Which Norwex Face Cloth Should I Use?

Norwex has a whole line of bath & body microfiber, and the most popular (and my personal favorites) would have to be the Norwex face cloths – the Body Pack Cloths & the Makeup Removal Cloths.  You can read my reviews of them here, and here, but in a nutshell, these cloths completely clean & exfoliate your skin with JUST WATER – no soaps or cleansers needed.

I often get emails from customers asking, “So, what’s the difference between the 2 types of Norwex Face Cloths; the Body Pack and the Makeup Removal Cloths?  Well, I’m glad you asked!

Norwex Face Cloths - Makeup Removal Cloths

  • they are velvety and soft & have a suede like texture.
  • extremely gentle for those with sensitive skin… I love these for my kids faces.
  • great for the tender skin around your eyes.
  • they exfoliate your skin, but they’re not SUPER exfoliators… they just give your face a mild dose of dead skin removal!  This makes them ideal for everyday use, you can use them both morning & night… heck, you can even give your face a mid-afternoon wash if you’d like!
  • they remove all traces of makeup from foundation to mascara.
  • they are smaller than the Body Pack which makes them easy for kids to wrangle!
  • even with my oily skin, these cloths are my pick for the dry winter months, when my poor cheeks take a beating from the cold.


Norwex Face Cloths - Body Pack Cloths

  • they are a looser weave and a fuzzier texture.
  • these are SUPER exfoliating cloths!  If you have rough, dull skin from dead skin build up, you will be amazed at the transformation in the look and feel of your skin when you use one of these cloths.  When I first started washing my face with the Body Pack Cloths, I just wanted to touch my face all the time because it felt so velvety & smooth.
  • they are great for every day use IF you have oilier, “tougher” skin (like I do), but I don’t recommend them for daily use if you have sensitive or dry skin.  If your skin is sensitive & prone to dryness, you should use the Makeup Removal Cloths daily, and only use the Body Pack Cloths once or twice a week for extra exfoliation.

Things about them that are the same:

  • both the Body Pack & Makeup Removal Cloths have silver woven throughout them for self sanitation purposes
  • the washing care instructions are the same for both… in the washing machine, no bleach, no fabric softeners (or dryer sheets), and they can be thrown into the dryer!

Which ones should YOU use?

If you have to choose just one, make sure you get the right pack of cloths for your skin type;

I personally recommend investing in them both, if you can… Trust me, you’ll use them and love them!

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  1. Michelle says

    I just got a Body cloth as a gift and absolutely LOVE it! But I don’t know how to wash it so that I don’t damage it – what temperature, how often, what to wash it with, etc?

    Thanks in advance!

    • says

      Michelle, I’m so glad to hear that you’re loving your Norwex face cloth! The Norwex microfiber is pretty hardy, but there are 2 things that are important to remember when washing it:
      1) Don’t use bleach – this degrades the fibers so they don’t work the way they’re supposed to
      2) Don’t use any fabric softener or dryer sheets. All fabric softeners coat the fibers of the cloths, causing them to clump together and leave them unable to “pick up” and remove dirt & makeup.
      You can wash all the Norwex microfiber cloths at any temperature and with any detergent (although I recommend a detergent that is free of fillers/scents), and they can also go into the dryer at any temperature… the hotter the better actually! The heat helps to open the microfibers so they are better able to release the dirt they’ve collected.

  2. Laura says

    Thanks so much for this post! I’ve been using the body cloths on my face and it has done WONDERS for my acne but I have found my skin is a bit irritated (still waaaayy less irritated then if I use a regular wash cloth). I also have the makeup remover cloth but I hadn’t tried those yet. I’m going to use them and see if they work better on my dry, sensitive skin!

  3. Nikki says

    I just recently had a Norwex party. I really love the products! When I use the body cloths in the shower am I suppose to use my body wash also? Or just clean with water? And if I use soap will it damage the cloths?

    • says

      The Norwex Body Cloths are made to work optimally when used with just water – you don’t need to use any soap or body wash with them. If you want to use your body wash with them though, you can; the cloths won’t be damaged, they just won’t exfoliate your skin as effectively as they would if you used them with water only.

    • says

      Victoria, from my experience, if you’re looking to help clear up your skin and get ride of acne, you should use the Norwex Body Pack Cloths because they do such a great job of exfoliating the skin. Acne-prone skin sheds extra skin cells more than other skin types, but the cells do not fall away. Instead, they stick to the skin, clogging pores and hair follicles. As this dead cell debris builds, the skin produces excess follicle oils—which leads to blackheads and blemishes. On the flip side, I wouldn’t go hog-wild with the exfoliating right away. Don’t scrub your face as hard as you can with the Body Pack cloth the first time you use it… start slow, and see how your skin responds. One thing I didn’t mention in the above post, is that the wetter the cloth is, the less it will exfoliate. So maybe for the first bit, don’t wring the cloth out extremely well – leave a fair amount of water in it when you wash your face, then if you feel you need more exfoliation, you can wash with a less-wet cloth. My last bit of advise; give it time… it may take a couple of weeks to see results! Currently, a pack of 3 cloths costs $22.99, and they will last you for years.

    • says

      She just needs to get them wet and wash her face. The only caution I would give you is to tell your daughter to be gentle around her eyes – the cloths are very exfoliating!

  4. Jamie says

    My 18 yr old daughter currently uses body cloth but continues to have acne. Is it possible that she could be over exfoliating and irritating her skin causing breakouts? If she is not washing cloth correctly or as often as she should, would that have anything to do with breakouts? She recently moved to college dorm and acne seems to have gotten worse. I’m thinking of buying her the face cloths to see if that helps.

    • says

      Unfortunately, acne is complicated… I know because I had it growing up, and still struggle with it even in my 30’s. When I was younger, I had acne that wasn’t at all connected with how well I washed my skin, or which products I used on my skin – it was all due to my hormones and stress levels. There were some products that aggravated the little white heads, and so I avoided them, but the larger mountains growing under my skin along my jaw line and chin, those had to be dealt with by going to a dermatologist. I wish I could say that the Norwex Body Pack cloths eliminate acne for everyone who tries them, but sadly, that’s just not the case. I hope you are able to find a way to help your daughter with her acne.

  5. Alyson says

    I highly recommend getting off gluten (and even junk starches which are in most gluten free packaged items). I’ve been doing this for 8 months and it has completely eliminated my adult acne. You must be faithful to the no gluten. I do love these clothes also to naturally help with the oils.

  6. Greene says

    I am new to Norwex. I just went to a friend’s party and a girl was talking about the body cloth and how it has eliminated her razor burn and she no longer has to use shaving cream. I grew up with the most horrible razor burn you could imagine. Scabs down my shins and red bumps covered my legs. My mom (who was at the party also) said “I am buying those for you to try.” She knows I have tried every type of shaving cream along with every type of expensive and non-expensive razor. THE CLOTH WORKS! I can’t believe it. The first day I tried it I fully expected to leave the shower with nicks and scrapes but there were none! I just used the damp cloth and rubbed it against the grain of hair and then shaved with my (dollar disposable razor) no shaving cream at all. My legs had no nicks, no scrapes, and were softer than they have ever been. Even without lotion afterward my legs were very smooth. I love it! (a friend tried it also and said the same thing for her)

    • says

      This is AWESOME to hear! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with the Norwex Body Pack cloths… they are incredible exfoliators! I use them on my face all the time, but haven’t used them before shaving – definitely going to now!

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