“ Brand: Clean & Clear / Type: Cleansing Wipes / Suitable for: Face / What it does: Cleanses, „
I'm not someone who is very fond of facial wipes, but I thought that I'll give Clean & Clear Deep Cleansing Facial wipes a try after having tried their facial cleansers (which were quite decent).
The facial wipes comes in a reasonably small sized packaging that you can easily carry around in your bag, and it has a flap that I presume is supposed to help you keep the remaining wipes wet and moist. However, I'm not sure if it's my care of the product but the wipes seemed to dry out pretty fast - I didn't even finish a pack before the remaining wipes have dried out.
I primarily used this wipe when I feel that my face is getting quite oily and would need some refreshening. Indeed, the product did quite a good job in clearing some of the oily shine on my face, however, it did not seem to particular help with 'cleansing' as I didn't see any long-term improvement in my skin over a period of time of usage. It only seemed to help temporarily (to remove the shiny look), and to be honest, I think that any other normal wipe (even the Primark ones) would have done the same thing. Nothing especially special about this product -- I would think that the claimed deep cleansing function is more like a psychological effect.
I bought these when they were on offer. I paid £1 for them, which I thought was good value.
The wipes are of a standard shape and thickness, although they are a little thicker compared to "value" wipes. The wipes smell pleasant and fresh. There's a decent amount of wipes in the pack and they're lovely and moist. I suggest re sealing the pack after opening as the wipes dry out pretty quickly when exposed to air.
The wipes feel soft against the skin. They cleanse and tone the skin whilst removing make-up and impurities. I use these wipes in the evening (once a day) and they don't seem to do my skin any harm. They don't dry out the skin, nor do they irritate the skin. They remove make-up very well and you don't have to tug or pull at the skin for the wipes to remove it, they just sweep away eye make-up and foundation. They even remove waterproof mascara, which is good.
The wipes help to keep my skin clear. I usually suffer from spots and blemishes and these wipes (over time) help to reduce the amount of spots and blemishes that I get. They also control excess oil so they're great for oily skin. I would recommend them.
Great facial wipes for spotty/ oily skin.
I never use soap on my face and never have since I was about 6 years old and got a problem with extremely dry skin and had to use cream rather than soap to deal with the problem. Obviously I still want my skin to be clean and as such I use facial wipes instead of soap morning and night and I am not generally fussy which ones I use as long as they are a decent price (my skin only dries out with soap)
A packet of these wipes holds 25 wipes and I bought them at Asda when they were half price so I picked them up for £1 a pack instead of £2, people who have read some of my previous reviews will know I begrudge paying full price for toiletries.
These wipes come in a plastic packet which is dark blue at the top fading down to lighter blue at the bottom, in the middle of the packet there is a piece of sticky plastic which when pulled back reveals the wipes inside. The sticky plastic actually seals back down really well and keeps the wipes moist until the end of the packet which is obviously what you want as I have had packets of wipes before which have dried out before I have managed to use the whole pack.
Inside the packet there are 25 wipes which are supposed to remove dirt and unclog your pores, my pores do seem to get very clogged around my nose for some reason so I do tend to look for wipes that do claim to do this job. The wipes have a smell like something natural but I honestly can't put my finger on the smell. To use the wipe remove from the packet and they do remove one at a time which is great and then unfold before sweeping across your face.
The wipes seem to work well on my skin and leave it feeling refreshed, I would even go as far to say my skin tingles a little when I use these. My skin feels really clean after use and is soft to the touch too, one wipe is enough to do the job of cleaning my entire face so a packet lasts just under a fortnight which isn't too bad. I feel confident my face is clean after using these wipes and I don't get too many spots either although I wouldn't say the wipes unclog my pores which is the only downside.
---------- Price & Availability ----------
When I was browsing round ASDA, I noticed that these wipes were on sale, I bought them around a month ago, so I can't remember exactly how much they cost, but I think it was around £2.00. So I decided to give them a try. I have looked at ASDA's website today, and they say that they are now still £2.00. I think you can get these wipes from most shops such as Boots and some supermarkets as well.
---------- The Packaging ----------
The wipes come in a small blue and green packaging. There are 25 wipes in the pack. To get to the wipes you just pull across the sticky label, and then there's an opening in which the wipes are kept. The sticky label does stay sticky for a little while, but after a bit I did notice that it was peeling back quite easily which means that it led the last few wipes to get a little bit dry. On the packaging it does tell you the claims of the wipes, how to use them and the ingredients.
----------The Claims ----------
On the back of the wipes it says they 'clean deep down to effectively remove dirt, oil and make-up in one quick, easy step. Each wipe contains a special ingredient to help prevent spots and breakouts. The tingling sensation tells you your skin has been thoroughly cleansed, leaving it cool, refreshed and clear.' And on the front of the package it simply says they 'clean down to the pores and help prevent spots'.
----------Using the Wipes ----------
To use the wipes, you just gently rub the wipe all over your face to remove either makeup, dirt or oil. I use them to remove my makeup. When using the facial wipes, I noticed that the actual wipe isn't that big. I have used Simple's wipes before and their wipes have a much larger surface area, then these ones do. I find it annoying because I don't like to rub the wipe on my face where there is already makeup on the wipe as it feels quite dirty.
Also while I was using them, they didn't feel very gentle on my sensitive skin. And I know that in the claim area they said that 'the tingling sensation tells you your skin has been thoroughly cleansed' but it wasn't a 'tingling' sensation, more link a stinging sensation, they didn't feel good to use. However after a while I got used to the stinging.
The wipes are quite moist, which is a big benefit for me, as I hate using wipes that are really dry. Also as the wipes are quite moist, after I had used them, my skin did feel refreshed and cooled. I find the wipes are good at removing makeup, as when I looked at the wipe all of my makeup had practically come off my face, onto the wipe. So there are no complaints about that.
The wipes also claimed to help prevent spots. Well within the first few weeks of using these wipes I didn't have many spots, and I thought wow this must be down to the wipes! But then now I have quite a few spots, roughly 5 small ones! So they didn't really help prevent spots and break outs.
---------- Overall ----------
Overall I find these wipes ok. They did remove all of my makeup. However they also made my face sting while using them, they didn't prevent spots and the wipe itself, isn't really that big. If these wipes are on offer again then I might buy them for a good deal, however I think for now I shall try out other brands.
You may be aware that I'm a regular user of facial wipes and whilst I will continue to use my fabulous Liz Earle's Cleansing Polish as part of my daily regime, I will use face wipes on those occasions that I need to quickly freshen my skin. It seems that summer has finally arrived in the UK and it is during the warmer weather that my face often feels a little too hot, particularly when I'm out and about. I cannot admit being loyal to any particular brand, as I tend to chop and change dependent on the price and if there are any offers available. Several months ago I saw a good offer on Clean and Clear, which is owned by Johnson and Johnson, with this review discussing my experience with using their Deep Cleansing Facial Wipes.
APPEARANCE OF THE PRODUCT
As with all of the other brands that I have tried and tested, the 25 wipes are contained within plastic packing, which is fairly appealing to the eye with its' various shades of blue. Over the years I have had considerable experience with this brand of skin care with some of the products being very favourable with others being totally disastrous. The claim is that in using the wipes they will "clean down to the pores and help prevent spots".
USING THE WIPES
As with all products of this nature, there is a small peel back tab that needs to be lifted to reveal a good sized opening. When removing the average thickness white coloured woven wipe from the packet with its' measurements of 15 cm x 18½ cm the first point that was most definitely evident was the strong chemical aroma, which quite frankly made me squirm. The texture felt different to other brands that I have used, as the material felt rather rough and I was unsure how this would feel on my face. As I lifted the wipe towards my face the aroma became much more evident and continued to do so whilst I rubbed the wipe all over my skin. Fortunately, the undesirable smell disappeared rather quickly, which surprised me, particularly as it was initially fairly powerful.
Whilst the cooling sensation of the dampened wipe was refreshing to my skin I felt that it was a little too rough and the only way I can describe the texture would be similar to that of rubbing a value brand of tissue on my skin. However, I cannot state that the feeling was uncomfortable and in my experience the wipes effectively freshen and cleanse the skin as well as removing any dirt and impurities. As for Johnson and Johnson's claim that they will clean down to the pores and help prevent spots, this is difficult for me to evidence, as I do not believe that any cleansing product can prevent spots, although regular use will no doubt reduce the risk of them appearing. However, I can state is that I found the wipes both efficient and effective. Unlike some other brands of wipes that I have used, I did not feel a drying sensation on my skin or any tightness and this could be due to the castor oil content. Would I recommend these wipes? No, not really due to the chemical aroma, the fact they are rough and the price, which I will cover further on in my review. Consequently, these wipes receive only 2 stars from me.
INGREDIENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION
There is an extremely lengthy list of ingredients contained on the reverse of the packaging, which for obvious reasons, I do not intend copying into my review. However, I would advise that they contain both alcohol and salicylic acid, which may be a little too drying for those people who suffer with sensitive skin. Whilst the outer packaging can be recycled, the wipes themselves need to be disposed of with normal household waste and should not be flushed down the toilet. On the majority of the toiletries that I use I am able to locate a small symbol informing me of the lifetime of the product once opened, but for some reason there is no information on the packaging. However, provided the packet is correctly resealed, which is easy, particularly as the seal tab is very effective, the wipes should last a good few months. A little tip for storing your wipes, particularly when the weather is extremely hot is to place them in the fridge, as they are so wonderfully cooling when they make contact with your face.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
A pack of 25 Clean and Clear Deep Cleansing Facial Wipes will normally cost in the region of £3.00, but Tesco have an offer until 30 August 2011 whereby you can purchase a pack for the reduced price of £1.97.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
When it comes to face wipes, I don't tend to stick to a particular brand, I just go for what is cheapest. I must admit that the St Ives brand is my favourite, but given that these wipes are expensive, I don't buy them unless they're on offer. Last week, I found these wipes in Boots for £1.95 (for a packet of 25). They were on special offer and usually retail at around £3. There are obviously many more brands that are a lot cheaper, but I tend to find that the cheaper they are, the worse the quality. With face wipes, I think it's really important to use high quality ones and so I usually look for those which were originally expensive, but are on special offer.
These wipes are in a small, flat blue packet with a green label that bears the 'Clean & Clear' logo. There are instructions for use on the back, but I think these are pretty unnecessary - it's quite obvious to use a face wipe!
These are typically cleansing wipes, which remove dirt from the face and unclog pores. I use them as make up removing wipes and they are excellent. They even remove make up from my eyes, even waterproof mascara which is notoriously difficult to remove.
I would never use these cleansing wipes as a replacement for cleanser and toner, as I don't think they are as effective at deep cleansing the skin, and so I use these wipes mainly as a make up remover.
They smell quite strongly and you can almost feel them clearing the make up off your face. They don't dry out your skin but leave it feeling refreshed and a little tingly. One make up wipe is definitely enough to remove all of the make up from your face, as well as the make up from your eyes and lips.
I would go as far as to say these cleansing wipes are probably one of my favourites, second only to St Ives cleansing wipes. I would definitely recommend them for make up removal, especially when you come in late at night and can't be bothered washing your face - they're really quick and easy to use.
Definitely give these a try - especially if they're on special offer!
These wipes are similar to that i have already reviewed in my 'Clearasil - Clearer skin' dooyoo review. They basically claim to offer the exact same thing.
"Remove dirt and impurities, to help prevent spots".
However, after buying these products after seeing a discounted price on the shelves last week, I think i will be heading back to my clearasil stuff.
The wipes seem to do a good job on the whole. I must admit that i have got a couple of spots whilst using them, but i think that is more down to Freshers week and body abuse than the failures of the wipes. They are soft to touch, and do not burn your skin like some competitors.
Im afraid this is the first area in which this product does not meet any kind of requirement. The odour released is pretty rancid and when you leave it in your bin you can smell it for days. Personally, not a big fan of this as i have not experienced it with other wipes.
This is the area where i felt much ambivalence when returning from the supermarket the other day.
At £2, you think you have picked up a right bargain, and this was one of the main reasons that i chose to opt for this product. However, although it looks good, it really is not.
You only get 25 wipes, which means, when using dawn and dusk you get about 2 weeks worth of use out of this product, which just is not satisfactory.
Although the clearasil wipes are about double the price, you get about 3 times the amount of wipes, and thus are far better value. I also felt slightly scammed when i got home on this front.
Its a case of don't get this get that here im afraid. Buy the clearasil alternative for better value, better skin and keeping your friends.
These wipes by clean and clear are designed to do pretty much the same thing as any other facial wipes - remove dirt and impurities, and refresh your face.
The packaging says "Clean down to the pores and help prevent spots" - I can't really say whether this is accurate for me personally at the moment as I have spots that one day are there and the next aren't (even though I'm using these wipes) but I'm pregnant lol! On the back of the packaging it says "Each wipes contains a special ingredient to help prevent spots and breakouts" but it doesn't actually state specifically what that ingredient is. Usually in face wipes and face washes it's tea tree, which I think is what these smell like (I'm using my last one at the moment), but it doesn't have tea tree in the ingredients list...
As a basis of comparison, apart from the spots my skin has been fairly unaffected by pregnancy. It's a combination of normal and dry. I have never had a problem with oily skin so I'm sorry I can't offer an opinion on how well it reduces oilyness.
DOES IT WORK?
Right this moment my skin is feeling really light and fresh and the wipe is still really wet which is great :) My skin has never felt particularly dried out as a result of using these wipes either. They have a really nice fresh smell to them but a really funny taste (no, I'm not putting them in my mouth but if you lick your lips after using one you'll know what I mean!)
The only problem I really have with these wipes is that while they DO make you feel refreshed, I find that feeling quickly fades so it's good that they stay wet for so long. The other thing is that the clean feeling doesn't last too long and my skin feels a bit tacky - as if I haven't washed my facewash off properly.
I think they're a good wipe because of the lovely smell and the fresh feeling. Oh, they're also great for removing makeup (not so much mascara) but it stings a LOT if you get it in your eyes!!! (That fresh feeling will last all day believe me!) I would highly recommend them during the festival season and summer months as a freshen up at work if you don't wear makeup.
I am also on a really REALLY low income lol so they're great value for money.
I tend to use facial wipes such as these for removing make up particularly powder, blusher and eye makeup (but I am always careful not to get the product into my eyes as wipes such as these aren't specifically designed for the eyes). I chose Clean & Clear as they are a recognised brand whose products I have used in the past. I tend to stick to well known brands as I have had reactions to skin products in the past but I know that Clean and Clear products are hypoallergenic and unlikely to make sensitive skin flare up. The packaging of these wipes is very good as the adhesive patch actually remains sticky and keeps it closed unlike some other facial wipes. This means that the wipes do not dry out and last for a long time. They also smell very pleasant and feel nice and cooling on the skin. They are non-greasy but do sting a little around the eyes. The have an astringent effect on the skin and it feels slightly tight after use. Although they are very cleansing they are also quite drying and I needed to use quite a lot of moisturiser after using the wipes.
About Clean & Clear
Clean & Clear are owned by Johnson and Johnson. "Clean & Clear for skin that's really clean, clear and under control" is the product motto. Clean & Clear seem to aim their range of products at teenager who are the unsual culprits for suffering from spots and breakouts, this however does not mean that anyone older does not suffer from this, or from oily skin. Infact oily skin is the most common skin type there is.
Clean & Clear Deep Cleansing Facial Wipes
Clean & Clear Deep Cleansing Facial Wipes are as they name states, facial wipes that are supposed to deep clean, removing dirt, oil and make up, in one easy step. The wipes contain ingredients to help prevent spots and blackheads.
Clean & Clear Deep Cleansing Facial Wipes come in a green and blue package, which has an opening where you remove the wipes from, this is covered with an adhesive sticky label, which you seal back down after use. This is about one of the only packets of wipes I have found that does actually keep its adhesive quality and doesn't start to loosen up. This all helps with helping the product from drying out and keeping the wipes in optimum condition. On the side printed is the expiry date and where exactly this pack has been made. For the case of mine, it is Italy. This has been printed on after the pack was made. On the back of the pack, it says made in the EU, so this is why I think that it can be made in different areas for different packs. They have an expiry date of about 2 years after purchase.
Use & Effects
I usually use Nivea Facial Cleansing Wipes, but as they are rather expensive and I'm trying to save money, I thought I'd try something cheaper, so when I was in Sainsbury's, after looking around for several minutes I thought these would be the best.
To use these it is very simple - remove a wipe from the pack, unfold it and gently wipe over your face, taking care to avoid the eye area, until all oil and dirt has been removed. Dispose in a bin after use - do not flush down the toilet. Make sure you seal the label back down tightly after use, other wise it will loose its adhesive quality and the wipes will then dry out, making the unusable. It is recommended that you use these wipes daily and I do find them suitable enough to do this. I sometimes use them twice a day with no problems.
They are soft in texture, very much like baby wipes, with a slight pattern embedded into them, for use of exfoliating with them too. They are fairly robust, and don't tear or fall apart easily, you would literally have to tear at it to break it apart. This is good, as when rubbing quite a bit on your face, it doesn't fall apart like some other wipes I have used do.
They gently wipe over your skin without irritating it. You can clearly feel the tea tree oil content in the wipes, when it goes over your skin, you get a soft of tingly and refreshing feeling, which leaves you feeling thoroughly refreshed. When you wipe these over your face you can also feel like the wipe is 'soaping' up over your skin - I think this is why it can dry you out. Although your skin is thoroughly cleaned with these wipes, afterwards your skin is left feeling very tight, so I have to ensure that I apply plently of moisturiser afterwards to relieve that tight feeling.
These wipes are great for oily skin, as they remove oil and sebum and gently exfoliate any build up and also minimise the pores, making them less visible. This is why you can be left with tight feeling skin. My boyfriend suffers from very oily skin, and these don't seem to dry his face out, so I have passed these onto him! He doesn't find them any different to my other wipes, the only difference he noted was the smell.
I use these to remove make up and they do a thorough job of it, you only need to use one but if you use these to remove your eye make up, it does sting your eyes, and I find it sore to open my eyes for a few minutes after using over them. When using a facial wipe to remove my make up, I want to be able to use it over my eyes as well as the rest of my face, I don't want to have to use one product for my face and then use a seperate one for my eyes, I use a wipe to remove my make up when in a rush, and using more than one product takes up too much time. So I do have to just put up with it, but it's not comfortable to do this. These can be used to remove make up or on a clean face just to freshen it up or remove oil. I tend to use these in the morning to remove any dirt and oil build up from overnight and at the end of the day to remove my make up. I find when I have had a shower my face feels quite tight so I always like to rub a bit of cleanser over or a wipe, but as I said earlier this does dry out your skin and I found this tightened up my skin after the shower even more, so I would have to use my bottle on cleanser instead. I wouldn't rely on these to exfoliate, they don't do a thorough job of that, the wipe just removes any build up of make up but won't go deep enough nor is it abrasive enough to exfoliate thorougly enough.
Although it's not their intended purpose these are great for cleaning your hands. Your skin on your hands won't feel as tight as it does on your face and it really leaves them feeling clean and refreshed and removes any sticky residue from foods etc.
I won't go into a list of ingredients but the main and active ingredients these wipes contain are Chamomile, Glyceryl Cocoate, Panthenol and Menthol. Chamomile is a skin soother and gentle skin tonic, which is good for dry and sensitive skin as it replenishs any moisture lost, as I find these wipes dry your skin, the content of this can't be that high and is overruled by other ingredients. Chamomile is bactericidal, anti-itching, and antiseptic, so this is why it's great for oily skin. Glyceryl Cocoate is a skin conditioning agent derived from coconut oil. It is an emulsifier and cleanser. Panthenol, also known as provitamin B5 helps to prevent your skin from drying out, so again this must not be that active. Last of all menthol is made from mint and peppermint oils, which are fantastic for cleansing and oily skin, they have antibacterial properties and have soothing and heeling properties too. This also helps to prevent clogged pores which lead to blackheads and spots.
Price & Availability
I paid around £2.50 for a pack of 25 from Sainsburys, unless on offer I would expect you'd pay about the same at other retailers such as Boots, Superdrug and the other supermarkets.
Johnson & Johnson Ltd, Maidenhead, SL6 3UG
I found these were average wipes, they thoroughly cleansed my face but left it feeling tight. I will certainly go back to using my Nivea wipes, even though they cost more. Again, I think this is a case of you get what you pay for. These definately wouldn't be suitable for anyone with dry skin, and would only be satisfactory for anyone with excessively oily skin.
Remove dirt and impurities to refresh your skin /