Product Type: Wilkinson body care
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Scrubbing face up on a budget???
Wilko Everyday Value Facial Wipes
Member Name: xxfoxyredxx
Wilko Everyday Value Facial Wipes
Date: 05/10/11, updated on 06/11/12 (27 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, don't smell bad an are reasonably strong
Disadvantages: Tighten the skin on face too much, are not wet enough to remove stubborn make up
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.
Only available from Wilkinson's.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Summary: Not for me sadly and I had high hopes for them too!