I am a sucker for a bit of a bargain and when I went into Superdrug recently and spotted these for just £1 a pack, down from their normal price of £2.99, I decided to give them a try. They are part of the Clear Skin range which is only available in Superdrug and they are available on line and in store.
The wipes come in a small plastic packet which is bright green in colour and has the product name in bold black lettering. Upon removing the tab, the fragrance is quite noticeable, the peppermint does mask the tea tree slightly but it’s definitely there. The wipes are quite thick and don't disintegrate when using on my face which is good, they are great at removing my makeup and any dirt or grime that may be lurking around.
When it comes to a certain time of the month, I do tend to get a really bad t-zone which is one of the reason why I chose these wipes, I found that these did help with the condition of my skin. After use, my skin felt lovely and fresh, they didn't dry my skin out in any way.
Overall, I would recommend these wipes but they are a bit more expensive than i would normally like to pay and they dont perform any better than cheaper versions available so they get 4 out of 5 stars from me.
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I am delighted I stumbled across these facial wipes whilst they were on offer, when I couldn't find another alternative that day and have been using them ever since!
I tend to find that beauty or facial products made for sensitive skin seem to work a little less than the non sensitive products, due to them not having as much harsh chemicals and/or ingredients in, I was pleasantly surprised to find these work amazingly for their purpose and other things, without irritating my skin at all.
(The packaging and contents has changed slightly from the picture shown in the Dooyoo catalog.)
Superdrug's Facial Cleansing Wipes Sensitive with natural teal tree oil and camomile comes in a white plastic wrapping, with a large decorative tea tree sign in the middle and full product name on the front with the small Superdrug star logo, it also states portent free.
Left side includes product information such as gently removes dirt, oil and make-up, prevents spots etc.
Right side includes BUAV Approved and S.D 100% happiness guaranteed.
Reverse of the packaging includes Dermatological approve, directions of use, care and safety advice, Ingredients, Recycling information, Make in the UK, Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians, S.D against animal testing, Use within 3 months of opening, Contents (30 Wipes) Address, website and the Bar-code.
This is a Superdrug product and is sold in Superdrug stores and on the Superdrug website.
PRICE AND OFFERS:
These are usually around £2.99 for a packet of 30 wipes.
They often have offers online and in-store for either 3 for 2 on all Superdrug's Tea Tree range or 1/2 price.
You can also collect Superdrug points on your beauty card too!
Although these are facial wipes they work very well for other things too - including body wipes (soft, smooth and non harsh on skin,) facial wipes (removing dirt, oil and make-up very good for help clear your skin of spots too,) Cleaning wipes (these work great on surfaces all around the home inside and out, they clean brilliantly and leave no smears or marks.)
Aqua, Cetearyl Isonoanoate, Glycerin, Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Sterate, Ceterath-12, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Camomile) Flower Extract, Panthenol, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Limonene.
I am a religious user of the Superdrug Tea Tree wipes and I use them almost daily. I recently ran out of the wipes I usually use (the normal Superdrug Tea Tree Wipes) so purchased a pack of the sensitive ones (the picture is slightly out of date as they now come in a white packaging).
The essence of tea tree is the antibacterial properties and soothing treatment for blemishes. I like using tea products as I genuinely feel it is a treatment which works well for my skin, especially my face and helps my skin clearer, softer and smoother. These wipes have a formula similar to the original pack but as they are for sensitive skin, I feel the tea tree essence feels and smells a lot lighter and watered down and not as strong as the original product. I wouldn't say Tea Tree "stings" as such but it has a sharpness which I can normally feel when I wipe my face, but with these Sensitive tea tree wipes it is a lot milder and so for those who like Tea tree products but perhaps not the overbearing smell will appreciate this range from Superdrug.
A pack contains 25 of the Tea Tree wipes and costs around £2.99 but often Superdrug fluctuate their prices and do deals like buy 1 get one free or do the packs half price at £1.49 etc. The wipes are thin but sturdy, so that they do not rip easily and remain handy at wiping away excess dirt vigorously with little effort. I have found the wipes to be amazing at removing daily dirt and also just as efficient with make up and. They diminish make up effortlessly whilst hyrdrating and nourishing my face at the same time. One small comment to make about these wipes is that after use, perhaps 2-3 minutes after my face feels quite dry and taught and I have to apply a face cream straight away to make my face feel back to normal!
Overall I really like these wipes, for a short term solution to my Tea Tree fix when my ordinary range is out of stock but I they wouldn't be my first choice.
A few weeks ago I bought a pack of Superdrug's own brand Tea Tree & Peppermint facial cleansing cloths (see review) and found them to be very good indeed.
Having almost run out I decided a visit to the store was in order to purchase some more so off I went to buy some..
Having scoured the shelves for the familiar bright green packaging amongst the other tea tree range, I was left feeling deflated that there appeared to be none at all. I picked up a a packet of these Tea Tree & Chamomile wipes which looked identical, apart from the fact these came in a white coloured packet as opposed to green.
Having perused the blurb on the reverse of the packet I decided that these sounded just as good as the tea tree & peppermint ones so bought some to use when my current old pack ran out.
A pack of these cleansing cloths will set you back the odd amount of £2.92 - the same as the tea tree/peppermint ones. A single pack contains around 30 wipes and they are approximately 6" X 7" in size.
I opened the pack of these last week and the first thing I noticed was there was no real scent. The ones containing peppermint have a very strong tea tree smell (as well as the peppermint) but these seemed fragrance free.
On removing a wipe from the resealable packet I was surprised how thin in consistency these were. Again I know I'm making comparisons with the peppermint ones but these feel more like damp tissues than cleansing 'cloths'.
I used the wipe all over my face whilst avoiding my eye area and I struggled to actually cleanse my skin as the cloth seemed very dry..oh dear.
So far these have been disappointing in appearance and performance but did they leave my skin feeling refreshed and cleansed?
After using these cloths my skin felt dry and taut and well, very uncomfortable actually. They certainly didn't make my skin *tingle* as the others in the range did and as for them containing chamomile to soothe the skin - all these wipes did was irritate it and left it feeling dry.
Contains natural tea tree oil
Available from Superdrug stores and online at www.superdrug.co.uk
Would I recommend them?
No. Not even if these were the last wipes available in the world, they really are that dire!
I honestly believed these would be the same if not better suited to my skin but they are a very poor substitute. I like to get my money's worth by using a product up totally but these have been discarded.