Product Type: Asda body care
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No more 3-2-1 facial care!
Asda Essential Care Fragranced Free Facial Wipes
Member Name: grown_up_girlie
Asda Essential Care Fragranced Free Facial Wipes
Advantages: Complete perfection in a wipe!
Disadvantages: Can sell out fast.
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.
Summary: A moisturising dail treat for the skin at a bargain price!