Product Type: Tesco body care
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Just as good as the branded alternative
Tesco Cucumber Cleansing Wipes
Member Name: xmum2threex
Tesco Cucumber Cleansing Wipes
Advantages: Work well at removing make up
Disadvantages: Not really a dep clean feel you get with a normal cleanser
While I do not tend to use face wipes on a regular basis` as I find them to be an expensive alternative if I find them on offer I often pick them up for convenience. While shopping in Tesco I came across these wipes. At 99 pence for 25 wipes they are cheaper than the usual simple wipes I purchase, and so I decided to pick up a pack to see how well they worked.
The packaging is very simple with just a pulley piece of plastic to open the packet leaving a small opening. This also acts to close the wipes in between use and stops them from drying out. I found that this worked well to keep them fresh, but nearer the end of the pack the wipes were beginning to dry a little. You do have to be careful not to pull it all the way off as otherwise it is a pain to stick back on.
What I like about these wipes are they are easy to remove from the packet one at a time. With some face wipes I find it very difficult to grab separate wipes quickly from the packet, and I often end up with a handful at a time. I find that the wipes are surprisingly thick. I was a little worried they would be too thin and end up being a false economy but actually they are more than adequate. Also the wipes are moist but not overly wet. Again I was worried with them being a value brand they would be soaked or too dry, but they are moist enough to be refreshing without soaking my face.
After using the wipes my face feels very refreshed. It feels soft and clean and they are not drying on my skin at all. I have dry cheeks that usually need extra moisture, but these wipes work well without being drying. Also my skin can be very sensitive and these wipes cause no irritation at all. After using the wipes my skin does look cleaner but I personally still like to use a cleanser after using them. This just gives me the deep clean feel that I like at the end of a long day. This is not unique to Tesco wipes and to be honest other than Olay face wipes I always find I need to use a cleanser after using them. For this reason I use them more for a makeup remover than for actually cleansing my skin.
The smell is lovely. It is refreshing and very noticeable from the second you open the packet. Usually I am not keen on scented face products, but the scent quickly disappears after use. I think it works well to help give more of a refreshing feel to the wipes. They manage to remove make up very easily. With just a wipe against my skin foundation, eye shadow and concealer are easily removed. I do find that mascara is a little more troublesome and it takes a few wipes of this wipe to remove it, but overall it is fairly easy. I do find I need to use two wipes to completely remove all traces of my make up if I have my full face on. For cleaning purposes when my skin is already clear one is adequate, but for anything else I just find the wipe gets a little full quickly.
If you usually use face wipes I would recommend these. They are thick, not too moist and work perfectly at cleaning my face. While I find they do not give me a deep clean feel they work just as well as brand name wipes I have purchased previously. At 99p for 25 wipes they are great value compared to branded cleansing wipes, but I just feel that water or a cleansing gel work a lot better and also work out better value for money. As they are made by Tesco of course they are exclusive to Tesco. There are a number of other cucumber face products available in the range which I have also found to be reasonable quality.
Summary: An OK cleansing face wipe