Product Type: Simple body care
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Simple Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes
Member Name: onlyliana
Simple Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes
Advantages: Quick way to remove makeup
Disadvantages: Greasy residue, material of wipes have a slightly grainy texture
Much to my annoyance, my skin needs just a teeny tiny window of opportunity to breakout into mountainous spots so I have to use products designed to reduce oil and blemishes. This normally involves a separate cleanser, exfoliator, toner and moisturiser to keep up some resemblance of normal skin.
As I am in the habit of falling straight to sleep without going through the motions with all these products after a night on the pop, I decided to buy some wipes to keep within arms reach of my bed so I can quickly remove my make up and be promptly transported towards sleep (and my hangover) all the sooner.
Which brings me to these wipes...
The wipes are packaged in a light blue plastic packet with a sticky resealable tab. I find these sticky tab things abhorrent, they never chuffin' work. I personally would rather pay a bit more and have the wipes packaged with some sort of opening that clicks into place than have to spend another 3 quid on a new pack of wipes when they dry out.
***Price and Where to buy***
A pack of 25 wipes can be purchased from Boots stores for £2.99. These are also available at some supermarkets so may be cheaper there. As far as facial wipes go I find think this is a reasonable price for facewipes.
***My Skin Profile***
I'm in my early twenties and my skin tends to be Normal/Combination and I suffer from quite frequent breakouts mostly around my chin and nose. I tend to have shiny/oily skin in my T-Zone too and I find that my skin has the tendancy to look a little dull from timer to time.
***About the wipes***
The blurb on the website states:-
"Control shine and thoroughly cleanse with our Clear Skin Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes. They revive, tone and remove make-up, leaving your skin clean and fresh"
"Zinc PCA gently absorbs excess oil for pure clear skin
Natural Antibacterial helps reduce blemishes and freshen skin
Witch Hazel helps tone and tighten pores
100% alcohol and oil free so are non drying, and leave skin soft and supple with no greasy residue
pH balanced so maintains natural balance for healthy skin"
I decided to go for these one as I thought they would be most suitable for my skin type.
***Using the wipes***
To use simply remove a wipe from the packet and sweep gently over face and neck. I found the material of the wipes not to be as smooth as I would like. They seem to have a slightly grainy quality to them. They have a very gentle, almost non-existent scent which I liked very much. I am not a huge fan of overly scented beauty products.
They removed most make up, mascara was a bit of a problem as I still woke up with panda eyes but that could just be because of my inebriated state rendering me useless. They were gentle enough to use around the eye area though which is always a plus. I suffered no irritation from the wipes at all.
The only big issue I do have with the wipes is that I was left with a light, sticky residue on my skin after use despite Simple claiming that there would be no greasy residue. This is only a small issue and is more than likely due to the fact my skin doesn't like to absorb anything.
As mentioned above, I do have to stick to my skin care routine quite religiously in order to preserve my skin and whilst these wipes mean that I can at least remove my make up, I still tend to wake up the next day feeling a breakout brewing. I'm not going to say that the product is not good as it is more likely my skin is the problem and not the wipes themselves.
Overall, not something I would recommend to someone with a similar skintype to myself, perhaps better for someone with Normal skin.
Summary: Not suitable for my skin type.