While in Superdrug I spotted that they had updated there range of face wipes and for 99p for 25 wipes decided to give them a try, I bought the ones for dry skin. The wipes are packaged in a plastic packet, which is blue in colour with a little bit of text on the front. It is easy to open and can be resealed after use, to help keep the wipes moist whilst in the packet. The packet is relatively small making them easy to store, there a perfect size to fit in my make up or to pop in my suitcase when I go on holiday. The packaging can be recycled once you are finished with them and the wipes aren’t tested on animals so can be used by vegans.
The wipes are white in colour and have a fresh scent to them, which isn’t over powering. The fragrance from the wipes does stick around for a while after use, but it is only subtle. The wipes are quite strong and are of a reasonable size, maybe a little smaller than an A5 piece of paper. There moist but not too wet, they have no trouble removing make up, including mascara and leave my skin feeling fresh, I do occasional get a little tingle on my face after use, but my skin can be sensitive at times.
I use these wipes every day, although these are for dry skin, I wouldn’t say they do anything to relieve this so I have started to apply moisturiser after I have used them.
These wipes are a bargain and do exactly what they say they will, Superdrug are also offering a 100% happiness guarantee, so you have absolutely nothing to lose trying them out.
I've been using Superdrug Facial Wipes for a while now. I like the convenience of using facial wipes to cleanse my skin or give it a quick freshen up, and I live just round the corner from a branch of Superdrug, so these have become a staple in my skin care purchases over the years.
The range has recently been re-vamped, with smart new packaging and four different varieties of the wipes: Fragrance Free for Sensitive Skin (white pack), Combination Skin (green pack), Dry Skin (blue pack) and Normal Skin (pink pack). All varieties apart from the Sensitive Skin one have a gentle fragrance; the range used to have specific scents such as camomile or cucumber, but they all have different but subtle scents now.
I must admit that although I would say the skin on my face is 'normal' and I don't suffer from any dry or combination skin, I have tried all of these wipes, and have found them all to be suitable. In fact, because I like to have a variety of the fragrances, I will usually pick up at least two different packs.
The range may look different now, but the price has stayed at 99p for a pack of 25 wipes. This makes these wipes a good bargain. They come in re-sealable plastic packs, and I've found that the plastic seal works well enough to prevent the wipes from drying out between use. These are white, soft-textured wipes which are easy to use and contain just enough moisture. The moisture is quite evenly distributed - sometimes cheaper wipes will have all the moisture at one side which makes them harder to use.
I tend to use these for general cleansing of my skin and for removing make-up. If I'm removing make-up, I normally go through two of the wipes, one to deal with the make-up and one to finish cleansing and refreshing my skin. These wipes leave my skin feeling like it has been properly cleansed and I follow up with some moisturiser.
You can spend a lot of money on facial wipes if you like the more exclusive brands, but I find that these Superdrug ones do a good enough job for me. Like all Superdrug own-brand products, these have the leaping bunny logo to show that they are cruelty-free.
=Superdrug All in One Cleansing Facial Wipes=
When I am at home, I do try to make sure I use cleansing wipes on a regular basis, and cleansers etc, but on holiday, I always make sure that I have some Cleansing Wipes, as they less space up.
I do like Boots No 7 wipes, but they are not always cost effective, and I once tried the cucumber Facial Cleansing wipes from Superdrug, and found I liked them so for holidays I packed myself a pack of these wipes in.
=Cost and Availability=
These are Superdrug own brand wipes, and come in a packet of 25 wipes for £1, they can be purchased from Superdrug stores, or online from
The packaging is a bright, but light green colour packet, it is plastic, simple in design, but does everything it needs to.
To open you peel the plastic on the top, take out your wipe and then reseal. The resealing keeps the moisture in the wipes, although I personally prefer the type of plastic seal that you clip shut, but for £1, these are a no frills product.
=Four in One=
The four in one aspect relates to cleanser, eye make up remover, toner and moisturiser, these ones are cucumber scented.
Taken from the packaging, the packet states that the "wipes are soft and gentle with cooling cucumber extract, they effectively remove make up from the face and arounf the delicate eye area, whilst toning and leaving your skin moisturised and feeling clean and fresh, all in one easy action."
Once I open the packet, I could smell the cucumber straight away, the wipes are moist and non greasy on my skin,
=General Touch Up=
When I am away, even though I wash my face, I like to give it a clean with a wipe, and my skin felt smooth and refreshed, I did notice the wipe wasn't as moist as some brands i have used previously.
=The Evening Face=
Or as my daughter puts it, mum getting the trowel ready, not that bad honestly, lipstick, eyeshadow, eye liner, mascara.
At the end of the evening, I found that I had to use 2 wipes to remove the eye make up, the eye shadow went easily, the mascara was a bit more stubborn, and that was not even water proof mascara.
Afterwards my skin did feel refreshed, and I did feel that the wipes had done a good job, although I did apply extra moisturiser at night, more because we had air conditioning on and I think that can dry out the skin.
If I had paid £5+ for a packet then I would have expected it to have removed the mascara first time, but I paid £1, so allowances do need to be made, and on that I would recommend the wipes, and I would buy again.
They are great for anyone on a budget, at 4p a wipe you can't go wrong.
They are not suitable for flushing away, they need to be disposed off in a bin.
=Rated at 4 Stars=
The product is excellent value at £1, but I feel that the 4 in 1 is a bit of a stretch and needed more wipes to remove mascara that wasn't waterproof. I would overall say a good budget buy.
Although I don't really have much of a beauty regime, at the end of the day it is essential to remove all of the makeup and rubbish from my face before bed, and to do this I use a cleansing wipe. I'm not brand loyal, and have tried out numerous different ones over the years.
On a recent trip to Essex unsurprisingly since it had been months since my last visit, I found that my open pack of facial wipes had completely dried out, so after one night where I tried to make do by immersing an old one in water (it sort of worked!), I went shopping with my mum and in Superdrug she kindly bought me 2 packs of Cucumber Facial Cleansing Wipes. One to start then and bring back home with me (so as not to dry out), and one packet for next time I'm down.
I picked these as they cost £1 for 25 wipes which is a decent enough price.
These 4 in 1 (cleanser, eye make-up remover, toner and moisturiser) cucumber scented wipes (they do other scents too I believe) come in a bright light green packaging which is very simple and has no frills, the only hint of excitement being a small green star. It is made of plastic and not currently recyclable.
To open, simply peel the plastic on top of the packet, take out a wipe and then reseal. This does work fairly well, and it's easy to only remove one at a time. The resealing does keep the moisture in, although not perhaps as well as more expensive packaging might.
The packaging states that the wipes are soft and gentle with cooling cucumber extract, and they "effectively remove make-up from the face and around the delicate eye area, whilst toning and leaving your skin moisturised and feeling clean and fresh, all in one easy action."
On removing a wipe I can clearly smell the cucumber, and I find this nice and refreshing (cucumber is well known for being good for the skin). The wipes are moist, but perhaps not as moist as some are. Luckily though they are not greasy, like some awful wipes I have tried!
I find that these remove my makeup very well, and I'm pleased (but slightly shocked) with the amount of orange left on the wipe. Although I don't always wear mascara, when I do, I find that these do well with removing that too, although if I have a lot of makeup I sometimes need to turn over the wipe and use the back too. After using the wipe you should bin it rather than flushing.
I find that afterwards my skin feels well cleansed and moisturised, and I have been relatively spot free in the few weeks that I've been using them every day!
These wipes contain quite a few ingredients (which I won't list), so those with skin sensitivities should check first. They are however suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
The wipes do warn to avoid direct contact with the eyes, which is pretty standard advice!
I like these wipes, and am likely to buy them again (especially since I finally got round to signing up for a Superdrug card), for 4p a wipe I think that they are fairly good value for money.
I use the superdrug sensitive cleansing wipes, I have used them for quite a while now- at least 1 year. They are fragrance free and quite thick. (I used another more expensive brand for sensitive skin and those wipes were so dry it was hard to wipe my face!) The Superdrug wipes are good for heavy mascara as well. I recently heard that wipes are not good as they just wipe the dirt around your face so I tried using a facial wash. This made my face dry out completely and have gone back to using my Superdrug wipes- much better. I use one at night and one in the morning and they leave skin feeling very clean and fresh. I do have quite sensitive skin (the facial wash made me get irritated spots) these wipes do not affect my skin and almost seem to calm it down. I am never trying anything else again! The other good thing about these wipes is the price, they are nearly always on special offer. Im going to stock up!
I use the cucumber flavour of these all the time.
For many reasons: Firstly they are really well priced 75p in my Superdrug this week for 20. But the sent is what I love most the fresh summer smell I'm not sure it is cucumber but it is clean and fresh that helps you feel refreshed as well as cleansed, they have a good thick texture that is not overly cushioned, they could be more abrasive you don't feel like they do any deep cleaning like that.
For the longest time I couldn't really give a review on these I am blessed with clear skin (I am bragging I know) and as such I am no use testing skin product however my daughter is not so lucky at 14 her skin has taken a dislike to everything and she never seems to have time for any kind of skin routine so when the cucumber ones appeared again (a summer flavour apparently) I bought her a pack slipped them in her pocket (another advantage in the slim back) and the improvement has been noticeable in just a few weeks her skin is softer and clearer it will take more than good cool wipes I am sure but I there has been a real improvement because she can use them the sent is neither offensively perfumed or that slightly ill smell 'unscented' cosmetics normally have you can use these without a lingering sent
I am the first to admit I am not the best with beauty routines. I am not a big make up wearer and am sceptical about all these wonder creams. I really could not be bothered with night cream, day cream etc etc. However I am getting older now and really do not want to get old before my time (although people say I look much younger than I actually am). My skin is quite dry and sensitive so I have lately made an effort to use moisturiser and cleanser. So recently I have invested in Superdrugs own brand all in one cleansing wipes.
These wipes seemed ideal for me as they are hassle free and it means I do not have to buy separate cleanser, moisturiser, toner (what does toner do anyway?) and cotton wool thus saving myself some money. There were a number of these types of wipes in Superdrug but I chose the basic own brand ones as at £2.29 for 40 wipes. They were a pound or three cheaper than the branded ones such as Nivea, Olay and Simple. The wipes come in two varieties, normal (yellow packaging) and ones for sensitive skin (light blue packaging). I bought the ones for sensitive skin.
The easiest way to describe these wipes is tissues impregnated with a little film of solution. They come in a resealable pack very like wet wipes. This packaging would be good if it worked as I find it neat and more practical than bulky bottles that might spill. The problem I have with mine is the so-called resealable seal is not resealable and does not stick. I could not find it this morning after spending the past few weeks trying to make it stick so the wipes do not dry out. £2.29 is a lot to spend on tissues with just a hint of moisturiser and I did not want my wipes going that way.
The wipes are not a bad size. I find that when held vertically I can wipe half of my face whilst in the horizontal position they cover the length of my face. Comfort wise I find the tissues soft enough and luckily the substance they are impregnated in does not ooze out of them so they are not too messy to use.
I like the ease of use of these wipes. I literally just spend a minute wiping them round my face which is a big improvement on putting cleanser on, wiping it off then putting the moisturizer on. I also like the wipes, as they are a very neutral smell as they are unfragranced. There is some sort of smell there but I am not sure how to describe it.
I also like the wipes as they seem to be non greasy and do not sting unlike other products I have used. The one criticism about them is when on I find my skin slightly sticky which is not so nice.
So do they work?
To an extent. My skin feels healthier than without moisturiser but I feel that it is not as silky, especially around the bridge of my nose and chin, as when using other products. I think this is because they are for sensitive skin not necessarily dry skin.
So would I buy them again?
I am not sure. I like the format of the wipes. They are convenient they would be great for packing if you are off on holiday. However I might try a different brand even if it is slightly more expensive as I think I need a richer moisturiser and preferably one that reseals properly.
Im not really much of a make-up girl unless Im off out, so Ive never really been into any make-up removers and things like that, in fact I never really bother to wash my face except in the shower. It just seems such a chore
cleanse, tone, moisturise
. never mind the fact that most products are on the pricey side, and to kit yourself out with everything you need costs a small fortune.
So for the occasional times when I want a fresh feeling face, I want something simple and quick so when I came across Superdrugs all in one cleansing wipes I was tempted and since they were only £1 in their wow for £1 promotion, I was sold.
These wipes are perfect for me; theyre literally all you need no sink, no water, no cotton wool, just open, wipe and throw away. Brilliant. Best of all they boast to do all the things my mum told me I should be doing when I washed my face, as they contain cleanser, eye make-up remover, toner and moisturiser.
The wipes themselves are surprisingly big a hand-widths across and half as wide, more than enough to wipe your face at least twice over. They are quite moist and dont dry out while youre using them. They are coated on both sides with an almost water-like substance and leave a wet layer on your skin that lasts a few seconds. They feel cool and are quite refreshing on your skin.
They come in 2 types fragrance free for sensitive skin (blue packet), or camomile (yellow packet) for normal skin. I purchased fragrance free, not because I have sensitive skin but because I dont like skin products to make me smell of anything thats what my perfumes for! As a result they smell, well, like un-fragranced skin products really! The smell of them doesnt last very long luckily, its not an unpleasant smell, but not something youd want to go around smelling of.
When it comes to cleaning your face they do a great job you can see all the make-up and grime come off in your hands, which is something I find really rewarding about cleaning your face! Id say they do just as good job as products like Clearasil. It gets rid of all the grease from your face and leaves a nice matt finish.
My two complaints about them are these; firstly, the packet works like a box of tissues, so you pull each wipe through a hole in the top of the packet. In theory youd think, like a box of tissues, that the next wipe has an edge showing through the hole something for you to hold to pull out the next wipe, but these dont. I have to use my nails and take a few seconds to make sure Im only pulling one wipe out, but Ive pulled out 2 at a time accidentally a few times now. Its only a small problem, but for someone with no nails I can imagine its a bit more annoying! Its really un-necessary, and it could be sorted easily.
My second complaint, and its more of a personal preference really, is that, after using the wipes your face feels a little sticky; I guess its the moisturiser thats included, but I like my face to feel really clean, fresh and that kind of tight feeling that you get with some cleaning products. You dont get this at all with these wipes, and its for this reason that I probably wouldnt buy them again, I might look for a similar wipe that was just cleanser and toner for a fresher feeling.
These wipes have got a lot going for them and could do much more than sit in your bathroom theyre perfect for taking on holiday or keeping in the car to use as wet wipes or for when your face feels hot and sticky. They clean your face perfectly and get rid of all your make-up; and all in a few seconds. Theyd be great for blokes too. The packet is small and very handy to carry around and contains 40 wipes.
I think they are still on £1 promotion this month, but their usual price is about £2. This is still much cheaper than the bigger brands and I dont imagine their wipes are any better. Its completely worth it for lazy people like me theyre amazingly handy, and they do a great job. Well done Superdrug!