearing wet makeup fragments around your face? STRIP is elevating the wipe game. Why not do better and be better for both your skin and the planet? This customer thinks so, too.


Have more questions when it comes to everything STRIP’s cleaners and products? Not to worry. Here is a list of commonly asked questions. If, however, you have more questions after this, then feel free to reach out to a team member directly here!

Where Can I Find STRIP?

You can find STRIP on their super chic site or on Instagram at @stripmakeup!

Subscribe & Save Program

When it comes to skincare, we understand that the investment is a legitimate liability over the course of your buying lifetime. Why not save some to reduce that expense? Thankfully, STRIP offers a Subscription Program where you receive 10% off all orders and free shipping!

How do you sign up? Simply click the “Subscribe” button upon check out, choose the frequency in which you want your order delivered and click, “Add to Cart.” Easy savings. You may cancel, change the order or frequency without any added fee. Plus, you can add on promotional codes to any subscription order—even more STRIP savings!

Bundle Sets

Want to buy more and save more? Maybe you already have tried all—or most—of STRIP’s products. Thankfully, STRIP offers bundle sets for you to indulge your entire makeup removing routine whilst saving up to 20% off the entire order! Check out STRIP’s bundle options:

Ready, Set, Strip: Contains Caviar Jelly Makeup Remover + Whipped Coconut Makeup Remove + Disposable wipes. Retail cost of $102, now $85 with bundle package.

The Essentials: Caviar Jelly Makeup Remover + Whipped Coconut Makeup Remover. Retail cost of $87, now $74 with bundle package.

Better than Naked Set: Caviar Jelly Makeup Remover + Whipped Coconut Makeup Remover + Reusable Wipes. Retail cost of $112, now $96 with bundle package.

Keep It Clean Set: Whipped Coconut Makeup Remover + Disposable Wipes + Reusable Wipes. Retail cost of $78, now $64 with the bundle package.

All Stripped Away – Final Takeaway

Let’s be honest here, removing makeup, sunscreen or even a bare face from all the day’s happenings can feel like an obligatory chore. Formulated without the 1,400 banned EU ingredients, minus the synthetic fragrances or dyes, parabens, sulfates, SLS and SLES, and phthalates, you can feel like a like a clean, green skincare guru using STRIP’s products.

Plus, for you souls with super sensitive skin, feel at peace knowing that STRIP does not use known irritants that include essential oils, alcohols, and preservatives. So good you could eat it? Well, maybe not that extreme, but we fully get behind STRIP’s pledge for sustainability, cruelty-free, hypoallergic, non-comedogenic, halal suitable, and vegan-suitable standards.

With the option to buy single products in the Caviar Jelly and Whipped Coconut Makeup Remover formulations, with the added accessories of the STRIP Reusable Wipes and STRIP Premium Cotton Cleansing Wipes and fashionable STRIP Headbands, or buy in bundles and save, you have as much flexibility as you need when it comes to STRIP Makeup cleansers.

It’s not even the act of washing our face that is a pain, but rather, the number of times we need to wash to get every square centimeter of foundation and mascara off for good! STRIP has legitimately got you un-covered with that and has gone back to basics: skin-first, pure ingredients that get the job in a single go, and planet-minded.

A worthy trifecta that gets your into a clean frame (aka: face!) of mind. Thinking about joining the STRIP community? We believe these no waste, clean face cleansing products may pleasantly surprise you.

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Grace Morse

Grace Morse is a passionate advocate of holistic healing. Over the past two decades, in conjunction with her graduate-level medical knowledge, Grace has gathered ample knowledge of integrating omegas to promote neuroplasticity, healing depression via amino acids, replacing melatonin and sleep pills with L-theanine and bringing her gut health back to homeostasis by avoiding high-inflammatory foods. Grace practices hot yoga, meditation, and outdoor activities like paddle boarding. Inspired by Ayurveda, she seeks to deepen her understanding of holistic practices and encourages others to embrace mind-body wellness for overall well-being.
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