Wilko value Facial Wipes do exactly what the expensive brands claim to do. Facial wipes nowadays seem to come in a mind boggling array of over inflated prices. Basically they are all a damp, disposable cloth used to clean your face.
Ok. These don't have fancy, attractive packaging, they don't have a famous cosmetic brand name and they don't claim to fill in wrinkles, banish blemishes and reverse ageing. But what do we actually need them to do? Remove make up without damaging delicate eye skin, cleanse the rest of the face, removing dirt, pollution and foundation makeup? Yes they do all of that at a fraction of the price. What's not to like?
At 50p per pack ( on offer) they really are a no brainer. The pack has a resealable flap which keeps the wipes damp all the way through to the last one although I have had to add a drop of water when I haven't resealed it properly. I've been using these for the last couple of years and would never consider buying a label, more expensive brand because these clean my face and remove makeup in just the same way.
Admittedly, you can't fluch them, but you can't flush any facial wipe or baby wipe. They claim to have a tone and moisturising element but Ive never noticed the benefits of these from the Wilko brand or the expensive label brands.
If it cleans your face and removes makeup without harming the skin then it has cleaned your face, no matter how cheap it is. At less than a pound a pack these are excellent value if you don't want to use drying soap and water.
These are also great for camping and festivals as you can have a quick wash/ wipe down for a few pence.
Why pay more when you really don't need to?
Price & availability
Its about this time of year when I start to stock up on items ready to take to our static caravan when I spotted these in Wilkos. Always looking for a bargain, I was quite impressed with the price of these, 67p for a pack of 25 wipes and the price was made even better as there was an offer of 2 for £1 so I quickly picked up two packs.
The wipes come in a plastic pack with a re-sealable sticker lid on top, I have found that the sticker does a good job at keeping air out of the pack as the wipes stay moist until I used the last one. To remove the wipes from the packet can be a little tricky, if I pull two hard, I can end up with two wipes coming out, although this isn't a problem as I just stuff the other one back in the pack, it is a little annoying! The wipes don't have a luxurious feel to them and are little on the thin side (especially if you compare to No 7 wipes) however they do a good enough job and don't tear or disintegrate when being used.
The wipes are classed as 3 in 1 as they are meant to cleanse, tone and moisturise, while I think they are great at cleansing and toning, I would always apply my regular moisturiser on top otherwise within about 15 minutes of using, my face does feel a little dry. As with most facial wipes, these are PH balanced, allergen free and dermatologically tested, I have nearly used both packs now and haven't had any reactions or problems using them.
When away, I use these wipes twice a day; after I have showered in the morning and then in the evening before bed, I find they perform equally as well on both occasions. After both uses, the wipes maintain their 'wetness' and in the evening, there are able to remove a face full of makeup easily. The wipes leave my skin feeling clean and fresh,
Overall, these wipes are ideal for a quick fix or for holidays, there are a couple of downsides however at about 2p a wipe, these are ok so I would recommend and give 4 out of 5 stars.
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Face wipes these days are always expensive, considering that brands like Simple, Nivea & Kleenex are asking around 2.99 for a pack of 25! To be honest a few years go I would have splashed cash on those. But, since I have grown up (a bit) & have also wised up, in the past year & a half I seem to just keep spending less on such products! I don't see what is the point in spending on such products! Wilkinson is the place to go for cheap face products that aren't cheerful! I did start by using Skin Therapy & Skinology Face Wipes (two of Wilkinson's brands) which were on a permanent special offer (two packs for a £1) but I saw these in Wilkinson, & realised that these were worth a go, especially for the price!
Now, lets get something straight, if you are embarassed about budget pricing & you don't want people to see that you can't afford better priced brands, then these are NOT for you. They come in a bright yellow package that is hard to miss, either in the store or on your bathroom shelf. Unless you have another container you could decant these into, then I would stay away from them. But, I don't care, I'd rather have my budget products on show & let people know that I can manage money rather than have flashy brands on show that promise to leave the face feeling soft & smooth, & that they remove excess oils to leave your face clean & revitalised.
Anyway these wipes come in a bright yellow packet (similar to all products in the Wilko Everyday Value Range) & contain 25 wipes that contain Vitamin E which is something I have never found on Face Wipes before. The front of the packet have black writing & have a hand holding a wipe. The back of the packet have directions, cautions, ingredients & the '''Wilko PROMISE''' where if you try the product but don't like it, then return it to Wilkinson where they will give you your money back! But with these, there is no point, they're only 30p a pack!
I find these wipes are a pleasure to use. I thought that the sticky label on the front of the packet that gains access to the wipes would dry up after a few uses, then that follows with the wipes drying up, rendering them useless! But I was surprised at how sticky the label actually is. lt sticks really well & keeps the wipes moist. Using the wipes are easy too. Unlike most Face Wipes with these you only pull one out at a time rather than pulling out six at a time! Even with the more expensive ones!
The wipes are reasonably moist & almost as wet as the Simple ones l used to use which l find are a good thing. They are quite thin & look s if they're about to tear but during use they don't dry up after about one minute & don't have a single tear in them after use. The only thing that's different after use is the difference in moisture. I only need face wipes for use just for face refreshing / cleansing or when l can't be bothered to use facial wash / scrub or my face cleanser. After use my face is left refreshed & cleansed much like the Skin Therapy & Skinology ones that I used to use!
One bit of advice I'd give though is that if you want some face wipes that remove make up then l wouldn't recommend these for the job. Buy some make up remover or something like that to help but even for really muddy faces (or knees after rugby!) then these do the job, even if you do use another one!
So there you go, if you want some basic, fully functional facial wipes for refreshing / cleansing or removing dirt off of your face, then these are worth a try! But for make up removal, then I would recommend that you use a make up remover, but still, for 30p, then I would definately give these a go!
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If you have noticed a change in this review, then don't worry, just wanted to see what it would be like if I didn't do the titles!
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. I'm not particularly loyal to any one skin care brand so I like to try whatever's on offer. I picked up these Everyday Value Face Wipes from Wilko for just 30p which seemed like a real bargain.
Product description: "Vitamin E facial wipes have been specially formulated to cleanse and moisturise the skin, effectively removing face and eye make up whilst being gentle to the skin."
Recommended directions for use: Peel back label and reseal after use to help keep the wipes moist. Dispose of the wipe with normal household waste, do not flush.
Facial cleansing wipes are great for when I'm short on time or can't be bothered with a full on cleanse / tone / moisturise routine. I was attracted to these because of the low price, but they do not offer any special benefits and are not tailored to suit any specific skin type.
The packaging is very standard for most facial wipes. They come in a plastic wrapper with a peel-back label on the top which you can then re-seal after use. Each pack contains 25 wipes, so to cost it individually it comes out at less than one pence per wipe, which is the cheapest I've found.
The wipes themselves are a basic white coloured cloth. The fabric of the wipes is quite thin and there are visible gaps in the construction of the material where it looks quite ragged. They are really quite dry even from when the pack was very first opened, and this became worse as I worked through the rest of the packet as they did not maintain much of the moistness at all. The wipes feel quite rough and scratchy against my face and this is somewhat uncomfortable, especially when having to repeat the motions to ensure that my make-up is fully removed.
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. I find that it is always a struggle to make sure that my make-up, in particular my foundation and mascara, has been removed completely. After wearing a full face of make-up I have to work quite hard to make sure that it is all taken off and I really have to scrub away at some areas repeatedly to try and get my face clean. The wipes are not effective and they do feel quite uncomfortable to use as they are so dry. I often have to use an additional cleansing product to make sure my skin is fully clean and clear of make-up which is inconvenient and a waste of time and effort.
Overall I have to say that I really didn't like these face wipes at all and I certainly wouldn't buy them again. They are very cheap but they are also very poor quality and don't do the job properly. It's a false economy to buy these wipes and I would prefer to spend more on an effective cleanser that can handle removing my make-up and give better care to my skin.
I picked these up for the cheap price of 30p, I'm always looking for cheaper face-wipes as I use so many of them so I put these in ready to give them a try!
The packaging is a horrible bright yellow and isn't eye catching in a good way, they look like a typical package for a cleaning product and look like wipes you would wipe your toilet with them, the 30p will buy you 25 wipes, which doesn't last me long as I use two a day so a bigger pack would have been better, but you can't complain for 30p
The wipes themselves are very thin but they are big and can double up, they do break really easily too which is a disappointment!
The wipes let me down a lot here, I don't mind terrible packaging and bad aesthetics if the product inside is good, but these were really bad, I used them to wipe my make up around my face off this made my face tingle and was really uncomfortable and sticky, when trying to remove my mascara it didn't rub off any of my mascara, moved my eyeliner around my face and really made my eyes burn, it took a further two more face wipes from the pack to fully get my foundation off, they also had a really bad smell of baby wipes mixed with really strong orange juice which wasn't pleasant, my face was also really dry and irritated afterwards!
I don't normally complain about something I've spent 30p on but these were awful and really something to avoid if you want too look after your skin and especially if you have bad skin.
A little while ago I asked my sister to buy me a packet of Wilkinson's Skin Therapy Facial Wipes to take with me for a weekend away. She accidently bought me a packet of Wilkinson's Everyday Value Face Wipes instead. She said they only cost 30p for a packet of 25, so I decided to keep them and see if they were as good as the more expensive ones that I buy from time to time.
Wilkinson's "Wilko Everyday Value" range is the cheapest of their own brand lines. It covers all kinds of toiletries and household goods. I have bought a few items from the range and some have been great finds, others have been more disappointing. Sadly these wipes fall into the second category!
WHAT THE PRODUCT CLAIMS TO DO
These wipes are enriched with vitamin E. They are said to cleanse and moisturise your face, and effectively remove make up, whilst being gentle on the skin.
The wipes comes in a plastic packet similar to most other wipes that I have used. It is bright yellow and very plain - you wouldn't mistake it for anything other than a own-brand product. This personally does not matter to me. I did struggle to open the pack though, partially due to the colour. I didn't notice that there was a clear plastic patch covering a dispensing hole, because it didn't show up against the background. Stupidly, I opened the packet at the end instead, whilst grumbling that it would be hard to re-seal properly. Then I noticed the correct opening place. I had to fold the end of the pack over, and to Wilkinson's credit, they haven't dried up in 3 weeks despite not being properly sealed. The actual cover seems flimsy and not very sticky either.
USING THE WIPES
My first thought was that each wipe was smaller than the ones from the Wilkinson's Skin Therapy range, although to be fair the latter are larger than they need to be. These Value ones are just about big enough to cover my face when unfolded. This size would usually be sufficient for me, but I often need to use more than one at once as I will explain below. They feel relatively flimsy, and if you tug them at the edges, they start to pull apart. I haven't actually found that they disintegrate while in use though, which is the important thing. They feel less moist than other wipes I have used, which was why I have been especially surprised that they didn't dry up when I couldn't seal the pack well. I don't like a wipe that feels too wet and I did find these comfortable to use. They are soft and smooth, and glide easily over my skin. There is a mild smell to them, which I don't notice until I am actually using one on my face. It is a slightly chemical-like smell to me, but it is not strong enough to be unpleasant.
DO THEY ACTUALLY WORK?
I would say that they work a little. The first time that I used them I was wearing liquid foundation and face powder. Under these circumstances, I would normally expect a wipe to have quite a lot of product on when I had finished using it. I was surprised to see, therefore, that hardly any make up had been removed by the Wilko wipes. I had to make several attempts to get it all off and since then I have often felt I needed to use a second wipe to finish the job. I only use wipes when I am too tired to cleanse properly so the whole idea is for them to save me time. These wipes scarcely do that, because they make hard work of the whole process.
I don't have sensitive skin, but I do wonder how gentle you would find them if you do, as I find they make my skin tingle after use. It is only a short lasting sensation, and doesn't result in any feeling of tightness though. I can't say that my skin feels any more moisturised after using one of these wipes, even if it doesn't feel dried out. The main feeling I am left with is of having damp, and slightly sticky skin. My face doesn't feel as refreshed as it could do either.
WOULD I RECOMMEND THEM?
These are very cheap, and so I didn't have high expectations. They do claim to remove make up, but I don't find that they do so very easily. They don't save me time, which is the main purpose of my buying wipes in the first place. I think that as I can buy other facial wipes for a fraction more, it doesn't make sense for me to buy these again. If you wear few cosmetics, they may just be powerful enough to cleanse your face. I have used up my packet on days where I haven't worn any make up, and I want to clean myself up a bit after working on my allotment. They are O.K for this, but wet wipes do just as good a job and feel more refreshing!
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When it comes to removing my make up I usually use the old fashioned routine of a separate cleanser and toner. Yep it may be a bit more time consuming and messy to do at times (I still manage to tip toner all down myself!) but I believe that it really does make sure grease, grime and make up is thoroughly removed from my face and I hate blocked pores and spots appearing not to mention a dull complexion!
However when I have long days or I'm out drinking with friends or whatever, when I get back in the last thing I want to do is to taking my make up off, usually I just wanna hit my bed and so I always have a pack of face wipes in of some description for those times to hand!
I do rather alot of my shopping for what I think of as my bits and pieces shopping in Wilkinsons. I can get shampoo to quilts all in one shop and like to get lots of my hamster supplies for my babies in there! The other week I spotted these make up removing wipes at the staggering price of 30p for 25 wipes! I don't know about you ladies but I pay anything up to about £4.00 for this type of product usually and in times of us all having to tighten our belts these seemed very worth a try to me considering the mount of money I was about to save!
Ok the packaging of these can only be described as cheap and rather loud. Its a bright yellow plastic square shape and on the front of it we are told that they are Wilko 'Everyday Value' Face Wipes and that they contain Vitamin E. On the back of the packet other information listed includes ingredients being given and contact details for Wilkinson's are listed. To the top of one side of the packet you have a small hole integrated and what I assume is meant to be a resealable piece of plastic however this isn't very sticky and I only found it to open, close and reseal a couple of times which then forced me to use the wipes fast before they dried out.
Well as promised you do get 25 wipes which are literally 25 small squares of white, thin paper that are dampish. They have not a lot of smell to them, I just think it is a bit of a sweet aroma really and I don't find them overly wet. I wipe over a reasonably clean face with these just to freshen up on warmer days and the likes and to remove make up but I have to say here and now I'm not overly impressed with them and neither did I think I would be for the price of them though to be fair they are not horrific!
First off they are not wet enough in my opinion and so I need rather a few wipes to remove anything at all from my face. They are soft and smooth to use and although they are reasonably thin I don't find them to shred in use or fall apart or anything like that.
However when used on the face they do make my skin feel really tight and it takes a while for that feeling to disappear and I really don't appreciate that feeling!
They struggle to remove make up, particularly eyeliner and mascara though to be fair I can do it with a few wipes and perseverance but these do not make makeup removal easy sadly! Even when I know I have removed all traces of make up my face feels slightly clammy and grotty and not one bit fresher.
At 30p for 25 wipes the concept of these is good value and to be fair the wipes are an ok size and strong enough however I just don't rate them sadly whether they have Vitamin E in or not (which I haven't felt any benefit of anyway!) lol.
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