I have used the Asda Essential Care Eye Make Up Remover Wipes for a while now and think that they are great, so I have been trying other products in the range, and find that they are economical and often work good for me. So how do these do?
I believe I have the worst skin in the world. I've now reached the age of 31 and still have teenage Skin. Greasy and spots crop up daily. Nothing I use can shift them. Am even on Tablets from my Doctor because of it and have been for about 8 months, and still my face looks rough! Due to this fact I have tried lots of Face products, from specialist Spot products, to cheaper things. I try to go for Fragrance free as well in case the Fragrance ones irritate.
These come in a pouch that looks like the picture. A flat sort of rectangular pouch and you open it in the middle to get the wipes out. Not all that eye catching and just a simple looking pouch, but it's alright. There is 25 Wipes in the pack and the last time I bought these they cost me £2. So a good price compared to the brand named ones.
The Wipes are a good size and quite thick, so 1 wipe will cover your face just fine and they are damp enough so that you can have a good rub at your face and remove any make up, or just to Cleanse and Tone it. With Wipes I use 1 in the morning and 1 at night, so this pack will do approx 12 days (well 13th day in the morning!).
Being Fragrance Free I can't exactly comment on any scent from these, but they remind me of the scent that Simple has - so just a kind of Cucumber and touch of Creamy kind of scent to it. But overall it is just a Watery kind of scent.
So these clean your face well. My face feels a little bit Tingly after use, but in an ok way. My Skin feels a little tight and nice and soft. This product didn't seem to irritate my Spots, but also didn't clear them either.
A good buy as this does the job and is a great price.
I use facial wipes on pretty much a daily basis, mostly just to remove varying amount of makeup; eye makeup in from a night out being one of most important reasons for them. I live on quite a tight budget, so as I use so many of them, it's important for me to get the most in terms of quantity for money, but get a quality that actually works.
These facial wipes are perfectly adequate in removing 'tough' makeup, even eye makeup, so they work perfectly for what I bought them far. It make take a few goes in order to get rid of all the black, but it all comes off with one wipe. After I feel as though I've taken off all my makeup I like to turn the wipe over and go over my entire face. Some cheaper wipes end up transferring the black back onto my face as they're so thin, but these wipes somehow manage not to. I can't personally comment on clensing or toning or exfoliating when it comes to these wipes. All I really know is that they do a perfectly sufficient job of cleaning my face - the job I bought them for.
Facial wipes tend to come with a certain amount of moisture, without which kind of renders them a tad useless. Obviously if you leave them out of the packet they get dry and are then useless. But with this pack, you can't properly keep them within the packet as the sticky tab to keep it closed soon dries. This can often lead to the top wipe drying up and becoming useless. But this is often the problem with many cheap packs of facial wipes.
I can't remember the exact price of these wipes but I'm sure that they were definitely under £1 (and probably more than 50p). It's definitely a great price for facial wipes which work at removing all my makeup, even if it takes a few times to get it all off. They work, and for 25 wipes, they're a bargain.
Until recently I always bought Simple facial wipes to remove my make-up, but saw these in Asda and thought I would give them a try. I was so impressed, I almost couldn't tell the difference between the Asda wipes, that cost about 99p, and Simple wipes which cost about £3.00.
Asda also quite often have these wipes on offer such us 3 for 2.
The wipes remove make up such as mascara, eye shadow, liquid foundation and eye liner quickly and effectively without you having to scrub (Which can cause eye wrinkles ladies!)
I find with these wipes I only have to use one at a time, where as some products you need to use 2 or 3 wipes to get your face make-up free.
The wipes are fragrance free and very gentle. I have sensitive skin and eyes, but I can use these daily without having any reaction.
The pack has a good sticky seal which stays sticky for many weeks so you can keep your wipes safely inside and not risk them drying out.
The only disadvantage would be that sometimes if the pack has been one way up, the wipes at the top can get dry as the moisture inside the pack drips to the bottom, but i just turn it the other way if that happens.
Once again I'm flying the flag for a value for money yet highly effective product for all the sensitive skins out there. Convenience isn't always easy for people who have to take that little bit of extra care, so if that's you then you need to give these face-wipes a go.
At 98p for a pack of 25, these standard size face-wipes remove all make up including stubborn mascara & eye liner (trust me, I wear tonnes!)
They are moist (I hate that word, but in this instance it applies) I note that because I have tried some sensitive cleansing wipes that amount to a dry tissue - they don't upset my skin; nor do they clean it - a total waste of money!
The packaging is simple - like the product, grey and white and of a standard size. It is worth noting that the packet never seems to do the really annoying 'I'm not going to close properly and dry the top three wipes out' thing that some packets do! I'm not sure the packaging is that important if the product works well...maybe that's just me.
These wipes never dry my face out, nor do they cause me to break out in spots - they really are something to shout about! Total value for money too - bonus!
You must give these a try - even if you're not sensitive, they really are worth £1 of anyones money!
Asda Essential Care - 4 in 1 facial wipes
**WHAT IT DOES**
These wipes are facial wipes, which remove makeup. In the process they will cleanse, tone and moisturise your skin. It also will remove stubborn eye makeup. I have also seen people use these to clean their skin to wash however they are not designed for this.
On first glance I didn't realise this was Asda's own brand. The rectangular plastic package is grey and white. It has silver boarders and writing on the front too. The plastic is tough and can withstand some wear and tear. On the front there is a label, which can be, pealed back you can pinch and take out a wipe as and when needed. This label is resealable and can be opened and closed a considerable amount of times before it won't stick back down. The only problem I have with this is that if this strip on the label gets dirty it will lose its stickiness and won't close again. On the front it tells you briefly what the product is about in grey writing. The Asda Essential Care range logo is on the front as well. It isn't that noticeable or large when you first glance at it. On the back there is more detailed information on the product also written in grey.
Aqua, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Glycerly Stearate, Polysorbate 20, Glycereth-8 Shea Butter Esters, Simmondsia, Chinensis Oil, Maris Aqua, Tocopheryl Acetate, PEG-35 Caster Oil Panthenol, Ceteareth-12, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1, 3-Diol
Personally I don't know what any of them ingredients do but it may be helpful if you are allergic to certain things. It is good to know Asda are against animal testing and fund research into alternatives.
There are 25 wipes in a pack. Each wipe is rather thick and has groves on them, which makes the wipe look like it has bubbles in it. The wipe is tough enough to scrub your face with but can be ripped in one direction though, if you try to rip it on a certain side you wont be able to. The wipes are a good size, they can also be stretched slightly but not a lot. It doesn't have any smell to it at all and is fragrance free for sensitive skin. There is no soap or alcohol used in these wipes. They are pH balances, which leaves them suitable for all skin types. It says on the package that they are hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested. Vitamin E and provitamin B5 has been added to help your skin along with active sea minerals.
Caution: - Avoid direct contact with eyes as it can cause irritation. If this happens, rinse your eyes well with clean water. Do not use these wipes on broken, cut or irritated skin.
Directions for use: - Peel back the label on the front on the packet. Pinch and remove one wipe. Reseal the label completely to keep the freshness and moisture in. Clean your face with the wipe. Dispose of the used wipe in a bin. Make sure to not flush the wipe down the toilet. Once you have opened the package use within 3 months.
Asda will refund and replace if you are not 100% happy with this product. You can contact them in several ways.
Phone: 0845 300 1111
I find these wipes are great to get rid of makeup and are good on sensitive skin, however I find they dry out very easily. I feel they do not have enough moisture in them to clean my face at times properly. They cost 88 pence, which is good value for money. When using them I only need to use one if they have been just opened but the longer the packet has been opened the less moisture each wipe has and I find myself having to use more than one wipe or having to wet them to make them damp. I have sensitive skin and I do find that they are kind to my skin. They also wouldn't irritate my skin at all whereas some other wipes do. I could use them several times a day without any problems. They do get rid of eye makeup effectively and don't burn your eyes in the process. They do leave my skin feeling soft as they contain moisturisers. Each wipe with withstand rubbing off of makeup on your face without tearing or wearing through.
Being a gal and all that, of course I love my make-up. I apply a nice amount everyday to enhance my umm natural beauty.
A bit of foundation, blusher, bronzer, eye shadow and mascara - a whole 15 minute session to apply it - gawd, the things we have to do as women (Men too, if you are into that sort of thing). My daily application of make-up is pretty easy to do. It's the removing bit I hate the most. Being a mere 23 years old, I have been wearing make-up for about 8 years now and have used, tried and tested so many different methods to get rid of that smudged mascara look at the end of each day before bedtime.
Years ago, I used to do the whole soap, water and flannel thing over the basin in the bathroom. This is not to mention the fact I would then need to go onto use a separate toner and moisturiser to try maintain my skin condition. With being far too time consuming and with the soap always getting in my eyes when cleansing, I just couldn't keep this routine up. Especially if I had been out for the evening and just wanted to get to bed! What a total nightmare!
It wasn't that I was just too lazy to have a wash; I am a very clean person, but as it was a daily thing I got very frustrated and that's not to mention the fact that no matter how much I would scrub my face, the mascara would just not come off completely.
What was a girl to do? Every skin specialist would recommend the whole 3-2-1 routine, (For those of you who don't know this, it's cleanse-tone-moisturise).
I decided that enough was enough. Not only was soap just too harsh for my sensitive skin, but it wasn't even giving a 'real' result when trying to get rid of my make-up. I then decided to invest in some (very expensive) make up remover for sensitive skin.
Yes, at last! Something that did the job! Nice clean skin before bedtime but at a not so nice price of £14.95. I had to be choosy when purchasing a make-up remover as I am allergic to a lot of beauty products on the market. Again yet another dilemma that boiled down to price v's quality.
Spreading the Word
A friend of mine, not long before the end of my 'expensive make-up remover' had run out, told me about these new facial wipes that had come out in Asda. She knew of my facial cleansing dilemma so recommended that I had a look around for a packet next time I went shopping. I thought it was a great idea in principle but I had reservations about what they would be made of and if I would have an adverse reaction. She said that they had been through 'extensive dermatological testing' so I should be fine with them
So off I went to Asda in hunt of these wipes!
Standing reading the blurb on the back of the nicely designed matt feel packaging it read:
"Specially formulated with proved anti-ageing, Active Sea minerals to preserve the elasticity of the skin and aid skin cell renewal"
I wanted to believe what I was reading, but being a cynic, found it hard too. I was still hoping that with these I could be proved wrong and that the wipes would work for me, especially as I didn't want to have to revert back to paying a small fortune just for the removal of smudged make-up.
As with all Asda products I already knew that they weren't tested on animals and they fund research into other alternatives so I was happy to potentially waste my money buying another cosmetic product that would just irritate my skin, at least some poor animal hadn't gone through pain for my gain!
Having bought a packet and returned home, I peeled back the transparent sticky/re-sealable label on the top of the white plastic packet. Lifting the packet to my nose, I had my first sniff of the top 'pH balanced' wipe. It didn't really smell of anything. I am guessing that the 'fragrance free' statement of the front of the packaging could have been a huge giveaway. So here goes, I pull a wipe out and gently start wiping my face. Wow, result!
The 'white wipe' had taken some of my foundation off so I continued wiping away. I looked in the mirror and could see that my face looked clean; I touched my skin and knew it felt clean . It hadn't only removed my make up but was removing all traces of dirt and oil. My skin didn't seem to sting or buzz either which is normal if I am to react with a new product.
Also, the wipe was still fully intact and had not frayed or ripped from use. You can just tell the product had been made from a stronger type material. Softer than a baby wipe, it was perfect to brush against my skin.
I picked up a fresh wipe and continued around my eye area. Wow, result! The wipe had my mascara and eye shadow all over it. It was coming off with the gentle strokes I was using over my eyelid. I opened my eye expecting a sting and nope, nothing, zilch! My skin just felt ever so 'refreshed, clean and soft'.
These wipes really were 'mild', I was so chuffed you really have no idea just how happy a simple thing like this has made me.
'Suitable for all skin types', I couldn't believe that it did literally mean that!
So here I was with a product that contained 'no soap', 'no alcohol' and 'no strong irritating fragrances'. Each wipe is 'enriched with vitamin E' and 'Pro vitamin B5' to moisturise and condition the skin after use - I just loved that whole freshly cleansed feeling.
My skin felt better for using the wipes, better than it had ever done before and particularly after having just removed my make up.
The Long Term Test
Okay, so I put these to the test over a period of time. I stopped using my usual moisturiser. To my shock horror, have I not only, not developed a reaction to these wipes, but I have surprisingly soft, moisturised skin all day and everyday, these 'pH balanced' wipes really are 'non-drying' and 'gentle' to the skin.
I also feel as though my skin has more of a natural glow to it since using these wipes. Could this have anything to do with the 'natural protective anti oxidant' that is contained in each of theses softly textured wipes? I like to think so ..
These wipes are not only of high quality and great value for money but are very convenient. What used to be a really tedious job - I can now do on the move and in about 90 seconds flat. I don't only use these wipes for removing make-up but just for a quick fresh up as and when needed.
What I also find great about them is the fact you can take them anywhere or everywhere with you; in your handbag, briefcase, to the gym, when travelling or just for the sake of it. Being smaller than the size of a CD case they are great to keep in the car or will happily sit in your desk drawer at work.
They are soft and squidgy when in the packet. Have no fear though, they are not wet enough to leak liquid anywhere. These are perfect for any skin type, for men & women (yes, my other half uses them now too), great for teenagers to use to freshen up at school/college.
These have a good shelf life so you can normally store them for up to 36months from date of purchase. A packet of 25 wipes lasts me about 3/4 weeks which I believe is very economical.
Being soft, gentle, cleansing, moisturising, conditioning, non irritating, well tested, economical and tremendous value for money at 88p a packet, each soft wipe does the job better than any other product I have tried so I am fully recommending this product to you my fellow consumers.
© grown_up_girlie, April 2006.