“ Brand: Good Things / Type: Facial Wipes / Subcategory: Wipes / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Cleanses, „
I'm a fan of facial wipes for cleansing my face quickly when I've just finished a 12-hour shift. Wipes are certainly not the most environmentally-friendly products, but they are ideal for doing a quick clean-up job when you're short of time (or in my case, in post-night shift zombie mode).
I've been using the Good Things brand of facial products on and off for a couple of years now, after discovering the brand in Boots. You can sometimes also find the Good Things range in branches of Superdrug, but my favourite place to buy these now is Sainsburys, where the range seems to be almost permanently on a half-price offer. The RRP for this pack of 25 wipes is £3.49, which would place them outside of my budget for facial wipes, but at half price I tend to choose these above other brands.
The selling point of the Good Things range is that the products are free from certain 'nasties', such as parabens, animal ingredients and SLS. Although these are not perfect in terms of ingredients (for example, they contain 'parfum', an ingredient that always baffles me in products that are functional rather than there to provide a fragrance), they are certainly an improvement on many of the products to be found in mainstream stores.
The blurb on the Good Things packaging also mentions that the range was developed with 'young skin' in mind, but I can report that the range is suitable for 43-year-old skin in my case, so I wouldn't be too put off by the age reference! In fact, I think the marketers may have done this range a disservice by suggesting it's for a particular age group.
Good Things Total Wipe Out wipes are noticeably stronger, thicker and sturdier than other facial wipes I've used. They feel rather like reinforced facial tissues, rather than the thin material-like texture of some wipes. Because these are so thick, I do feel a little guilty that they're disposable wipes. They are, however, biodegradable. These are also very moist, and appear to contain more cleanser than other brands I've used. I nearly always end up using two facial wipes, but I can get away with using one of these. You don't always get what you pay for, but Good Things wipes certainly feel like they're of a better quality than cheaper wipes.
Despite containing extracts of raspberry, cranberry and aloe vera, the scent of the wipes smells more appley to me - I suppose that is where the dreaded 'parfum' comes in. Honestly, I'd rather these smelled of nothing, or vaguely of the fruit extracts used, but I suppose there are plenty of consumers who want a definite fragrance to every product.
Despite my grumbles about artificial fragrance, I am going to give these wipes 5 stars, as they are the most efficient facial wipes I've found, they leave my skin feeling properly cleaned and refreshed, and they're much better in terms of ingredients than many other facial ranges. I couldn't afford to buy these every week at full-price, but the on-going Sainsburys offer means these are my new first choice for facial wipes.
Good Things Total Wipe Out Cleansing Wipes
As I wrote in my review of the Good Things Deep Clean Blackhead Exfoliator, whilst I was out on a girly shopping trip, my friend and I were in Boots stocking up on essential beauty products. She began telling me about this brand of really fruity, effective products, and showed me where they were so that I could see them for myself. I love fruity scents, and could not resist buying a few to try.
** What is it and what does it do? **
The Good Things Total Wipe Out Cleansing Blackhead Exfoliator have been developed by award winning beauty writer Alice Hart-Davis and are designed to make the most of young skin. The packaging states that "The Good Things range uses superfruit beauty boosters in gentle, super-effective formulations" and proudly states on the front of the packaging that it is free from: parabens, mineral oils, sodium laureth sulphate and animal ingredients. It only contains good things, making this range suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
The packaging states that these soft wipes are impregnated with a gentle yet effective formula that removes make-up with one careful swipe. Enriched with aloe vera and vitamin E, they are gentle enough for sensitive skin. The wipes are also biodegradable, so they are better for the planet too. All of the lovely good things in the wipes leave my skin feeling soft, smooth and clean, without making it feel tight, dry or greasy.
**How to Use**
As with all wipes, the directions are really simple. The packaging states that you should 'Lift the adhesive panel. Remove a wipe and cleanse your face. Re-seal the panel straight away to prevent the wipes from drying out.
Avoid direct contact with eyes. If product gets into the eyes rinse well with water immediately.'
**product and packaging...**
The cleansing wipes come packaged inside a square plastic packet which has all of the information and instructions on the back. The packet has a re-sealable cover, and this helps to keep the wipes as fresh possible and stops them drying out. Once you have peeled back the cover, you simply remove one of the wipes and use it to cleanse your face. Once you have used the wipe, simply throw it in the bin.
The cleansing wipes are white and quite large compared to most other wipes. The fruity scent is very strong, which for me is nice, however, I was pleased to find that although I could smell a faint fruity scent after I had finished using the wipe, it was not overpowering or very noticeable.
This range of products have been designed with those in their late teens to early thirties in mind, and the funky design on the packaging reflects this. The range is very broad, so it would be possible to have all of your bathroom essentials matching, if you so wish. They also look similar to much more high end brands.
**price and availability...**
This product brand is becoming more widely available in chemists and supermarkets. I purchased the cleansing wipes whilst they was on a 2 for £6 offer from Boots, which is good value for money but it's rrp is only £3.49 so it is not likely to break the bank. I have also seen them available to buy in Superdrug and Tescos.
I love this range of products, and this one is no exception. They are so easy to use and they leave my skin feeling very soft and smooth. I like the fruity fragrance and the fact that it is free from so many nasty ingredients.
I would definitely buy these again. They work for me, smell great and are available at very good prices. This entire range is fantastic, and it is so diverse that there is certainly one for everyone to try.