“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Cleansing Wipes / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Cleanses, „
I always make sure that I remove my make up after a long day. To do it, I've always preferred to use wipes rather than tissue and liquid cleanser because I find them so easy and quick to use and once I've finished I can just pop in the bin. I've got sensitive skin and am quite limited as to which wipes I can use though - previous brand ones I've tried have brought me out in a rash or just not agreed with my skin, but these skin wisdom wipes from Tesco also do a great job with no side issues.
As far as I'm aware, the skin wisdom range is only available from Tesco. I stocked up on these a while ago so I've not bought them for a few months but I know that they are very inexpensive - I can't see them on Tesco's website at the moment, but I'm sure that they only cost around £1.50 maximum whereas branded ones can get to £3 per pack.
Mine are in a different packet as the one shown here - mine are in a very light green packet with a large plastic clip fastening on the front, rather than just a sticky piece of plastic to fasten them when not in use. The clip fastening is super as I've never once found any of the wipes to dry out from all the months I've used them because this fastening keeps them locked in and fresh. There are 25 cleansing wipes in a packet and I find that one packet lasts me around a month because there are odd days I don't use them and I only need one wipe per day - although I don't wear much make up. I think two would be needed for heavier applications.
The wipes have a good amount of moisture, making it easy for the wipe to remove the make up. I just sweep the wipe across my face and neck with no real effort, but it brings the majority of make up off at the first attempt. I need to put in a bit more work to remove mascara, but even this is done quite easily and quickly. My face is left fresh and clean after using these. I suffer from dry skin, so I do apply cream after using, but I don't think this would be necessary for the majority of people.
The wipes are fragranced and include chamomile, green tea and shea butter. I find the scent is quite noticeable when using and until the wipe goes in the bin. I can still smell it very slightly afterwards, but it's extremely subtle by that stage. They are alcohol free and dermatologically tested.
The three benefits are cleansing, toning and moisturising. They remove make up effectively and leave my skin fresh, so I believe the cleansing and toning qualities although as I mentioned I do apply cream after using these so perhaps the moisturising quality isn't brilliant. My skin is dry though, more so than the majority of people, so I could be an exception and for others they could suffice.
I would definitely recommend these wipes - at half the price of some of the branded versions, I think they represent excellent value for money. They remove make up effectively and have served me well, making a very boring task effortless. When my current stash of these wipes runs out I'll have no hesitation in buying more, although I hope that their elimination from the website today doesn't mean that they've stopped selling them. I've rated them four stars, just taking one off for the moisturising quality perhaps not being as perfect as it could be.
Thanks for reading :o)
I am a huge fan generally of Johnsons face wipes. I have tried a whole range of different brands but in my opinion the quality of the Johnsons variety, stand head and shoulders above all others I have tried. Having said that, they are rather pricey and I am always looking for ways to reduce our scary escalating weekly shopping bill and I can't always justify spending so much on my skincare products. I always look out for special offers on new products as I am always looking out for something that stands up to the quality of the Johnson's branded wipes.
Last week, I was running low on face wipes and decided to stock during my weekly Tesco shop. I spotted that these Tesco Skin Wisdom Cleansing wipes were on a 2 for 1 special offer, meaning that you got 2 packs each containing 25 wipes for a very reasonable £2.68. This seemed too good a deal to ignore so I snapped up a couple of packs and hoped that they would be up to scratch.
These wipes a packaged in the typical plastic cover with a hole in the middle through which the wipes can be dispensed, there is also a resealable sticky cover to prevent the wipes from drying out.
I generally use facial wipes in the evening and usually when I am feeling a bit lazy and can't be bothered with my proper skin care regime. I first used these wipes after a long day out with the kids and I had been wearing makeup. The first I really noticed after giving my face a good wipe, was that I found the texture of the wipe itself a little rough. It certainly wasn't anywhere near as soft as the gorgeous Johnson wipes..
The wipes also felt a little too dry and not really moist enough to really be effective in removing the dirt or makeup from my face. This was confirmed when I looked in the mirror and I could see that these wipes just weren't cutting the mustard at really cleansing my face.
I didn't really enjoy the sensation of using them and they failed to perform and get my face really clean. After using the wipes my face felt very tight and I felt as though they had really dried my skin out. I will finish off the packets I have bought but I will not be buying these again.
I am currently using Tesco's Skin Wisdom 4 in 1 cleansing wipes (although I usually use Johnson's) but thought I would give these a go to see if 4 in 1 was better than 3 in 1 plus they are slightly cheaper than Johnson's retailing at £2.49 for 25 wipes whereas Johnson's cost £2.99 for the same amount.
On the front of the packaging these claim that: 1) Green Tea helps to protect the skin; 2) Chamomile soothes the skin; and 3) Shea butter moisturisers the skin and also helps against the ageing process. This all sounds great but I thought it a bit odd that they don't actually say what the 4 in 1 claim actually is on the front of the packaging. It is not until you read the back that you see that these wipes purport to cleanse, remove eye make up, tone and moisturise.
The results? We all know what the main benefit of using wipes is - they save us time but do these wipes do the job as effectively as cleansing, removing eye make up, toning and moisturising separately? In my opinion these wipes do a very good job of cleansing the skin and removing make up without drying the skin. However, I didn't think my skin was particularly well toned and I definitely still needed additional moisturiser after use so for me these only really replaced the job of a cleanser and/or make-up remover. I stil needed to tone and moisturise on top.
I'm confined to hospital at the moment. In fact, I have been for the last nearly five months. A problem with my back and hip joints means that my mobility is fairly seriously restricted, and even the short hop of around 30 feet or so to the toilet and bathroom becomes a potential disaster.
You might ask what this has to do with Tesco Moist Cleaning Wipes, but let me tell you that these inexpensive little beauties have been a real lifesaver, and have allowed me to remain feeling clean and fresh throughout the day.
What are they? Well, they're exactly what they say they are. They come in a pack of 25 wipes, are made exclusively for and sold only in Tesco stores. My wife buys them for me in the local Tesco beside the hospital for a mere Euro1.69 for the pack of 25, which seems extremely cheap to me, but who am I to question her prices? Each wipe is moist to the touch, measures around 6" x 4", and is used to clean your face and hands. (Or whatever other part of your anatomy that takes your fancy!) I use each wipe around half a dozen times, and almost exclusively for my face and forehead. What I mean by saying these wee wipes have been a real lifesaver is that they allow me to freshen up without having to take the risk of putting weight on my damaged hips, and risking the bones actually fracturing.
According to the advertising on the packet they are now " 4-in-1" wipes, and not "3-in1" wipes as advertised on the packet illustrated here on dooyoo. Supposedly they consist of ingredients called Rhodiola, peptides and Purple Coneflower, which help prevent the skin from ageing and firms it up while at the same time rejuvenating and removing old make-up and grime. I can neither verify or dispute these claims, as I have absolutely no idea whatever what the ingredients they are talking about even are, and I'm not in the slightest bit concerned about firming up my skin or preventing ageing, etc. But these claims may possibly be of some interest to some female readers of this review, so I've included them if for no other reason than information purposes.
What I do know is that they help to freshen me up about a dozen or more times a day, and all for a ludicrously low price.
© KenJ December 2009
I dont like these at all! They are not very wet- nearly dry and also quite scratchy, I suppose they would get rid of the dirt on your skin by scratching it off, but the actual wipe is so dry that I dont think anything would actually be removed!
I originally bought these to get rid of my eye makeup before I went to bed, and ok, it works better then water, but its nealy tear producingly painful to get eye makeup off, it stings- not because it gets in your eye, but because the wipe itself scratches the skin on your eye lid so when you wipe over again...-ouch!
I would buy these for feet. Its a good idea to clean your feet before you go to bed and hoiking them up to the sink can be a hassel, or removing wax when you wax your legs (not bikini line they scratch too much for that). Just dont use these from the thigh upwards!