Makeup has become a popular way to celebrate Pride, and it can be an important way to help express empowerment and independence across many identities in the community…
By Adriana Ermter
Since New York City’s Stonewall Riots in the 1970s ignited the LGBTQ+-rights movement and the first North American Pride Parade, many people have been dressing up (or stripping down) – complete with a little bit (or a lot) of eyeliner, lipstick, glitter and more – to celebrate Pride Month. It’s one of the more beautiful ways the community comes together for equality, acceptance and inclusion regardless of sexuality, gender identity, race, religion or any other label that doesn’t belong on a tube of foundation.
Makeup, it’s Pride
Whether you’re posing in full drag atop a decorative parade float or strutting your stuff daily with a layer of brow gel, tinted BB cream and mascara, playing Pride Month right by fashionably, unapologetically and spectacularly expressing yourself is always worth the mirror time.
Yes, your made-up face is gorgeous. And the protective layer of sunscreen we know you applied over top (because, hello, no one wants to prematurely age from sun damage) was also a wise choice. But if you leave any of it on overnight – especially after having marched, worked, danced or partied in it – you’re just asking for clogged pores, an acne breakout, and even skin rash and irritations. You’ve got to cleanse your face. Please remember to keep a package of the Neutrogena® ALL-IN-ONE Biodegradable Make-up Removing Cleansing Wipes Singles Fragrance Free on hand (or in your backpack, bra, or pocket)…because what goes on must come off. These individually-wrapped, soft, and gentle pre-moistened facial cleansing wipes are made with 100% plant-based fibres and can be disposed of in your home compost, so you don’t have to worry about waste. Once disposed of, they are biodegradable in just 35 days in your home compost.
Keep it Clean
Proper makeup removal is key to maintaining healthy-looking skin. It removes your makeup along with dirt, environmental pollutants, sweat, and dead skin cells. Convenient and easy-to-use facial wipes like the Neutrogena® ALL-IN-ONE Biodegradable Make-up Removing Cleansing Wipes Singles Fragrance Free are an effective way to remove up to 99 per cent of your most stubborn makeup, sunscreen and even waterproof mascara. Crafted with 100 per cent plant-based fibres, each wipe helps to dissolve all traces of dirt, oil, and makeup for fresh and clean-looking skin. Remove a towelette from its package, and then gently massage the wipe across your entire face (including your eyes, lips, and décolletage) until there isn’t a hint of makeup left.
Once you’re done, simply toss the wipe right into your home’s compost bin, as these convenient, single-use wipes are biodegradable. Dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested, and formulated without phthalates, parabens, sulfates, alcohols, soaps, and dyes. These wipes are hypoallergenic and gentle to use for effective and convenient cleansing all Pride Month long.
Neutrogena® ALL-IN-ONE Biodegradable Make-up Removing Cleansing Wipes Singles Fragrance Free, are available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada and are sold for a suggest retail price of $9.97 to $13.50 per package.