I tend to switch between brands very regularly when it comes to facial cleansing wipes, buying whatever is on offer. My most recent purchase was the Boots Essentials Fragrance Free Cleansing Wipes.
The Boots Essentials Fragrance Free Cleansing Wipes come in a plain, powder blue plastic pack with darker blue lettering - very simple, very ordinary. Each packet contains 25 wipes. According to the blurb on the pack, they contain "soothing aloe vera and Vitamin E, remove make-up and excess oils to leave skin clean, soft and smooth'. This sounds like pretty much what I want from a facial cleansing wipe but, the question is, how do they perform?
My primary usage of facial cleansing wipes is to take off all my make-up at the end of the day, just before I crawl under my duvet. I find these fairly mixed at removing make-up - they do a decent enough job of removing my powder foundation, but they are not particuarly good at removing eye make-up. They do get 'most' of my eyeshadow off, although it takes more than the one swipe that some other brands take, but they really are ineffective at removing mascara. I will admit at this point that I am using a waterproof mascara which seems to be excessively difficult to remove but to get 'any' mascara off at all requires a lot of effort and a genuine risk of pulling my own lashes out.
For general facial cleansing, these aren't too bad. The wipes are a decent enough side and have a relatively good level of moisture. They are fragrance free, apart from a slightly 'medicinal clean' smell and do leave my face feeling clean and smooth. They have no long-term benefit in terms of moisturising but they are definitely ok for a quick-fix clean. However, I don't believe that they are anywhere near as effective as the Boots Essential Cucumber Wipes which are exactly the same price.
At full price, these cost £1.00 per pack, which is good value for a pack of facial wipes. They are often on offer for less than that, or as part of a 3 for 2 deal.
I don't feel like I can recommend these wipes as, for me, there are much better products out there. I don't have sensitive skin and none of the other brands that I've used have irritated my skin, so I don't feel qualified to comment on their suitability for people who do have skin sensitivity issues. For me, personally, they are a very ordinary products which do a decent enough job of everyday cleaning but really aren't good enough when it comes to make-up removal. I'm giving them three stars as they are just about ok for the money, but I can't say much more than that.
I have always used some sort of facial cleansing wipe. I find them very useful, quick and convenient for removing make up and they are also great just for freshening up. Some wipes are better than others and at the minute I have the Boots Essentials fragrance free wipes.
I paid £2.05 for 25 wipes in a small plastic pack with a strip off top which can be resealed again after removing as many wipes as needed. These wipes have no smell whatsoever, they are completely fragrance free and they are kind and gentle to those with sensitive skin.
A pack of these wipes will last me just about a whole month. I use them most evenings to remove make up, including my eye make up and they are really good at effectively and gently removing waterproof mascara without leaving black smudges all over my eyes.
With some wipes I think they can sting my eyes but these ones seem to be very gentle in this respect and they don’t sting or make my eyes water when I use them.
They are white in colour and a standard sized wipe, very similar to Simple fragrance free wipes. The wipes are strong and don’t tear off or fall apart and are very moist.
They do dry out slightly if I ever forget to apply the seal properly when I have finished, this is the only problem, but this is my fault and not that of the wipe, as the pack clearly tells you to make sure they are sealed properly after every use.
I use one wipe to remove all of my make up and I also like to use them during the day to clean down my hands if it is hot or sticky.
They are really useful to have, not too expensive and very versatile and kind and gentle, so I recommend them.
My main choice when it comes to facial wipes are Skin Therapy from Wilkos however last year when we went to Blackpool, I forgot to take mine with me so when I spotted a Boots just near the tower, I popped in to pick a pack of wipes up. There were lots of different brands available but I knew I had plenty at home to I didn't want to spend too much money.
The wipes cost around £1.50 for a pack of 25 wipes, at the time I purchased, they were on offer of 3 for £3 which I thought was a good deal but because I only needed a few, I only purchased one pack.
The fragrance free wipes come in a pale blue plastic pack with a re-sealable clear sticker lid on top. Unlike other brands of wipes, I have found that the sticker does a good job at keeping air out of the pack as the wipes stay moist. A big downside I found with the pack was when removing, quite often, two wipes would come out and then I would have to stuff one back into the pack.
Upon first using the wipes, I was presently surprised at how thick they are, despite the 'essential' brand, they do have quite a quality feel to them (they aren't in the luxury league but definitely not the cheap league either!). The wipes are fragrance free which I deliberately choose, I use Soap & Glory Peaches and Clean after I have removed my make up which has quite a strong fragrance so I didn't want anything clashing with that.
I used the wipes twice daily for a just under a two week period and was pleased with the results, without little effort, my makeup was removed easily, and they left my skin feeling nice, soft and ready for me to do the next part of my skincare regime. I must admit though, I wouldn't like to use these alone as they can be quite drying on the skin and sometimes left my face feeling a little 'tight'. My skin can be quite sensitive but I haven't experienced any breakouts when using these wipes.
Overall, whilst these are good, I don't think I will repurchase as I can find better ones elsewhere at a lower price therefore I would give them 3 out of 5 stars.
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I bought this pack of Boots Essentials Fragrance Free Cleansing Wipes as I like to keep wipes handy for removing my makeup. Normally I prefer to cleanse and tone properly, however wipes are ideal for occasional use as they are very quick - perfect when you're tired and you just want to go to bed.
You get 25 wipes in the pack, which costs £1.50. 25 is a good number as large packs of wipes are more likely to dry out before you've finished using them, or so I've found. £1.50 is a reasonable price, and they're often on special offer too.
The wipes come in a pale blue plastic pack and you remove the bit of plastic on the top, pull out a wipe, then replace the plastic to keep the wipes fresh. The wipes are white and have no discernible scent. I find that they don't irritate my skin at all, and make it feel very clean after use. My skin isn't particularly dry, and any dryness is offset by the moisturiser I apply afterwards.
The wipes contain Vitamin C and aloe vera to remove makeup and excess oil while leaving skin clean, soft and smooth. I find that they fulfil their claim generally: they are pretty good at removing makeup (judging by the gunk left over on them after use!) although they struggle a bit with mascara; they leave my skin looking and feeling clean. It doesn't, however, feel as clean and fresh as it does when I use my normal cleanser and toner - hence why I keep these wipes for occasional use only.
As the wipes are fragrance free, they are designed to be suitable for sensitive skin. My skin can be sensitive but, as previously mentioned, the wipes don't irritate it at all.
I definitely recommend these wipes: they do what they set out to do, clean the face without irritation, and they are reasonably priced. I'd buy them again, but they haven't convinced me that I can move to using wipes full time. I still prefer my cleanser and toner!
After using various brands on the market such as Simple, Nivea and Johnsons, I decided to give these a try as a cheaper alternative to fit my student budget. On most days I do wear a bit of makeup, so I bought these to fully remove it in the evening. The wipes retail for £1.50 but there are usually promotional offers in Boots such as the current 3 for £3 offer. You get 25 wipes in a pack.
The wipes come in a handy re-sealable pack so they are good if you're on the go and want to carry them around with you. The packaging is simple and blue with the name of the product on. Extra information is printed on the back.
I like the feel of these when I use them. The material of the wipes is thick, soft and of good quality. I've used cheaper wipes in the past and found that they are often too thin and flimsy or too scratchy, making them difficult to use. These glide smoothly over my face.
After using the wipe, my skin feels refreshed. There is no redness or irritation- the wipe is plain and simple and does its job. It removes my makeup fully and prepares my face for whatever I'm doing next like moisturising. As the wipes are very gentle, my skin doesn't seem tight or dry in any way like with some cleansers. My skin almost looks as if it's been moisturised, without causing me to break out. The wipes are able to remove even stubborn makeup such as mascaras and eyeliners so you don't need to use a separate eye makeup remover for that.
I would recommend these to anyone on a budget, or anyone not on a budget if you're looking for a plain and simple face wipe.
I'm not brand loyal when it comes to face wipes, I'm happy to use whichever wipes happen to be on offer, and as such I've tried absolutely loads of different ones. I've tried some which have quickly become favourites, and I've tried some which I'll never buy again no matter how cheap they are. The Boots cucumber face wipes are definitely one of my favourites, and I do normally stock up with them when they're on offer. More often than not Boots have them on offer at 3 packs for £3 (the full price is £1.50 per pack). You can mix and match the 3 for £3 offer with the Boots fragrance free wipes as well. Last time I spotted the face wipes on offer my local Boots had actually ran out of the cucumber wipes and only had the fragrance free wipes in stock. I decided to pick up 3 packs of the fragrance free wipes instead as I figured that they'd work just as well as the cucumber wipes - just minus the cucumber fragrance.
Like the cucumber face wipes each pack of the fragrance free wipes contains 25 wipes. These are fragrance free as the packet states, there is just maybe a very subtle hint of something there which I can't really distinguish. I do normally like the beauty products that I use to have a noticeable fragrance as I think that's half the pleasure of using them.
I did find the fragrance free wipes to be slightly dryer than the cucumber wipes normally are, they were not too dry, but they were not especially damp either, and I did find that the packet of wipes seemed to dry out quite quickly too. The resealable packet did actually reseal every time, so I'm not quite sure how the wipes ended up drying out quite so quickly.
I don't use face wipes every day, I normally use a wash off cleanser. I will use face wipes if I've ran out of cleanser, or in the evenings if I'm too tired to go through the whole cleansing and moisturising process, or to freshen my face and neck on a hot day if I'm not wearing any make up. I always take face wipes with me when I travel or stay over at a friends house.
I found that the fragrance free wipes were not as effective at cleaning and cleansing my face as the cucumber wipes, more often than not I would need to use two wipes for my face to feel properly clean and thoroughly cleansed. If I was removing a full face of make up then I would actually need to use three.
The wipes were fairly gentle, and they didn't irritate my skin at all, but they certainly weren't as moisturising as the cucumber wipes. Well I guess that what I probably mean is that the cucumber wipes don't strip my skin at all, and the fragrance free wipes seemed to leave my skin feeling a little bit dry and taut. I always felt like I needed to moisturise straight away after using the fragrance free wipes, whereas with the cucumber wipes I can just use a face wipe before bed if I'm tired and not bother with moisturiser once in a while.
Another issue that I had with the fragrance free wipes was because the wipes were not very damp I always felt like I needed to scrub at my face rather than just gently rub the wet wipe all over my face. This could sometimes leave my face a little red and sore.
I've been using the Boots cucumber face wipes for years now on and off, and this is the first time that I've tried their fragrance free wipes, it will also be the last. I was really quite shocked at the difference in quality between the two types, when they are effectively from the same range. If I ever can't get the cucumber wipes again, then I can safely say that the fragrance free wipes will be staying on the shelf. I actually only used one of the three packets that I bought, and I donated the other two packets to a friend that actually prefers the Boots fragrance free wipes over their cucumber wipes, we're all different hey!
I've always loved the idea of quick wipes like these but always found them not adequate and would irritate my eyes after a few days use. I bought these Boots wipes out of necessity once after forgetting my cleanser and eye make-up remover on holiday one year. I have now been using them religiously every day for about three years and never had irritated skin around my eyes once, unlike when I used the simple ones.
They can be quite pricey when bought on their own but are frequently on the 3 for £3 offer which I feel is a bargain. They are reasonable sized wipes so I usually rip it in half and use one half and put the other back in the pack to make them last twice as long.
If I'm particularly spotty one week or I've been using a heavier foundation, I try and use a proper cleanser instead but most of the time they are a cheap, speedy solution.
At the end of a hard day the only thing I want to do is crawl into bed make up and all. Unfortunately, such an action has bad consequences for my skin and I will often pay by getting a spot a day or two later. Thankfully, the invention of cleansing wipes has saved me from both make up covered pillows and a face full of spots!
Boots do great beauty basics and these wipes are a part of the "essentials" range. As a part of that range Boots also stock the same kind of wipes with a cucumber fragrance if you want something to perk you up as well as help cleanse your skin!
The wipes are fragrance free and contain aloe vera and Vitamin E to help soothe as well as cleanse. When it comes to skincare I believe that you should stick to natural ingredients wherever possible and not include any unnecessary ingredients which is what these wipes do.
I have combination skin and these wipes manage to absorb oiliness as well as not drying out my skin meaning that I don't get any more blemishes. They do a great job at taking off all of my make-up including stubborn eye make-up . I also use them if I want to do dramatic eye make-up for a night out and I make a mistake, or go slightly over the top with the eyeliner, I simply grab a wipe and start again!
I always use these wipes at night as I simply cannot face the prospect of splashing cold water all over my face when I'm about to go to bed! They leave my skin cleansed and refreshed it feels like I have taken off all of the days grime off my face and leave my skin clean ready for moisturising. I would say that if you are looking to really look after and get your skin into top condition then you should probably summon the will to invest time in a good skincare regime but these wipes will suffice for the times when you just cannot be bothered!
The wipes come in a basic, no frills packaging with a re-sealable flap in a light blue colour. They are widely available at Boots and are often on promotion - I purchased my latest pack(s) as they were on offer 3 packs for £3! Otherwise, at the time of writing they are £1.49 from Boots.com either way it is still great value for a product that does what it promises. I have re-purchased these wipes countless times and will continue to do so as they are really convenient and easy to use.
Like many females, I love the idea of a complete skincare routine, morning & night. Of course the reality often involves stumbling home in the early hours & chucking some water at my face, or deciding I would prefer that extra 10 minute snooze over "cleanse, tone & moisturise". So that is where facial wipes come in!
These Boots own brand (Essentials) wipes come in 2 fragrances (if 'fragrance free' is a fragrance?) The blue packet is fragrance free & the green packet is cucumber, which is light & refreshing. The packet contains 25 wipes according the Boots website, although it is not written on the packet & I definitely didn't count them! The packaging is simple & does the job. One thing I really like is that the sticker over the front really keeps the moisture in after you have opened the packet, which is great if you don't use them every day.
The packet quite cutely lists instructions of how to use them, followed by how to dispose of them correctly. It states that they will gently cleanse skin, removing make-up & leaving skin soft & clean. I have found that these work perfectly to remove make-up, even on the eyes, although I disagree with "soft & smooth". My experience is that my skin feels wonderfully refreshed after use, but slightly dry, & I do always needs to moisturise after using them.
In terms of the scent, there certainly is some small scent. I would describe it like unscented hand cream, I think that is the best I can do! However, it doesn't linger on the skin.
A packet of 25 wipes sells for 1,49, although being Boots, they are basically ALWAYS on some kind of promotion. I often see them on 3 for 3pounds which makes them super cheap, as that is when I stock up! Anyone who knows me will also know I am a big fan of the Boots Advantage card!
**My overall verdict**
These wipes really are cheap as chips, & do a great job at taking off your make-up or city grime when you are just feeling that little bit too lazy. They leave my skin feeling a little dry but it's nothing a light moisturiser won't fix. All in all, these are my favourite wipes, student friendly & great value!
I bought this product recently as they were on offer at boots for 3 for £3. I thought £1 for a pack of face wipes was a fairly good deal and bought 2 packs of the fragrance free wipes and 1 of the cucumber wipes. I have used a few boots essential products before and had mixed results with their success, but I tend to think you can't go far wrong with a face wipe so why not give them a go?
The wipes come in a plastic packet, fairly standard for face wipes, with a resealable sticky plastic covering for the opening. The colour of the pack is a light blue with a darker blue for the writing. The packaging is simplistic and functional. I think the stickiness of the seal is good and has lasted well over a month now - I have found with other brands they lose their stickiness and the wipes dry out but not with these ones. The pack contains 25 wipes which, providing I don't wear make up every day, lasts me for a little bit over a month. I think that is pretty good for a face wipe and because of the quality of the wipe I haven't had to use more than one to remove my make up at the end of the day.
The face wipes are white in colour, fairly wet and a reasonably large size. What I like most about the wipes is that they are not textured or fragrances - I have in the past found face wipes can be a little abrasive on my skin, especially if they are textured, but these wipes are super sensitive but still very effective. I use them primarily for removing my make up and occasionally to refresh my face before applying make up. I have also used these wipes to remove a face pack when I am feeling particularly lazy and can't get up to traipse to the bathroom. I have found them extremely successful on all fronts and have never had an issues of quality - others wipes I have used have torn but these ones stay in tact. Another issues I have with face wipes are that they deposit tiny threads on my face and in my eyes which can be extremely irritating, this does not happen at all with these wipes which is great for me. My only issue is that they claim to be fragrance free which I don't think is strictly true, they have a slight chemical smell to them which doesn't particularly bother me but also doesn't entirely live up to the description.
I would definitely buy these wipes again but I would probably wait for them to be on offer again as £1 per pack is a particularly good deal.
A definite recommend from me.
Boots essentials range facial cleansing wipes
I used to be a religious user of Simple facial cleansing wipes, until the price got rediculous, £3 for a pack 25, I was being robbed! My skin is quite sensitive & Simple facial wipes were the only ones that did'nt dry my skin out. Whenever dry skin flared up, I put aqeuous cream on, but then I started to use Boots essentials fragrance free moisturising cream, & that blitzed the dry bits so well, that, at night, I always put some on my face, only at night though.
My skin routine has changed. It used to be a wash with the flannel in the morning & possibly a wash with soap at night. But now it's 1 face wash a day (morning or night) followed by toner, & moisturising cream at nighttime. The other cleanse is a face wipe, followed by toner & if that's for nighttime, followed by moisturiser.
I stocked up on packs of Simple wipes when I descovered them at Makro wholesale for £1+ VAT (so £1.20) but halfway through my stack my facial wash ran out! This now meant that I had to use the wipes day & night, which resulted in them being used quicker.
I've been wanting to try different facial wipes for a while now, so I popped into Tesco's to see what they had. What's this???? £2 per packet on skin therapy (Tesco brand)!!!! This is ridiculous, i thought, but I nearly bought some as I was desperate. I ran out of face wash & face wipes, what am I going to do???? I then stopped off in town because I needed tissues from Boots (Balm) & came across them 2 boxes for £2 (see review on them in my profile).
Just as I was about to go & pay, I thought i'd take a peek at what wipes Boots had & come across these, Boots essentials cleansing wipes. I either had the choice of fragrance free or cucumber. They were on offer £2.03 each or 3 packs for £3. I decided to get three packs as these cost then £1 each which made them 8p a wipe. I got 2 packs of fragrance free & one of cucumber. I could then be able to see which one I liked most.
Price & Appearance:
These cleansing wipes are only available from Boots (hence the name!) & come in packs of 25. So for the price of 1 packet of Simple I was able to get 3 oacks instead of 1!
The fragrance free variety (which i'm reviewing) is in a light blue coloured packet with the Boots essentials logo on the top & the words cleansing wipes on the side. These are fragrance free & are for all skin types.
On the reverse of the packet it states that these wipes are soothing & contain extracts of aloe-vera & vitamin E to gently remove make-up & excess oils to leave skin soft & smooth.
I tried a pack of these for the first time last night. I opened the extremely sticky seal, pulled out a wipe, wiped over my face & threw it in the bin. The best thing about these wipes is the wetness of them, much more damber than the Simple ones which saves me much more time in the bathroom. Another good thing is that only one wipe comes out at a time, this is the trouble with Simple. It takes a while to pull a wipe out & then about 3 come out at once! Then you have to stuff the other two into the packet & by then the wipe you originally had is almost dry rendering it useless!
These cleansed my face very well. I then put toner on & the moisturiser. When everything had dried my face felt soft. I thought it was because of the moisturiser.
Next morning (12 Feb 2012) I used these again. But as I was in a rush I used these on there own & thought & only realised when I left home that I had only used them. I then felt my face & it felt as soft as a baby's bum! At first I thought it was because of the moisturiser but now I know it was because of the facial wipes!
As these are fragrance free I expected them to have a really putrid smell but actually they smelt the exact same as Simple if not a little nicer!
The second ingredient in these from Aqua (water) is Cetearyl Insononatoate (alcohol). This may sound bad to skin but it is what gets rid of all the oil in your face!
These are fantastic! They're handy if you don't have access to water & are quick & simple! They don't require moisturiser (unless your skin is really really dry) & are the cheap, inexpensive alternative to brands such as Simple or any other!
Do I recommend? Yes I do! :)
I rate 5 stars
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I do not wear make-up every single day, however, I do work it a few days a week for work and on the occasional night out to enhance my looks. In the past I have always preferred to use soap & water to clean my face, however, I have recently started to use cleansing wipes on a daily basis to ensure that any dirt and grime is removed from my face before the end of the day. I then use a toner and a moisturiser to try and ensure that my skin is kept in tip top condition.
These wipes look quite standard and the packaging is standard too. There is a sticky plastic piece that is covering the front of the packet. This can be peeled back to allow access to the wipes and it is quite easy to remove one wipe at a time. The wipes are very moist when I remove one and while they are billed as 'fragrance free' I find them to have a very clean kind of scent to them that lingers on my skin when I use them. This scent just makes me feel fresh and clean the second I smell it and is gentle and light.
These wipes work well for me. They allow me to cleanse my face while removing any make-up at the same time. Make-up comes off easily with these wipes and on the rare occasion that I have used waterproof mascara just a few rubs is usually all that is needed to remove it fully from my lashes. My skin did not react to using these wipes and generally I was just left looking and feeling clean.
I can be prone to suffering from sensitive skin and really have combination oily/dry skin on my face, however, I am never left disappointed or sore after using these wipes and I believe that this is partly due to the lack of fragrance on them. I do not suffer from red skin or soreness at all and I have used these for a few weeks now. I much prefer the 'clean' scent of these wipes to the cucumber ones that I have used from the same range before.
The wipes are strong, thick and simple to use. The sticky tab on these works well and stayed sticky for the duration of time it took for me to use the 25 wipes up. These are £2.03 per packet of 25, however, these are regularly on special offer with 3 for £3.00 and this is when I tend to stock up.
Usually, I prefer to cleanse tone and moisturise instead of using a make-up wipe, but I do like to have a packet of these make-up wipes around just in case of any stubborn eye make-up or if I'm in a rush. I mostly use these Boots Essentials Fragrance Free Facial Wipes, just because they are one of the cheapest ranges, and they are convenient to get.
These wipes are sold in two different types: The cucumber cleansing wipes (green packet) or these Fragrance Free ones (blue packet).
These wipes are only sold in Boots, and the packet contains 25 wipes. They retail at £2.03, which is equivalent to 8 pence per wipe. More often than not you can find these wipes on 3 for 2, buy one get one free, or other money saving offers.
The packet is a rectangular shape, in a baby blue colour. It says 'cleansing wipes' on the front, and it also has the boots logo on it. On the back there is extra information about the product, ingredients, directions, and contact details for Boots.
There is an oval shaped hole on the front, covered by a sticky plastic seal. This peels back to reveal the wipes inside. The seal is good enough to stay sticky for a long time; this means that the wipes stay fresh and moist for a good period of time. But, be sure to close this seal after you take a wipe out, otherwise they will dry up. The wipes are folded in a way that ensures you only get one out at time, so you don't get two out at once and then have to mess around putting one back in the packet.
The wipes are white and are of a good size which will cover your face nicely. These wipes are fragrance free, so have no scent. They are moist and fresh, and they feel soft against your face.
They take your make-up off easily, and even remove more stubborn products, such as waterproof mascara. You will only need one wipe to remove a full face of make-up.
They leave your face feeling fresh and they don't make your face tingle or 'burn'.
These wipes have Aloe Vera and Vitamin E in them which helps remove make-up and excess oils. They leave your face clean and smooth.
These wipes are suitable for sensitive skin; they don't react with my skin, and they have never given any irritation.
After I use these wipes I still like to moisturise, because these only cleanse. This is just a preference, it is not necessary though, because these wipes don't leave your skin tight or dry at all.
These are a cheaper and easier alternative to cleansing and toning your face.
I have seen similar products at £8-9, but why pay more when you can get ones for a quarter of the price, that do just of good of a job.
I think these facial wipes are reasonably priced, and they do the job well. I have never had any problems with these and I'm highly impressed with how well they do their job. A well deserved 5 stars from me!
You can visit www.boots.couk for more information, or to order the product online. You can also purchase these in most Boots stores, which are conveniently positioned nationwide.
Thank you for reading this review; I hope it was of some use to you!
I have also posted this review on Ciao under the username of Georgia713.
This product comes in packs of 25 wipes for about £2 from Boots (although they are usually on offer at 3 for £3, so you might as well take advantage of these offers and stock up). When I used the wipes, I usually used them once a day, before bed to cleanse my face. I found this product perfect, as it was gentle, and as on a normal day to day basis, I didn't wear make up, this product was perfect, as it came without the chemicals found in make up removal wipes. The cooling sensation these wipes provide left me feeling relaxed, and the lack of fragrance also made me feel calm.
I found the product gentle to my skin, leaving it feeling cooler, and when occasionally used to remove light make up, also very effective. The wipes are quite big, so if I was only cleansing, I often cut them in half (as it seemed like such a big waste!). This wipes were also fragrance free, which is brilliant for those prone to get wheezy around strong fragrances.
The packaging was good, with a resealable tab which stayed sticky and kept the wipes sealed, even a month down the line when you got to the end of the packet.
These wipes do the job just as well as the premium branded wipes also available on the market, but is kinder to your pocket, as well as being gentle on the skin.
These wipes were bought in a train station Boots when I was going away for the weekend. I was looking for the cheapest option. I didn't have any expectations but I vaguely remember trying them a long time ago.
They are part of Boots' Essentials range which provide simple looking skincare at a more affordable price compared to other premium brands. The two varieties, cucumber and fragrance-free, come in a green and blue packet respectively. I chose fragrance-free as I have dry, sensitive skin that does not like anything fragranced especially at night. The peel back sticker is ample enough with me never having a problem with any wipes drying out.
The first week I was using these my spots disappeared completely which I attributed to the vitamin E and aloe vera listed in the ingredients, but unless that is all you are using on your face I feel it is difficult to be sure what is actually benefitting or doing you harm. I am still using these (after repurchasing) and although my spots are there they have not got any worse. Being fragrance-free these have no negative effect on my skin. Make-up is easily removed with the eye area requiring a little more scrubbing and only one wipe is needed for the whole face (light face and full eye make-up).
These are a great no-frill wipe that claim nothing and therefore pleasantly surprise. They cost £2.03 for 25 wipes but are often on offer; currently they are on 3 for £3.
Formulated with soothing Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to aid makeup and excess oil removal to leave skin clean, soft and smooth /