Product Type: Sainsbury's body care
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Sainsbury's Skin Therapy Cleansing Wipes
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Sainsbury's Skin Therapy Cleansing Wipes
Date: 29/01/09, updated on 29/01/09 (238 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap and cheerful
Disadvantages: Not great at removing heavy duty make up
When it comes to cleaning my face I think I may be addicted to doing it lol. I'm always wiping it as I find over time (particularly when I've wet my face) that it gets feeling tight and slightly dry and uncomfortable. I cleanse and tone morning and evening as a rule and wipe in the day with toner (if I'm not wearing make up) to help prevent that feeling.
Now I'm not keen on relying on wipes to cleanse my face all the time. I'm a heavy make up wearer to be honest splattering ten ton of god knows what on my face with regularity. I'm a fan of liquid black eyeliner and lots of mascara and glittery eye make up etc and when I'm wearing all that I've usually been out partying and so I come home drunk and that's when I resort to using wipes in the main! For ease of use! However I need good wipes because I do get alot of eye infections if I don't remove my eye make up properly and once I left a small amount of eyeliner in my lash line (by accident of course!) and I almost had to go to hospital as my eyelid almost turned inside out! So my make up removing routine is now incredibly thorough!
Another reason I have wipes at the moment is because I have been spray fake tanned (all over lol) and my usual cleanser and toner was ripping through my tan on my face like paint stripper so I wanted something more gentle and I don't know why but when I saw these they appealed to me.
Light mint green and white oblong shaped plastic packaging with a resealable piece at the front you get the wipes out from (slightly different to the review photograph). In white and black writing on the front I'm told they are Skin Therapy, Sensitive Cleansing Wipes and then near the bottom I'm told they are 25 Gentle Cleansing Facial Wipes, 'a unique moisturising wipe for clean & soothed skin' which are Dermatologically tested. On the back of the packet in small black writing I'm again told what they are, a warning is given, I'm told they are not tested on animals, contact details for Sainsbury's are given, I'm told to bin the wipes after using them rather than to flush them and finally there is a bar-code on there. All in all simple plain packaging, nothing special about the packet at all but simple and functional they indeed are and they don't scream economy of anything either.
Firstly let me point out that although they are called cleansing wipes, no where on the packet am I told they are to remove make up which is the sole reason I purchased them. So I have no idea really if they are meant to be successful at removing make up to be fair and I feel I must point that out.
The wipes themselves pull out of the resealable flap at the top. You simply open close and it does this every time really well keeping the rest of the wipes fresh.
The wipe is a white cloth and almost as big as your face though the only difference is that it's a square. Quite thick though not ever so, it's perforated and textured with bits of the material very slightly raised. Wet it is and in fact you can see a few little bubbles of moisture as you grab it out of the pack although it isn't drippy or soaking wet so they are easy and fuss free to use.
As for cleansing a relatively clean face already... yes they are great. They remove grease and grime you can visibly see on the cloth, freshen up the face with ease and then you flush the wipe. Your left not only feeling cleaner but looking cleaner, face feels a little bit smoother to the touch and the job is done.
For removing make up in my experience I need a couple of wipes. They do remove make up but you have to work at it particualry at removing waterproof mascara's and eye liners and things but it is achievable. You don't have to scrub too hard but it does take time to make sure everything is removed properly.
Not my favourite wipes but they are strong, don't stink to high heaven (hardly smell at all and the fragrance is nothing distinctive) and I do like the way that if you seal them up properly they stay fresh for a long time. I prefer these really for just quickly wiping over my face for a quick freshen up when I get out of bed in the morning or last thing at night and don't think they are at their best removing make up but as I said earlier I do wear of lot of products on my face and my products are heavy duty so in my opinion these would be great for light make up wearers.
They aren't greasy and they haven't irritated my combination skin or dried anything out they shouldn't of either . They are worth a go if your interested.
I paid £1.32 for this pack of 25, usual price £1.99 only available in Sainsbury's
Summary: They're worth a go!