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Facial cleansing wipes are one of the best skin care products around in my opinion. They're practical, time-saving, and easy to use. I always have a couple of packs at home ready for taking off heavy make-up or a quick cleanse before bed time. The latest ones I've been using are these Skin Therapy 3-in-1 Fragrance Free Facial Wipes. They are available for purchase from Wilkinsons with the RRP of 57p per pack, and I took advantage of a special offer where I got 2 packs for £1.00.
Product description: "Here's a really gentle way to take off your make-up, toning and moisturising at the same time. They're ideal to use even if your skin is sensitive or delicate."
The packaging is a little different to most other facial wipes. It has the usual sort of plastic outer wrapper, but there is a hard plastic hinged lid on top that clips in to close down fully. Underneath this lid is a peel-back seal which can be removed and then stuck back down again after removing a wipe. This double effect seal helps to keep the wipes fresh even when the pack has been re-opened multiple times. Each pack contains 25 wipes, and this will usually last me over a couple of months, as I prefer to use a proper face wash when I'm able to, and reserve wipes for a quick fix or to remove particularly heavy make-up. It works out at costing an individual price of just over 2p per wipe, which is really cheap, and I made a slightly better saving thanks to the special offer price.
Recommended directions for use: Lift lid, peel back label and remove wipe, reseal label and close the lid to keep the wipes moist.
The wipes themselves are a basic pure white coloured cloth that has a slight texture to it. I like the re-sealable packaging as this is hygienic and helps the pack to last even when used multiple times. To use these cleansing wipes I simply rub over my face in the same way that I would wash with a flannel. As they are already wet you can use them without water and this makes the whole process very speedy and mess free. I rub the wipe over my face, starting from the chin and working upwards so as not to pull the skin down, and then I finish off by paying particular attention to the eye areas. The wipes themselves do seem to be a bit dry, and when I've used them it seems like the moisture pools on one side of the pack, meaning that only half of the wipe is wet enough to cleanse away make-up properly, and I have to scrub at my face quite firmly to remove all traces of make-up. The wipes do help to leave my skin feeling cool and refreshed, and on occasion I have also used them over my body to freshen up during the hot weather.
This wipes are reasonable enough, and I can recommend them if you're on a budget as they are very cheap. They work well enough to get my skin clean and clear of make-up, but even though they are fragrance free, the rough texture of the fabric means that they're not really suitable for sensitive skin, and it did sometimes make my skin feel a bit irritated as I was using the wipes. It would have been better if they were fully wet all over as this would mean I could apply less pressure when rubbing over my skin. I probably wouldn't bother buying these again, and would instead look for something that's more gentle on the skin.
I was shopping in the high street store Wilkinsons when I saw these Skin Therapy 3 in 1 fragrance free facial wipes on the shelf. I thought they were very cheap at only 57p for a pack of 25 so I bought them to try. I occasionally buy packs of facial wipes and I'm not loyal to any particular brand. I use facial wipes for refreshing my face at home or on the go and also for helping to remove make-up and dirt from my skin. What also interested me in these wipes was that on the pack it states that these wipes "cleanse, tone and moisturise all in one go" which sounded wonderful.
The wipes come in a soft plastic packet and there is 25 wipes in the pack. The pack actually looks like it would contain more wipes as it's quite chunky. I think that 25 wipes is a small sized pack and would ideally like a bigger pack. The wrapper is fitted with an excellent opening pouch on the top. There is a square plastic lid fitted into the plastic wrapper and underneath you can access the wipes. The lid snaps back into place after use and keeps the hole into the wrapper concealed so the wipes stay nice and wet and fresh. This type of packaging design is far superior to the standard sticky label opening.
The wrapper is printed with essential information including full ingredients, directions for use, contact information for Wilkinsons and warnings about how to dispose of the wipes after use (they can not be flushed down a lavatory). Wilkinsons state that these wipes are "new and improved" and say that the thickness of the wipes has been increased. The impressive re-sealable lid is also a new idea. Wilkinsons say that these wipes can remove make-up, tone the skin and provide a moisturising effect and claim that even sensitive skins will appreciate the wipes. The wipes are confirmed as being "ph balanced" as well as "allergen free" and they are also dermatologically tested.
It's easy to remove one wipe from the pack without any more coming out with it. One wipe measures approximately 20 centimetres by 19 centimetres. They are thick and have a pattern of dots on them. This grooved texture helps to hold the liquid in the wipes and also aids removal of dirt and oils from the skin. Strangely, a wipe feels dry until you press it to your face. They aren't overly soaked with liquid but when you rub one on your face it feels cool and there is just the right level of moisture to make you feel like you are cleansing your face well. The liquid in the wipe feels watery and is non sticky. There is absolutely no fragrance to these wipes.
The wipes remove make-up effectively although on more sensitive areas like my eyelids I feel like the material of the wipe is perhaps not as soft as other facial wipes I've used. I do like the coldness and refreshing feeling the first application of the wipe gives me. After using a wipe my skin feels super clean and also looks very healthy and in a good condition. I would say that the way my skin feels after using a wipe is a bit like it does after I've used a regular toner lotion. My skin is a little too tight to say that it feels richly moisturised although it does feel soft to the touch as though there is a coating of talc on my skin. The resulting sense is that my skin feels okay in the short term but I would rather not use these wipes prior to sleeping or before a long stretch where I can't use a moisturiser cream. I would say that the moisturising qualities of these wipes was about average compared to other wipes I've used.
Overall I'm reasonably happy with these wipes. They clean skin well and I'm confident that they take away all traces of make-up and dirt from the skin. Since using them my skin has been clear of pimples and I've had no bad reactions to them. I would like the wipe to be slightly softer as you can feel a bit of roughness on the surface when using them on thinner skin areas. I am happy with the way my skin looks after using the wipes and feel confident about facing other people after using one of these wipes! I would say my skin has a 'glow' after using a wipe. The wipes don't leave my skin feeling richly moisturised but to be honest across all of the brands of facial wipes I've used none of them can really provide moisturising at a deep level so these Skin Therapy Wipes are no better or worse than other brands I've experienced.
I would buy these again as they are convenient and they provide a quick service when I'm being lazy and want to whip off my make-up face. They are also great for boosting the appearance of a tired face when travelling and they make me feel alert and refreshed again.
They are available at Wilkinson stores in the UK.
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In store at Wilkinsons you can exclusively pick up my favourite skin cleansing and make up removing wipes, these Skin Therapy 3-in-1 Fragrance Free Facial Wipes. The packaging is currently a little different to how the picture shows them here, since the product has been updated since it was first launched. The packet to look out for in store is a white packet with green leaves weaving over about half of the front of the packet with the words 'Skin Therapy' in large, thin silver-grey writing. They retail at just 57p for a packet of 25 wipes, and are nearly always part of a 2 for £1 offer in store and online as well.
Obviously what first attracted me to try these wipes was the price tag! For 50p a packet (purchased as part of the 2 for £1 promotion) I didn't feel I could really go wrong. Even if they weren't good enough to use as facial wipes, I figured I'd just use them for cleaning purposes! There are a couple of variations available, including fragranced and exfoliating wipes, but out of the three kinds I've now tried, the fragrance free are my favourites.
What I particularly like about these wipes is that they don't feel cheap. I've seen some awful attempts at producing low cost facial wipes from other companies, and these exceed all my 'cheap wipe' expectations! They are soft to touch, and though not as densely woven as some other more expensive brands, a single wipe is adequate to use at a time. I also find the packaging is good enough quality that the resealable tab really does reseal after each use. This is so important where facial wipes are concerned because if the seal doesn't work, they will dry out within a matter of days and become completely useless.
The wipes are coated in a gentle, fragrance free cleanser that removes all of my make up quickly and easily, including black mascara and eye liner. They feel soft to use and don't leave any unwanted residue on my face. I regularly use these wipes as a convenient replacement for traditional wash-away cleanser and have not had an increase in skin blemishes as a result of using them, which is a risk you run when using any kind of cleansing product that you don't wash away after as obviously some can clog the pores.
I love this product and use it on a regular basis. I find the price an absolute bargain, the packaging convenient and the product does the job I need it to do without any unwanted side effects. It's definitely worth a try if you're currently using one of the £3 a packet brand name equivalents and would like to save yourself a few pounds.
I am a huge fan of facial wipes, they are the best thing to use just before bed to make your face feel lovely and clean! I have tried so many different ones over the years. I am not brand loyal on facewipes, I just tend to use the cheapest I can find that looks pretty good. I noticed these on a trip to wilkinsons a few months back and thought they were well worth a try as they were dirt cheap! I am happy I tried them because they have done a good job for there price and I will be using them again. Both me and my girlfriend use them before bed and we also have sensitive skin. I also bought them because they were fragrence free and this is very important to me. The packaging is different to the image above but it is still the same product by Wilkinson's. I will now go into a lot more detail on the product!
I paid a very cheap price for these. Currently a pack of 25 face wipes is on 59p, but there is a deal for buy 2 for £1. So I got 50 face wipes for only £1! BARGAIN. The packaging is very simple and is very similar to more expensive face wipes. It has a whole in the middle where you pull them out from and this is re-sealable and sticky.
Did they work?:
For me a facewipes job is to leave my face and skin feeling clean and refreshed. I love the clean feeling that these give you! they have a very fresh scent which lingers slightly and I find that really nice. My girlfriend uses these to remove her makeup at night and she says they are perfect and gentle. She has terrible skin and flares up if she uses the wrong product, these are great with her skin and she loves them. I have also noticed that I have been getting less spots and a few less blackheads. There are hardly any negatives to these at all. They are said to be 3 in 1 because they cleanse, tone and moisturise all in one go. They are also PH balances and fragrence free. I would recommend these to men and women because they really work so well!
Aqua, Glycerin, Propylene glycol, Cetearyl, Phenoxyethanol, potassium sorbate, Glyceryl stearate, Cetyl palmitate, Cetearyl alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Cetearth-12, Benzoic acid, Dehydoacetic acid, Ethylhexyglycerine, polyaminopropyl biguanide, Citric acid. - (I have no idea what any of these ingredients are, but I thought it may help if you have any allergies to any of the ingredients above)
I am so impressed with these, the value is fantastic and it is hard to find a better deal than what you get with these. I think these are just as good as simple face wipes and almost 5x cheaper than them. I will be using these again in the future as they save you money and do just as good job as more expensive brands. If you haven't done so yet, try these out. These are going to recieve 5 stars from me, I have found nothing to complain about what so ever. Thanks for reading my review and I hope it helps!
thanks, Josh - jlaker1992
I wear make up pretty much every day of the week and so I obviously need to remove my make up at the end of each day as well. I often buy baby wipes for this purpose as they are gentle on my skin and often work out cheaper than buying proper facial wipes. However, when I was shopping with my friend one day I noticed some skin therapy wipes on a two for a pound promotion in Wilkinson's and thought that I would give them a go.
The wipes come in a white plastic packet which features green leaves all over it. The skin therapy name blends in to the packet as it is in a silver coloured lettering which compliments the white and green well. We are told on the front of the pack that these three in one fragrance free wipes are:
Fragrance and allergen free
Now the main reason that I use facial wipes is because of the fact that I can never be bothered to cleanse, tone and moisturise even though I know it is probably something that I should be doing. These wipes claim to do all three in one easy step and so I was looking forward to trying them.
On removing a wipe from the pack I noticed that although the wipes are fragrance free the actually smell quite horrible and I wish they did have some fragrance instead! The wipes are a good size, similar to a baby wipe and are moist to the touch. The wipes are also tough and don't tear if you pull at them.
Using the wipes on my face I found that they remove my foundation and blusher quite easily. However, removing my eye make up is much more difficult because I do wear eye liner and mascara. As such I do have to go over my eyes a few times which isn't really ideal for a delicate area such as the eyes really. I have found this to be the case with many facial wipes though so this isn't something that is brand specific in this case.
What I also noticed with these wipes is that they make my skin feel incredibly wet when I use them, and almost a little greasy as well. This does settle down after a couple of minutes but I don't like the feeling at all.
All in all I don't think that I will buy these wipes again purely because of the smell and the fact that they struggle with my eye make up. Should you be interested in purchasing them though I purchased them for a pound for two packets of twenty five wipes at Wilkinson's.
Thank you for reading my review!
So, for anyone who wears make-up or has a skincare routine, face wipes are a pretty essential staple. They are brilliant for using with make-up remover, removing heavy eye make-up, and even getting rid of any fall-out which may end up on clothes. As brilliant and essential as I personally feel face wipes are, they can also be very costly... as much as £4 a pack for 30 wipes! This is where Skin Therapy, a brand from Wilkinson's, comes in. A pack of these wipes, are always sold for under the £1 mark, and can often be found on offer/buy one get one free. They are often always placed close to the entrance of the store also, so can easily be located.
These wipes are available in fragranced, or fragrance free. I would always rather have products which are fragrance free, for the simple reason that I don't believe putting anything perfumed on your face is at all good for you, sensitive skin or not! These wipes claim to be PH balanced, dermatalogically tested, and also "cleanse, tone and moisture in one go".
When you take a wipe out the packet, they open out to measure about 9 inches long each side. I think the size of these wipes is quite good, and often one is enough and only two are really needed if I am wearing particularly heavy make-up. I find that by using a few drops of make-up remover on these wipes is a much more effective way of getting all my foundation off, than just applying it directly to the skin. The wipes allow for all of the make-up to actually be removed, and so you just need to rinse the skin/possibly apply cleanser to get all traces off. As these wipes are relatively soft, you can go near the delicate eye area without it scratching or hurting the skin.
As much as I think these wipes are effective in removing make-up, if I use these on my bare skin to remove say, a bit of mascara that has dropped onto my skin, then I can sometimes find they irritate my skin a little. This could be due to the fact I have sensitive skin, and pale skin which shows up any redness immediately, but it is still something I am dissatisfied with. I have to say this is a problem I don't tend to find with other brands of facewipes, Garnier and Simple to name a few. Understandably, these wipes from Skin Therapy are much cheaper therefore are probably also made with cheaper ingredients, but they still shouldn't put anything in them which could potentially irritate! Thankfully, the redness is not a problem which occurs with every use.
Overall, I would say these facewipes are a cheaper alternative to the frankly overpriced competitors on the market. They do the job, remove make-up pretty well but unfortunately do on occasion, irritate my skin. This of course may not be a problem for everyone, as we all have different skin but it is something to bear in mind if your skin is extra sensitive. I buy these wipes as I am a student and need to watch the pennies, but if I could afford better quality ones then I would buy those instead.
*Please note the picture of the packaging is differs slightly to how it looks in the shop*
It was only during recent years that I tried facial wipes for the first time after purchasing Boots No. 7 with one of their £5 vouchers. Whilst their wipes are considerably expensive I absolutely adored the clean and fresh feeling that they offered. Consequently, I searched for alternative brands, which are a fraction of the price and this review discusses my experience with using Skin Therapy 3 in 1 Fragrance Free Facial Wipes, which are a brand manufactured solely for Wilkinson.
APPEARANCE OF THE PRODUCT
It seems that the packaging has been considerably updated, as Dooyoo's image is very different to my pack of wipes. The appearance of the packet of 25 wipes is clean and fresh with the packaging being coloured white with different shades of calming green to create dozens of leaves. I cannot advise that I have ever used any other products within the range, so I had no idea what to expect the first time I tried these wipes. As with all products of this nature, the wipes are contained within plastic packaging with a transparent sealed flap contained on the upper section to allow the removal of the wipes.
USING THE WIPES
I removed one of the wipes from the packet and was pleased to witness that it was slightly moist and not overly so unlike other brands I have tried. The white coloured wipe is of a fairly good thickness and has a woven pattern running through it and its' size can be described as average with its' 19 cm length and 17½ cm width. Since discovering wipes some years ago, I now use them on a daily basis where I follow my usual cleansing routine and follow up with a quick freshen up with whatever brand of wipe happens to be in my home at that particular time. I tend to use rather a large amount of wipes during the summer months, as they are perfect for a quick freshen when I'm feeling a little hot. When I am going out for the day I will place a few of the wipes inside a small food bag to enable me to freshen myself if I become a little too hot.
Although the wipes are marketed as fragrance free, I seem to possess a nose like a sniffer dog, as I can detect a faint, but rather unfavourable aroma, which I simply cannot identify. Consequently, I scrutinised the list of ingredients contained on the reverse of the packet, but I was unable to locate anything specific. Whilst the aroma isn't disgusting, it is not something I particularly like, so this is a little off-putting for me, but it hasn't deterred me from using the wipes. What is so perfect about these wipes is that they are three in one, so they are suitable for cleansing, toning and moisturising in one go, although I'm a little unsure of their moisturising properties, particularly as certain areas of my face become quite dry at times. However, I cannot state that they have dried my skin, but there again, they have not moisturised it.
The wipes are very cooling when they make contact with my skin and each one contains sufficient moisture to enable me to wipe my entire face. Whilst I have never previously suffered any reaction when using them, particularly as these wipes are marketed as suitable for those with delicate or sensitive skin, unfortunately I burned my neck yesterday due to it being an extremely hot day and when I used a wipe this morning I was able to feel a very slight stinging effect. However, I cannot blame the wipe for this, as it was solely my fault, as I was a little irresponsible by failing to use sunscreen. Unfortunately, the wipes cannot be flushed down the toilet and need to be disposed of with normal household waste.
Whilst my main use of wipes is to cool and freshen my face, I often use them to remove my mousse foundation and I have to report that they are extremely effective. A real positive is that my foundation is easily lifted away with no need to use a second wipe. My skin dries within seconds of using, which is something I favour, as I simply cannot bear a wet face. The pull back label seals pretty well, so I've never experienced a problem with my wipes drying out, although I have to say that I am fairly quick with using one pack, as I will use the wipes a couple of times each day. As for rating the wipes, unfortunately, I feel it necessary to remove one star due to the rather strange odour, but they are perfect in every other way. Consequently, they receive 4 stars from me.
INGREDIENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION
I'm not one who favours long lists of ingredients and very rarely copy them into my reviews. As with all products of this nature, this is a fairly lengthy list with one of the ingredients being citrus acid, which is something that can be found in bath bombs. The wipes should be kept away from the eyes and if contact occurs you should immediately rinse with warm water. I have one grumble with these wipes and that is that they're produced in Turkey, so there are obviously a lot of air miles to deliver these to Wilkinson stores. There is no recycling symbol contained on the plastic packaging, which surprised me. The wipes are pH balanced, allergen free and have been dermatologically tested.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
These wipes are exclusive to Wilkinson and retail at 57p per pack of 25 and at the time of writing (25 April 2011) you can purchase 2 packs for 97p, which in my opinion is excellent value for money.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
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Wilkinsons is fast becoming a popular store. As well as selling branded products, they also have their own ranges. One of these ranges is Skin Therapy which includes facial products.
Here we have the Skin Therapy 3 in 1 Facial Wipes. They are fragrance free and suitable for all skin types.
Wilko's say "Skin Therapy Fragrance Free Facial Wipes have been specially formulated to cleanse, tone and moisturise the skin, effectively removing face and eye makeup whilst being gentle on your skin. Dermatologically tested and alcohol free, Skin Therapy Fragrance Free Facial Wipes are suitable for all skin types".
- alcohol and soap free
- dermatologically tested
- fragrance free
- allergy screened
The facial wipes come in a plastic packet. There is a resealable label on to top. On the top of the packet, you will see the Skin Therapy logo and some information about the wipes. On the back of the packet, you will see the blurb about the wipes, directions for use, ingredients and details of how to contact Wilko.
The packet is different from the one shown above. It is a delicate green shade with white panels and the writing is in a darker green shade.
The wipes themselves are quite large and white. They have a good thickness though can still be seen through.
*Directions for Use*
Remove wipe from packet and cleanse face. Do not flush.
*Availability and Price*
These can be found alongside the Health and Beauty section in most Wilko stores. I picked mine up on 2 packs for 80p but I do believe the normal price is less than £1 per pack. This is for a pack of 25.
Facial wipes are something that I go through alot of. I got into the habit of buying packs at around £3-£4 from Boots. I can certainly no longer afford to spend this amount on them so always search for alternatives. Having been impressed with cheap Asda face wipes, when I spotted these on the Wilko shelves at 2pks for 80p, I couldn't resist! I opted for the fragrance free as I have sensitive skin.
I personally use facial wipes in the morning before applying some day cream and in the evening for removing any makeup or grime from my face. I don't wear a massive amount of makeup but I do like my eyeliner and mascara so any wipes I use, need to put up with this.
My first impressions of the wipes were good, the packet is attractive but basic and although I am not fond of they awful sticky labels, this one suprised me by sticking down so neat you wouldn't even know it was there!
As the wipes are alcohol and fragrance free, I didn't expect any scent. I would say though they remind me of unfragranced baby wipes in scent. The wipes are larger than I anticipated. One wipe covered my full face when layed out flat. The wipes are white but you can see through them as they have little dimple effects. They are perfectly moist as to cleanse but not soak your face. They feel soft and smooth but dry out quickly.
To the test..the makeup! To test I was wearing mineral powder and blush (both No7), eyeliner (Estee Lauder) and mascara (Benefit). I swept the wipe across my face and instantly felt a delightful coolness. The wipes effortlessly removed my facial makeup and I could tell as it had turned an orangey colour. My eye makeup required a little more effort but nothing much. The face was left without a smidgen of makeup. The wipe remained strong and moist for the full time.
I only had to use one wipes for my entire face. This included the removal of my makeup and a further sweep to cleanse. My face felt soft and extrememely clean and fresh. I thought it was going to be sticky but it was perfectly dry. I did not experience any irritation or soreness even around my delicate eye area.
The wipes performed better than I expected them too.
At 80p for 50wipes, these were definently a true bargain. I think I will try the other products in the Skin Therapy range!
Thanks for reading.
I always like to try cheaper 'own brand' alternatives to try and save money and I wasn't disappointed with the SkinTherapy 3 in 1 facial wipes from Wilkinsons.
They are 97p a pack but are usually on a buy one get one free offer.
They come in a simple green packet with white in the middle. On the top bit is the basic information of the product: they are fragrence free, contain 25 wipes, allergen free and are supposed to 'gently cleanse, tone and moisturise delicate skin'. the top also contains the little peel-back area from which you pull the wipes out of and is resealable to stop the wipes from going dry.
If you flip the packet over you get the usual back of packet information. A list of indredients, contact information for the manufacturer and directions of use.
The back also tells you that these wipes are suitable for removing make-up.
I use these wipes more as just a make-up remover than an everyday toner as I find they leave a greasy feeling on my skin. This is not too much of a problem as it tends to go away after rinsing with water but then I need to use a moistureiser afterwards. Also, when using as a make-up remover I always tend to have to use two wipes as one doesn't seem to be able to wipe away one face worth of foundation plus eyeliner, blusher etc if i am not wearing 'heavy' amounts of make-up then they do the job just fine but I am more of a 'rock chick' so tend to put on a lot of eye-liner for a night out. I won't begrudge the product by having to use two wipes because they are so cheap, I would be marking it down if it had costs me a few £££'s for one packet.
Overall, the product does pretty much what it says, you can't expect much from something that costs so little but it is a great product to have in the bathroom.
Recently I bought two lots of 'Skin Therapy' 3 in 1 facial wipes on offer 2 for 1 in Wilkinson's for 97p - one fragranced to try and theses fragrance free types too.
I wasn't keen on the smell of the fragranced type but I really like these fragrance free and they were a lot better for my skin type too :)
I suffer with bad spots at times so these little towel type wipe are formulated especially for skin like mine which can be sensitive to strong perfumes to 'gently cleanse, tone and moisturise delicate skin'
The front of the light green plastic packet says suitable for all skin types and that this product is dermatologically tested and that they are PH balanced and allergen free too.
There are 25 wipes per pack which are perforated and about 6 inches by five inches.
Each wipe is quite strong and big enough to get all my makeup off after a few goes over my face. Even though they say 'fragrance free' I was sure I could smell cucumber when I first peeled back the resealable label...
The write up says this skin care product is designed to effectively cleanse the skin while being kind to and gentle. There is no alcohol in these, unlike some stronger facial wipes I have tried in the past which feel like they are peeling the top layer of your skin off, lol!
On the back of the pack it also says these are soap free and not to flush down the loo too.
There is over two years use by date on them which is really cool if you like stock piling stuff while it's on offer ;)
The little white towels are really quite damp and do keep moist for a while, plenty of time to clean the makeup off my face properly.
Sometimes I need to use two if I've got a lot of black eyeliner on but it doesn't matter as they are not expensive...
I think these are really good for the money and gentle on my skin and why pay more when you are only going to throw them away anyway?
Five stars from me, these are cool (: