“ Brand: Waitrose / Type: Cleansing Wipes / Suitable for: Face / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Cleanses, „
I prefer to use soap and water on my face on a day to day basis, but if I am going on holiday I do take facial wipes as they are easy to use if we are on the plane, or if we stay in my parents caravan much more convenient than going over to the toilet block or trying to crumb into the tiny toilet cubicle in the caravan.
As I mainly shop at Waitrose I by the Waitrose Essential face wipes. It always find Waitrose's essential collection to be of really good quality and as I expected these wipes are good to use. The come in a plastic re-sealable package and there are 25 wipes to a pack.
These are 3 in 1 wipes containing to cleanse, remove make-up and moisturise and my face does feel fresh and soft after using them. I use one wipe per "wash" so a packet last me a whole two week holiday and usually I can buy them on offer for 2 packs for £2, so the cost is good too. At full price they are about £1.50 per packet.
I don't wear waterproof mascara and make-up so can't comment on how well they remove that, but they very easily remove my non-waterproof mascara with a couple of gentle wipes. They must be quite sensitive wipes as I am prone to sensitive skiing and they do not irritate me nor do they dry my skin or make it feel greasy.
These wipes nor the packaging are recyclable so I always put them in a bin and not down the toilet as I am afraid they may block the toilet up. These, shown above are the 3 in 1 unscented version, but I have also bought the others in the series, the 4 in 1 cucumber and the 4 in 1 vitamin E wipes, all of which I like and work well, I just get the ones that happen to be on offer!
For a going away face wipe these are perfect for my needs so I am going to give them a 5/5.
Waitrose.com recently ran an offer giving new customers money off vouchers for their first five orders (delivered before the end of August) so I have been doing most of my shopping on Waitrose. Like many others, the idea of a facial wipe to use when I'm exceptionally tired or traveling is appealing, but so far I haven't found any that really impress me. A 2 for £2 convinced me to try these wipes along with another variety from the essential Waitrose line.
The Essential Waitrose 3 in 1 Facial Cleansing Wipes come in packs of 25 wipes. They come in a white plastic pouch with pink lettering and a resealable tab. They claim to cleanse, remove make-up (including waterproof mascara) and moisturize. The back of the pack contains the standard information including the list of ingredients which can be viewed on waitrose.com. The package kept my wipes moist until I had used all the wipes however towards the end of the pack I noticed the resealable tab was sticking less and less well. I'm not sure I would trust it to stay shut if thrown carelessly in a suitcase or gym bag.
Each wipe measures 15 x 18cm. They are slightly moist and carry a very faint scent (I don't think they have added fragrance, but they carry the standard "facial wipe" smell). It is faint and not at all chemically. I am extraordinarily scent sensitive, but these don't bother me at all. The texture of the wipes seems reasonably soft to my hands, but I find them somewhat abrasive on my face, particularly for the sensitive skin around my eyes. My husband has tried these wipes and the texture doesn't bother his slightly less sensitive skin.
I found these wipes removed my (non waterproof) mascara and eye liner without any issues, but the rough texture of the wipes didn't make it a pleasant activity. I don't have any waterproof mascara to test, but I'd be worried that the skin around my eyes wouldn't appreciate anything harder to remove. They faired considerably less well with my foundation. I wasn't expecting my skin to feel as clean as when I use proper cleanser, but when I followed these wipes with a white cotton pad with my normal toner (not my normal cleanser as it isn't clear) I was surprised at the amount of colour transferred to the pad. It proved the wipes left behind a fair amount of make up, sweat and grime.
I like the idea of wipes for those nights I'm just too tired to clean my face properly, but they also seem like they would be useful when traveling. However, that means they need to be able to cope with yet another factor: sun cream. I was pleasantly surprised with these wipes ability to cope with sun cream. I'll admit my normal cleanser works miles better, but these wipes removed the majority of the water resistant sun cream I tested. It didn't do very well with my extremely strong waterproof sun cream but most proper cleansers can't cope with that one. So on the travel front these would be fine for a weekend trip but probably not a week at the sea.
For occasional use, these wipes leave my face feeling reasonably nice and not overly dry, but for my fairly dry skin they wouldn't be sufficient for daily use without proper moisturiser.
If I could, I'd give these wipes 3.5/5 stars. They are fairly inexpensive and do as good if not better job than most wipes I've tried, but I find the texture slightly too rough for my sensitive skin and they don't quite remove all my foundation. I think they are fine for an occasional night, but I wouldn't use them every day. They might also be nice to freshen up after a long flight or other travel.
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, these essential Waitrose 3 in 1 facial cleansing wipes are definitely one of my favourites, and I've tried some which I'll never buy again no matter how cheap they are.
I do always look out for these wipes on offer, the full price is £1.59, but more often than not you will see them on offer at 2 packs for just £2.00. You can mix and match the 2 for £2.00 offer with Waitrose's 4 in 1 cucumber facial cleansing wipes and their 4 in 1 vitamin e facial cleansing wipes. I've tried all 3 varieties of the face wipes from Waitrose, and I actually like all of them. Each packet contains 25 wipes.
I don't use face wipes every day, I'm normally a wash off cleanser kind of girl. But 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 do always take face wipes with me when I travel or stay over at a friends house for the convenience factor.
The 3 in 1 facial cleansing wipes from Waitrose cleanse, remove make up, and moisturise.
I find that these face wipes are really gentle on my skin and don't irritate my skin at all. They actually leave my skin feeeling quite soft and smooth, and ever so slightly moisturised. They don't replace a moisturiser, but if I'm tired and I just use a face wipe before bed then I don't find that I wake up with dry and taut skin.
I find that these face wipes work well at removing the all of the days grime from my face, and they remove all traces of make up as well. If I've had a lot of make up on then it can take two wipes to remove it all fully though, but they even actually remove waterproof mascara with a just a gentle rub over my eyes. Even rubbing my eyes with these wipes they still feel really gentle on the delicate skin around my eyes. These leave my face feeling really clean and refreshed, and they get rid of any greasiness on my skin as well.
They are so easy to use, I just need to gently rub a wipe all over my face, eyes and neck. The wipes are fairly damp and so will clean and mop up everything that they need to without any vigorous rubbing. The packet is resealable so that the remaining wipes stay damp until I've finished the packet. The seal does actually reseal every time, unlike some other wipes I've used where half way through the packet it stops resealing and so my remaining wipes dry out.
I do really like these face wipes and I always pick up a couple of packets if I'm shopping in Waitrose and I happen to see them on offer. I tend to always mix and match and choose 2 different packets, as I like them all, and for the variety - it's nice to have a change. I'd definitely recommend these, I think that for the low price, especially if you've bought them on offer, that they are brilliant. I've had more expensive face wipes which don't work half as well as these.
Essentially, the way to remove make-up is to cleanse, tone and moisturise. But, in my day-to-day routine I rarely find time for these make-up removal methods, often finding a shortcut. Although I am too lazy or tired to take off my make-up the long way, I do always take it off before I go to bed, as to prevent skin problems. My shortcut option to the cleanse, tone and moisturise routine is to use make-up removal wipes. I have previously tried brands such as Simple and Garnier, but I spotted these wipes because of the subsequently cheaper price.
These Waitrose facial wipes are priced at £1.45, which is cheaper than most big brands, but more expensive than other 'value' ranges from other supermarkets. There are 25 wipes per packet, which is okay value for £1.45, as this works out at 5.8 pence per wipe.
The wipes are sold in a plastic packet, which is white, with pink, grey and black writing on it. The packaging is rather simple, but I don't think that this really matters in context. The packet can be opened with a clear plastic pull back, which reveals a slit in the top of the packet where the wipes are dispensed.
The plastic can then be put back on the packet, to reseal it and to stop the wipes from drying out. I have never had an issue with the wipes not being moist enough, so this resalable packet is effective.
The packet states that the wipes have a 3 in 1 function; they remove your makeup, cleanse, and then moisturise your face. The packet also lists the ingredients, instructions and other details, including that the wipes are alcohol free and are dermatologically tested. This means that the wipes won't dry out your face, and are okay to use on sensitive skin.
The wipes are easily dispensed from the packet, but sometimes if you pull out a wipe too hard, multiple wipes can come out of the packet, so you have to shove them back in again, which is annoying, but this rarely happens.
The wipes are quite thick, which I think is a sign of good value, and they're moist - but not too moist, and they don't dry up in the packet either. The face wipes are big enough to cover your whole face, and to remove all your make-up easily.
When used, the wipes are soft and gentle on your skin, and they leave skin feeling clean and cool. The wipes are able to remove make-up with ease, even on evenings where I've had more make-up on than usual. The packet claims to remove all make up - including waterproof mascara. I have only needed to put this statement to the test once or twice, but both times the waterproof mascara was removed simply.
As for the moisturising factor, I can sometimes have dry skin on my forehead, especially in cold winter months. Although these wipes performed no miracles, they did add a little moisture to my skin, but I still prefer to use my own moisturiser after using the wipes just to make sure my skin doesn't fell tight or dry.
After use, these wipes must be disposed of in the bin, and cannot be flushed down the toilet. I would certainly recommend these wipes to anyone who wants a quicker make-up removal regime. 5 out of 5 stars from me!
Thank you for reading, this review was also posted on Ciao, under the username of Georgia713.
I don't tend to wear much makeup, saving it for special occasions or when I am going out with friends. On one such occasion a few weeks ago I realised once I'd painted on my face that I'd run out of makeup remover and wipes! How was I going to get this muck off my face? I also had visions of my poor pillow cases covered with mascara and concealer if I couldn't get it off properly! As I was pressed for time I decided to pop into Waitrose, which was a few doors down from the restaurant we were meeting at to pick up some facial wipes. I was a little weary of Waitrose as it does tend to be that little bit more expensive that other supermarkets so was looking for something that would stretch my pennies.
Browsing the health and beauty aisle I spotted a packet of wipes in the Waitrose Essentials range. The items in this range are I guess the equivalent of those in the Tesco value or Sainsbury's Basics range, though priced at £1.45 they certainly weren't as cheap! Still they were the cheapest on the shelf, at around a pound less than the branded equivalents, so in my basket they went.
The wipes come in a plastic packet, which is white in colour with pink, black and grey writing. Despite being in the 'value' range the packaging still looks quite classy in my opinion. The wipes are dispensed through a slit at the top of the packet. This is resealable, which keeps the remaining wipes moist when not in use. According to the packet the wipes themselves have a 3 in 1 function - they cleanse, remove makeup (including waterproof mascara) and moisturise. Each pack contains 25 wipes. The wipes are alcohol free so shouldn't dry skin and are dermatologically tested, which is something I look for as I do have slightly sensitive skin.
On pulling out a wipe I was surprised at how thick the wipes were. As they were a 'value' product I was expecting them to be quite flimsy. They were also very moist - not dripping - but they certainly hadn't been stingy with their formula either. Subsequent wipes pulled out of the packet once it had been resealed were equally as moist and the seal held up well, not losing its stickiness.
When wiped over the skin they feel nice and cooling and my skin feels refreshed. They did not cause my skin to feel sticky at all nor did they grate at my skin. I tend to wear quite light makeup and these wipes were able to remove this with ease. I was particularly impressed with how easily it removed my eye makeup - I usually struggle with getting my mascara off and am weary of rubbing the sensitive eye area too much so this was a bonus. It should be noted that care must be taken to avoid getting the product into the eyes. If this does occur we are advised to rinse well with plenty of clean water.
On a recent occasion I wore slightly more heavy make up. I went on a make-over/photoshoot (which I intend to review separately) and for the photos the makeup on the eye area was much thicker and darker than I would normally wear it. On removing this I found the wipes struggled a bit and I had to use about 5 to remove the make up completely. As I've never had to remove such heavy make up before I am unable to say how well this fares with other products. I only use these when wearing makeup, prefering to use my normal facial cleanser when I don't have any on.
Once used the wipes must be thrown in the bin alongside other household waste. They must not be flushed down the toilet. Unfortunately the packet is not recyclable. Overall I was very impressed with these wipes. They are still quite pricey but can compete well with the branded equivalents and at a pound less I am sure these will be finding their way into my basket again soon. Recommended!
Any one who has read any of my previous reviews will know that I am no beauty expert. My daily 'routine' is minimal and I am a big fan of facial cleansing wipes as they save me time. The advent of this type of product has made a huge difference to my life! They are the beauty product that enables you to multi task and thus save time and energy. Instead of removing your make up, (3 or 4 cotton pads + make up remover) then cleansing, (2 cotton pads + cleanser) and finally moisturising - you simple use one wipe and all three jobs are done - fantastic!!
However despite the fact that you don't use loads of cotton pads, using wipes probably doesn't save me money as generally a pack can set you back about £4.00. I usually buy branded beauty products though and have never bought supermarket'own brands'.
Welcome to 2010 and in these times of 'tightening our belts' I have started to look for ways to save money. The experts seem to suggest down shifting or buying cheaper versions of our favourites. So when I spotted Waitrose Essentials 3 in 1 facial cleansing wipes for £1.45 I thought I would give them a go.
Waitrose is in my opinion a 'safe' household name, like M&S. Probably more upmarket than most stores (either that or their marketing department has done their job very well!). This product is their 'essential' or basic everyday range. The packaging reflects this and is plain and simple. The packet is a baby pink in colour. Each pack contains 25 wipes.
What do facial wipes do?
Waitrose claim that you can 'Wipe away the day with these moist, cleansing wipes. Removes all make-up including waterproof mascara, and moisturises the skin'.
Ease of use *****
Just peel back the adhesive panel, take out a wipe and cleanse your face. There is no fuss with rinsing. So it's simple really - remove 1 wipe from the packet. Use like a face cloth to remove make up, cleanse and moistures your skin, all in one quick move.
The scent of these wipes is not an overpowering at all. It is a pleasant sweet, flowery smell maybe reminiscent of roses, but I can't quite place it. However I like the subtle fragrance.
Right for me? *****
These wipes do work. They remove make up easily and leave my skin clean and soft. I can't say that my skin looks any different, but these moist wipes 'do the job' as well as smelling pretty too. I usually purchase a product specifically for sensitive skin as my skin can become irritated. These particular wipes are not specifically for sensitive skin and yet I have had no adverse reaction to them.
The biggest downside is the fact that the cloth (wipe) is not as soft as more expensive brands that I have used and while they do the job required I can't quite help thinking I have gently sanded my face at the same time!! They are in no way abrasive, but they are not soft and gentle either.
At £1.45 for 25p or 6p a wipe, I think that's pretty good value for a product that works.
So in conclusion, if you are strapped for time and need to multi task, essential Waitrose 3 in 1 facial cleansing wipes are for you.
(They loose 1 star from me because of their sandpaper qualities!)
Thank you for reading :o)