“ Brand: Asda / Type: Cleansing Wipes / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Cleanses / Product line: Asda Skin System „
After a long day, I just want to get my make up off and get to bed! So an essential addition to my beauty regime definitely has to be a good face wipe. I used to just use standard baby wipes but I found they irritated and dried out the skin around my eyes so I moved on to using Johnson's face wipes which can sometimes be quite expensive to buy, especially if you're on a budget like me! So I was in my local Asda browsing the face care section and came across these little babies for £1 (at the time it was buy one get one free) so I snatched them up and took them home to try them.
Packaging and impression:
The packaging I feel is very attractive. There are 2 colours available which are a green/light aqua colour and baby pink, the baby pink indicating that the wipes are fragranced. I like girlie looking products so both look lovely in my bathroom with my other products. The wipes are quite thin but are very moist which I feel minimises that dried out tight feeling I often get with skin care products, and the wipes have little raised bumps within the material that really feel comfortable against the skin.
Using the product:
The wipes definitely remove any trace of make up and leave my skin feeling really soft and soothed. Often after washing my face my eyes feel puffy and sore after wearing eyeliner and mascara all day but these wipes seem to sooth my eyes in preparation for my moisturiser and eye gel.
I really like these face wipes and think that they're great value for money. 30 face wipes for £1 is great value and I feel that they are also good quality face wipes. I would definitely recommend these face wipes!
I purchased two packs of assorted face wipes from Asda's own "Skin System" range of skincare items and cosmetics recently, one of which was the "Skin System Sensitive Cleansing Facial Wipes."
I was impressed to note that the generous package contains 30 individual cleansing wipes and this cost me only £1, which I thought offered reasonable value for money. I was particularly interested in trying out these wipes as they are described as being "Sensitive" and I do suffer with extremely sensitive skin, which often goes hand in hand with spot outbreaks and 'flare ups' of eczema. I have found that some cheaper branded facial wipes can be quite harsh on my sensitive skin, so I do tend to stick to the brands I trust, one of which is Asda's Skin System brand.
The packaging for the Skin System Wipes is fairly average for a product like this one, with the pale jade green package being made of fairly robust plastic and presented in a square-ish shape. The wipes are contained within this pack of course, which can be easily opened on the top, by way of a heavy-duty plastic label that covers the opening. I have never found this label loses its stickiness or becomes dried out, which is a significant flaw I have encountered with similar products I have used in the past. The label remained sticky and thus, the package remained shut when necessary, throughout my use of the wipes until they were finished.
The wipes themselves are basically small white-coloured 'cloths' that have a slightly square shape. The wipes are damp of course, but not so wet as to be uncomfortable to use. The cloths have a soft 'woven' design/texture to them but this is very subtle, so they do not feel at all harsh or abrasive when used on the face. This may sound like an obvious point but I have been surprised at the harshness of some brands of facial wipes I have bought in the past, particularly those budget-branded ones, some of which have felt rather like they are 'scraping' the skin during use! I cannot report anything negative about the Asda Skin System Sensitive Wipes, in this regard.
The wipes claim they will "Cleanse, tone, moisturise and remove eye make-up" and I have certainly found them to be very effective at removing the dark eye make-up such as black mascara and eyeliner that I regularly wear. I find that they do this without the need to 'scrub' around the area which would be rather uncomfortable due to this area being so sensitive. Instead, the mascara and eye shadow is 'lifted' from the skin with ease, with even a 'dabbing' motion being sufficient to remove this make-up easily.
Likewise, foundation and facial make-up can be removed easily from the face and neck, and I do find the slight 'texture' that the wipes carry goes a long way here, as it seems to help the wipes' effectiveness in terms of 'absorbing' the make-up from the face and neck. This is rather hard to explain, but the slight 'bumps' on the cloths' surface seem to make these wipes rather more effective than plain 'flat' wipes that are thin and slightly flimsy.
In terms of the product's claims about cleansing, toning and moisturising, well I'm afraid I'm perhaps not the best person to comment on these aspects of the product as personally I'd never expect a basic, cheaply-priced facial wipe to take the place of three separate products designed to care for my skin. I do prefer to use a separate cleanser lotion (two, actually!) to thoroughly wash my face and neck each morning and night and don't feel that ANY brand of moist facial wipe can take the place of this routine.
In addition, I have such dry, sensitive skin that I need to use at least one nourishing facial cream product on my skin each day, so again, I wouldn't expect to obtain similar results in terms of moisturisation properties from a moist facial wipe, irrespective of which brand they belonged to.
Taking my own experiences into account however, I can confirm that the Asda Skin System Sensitive Wipes have certainly done nothing to add to the issues I have with suffering from dry, sensitive skin. I have found that after use, my skin feels 'normal' and there is no unpleasant 'tight' feeling present which is usually an indicator that a product has been overly harsh or overly drying.... Or both! This has never occurred with the use of these wipes, so I do feel they are rather 'kinder' to skin that other brands I have used before.
In addition, I have suffered nothing in the way of irritation to my sensitive skin, which IS what I had hoped for, and expected really, given the claims on the packaging. There has been no irritation noticeable after use, nor has there been any sort of unpleasant 'flare' to the troublesome eczema which is easily aggravated. I do think that the Asda wipes tick many boxes in terms of their suitability for sensitive skin, as they are unscented and uncoloured, in addition to containing no soap or alcohol within their formulation.
Asda products are not tested on animals, and the wipes are suitable for vegetarians.
In summary, I find these wipes perfectly suitable for removing my eye make-up and generally giving my face a bit of a quick 'cleanse' at the end of the day, when I am removing my make-up and preparing to cleanse and moisturise my face with other products. I do find they work well for this purpose, but would chose not to use them in place of my separate moisturiser and cleanser as my skin is so problematic. I suffered from no unpleasant side-effects or irritation during use, and would definitely repurchase them again in the future as they seemed to carry a rather mild and gentle formulation. Taking everything into account, I would recommend the product and I feel the wipes are deserving of full marks in the product rating score, as a result.
I always use 'Simple' cleansing wipes on my face as they're the only ones I've found which do the job they're supposed to without irritating my extremely sensitive skin. However, when I recently ran out and went to my local Asda store to purchase another packet they were sold out and so I had to buy something else to make do with until I could go somewhere else to stock up on my usual wipes.
I bought these particular wipes for two reasons. Firstly, they were the only ones I could see on the shelf which stated they were suitable for sensitive skin. I really can't take any chances with these sort of products as my face seems to react with just about everything! If it doesn't say 'for sensitive skin' (or words to that effect) on the labelling, I won't purchase it. Secondly, they were only £1 and I didn't see the point in spending any more than this on wipes as they would more than likely end up in the bin or left somewhere and forgotten about once I had my favourite Simple wipes again.
These wipes come in packs of 30 so, for £1, they're reasonably cheap. They come in the usual rectangular thick plastic type packaging facial wipes tend to come in and contain the resealable sticker used to seal the packaging back up so the wipes don't dry out once opened. The packaging is basically what you see in the picture supplied by dooyoo, green and white with a product name and information printed on top. Nothing too fancy really but then, I don't suppose it needs to be really.
The wipes themselves are white in colour and rectangular in shape. They're pretty thin and you can easily see through them. They're not too wet or too dry, just nicely damp.
The wipes state that they cleanse, tone, moisturise and remove eye make-up and that they are fragrance, soap, colour and alcohol free. To help moisturise the skin these wipes contain avocado, pro-vitamin B5 and Aloe. They sound as though they should be pretty good! Unfortunately, this is not the case.
These wipes may be free from harmful chemicals but they also seem to be free of anything of any use really! The only way I can get these to remove my make-up, and I don't particularly wear a lot of it, is by continuously scrubbing away at my face which leaves it bright red and sore. Not a very nice look or feeling and my skin feel far from cleansed and moisturised after using these. In fact, it takes a good few hours for the skin on my face to calm down again after use. My skin feels quite rough and bumpy for a while and, whilst the wipes are rather soft, the sheer amount of scrubbing that is needed to remove anything from your skin seems to do more bad than good.
Still, I didn't write them off straight away and thought I'd give them ago as wipes without wanting them to remove make-up. So I used these before applying my usual cleanser, toner and moisturiser in the morning. The outcome of this wasn't quite so bad but still not particularly good either. I didn't feel and noticeable improvements in the softness of my skin after using these and it actually felt quite tight for a little while. The strangest thing of all was the slight tingling sensation I got in my face for a couple of seconds after using! That was a very strange feeling indeed, not particularly unpleasant and I've no idea what caused it but still, pretty weird. Using them just to quickly prep my face before going into my usual skin care routine was pretty pointless. While there were no real negative effects they were not positive ones either - the process just seemed useless really.
I ended up throwing these away, I didn't even see the point in keeping them as 'emergency' wipes as it was evident I would certainly never dream of using these again. I'm just glad I didn't pay more than a £1 for them!