“ Brand: Pure / Type: Cleansing Wipes / Exfoliator / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Cleanses, Exfoliates, „
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When it comes to cleansing my face at night before I go to bed I either user a cleanser and toner combined, a cleansing cloth or I just wash my face in clear water. It depends how I feel and what I have been doing during the day.
When I ran out of cleansing cloths not long ago I intended to pop into Boots for some of their cucumber wipes which I like very much. As it happened I went into our local pound shop and I saw some cleansing wipes which I decided to try.
The wipes they had were Pure Cleansing Wipes in packs of 20 and they had the exfoliating and the non-exfoliating ones. Initially I thought that they were £1 per pack - a natural assumption as I was in the pound shop at the time! I then realised that they were actually on sale at two packs for £1 so I bought a pack of each. I didn't know Pure as a brand but I thought that for such a price they had to be worth a try.
The ones that I will review here are the exfoliating wipes and, to give them their full name, they are Pure Exfoliating Complete Cleansing Wipes.
These come in a turquoise and white packet which looks very clean and smart. There is the usual peel back opening on the front so that one wipes can be taken out at a time and then the packet is resealed keeping the remainder moist until you need the next one.
The written information on the front of the packet is so small that I had to use a magnifying glass in order to read it even though I was wearing my glasses!
Once I had managed to read it I found that the wipes are enriches with Aloe Vera and contain vitamin C and witch hazel. They are also free of parabens and the exfoliating dimples are supposed to remove dirt, make up, grease and dead skin cells.
When I peeled back the opening the first thing I noticed was a lovely smell. It is very light and flowery but not too strong. The wipes themselves are white, soft with a textured surface and about 6 inches by 8 inches.
I have found these wipes to be really nice to use. I do not wear make-up so I cannot comment on their effectiveness in the removal of make-up although I would suspect that they would be strong enough for the job.
I do walking and other general exercise and obviously I perspire so I like something which will make my skin feel deep cleansed at night before I settle down for my night's sleep. These definitely do the job although I have to say that I can't really detect any exfoliating sensation when I use them.
I find that my skin feels nice and clean after using these wipes. They do not dry out my skin which is nice and, as I said before, they do smell very nice.
Once used these wipes must be thrown away in the general rubbish. They must not be flushed down the toilet as they may well cause a blockage.
In conclusion I would have to say that I would buy these wipes again although for preference I think I would rather have the Boots ones as they feel a bit more luxurious. I suppose you get what you pay for.
I always like to keep a pack of facial wipes in the bathroom cabinet because there are some nights I can't be bothered to get out the proper face wash to cleanse my skin of make up when I'm tired and I just want to go to bed, and there are other times like when away camping, that I want to simply wipe my face before bed, without having to walk to the toilet block. I have tried plenty of wipes, and to be honest, I don't like to put in a lot of money given that each wipe is simply thrown away. So a while ago whilst in Poundland, I noticed them selling two of these Pure Exfoliating Wipes for £1, and thought they would be worth trying at that price.
Pure is not a brand that I am familiar with at all, and don't recall seeing it in any of the major supermarkets. These exfoliating wipes hold 20 within one pack, meaning you are really getting 40 for £1, which if good value. These wipes claim to have 'exfoliating dimples' to help cleanse the skin, removing make up and dead skin cells leaving radiant skin.
These wipes are much thicker than other branded wipes on the market, which doesn't bother me if they are effective. You can see the little dimples that the product claims to have on the wipes, and when you take one out of the resealable pack, there is a slight scent that is pleasant and fresh, but not overpowering. I have fairly sensitive skin, so wouldn't and couldn't use products that aren't exclusively for sensitive skin for any lengthy period of time, so I would use these wipes particularly at the weekend when I may have slightly more make up on such as mascara and eye shadow. Unlike some of the branded wipes that I have used in the past, one wipe over the face is not sufficient in removing all make up at all - in fact, you might need to scrub at little with one wipe or two to ensure all make up is removed. This is a classic case of a cheaper wipe in my view, and I don't mind so much as long as it doesn't have a negative effect on the skin and I would say that the scrubbing to get rid of all the makeup, left my skin and little red in places, which I wasn't overly impressed by. IN saying that, I felt that once I had removed all the make up, my skin felt clean, and I certainly have had no break outs after using these wipes.
All in all, for the price these wipes are okay. No, they are definitely not as good as the recognised branded wipes such as the Simple range, which I love, however, there is a distinctive difference in price, so if you want better quality you will have to pay more. These wipes in my opinion, are fine for the occasional use, taking off make up after a busy long day, or taking with you in your handbag or on holiday, but I wouldn't be relying on them. An okay wipe for the price!
I purchased these wipes in a twin pack from our local Discount Store for 99p which is great value, I always use facial wipes and even carry a pack around in my handbag so I go through quite a lot of them especially when I am at work so I do watch out for packs of them at decent prices. I have only ever seen this brand being sold in discount style stores so wasn't sure what the brand would be like but at that price it really wouldn't matter if they were useless.
The wipes come in a mainly white packet with some mint green colouring on it, it states on the pack that they have "exfoliating dimples to cleanse and exfoliate, instantly removing dirt, make-up, grease and dead skin cells to reveal refreshed radiant skin." The packet has a plastic pull back section on the top of it which pulls back easily and doesn't tear the packet and is resealable to keep the wipes inside moist.
Inside the packet you get 20 wipes so that's 40 wipes for 99p, on opening the wipes you can smell them, they have a scent like tea tree and witch hazel and it is a really fresh smell. The wipes themselves are about 6inches x 7inches so are a really great size, they are white in colour and dimpled as stated, the wipes are more moist towards the bottom of the pack than the top but even the first wipe out of the packet is moist enough to wipe your whole face and neck.
The wipes do really well at leaving your skin feeling refreshed, the scent of the wipe is not transferred to your skin at all although I wouldn't have minded if it did. The wipes pull out of shape as you are using them and give you the feeling of being a cheap product, there doesn't feel to be any exfoliating properties to these wipes at all but I use an exfoliator a couple of times a week so this wouldn't put me off buying them again. The wipes are very good at removing make up however they don't remove waterproof mascara so you need a further product to do this.
These wipes are lovely and ones that I did attempt to purchase again although in my rush I stupidly bought the age defying version instead, the wipes are lovely and soft on my skin and they don't dry my skin out at all. My skin feels lovely and refreshed from using these wipes and they are brilliant for getting rid of the grease from my pores when I have been running around at work. I give these wipes 4 stars due to the lack of the exfoliating properties that they claim to have.
Whilst there are a few brands of facial cleansing wipes that I will never repurchase due to the fact that they dry out my skin, I can't admit to being loyal to any particular range. I favour using facial wipes on those occasions when the weather is hot and clammy and I need to freshen my skin and I'll make my purchases when I see special offers or those that are reasonably priced. I carry out bulk purchase in Poundland every couple of months where I will stock up on my favourite products from well known brands and it was during my last shop that I discovered Pure Exfoliating Complete Cleansing Wipes and this review discusses my experience with using them.
I don't generally tend to browse Poundland, as I head straight for the products that I need to replenish, but it was the calming green and white packaging that caught my eye in addition to the fact that the wipes offer exfoliating properties. At just £1 for two packets with each containing twenty wipes I really couldn't go wrong, so my purchase was made. Identical to that of other brands, there is a sticky seal located on the upper section of the packaging, which is easily pulled back to reveal a good size opening to enable me to remove a single white coloured woven wipes without the others following suit.
The first issue I experienced was that when attempting to open the neatly folded wipe, the edges seemed to have caught against the fabric that was touching them and as a result, I needed to give a slight tug, which causes the edges to fray and misshape the wipe. Whilst the wipes offered a good thickness and size with their measurements of approximately 16 ½ cm x 19 cm they had not been correctly cut, as they did not offer a true oblong shape. However, this is just me being picky and their appearance has absolutely no bearing on their performance. The level of moisture was reasonable for a facial wipe and I gently rubbed it over my skin whilst I waited for the exfoliating sensation, which it is claimed is offered by the dimpled texture of the wipe.
However, whilst the wipe left my skin feeling clean and fresh without leaving any excess moisturise or a sticky film, the exfoliating properties were not existent despite me apply a little pressure as I rubbed it over my skin. I can't admit that I was surprised, as I really hadn't expected a 50p pack of wipes to offer such qualities, so there wasn't really any disappointment for me. I prefer to use baby lotion and cotton wool for removing my non-waterproof mascara, eye liner, foundation mousse and eye shadow, but for the purpose of this review I tested their ability, but I encountered a few difficulties when I got to my eye liner and mascara. Unfortunately, I found myself having to apply pressure on the delicate area of skin as well as needing to rub the wipe back and fore, which I didn't find at all favourable. Consequently, I did not use them again for this purpose. On a positive note, I did not suffer any stinging when using, which is always a fear of mine, particularly when it comes to the eyes.
I found the wipes very efficient at removing my mousse foundation as my skin was left feeling wonderfully cleansed and free from grease and grime. I suffer with T-zone skin and as a result, when using some brands of wipes I often experience a little tightness on my cheeks and neck area, but I cannot report of any issues when using these. I believe this to be due to the fact that the wipes are enriched with Aloe Vera, which offers a soft and smooth sensation to my skin without stripping any of its natural oils. The seal on the pack remained intact for my entire use, so I had no concerns about the remaining wipes losing their moisture levels. The wipes should be placed in the bin after use with the empty packet being recyclable. The wipes have not been tested on animals and should be used within 6 months of opening.
If these wipes had been marketed solely as facial wipes they would have received five stars from me. However, when applying my rate I need to consider the fact that they do not offer the claimed exfoliating properties and for that reason they lose a star from me. Despite the fact that the wipes do not exfoliate and the issues I experienced with unfolding them, I would definitely repurchase as they offer excellent value for money and as previously stated, you can purchase two packs for £1 from Poundland.