“ Brand: Roc / Type: Cleansing Wipes / Suitable for: Face / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Cleanses, „
Roc Alcohol free Cleansing wipes
We recently went away for a few days some of those on a house boat and I decided that it would be better to pare down the night time skin cleansing ritual and use cleansing wipes.
WHAT ARE THEY?
These are alcohol free cleansing wipes which are opthamologically and dermatologically tested so they should be ok for skin and eyes.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
There are 25 cleansing wipes in the pack. The plastic pack has a peel back resealable strip and from the gap in the strip I can pull out the wipes.
Without measuring them the wipes themselves are about the normal size I would expect of a wipe, as in rather like a baby wipe. They are white in colour and are nice and thick, and moist without being overly wet. This means I can wipe my face with them without water dripping down my face but they are moist enough so that I know they are cleaning my face.
They have no discernible smell, so I guess they are fragrance free which is good because they will therefore be suitable for myself and Little Miss for the few days away.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
These cost about £6 for the pack so not the cheapest facial cleansers on the market
These wipes are good quality and there is no chance of my fingers pushing through the wipe and making a tear as I clean my face. I am usually fairly liberal with my use of wipes but with these find that a couple of the wipes actually cleanse my face sufficiently to get all traces of skin and eye make up off. They are actually gentle enough to wipe across the eyes but also effective enough to remove eye make up.
For me they are great for a couple of days useage but I do like to get back home and return to my normal face cleansing routine. They are also slightly pricey for a pck of face wipes.
Recommended for skin care on the move.
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Oh no! i bought these wipes on a whim when they were on promotion at boots, as I have noticed that Roc are a seemingly reliable brand that aids well in anti- aging. The packaging is pretty standard for a pack of wipes, but what I noticed when I first opened them was that the first wipe was extremely dry. A tip for this is to store wipes (any brand not just Roc) upside down so the liquid reaches the top wipes. Anyway, passing this, I didn't notice any overwhelming scent to the wipes which appealed to me, because I hate feeling like I'm wiping perfume across my face! However, within 1 or 2 minutes of wiping my face with the wipes, I noticed redness all over and a tingling sensation. I was baffled as to what was going on and immediately washed my face. The next morning I had flaky dry patches all over my face to I think it's safe to assume that I was allergic to some kind of ingredient in the wipe and from my reaction, I would not recommend these to anyone. I think the wipes were a bit drying to begin with (though this could have been because of the liquid issue) and these are definitely not geared toward mid twenty-ish skin. I was left severely disappointed with my experience of using these and as a result will never go near or recommend a Roc product to anyone again. I would be interested to see how these wipes fare against more mature skin though, but for me, this product is an epic fail I'm afraid!
I have said before that I'm not a fan of face wipes, but I also like to use Boot money off coupons to try new products. I purchased these in Boots for £1.99 with a £5 off facial skincare voucher (they're normally £6.99). This gives you a pack of 25 alcohol free wipes, I definately wouldn't be paying full price for these no matter how good they were!
I was a little unsure about using the wipes as I know a few people who have found RoC products to be quite astringent, however I was really impressed! The wipes didn't really have a smell to them, but they were really effective at removing makeup and I didn't find them harsh on my skin at all. They left my skin feeling soft and properly cleaned, I usually find that face wipes don't remove all my make up and aren't that great for properly cleaning skin, so I was really impressed by these.
It's a case of you get what you pay for really, these wipes are much more expensive then I would be prepared to pay, but they're the only wipes I've tried that do a good job of cleaning your face and removing makeup. I'll just have to stock up when Boots have their £5 off facial skin care vouchers!
As a busy Mum, by the time it gets to bed-time, the last thing I feel like doing is the three step routine so, ignoring the temptation to jump into bed with the dirt, grime and baby debris of the day all over my visage, I choose the easy option of rubbing a wipe over my face and slapping on a big dollop of Clarins wrinkle cream after to ease my conscience.
When it comes to wipes, I'm not brand loyal - I tend to buy whatever is on offer as long as it gets the make-up and grime off. I picked up these Roc wipes in Boots when I had a £5 off skincare voucher so paid £1.99 rather than £6.99 (which I think is extortionate for a pack of face wipes!).
There are 25 wipes in a resealable packet and they are alcohol free - with the pack claiming "as effective as traditional cleansing ... provide deep cleansing and make up removal, leaving your skin clean, moisturised and refreshed."
Well, that may be what the pack says but in reality, these wipes are awful. As they claim to be alcohol free, I thought they would be OK for my occasionally sensitive skin, however, they seem very astringent and leave my skin physically nipping. I rubbed them gently over my eyes to remove my eye make up and found my eyes almost streaming as they seemed to be so strong.
The wipes certainly did remove all the grime and make up but my skin felt red raw afterwards and my eyes nipped. I was really disappointed with these wipes and was unable to use them. I did persevere for about three days but gave up as the reaction from my skin and eyes was so extreme.
Not worth the £1.99 I paid for them, never mind the full price of £6.99.
OW OW OW OW OW OW OW! Man these are scratchy!
Having been convinced by many beauticians at Dermologica and Cinique, I have made this year the year I ex foliate my skin. Apparently it gets rid of the wrinkles as many wrinkles happen prematurely for various reasons. One of them being dirt and grim and dead skin cells caught in your pores and skin creases. If they are not washed away, they can expand and cause your skin to stretch, this can, if left too long, cause wrinkles to form as your skin stretches all the time with all the dead skin cells it has crammed in it. -I hope all that made sense! Please consider yourself now well educated in skin! Its what several people have told me individually!
So, on finding myself a boots £5 off voucher, I decided to spend it on Roc wipes. I wanted to used these after I had washed and rinsed my face, but before moisturising my skin. Once per day, at night. I had previously been using the Simple Daily wipes but these worked out to £1.99 after my £5 off (they are £6.99 in Boots) so seemed like trying. They would work out to be the same price as the Simple Wipes which are on offer in various places at the same price. But without the discount at £6.99 a pack, these are quite pricey.
The first wipe seemed quite dry- it was the first out of the pack so I can understand why- all the moisture sinks to the bottom. -Note to self- leave the wipes upside down!
It also felt very rough- I did try it on what was left of my eye make-up and wont be doing that again- it really hurt- not so much the formula- although yes that did hurt- but also the roughness of the wipe- it is just too rough to use on my eye area! In fact, it was too rough to use on my skin full stop. My cheeks hurt, my forehead, my nose...
The benefits do not out-weigh the negatives. They have a resealable packet, there are a fair amount in a pack but its no more then average.
I am now trying to find a use for these as my skin, although not especially sensitive, is just no match for these! They are said to be "daily wipes" but I am yet to see how they could be used daily...perhaps on my bathroom skin as cleaning??
I can see how they would ex foliate as they are so rough, but to be honest, they would need to be a lot more moist to achieve ex foliation through their texture. Instead, most wipes are either very moist (and yet not so scratchy) or are very strong/with a lot of alcohol which seems to pick up the dirt and skin cells, which attach to the cloth and are taken off the skin's surface. These latter forms tend to come in bottles as the alcohol can simply dry too quickly in a resealable box of pads.
I hope Roc bring out a newer better version of these- having tried Roc products before and been quite impressed, almost to the point of purchase (until I saw the price...) but these wipes? Never again!