Product Type: Boots body care
Newest Review: ... (I hate when things are over packaged!) The top of the packaging says that they are Boots essentials cleansing wipes cucumber 'for all ski... more
Might be better in a salad than on my face.
Boots Cucumber Cleansing Wipes
Member Name: onlyliana
Boots Cucumber Cleansing Wipes
Advantages: Quick way to cool down and remove make up in a tight spot.
Disadvantages: Made my skin feel a bit tight.
So I found myself off to see The Rocky Horror Picture show straight from work the other day, I had brought my clothes with me but forgot face cleanser with me. Also finding myself way too close to pay day, I dashed down to Boots to get some face wipes and laid my hands on these.
The wipes are packaged in a light green plastic packet with a sticky resealable tab. I find these sticky tab things abhorrent, they never chuffin' work. I personally would rather pay a bit more and have the wipes packaged with some sort of opening that clicks into place than have to spend another 3 quid on a new pack of wipes when they dry out.
The packaging is very sleek and attractive. I find the colour very appealing and the simplicity of the design indicative that the wipes are just your basic, bog standard wipes. They aren't marketed as being fancy so sets your expectations.
***Price and Where to buy***
A pack of 10 wipes can be purchased from Boots stores for 99p. These are also available in a pack of 30 for £2.69. As far as facial wipes go I find this to be a reasonable price for facewipes.
I only went for the 10 pack as I only needed them the once.
***My Skin Profile***
I'm in my early twenties and my skin tends to be Normal/Combination and I suffer from quite frequent breakouts mostly around my chin and nose. I tend to have shiny/oily skin in my T-Zone too and I find that my skin has the tendancy to look a little dull from timer to time.
***About the wipes***
The main feature that attracted me to these wipes was that they were cucumber scented. At the time I was flustered, hot and in a flap so I imagine the thought of slathering my face with cool cucumber would have triggered some latent need for these particular wipes.
The blurb on the back of the packet is as follows,
"Contains extract of cucumber to help gently soften and soothe."
"Enriched with soothing cucumber, aloe vera and vitamin E, these gently cleansing wipes work to remove make-up and excess oils, leaving skin clean, soft and smooth."
***Using the wipes***
To use simply remove a wipe from the packet and sweep gently over face and neck. I found the material of the wipes not to be nice and smooth and not at all grainy, as I have found with some other wipes. They were heavily scented with cucumber, I am not really a huge fan of scented products but the cucumber smell is lovely, light and refreshing. Not at all over powering.
I don't tend to wear mascara throughout the day so I can't really comment as to weather the wipes are any good on heavier make up but they took off my foundation perfectly fine.
I used the wipes on my face and neck and as I was going out straight from work and feeling a bit grubby I used them to cool myself down by wiping them over my arms and chest.
Normally I find that cleansing wipes leave a sticky residue on my skin but that wasn't a problem with these wipes. The only slight complaint I would have about them was that they left my skin feeling a little tight. This wasn't really such a big problem that it bothered me but it would put me off buying them again.
Overall, the wipes did the job that I bought them for perfectly well. I wouldn't buy them again to incorporate them into my regular skin care routine but perhaps to keep in my bag to wipe sticky hands or cool myself down on a long day.
Summary: Good budget wipes but not a keeper for my daily skin care routine.