Some of you probably don’t even use facial cleansing wipes and if I’m completely honest I also wasn’t all that into them a year ago. Since then I’ve tried several different types from several different brands. It’s quite simple actually. I only look for one thing when I’m trying out a new pack – effective makeup removal. I refuse to go to bed without removing all my makeup first. Well, except last weekend when I accidentally fell asleep after taking two sinus pills. But, um, let’s pretend that didn’t happen. So, anyway, all makeup has to come off before I climb into bed. The problem is that I’m also helluva lazy, but don’t get me wrong. I don’t just wipe these across my face and I’m good to go. No siree, I like to double cleanse my face and starting the process with facial wipes is my favourite method.
This offering from Woolworths (R39.99) is aimed at sensitive skins and is formulated with almond oil and pro-vitamin B5. Both are known to moisturise your skin. The wipes are sufficiently moist and feel soft against my skin. Not baby bum soft, but once again sufficient. So, while we’re on the topic of baby bums, let’s discuss the scent of these wipes. They have a very distinctive baby powder-ish smell that I admittedly find quite off-putting. This might not be the case for everyone, but I happen to not like the smell of baby powder.
These gentle wipes do a pretty good job of removing foundation/BB cream because when I move onto round two of cleansing I don’t need to work as hard to remove the remaining makeup. However, these wipes are completely lacking in the eye-makeup removal department. I need to press, wipe and tug a little bit more to remove (non-waterproof) mascara and eyeliner, and this is the last thing you want to be doing with your delicate eye area. If you’re looking for an all-in-one facial wipe then keep looking, but if you wear minimal makeup and need a no-fuss, easy way to clean your face then these are ideal. But alas, I will keep searching for my perfect pack of facial wipes.