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Simple Facial Cleansing Wipes
Author Name: daisylee3
Simple Facial Cleansing Wipes
Date: 24/03/12, updated on 24/03/12 (18 review reads)
Advantages: Affordable, soft, gentle
I am certainly not brand loyal when it comes to face cleansing wipes and I usually just pick up what ever is on offer as long as it looks to be of decent quality and isn't too harsh as I have such sensitive skin. Simple is a skincare brand that I had heard of before due to their wide range of products, so when I saw that the packs of their cleansing wipes were reduced considerably in my local Superdrug I stocked up on a couple of packs.
Simple describe these cleansing wipes as a quick and effective way to cleanse, and state that the wipes have 'vitamin goodness' and are 'tough enough to remove waterproof mascara yet gentle enough for sensitive skin.' (taken via their website). The wipes apparently have 'the perfect blend of ingredients' and help to refresh & tone the skin. I have very sensetive skin which is quite dry at the minute; my t-zone especially. I had a good read of the packet before making my purchase and couldn't see anything to lead me to believe that the wipes would be drying - in fact they clearly state that the wipes aren't drying on their website.
I paid around £2 for each pack of 25 that I purchased from Superdrug - I bought 4 packs as £2 is a total bargain considering that the RRP is over a pound more at £3.01. There was also a variety of other types of Simple face wipes including exfoliating, age-resisting and so on. The wipes come in a square shaped, thin plastic packet which has a green and white colour scheme along with the Simple logo and product name on the front of it. To open the packet you simply need to peel off the thin, sticky plastic film and then pluck a wipe or two out before sealing it back up wih the plastic film to keep the wipes fresh and moist.
The wipes are white and feel like thin, soft cotton. They don't have that 'soggy toilet roll' type of feel to them like a lot of brands of makeup wipes do, and instead feel very good quality and lovely and soft. The texture is smooth and not at all harsh. The wipes are easy to unfold and I use mine to remove makeup first, and then use another to wipe my face and neck.
I wear heavy makeup; black eyeliner, black mascara and occasionally dark eyeshadow, and it usually takes 3-4 of these wipes to get every last bit of makeup off, which isn't too bad. I use these everyday to remove makeup as they're so effective and it's very a important part of my skincare regime to remove makeup and cleanse before I go to bed, and with these even when I am shattered it doesn't take much time or energy so handy when I come in from a night out and just want to cleanse quickly then go straight to bed. The smell is pleasant. It's gentle and doesn't linger. Disposing of the wipes is easy, I simply flush them down the toilet or alternatively just stick them in the bin.
The wipes are moist but not moist enough to drip, they hold the moisture well and although they leave my face feeling cool and refreshed, they don't leave me with a horrible wet feeling and my skin simply feels very smooth after using a wipe rather than dripping wet! I have been using these wipes for a couple of weeks now and have not experienced any redness, itching or discomfort and they cleanse my skin effectively. They're affordable, even at the RRP and are of good quality. Reccomended.
Summary: 5/5 reccomended