“ Brand: Dove / Type: Cleansing Cloths / What it does: Cleanses, Hydrates, „
I've got a secret - I am a truly lazy washer. For every week I spend truly pampering my skin and looking after myself, there are 2 weeks where my face is thoroughly neglected. So on a visit to Home Bargains I was drawn to the wide selection of products now on the market for lazy washers like myself. Having examined the beauty shelves, I settled on a box of Dove hydrating Cleansing Cloths for sensitive skin. So here's what I think.
Packaging and Price
The package I bought contains 30 cleansing cloths in a rather attractive and unobtrusive white frosted, plastic container. The box has the dove name and logo on the top and would suit any bathroom as it is modestly sized and not at all garish looking. The box of cloths came in a cardboard sleeve which shows a smiling woman using one of the cloths to clean her face. There were 2 different types of cloths available. As I mentioned before, I opted for the sensitive option as my skin is - you guessed it - rather sensitive. There is also a 'normal' option, I suppose for people with 'normal' skin.
As for price, I paid a quite modest £2.99 for my box of 30 which I thought was quite reasonable. I did however check out the same box of 30 wipes in my local Tesco store last night and found they were retailing them for a phenomenal £5.49 with a refill packet of 30 cloths setting you back a further £4.49. I'm not sure I would have bought the wipes at that price, considering my rather tight budget but they are available, as I found out, at lower prices so it is worth shopping around to get a good deal.
Inside the box are your 30 wipes, neatly folded up. On taking out my first cleansing cloth and unfolding it, I was quite impressed with the size which is almost as large as a flannel. The cloths are made out of a waffle like material that is similar to a wound dressing. Take a whiff of the cloth though and it smells like a cross between a swimming bath and a chemists.
To use the cloths you simply moisten the cloth with water to 'release the creamy lather.' Cleanse your face and rinse with warm water. You then dispose of the cloth, using a fresh one each time.
I have been particularly impressed with this latest addition to my bathroom. The cloths make washing in the morning quick and painless and, as the packaging states, they both cleanse and tone leaving me to just add a bit of moisturizer afterwards. My skin feels particularly fresh and moisturized (probably due to the standard ¼ moisturizing lotion used in all Dove products.) I'd even go so far as to say I looked glowing and my skin radiated health. Also, as you dispose of the cloths after use, I feel like I'm having an entirely new pampering experience each and every time I wash.
As for the disadvantages. Well, firstly the smell isn't that you would expect of a Dove product. Whilst there isn't a particularly strong aroma to the cloths, they do have a slightly chemically smell but this does not linger so hasn't proved to be a major issue. Also the price could be too much for some people's pockets. As I said earlier though, they can be found for less at discount chemists and stores. Also, I hav read in the past the suggestion that you cut the cloths in half to prolong their usage. I have tried this with my Dove cleansing cloths and found that half the cloth still does an excellent job at cleaning my skin which means my pack of 30 cloths will now last for 30 days based on a sage of 2 washes per day. So, if I've done my maths right, at the price I paid (£2.99), regular use of the Dove cleansing cloths will only set you back just under 10p per day which is a bargain for such an invigorating experience.
Go on - spoil yourself. You know you want to!!
Previously posted on Ciao under my real name (eek!) of nicolemorgan.
Expensive option but why not splash out on the feature that is viewed by so many people each day and has to last you at least 60 or so years! The cloths come in two variants: Normal to Combination skin and sensitive skin with added aloe vera. I must admit being the type of person I am there is absolutely no way I would have ever just gone into a shop and paid that much out on the product without having tried it for free first, which is exactly what happen. Having searched through a freebies website I ordered a free sample to be sent to my home, and received it a fortnight ago, without much deliberation I tried it the same day. The sample contained just one cloth and the packaging informed me of how exactly to use the product. Basically it works by adding water to the cloth so that it foams and then rubbing it over your face and then rinsing - as expected! The after use sensation was really revitalising and my skin felt pore deep clean. My friend also received a sample and her reaction was the same, although she did add that she liked the fact that you could scrub your face quite hard with the cloth and it didn't hurt at all, so maybe you may need to exfoliate less often with regular use of this product aswell. I was so happy with the fact that my skin felt moisturised atfer use too, that I went to Boots to investigate the price to see whether to buy or not. Luckily when I went there was actually an offer on this product - £3.66 (usually £5.49), but the cloths were still a bit pricey! However I was impressed by the fact that the was the option of buying a 30 cloth pack which came in a plastic container or a 30 cloth refill pack ( no container enclosed) and the refill pack price was £2.99 (£4.49). It was all looking promising! Before I made the decision to buy I thought I'd check out the other brands on offer and found that Dove's facial cloths were the cheapest e
ven without the special offer. My arm was twisted how could I possibly refuse to give my skin the product it desired. As you expected I couldn't! Yes, I bought the container pack with the knowledge that future buys for this product would be made cheaper by the refill packs. Also the special offer and the knowledge that Dove products tend to work well with my sensitive skin also persuaded me. I am extremely happy with my purchase and feel as though my skin has a better appearance and feel without needing to waste as much money on products such as face packs and moisturisers.
The other day a free sample of this product dropped into my mailbox. "Lucky me" I thought. I?ve seen a good few of the adverts on the television and was eager to try them for myself. On the pack it claims to remove dirt oil and long lasting make-up. It contains ¼ moisturising cream, and vitamins A&E.These cloths can be used in place of your normal facial cleaning regime including cleanser, make-up remover, exfoliator or toner. What you get is a thin little rectangular white textured cloth (about 7x6 inches) that you simply moisten in water to release the lather and then 'cleanse with massaging movements' (or wash with it, to you and me). You then just rinse your face with water and throw the cloth away, easy peasy. You even get a step-by-step picture guide to help you. So I gave it a go after a night out and face full of make-up to see if it really did live up to its claim -and price! More on the price later. I moistened it with water and set about washing my make-up off. The lather is really rich and creamy and very generous and it smells just like all the other Dove products that have flooded the market in recent years, it's a lovely just-bathed-baby smell I think. Anyway it did the job perfectly and after rinsing and drying, my skin did feel lovely and soft, not a hint of dry tightness like some soaps and cleansers leave you feeling. I liked the cloths quite a lot, so I thought I'd have a look on the Boots website (absolutely no chance of finding them at the shop in the village) to see how much they were. I was stunned to find they are a whopping £5.49 for a pack of 30! This means that each wash will cost you approximately 18.3p unless you buy the refill pack at £4.49 then it will only cost you 15p each. Having said all that, they do lather up so well, that you could probably cut each cloth in half, get twice the use out of them and they would then cost 9p each or 7 ½
p each if you were to buy the refill. They also do a range for sensitive skin, but they can keep them, I'll be sticking with a bar of Dove soap and a flannel, I can wash off my make-up for a fraction of the price! I can only give them three stars, becuase although I liked it,I think the price is ridiculously expensive!
Made with 1/4 moisturizing lotion and vitamins A & E / Simply add warm water to the soft, textured cloths to produce a rich, luxurious lather that hydrates and softens your face as it cleans /