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As someone with spot prone skin I love my Witch hazel products as such I often have some Witch products on the go, these are one of my favourite wipes.
The Product ....
The product is a pack of facial cleansing and toning wipes designed for use on spot prone or combination skin. The wipes have witch hazel on them which helps calm spots and has an antibacterial property that stops future breakouts.
The Packing ....
These come in a very basic green package with the witch logo in the middle, there is a small clear plastic section that can be pulled back to reveal a hole to remove a wipe and then pressed back into place to reseal the packet.
To Use ....
You simply open the pack, remove one wipe and use it to remove makeup and dirty from the skin, dispose of the wipe once used and repeat until they come away from the skin clean.
There are 25 wipes in a packet and they cost around £2.99 a pack
I find these really good on my oily skin but they maybe a little harsh on dry skin. They have a really refreshing scent that I really like and leave my skin feeling really refreshed. I do find that they help with breakouts for me but I do find that a pack of 25 barely lasts me 2 weeks so is an expensive item to use all the time.
One thing I do like is the thickness of the wipe, they are not too thick but enough that you can give a decent rub to get off hard to remove make up.
A really good product, more suited to oily or combination problem skin. A little costly but removes makeup well and does help control spots.
The only reason I decided to try out Witch Cleansing and Toning Wipes was due to the fact that Home Bargains are currently selling these for only one pound seventy five pence per pack and as they were completely our of Simple and Johnsons wipes, I decided to give these a try. I have noticed these particular facial wipes on sale on the shops on a few occasions now but I have never bothered to try them, as I usually stick to my Simple or Johnson wipes. I have been using these wipes now for a few weeks and whilst I can vouch for the fact that they do effectively remove very last little trace of my make up (including my waterproof mascara) they are just a tiny little bit too harsh for me. I don''t claim to have sensitive skin but I really think I would warn anyone who does have skin that is even on the slightly sensitive side, to beware of these wipes if you are using them for the first time. They look and smell just like my ?normal'' wipes but the first time I used them they did make my skin tingle and feel a little bit itchy. I have persevered with these wipes for a few weeks now and as time has gone by and I have become accustomed to them, my skin is not reacting the way it did when I first started to use them. They dry my skin out quite a bit and though they do a very effective job at removing all traces of make up, they seem to me to contain an ingredient which my skin doesn''t quite agree with. The idea behind these wipes is that they are designed to not only cleanse your skin, but they are also designed to tone the skin afterwards, thus saving time and money I suppose. On the negative side, I do think they are too harsh for those with more sensitive skins and I don''t think they are a product I would like to use longer term. I prefer my facial wipes to be a little more gentle on my skin. They normally retail at two pounds forty nine pence for a pack of twenty five, which is good value for money I suppose, but only if you like the way they make your skin feel after you have used them. Whenever I have used these wipes I always feel the need to use lashings of moisturiser afterwards, as my skin feels dry and quite taut. On the whole, very effective wipes but not for me as they are just a little bit too harsh.
added to ciao 4/5/15
I suffer from a mild case of combination skin on my face and have a slightly oily 'T' zone. Whilst I do use a separate cleanser and toner every other day I keep a pack of these on hand as they are quick to use and save me having to take bottles and cotton wool with me when I go away or if I'm at work and the hot weather hits.
I bought my most recent pack from my local supermarket when they were on offer for 4.33 GBP Whilst they are slightly expensive as I have found out in the past no witch product is tested on animals and they do work so I don't mind paying a little bit more.
Whilst these do claim they will remove make up as I do not ware any I cannot comment on this claim.
The pack has 25 good sized wipes in a re-sealable pouch which is easy to open and to close again. The wipes themselves are about the size of a non-man sized tissue and they are moist but not so damp you have to dry your face after having used them. They have a nice clean sort of smell to them but no real perfume. The wipe is similar in strength to those surface cleaning wipes so will not fall apart before you have finished using them.
These do do a good job at clearing up my slightly oily 'T' zone to leave it clear and so removes the shine which can be caused by the oil on the skin. The also refresh my face leaving it feeling clean which can be good on a hot summer's day. Whilst the cleanse isn't as deep as my regular cleanser it allows me to keep on top of it so hopefully preventing a breakout of spots which although I am not overly prone to we do all get the odd one or two now and then. They do not leave any residue on my skin and for me one wipe is enough to do the job. After using the wipe there is no actual dryness on my skin but there is perhaps a slight tightening of the skin over my forehead due to the witch hazel but this is a temporary feeling.
The pack states that the wipes should be used within 3 months of opening the pack for the first time but this is not a major issue for me as I do tend to use them within this time.
I quite like using wipes for removing make-up and find them so convenient to keep in for when you''re pushed on time or wanting to go out and use them. Witch is a brand I''ve used for a while and they''re one of the couple I tend to go for when it comes to wipes, so they get a recommendation from me.
Witch is a very popular brand and stands out from the crowd for their use of Witch Hazel. The wipes are designed to cleanse, tone and soothe, and witch hazel is often thought of as a good ingredient for more troublesome skin. I use these a lot for removing make-up, but sometimes I just use them for cleansing and freshening up my skin.
These come in a blue re-sealable plastic packet, with ?Witch'' in large letters and a green leaf on the front making them easily recognisable. As with most of these re-sealable packets, I don''t find they have all that much stick to them but the wipes still manage to stay fresh and moist for long enough to get through them. You get 25 in a pack that costs around 3 pound.I tend to use these for removing make-up and as I don''t always wear make-up, they can last me over a month. If not on offer, I do consider this to be quite pricey. They''re just very handy to keep in for when they''re needed and they''re easy to come across in most supermarkets and chemists.
Each wipe is of a good size and texture. I find they''re not the thickest wipes around but they still hold well, not falling apart or disintegrating whilst wiping away the day''s grime or the evening''s make-up. They have a recognisable scent that''s fairly pleasant. I find they''re soft enough to smooth over your face and just moist enough they work well without too much pressure or scrubbing away. I can''t comment on the effectiveness with lots of make-up or waterproof eye shadow, but for my make-up they work well, removing all traces quite quickly and easily with one wipe.
I find that after using these my skin does feel cleaner with a slight tingling sense of it being left refreshed. My skin also feels quite soft to the touch afterwards though as with most cleansers I still use a moisturiser afterwards, just a smidge, because they can be a tad drying. I''ve not noticed any adverse reactions to the wipes. I can''t say that I''ve really noticed improvements in terms of ?problem skin'' like with spots, but they don''t seem to make my skin any worse either. The end result is smooth skin, perhaps slightly reduced pores, that''s clean and not shiny.
Overall would recommend these for their convenience, ability to remove make-up easily, and for the feeling of refreshment they give skin.
A little while ago I helped to do an insect count which involves scrambling around in the countryside. My skin felt grimy after a couple of hours, and I decided after day one to take some sort of wet wipe with me from then on so I could freshen up until I got near some running water. My boyfriend went to get some for me but misunderstood exactly what I wanted and bought back the Witch Cleansing and Toning facial wipes instead of wet wipes which I thought would be cheaper. In fact, he only paid 59p for a small pack of 5 in Savers. So after using the first lot and finding them great, I went back and got some more to use for weekends away. This tiny pack size was in the travel section, and has now disappeared from the store but you can buy a packet of 25 for around £2.99 elsewhere.
The pack I have is a handy compact size, and very thin but otherwise it is the same as the larger ones. There is the usual lift up strip which reveals an opening to pull the wipe through. The gap is a bit small and I did find it a bit fiddly to just remove one wipe at once as you are apt to make a pinching movement and drag up several. That is only a minor niggle because most importantly for me, the sealing strip closes firmly and really does keep the wipes damp and usable between cleansing sessions. I have just opened a pack that I first bought 3 months ago and the wipes are as fresh as the ones I used immediately.
WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO DO
Witch is a company that have been around for 40 years, but I do not think I have used any of their products before. Unsurprisingly for the name, their products are based around Witch Hazel which they say will naturally cleanse, tone and smooth. It is worth mentioning that these wipes contain many ingredients that are not so natural including perfume and two parabens which will no doubt be an issue for many people. As always it pays to read the label I suppose! That aside, Witch say that the wipes will "quickly remove make up and dirt to reveal cleansed, tingling skin that feels soft and supple." It is recommended for all types of skin, but it is suggested that those with oily and combination skin such as myself will benefit the most. I was certainly hoping so. It should be used "with caution" on sensitive skin, according to the packet.
I was surprised at how wet the wipes were when I first pulled them out. I could see a few bubbles of liquid on the surface of the freshly unfolded wipe and using one on my face resulted in a few droplets of moisture rolling down my skin. I am more used to wipes that feel damp but down have any excess liquid in. However, for the purposes I first wanted a wipe for, they were very well suited as they left my skin feeling refreshed and clean. It was shocking how much grime one removed with only the lightest of touches. The remaining wipes that I have used, both in that and other packs were slightly less wet whilst still feeling more so than average. They could easily have felt clammy as a result, but they are actually very pleasant to use and cooling rather than anything worse. The surface is soft and the wipes feel very gentle on the skin as a whole. After a few swipes, I feel a slight tingling which is to be expected according to the packet. It is not unpleasant, and the feeling does not last more than a minute in all. I rather like to feel the toning properties of the wipes are probably getting to work! When that has finished my skin feels quite normal only fresher and cleaner. I thought my face may look a bit red temporarily but it doesn't.
The wipes have a scent that I find difficult to place. I can detect the Witch Hazel, and a certain muskiness and I think cucumber, although this may be my imagination as can't see it listed amongst the ingredients. Overall, it is pleasant and not too strong or medicinal smelling as some Witch Hazel products are to me.
I have found that one wipe is perfectly sufficient to cleanse my whole face, and in fact it could probably do this even if it was a little smaller. There is no need to scrub away at the skin in order to see results which makes using these wipes quick and efficient. I have used them to remove liquid and powder foundation, face powder and blusher - all with excellent results. I have not used them much in the eye area as I prefer to use specialist products there, but they have dealt promptly with eye shadow on one occasion. When my skin was really dirty - after my insect seeking exercise - they also proved how good they were at removing grime other than make up.
As for the toning capabilities, my skin does not have the slight tight feeling that many toners give. However, the wipes certainly help to mattify my skin very well and the effect does last all morning if not all day. This is better than many products for me as I have a forehead that likes to shine like a star! I would not rely on using the wipes alone to stay shine free, but they do contribute. I like the fact they do not feel unduly harsh on my face, and the fact my skin feels soft afterwards rather than dried out is another bonus. I do not think the wipes actually moisturise, they just are not overly drying.
WOULD I RECOMMEND THE WIPES?
I prefer to use wipes on an occasional basis, when travelling or if I am especially busy and tired. I now like to use almond oil as my cleanser as it moisturises the skin as well and it would take quite a lot for any product to supplant that in my affections. I am more than happy to buy the Witch wipes again for occasional use however, as they do a good job without causing irritation or involving any effort. I have used cheaper wipes that do a very similar job, for example by Cherish, and so I will not give these 5 stars but they are worth trying if you would like a dual toning and cleansing product.
These wipes, are great they come in a small packet and always leave me feeling fresh and I love the smell.
You get 25 wipes in each pack, so they are pretty small but they are good quality, they don't break apart when you use them, and don't dry out very easily, which makes them well worth spending a little extra on. I don't get these very often as I don't generally wear make up, however I buy them more in the summer as they help make me feel fresh again after being hot and sticky, I tend to find that if my face feels cooler the rest of me follows suit!
They leave my skin extremely soft, and I can tell the difference straight away after I've used them and they don't dry out my skin like others have done, E.g. Asda own brand cleansing wipes dry it out terribly and it takes a while to recover.
I don't use many of their products, but this is one of the few I keep in the bathroom at all times, and I've been using it since I started living on my own, as my mum would never buy it me, preferring to buy the cheaper brands (can't blame her, let's face it teenagers are expensive!)
According to the tesco website the wipes contain:
Aqua,Hamamelis Virginiana Water ,Propylene Glycol ,Polysorbate 20 ,Sodium Citrate ,Citric Acid ,Disodium EDTA ,Parfum ,Hexyl Cinnamal ,Linalool ,Benzoic Acid ,Phenoxyethanol ,Dehydroacetic Acid
And they are dermatologically tested, so if you're against animal testing you will probably want to avoid them.
So, not the most natural of ingredients but they do the job, and it's oil free which is always great but not sure how they would fair on sensitive skin so would say to proceed with caution as I would anything that goes on your skin unless it's specifically for it.
I do recommend these, there are cheaper brands out there but in my opinion these are well worth the money.
** Also written on ciao under the same name **
I got these from my local superdrug last week as they were reduced from £3 to £1.60 for a pack of 25 wipes and i'm always trying new face wipes.
I've never hard of the brand 'witch' before, but the packaging was really bright which drew me to it and it claimed on the front of the pack that it 'cleans skin and helps tighten pores, quickly removes makeup and dirt,' so i thought it'd be ideal for the nights when i'm late home and am simply too tired to take the time to cleanse and tone properly.
Although the packaging is bright it's not very girly which may put some girls off buying it, it's light blue with a green circle on it around the brand name and title of the product. The writing on the front gives information on what the product is/does and how many wipes are included.
Opening the packet is easy and i simply peeled off the square bit of plastic laid over the top and a hole was exposed allowing me to pull the wipes out 1 by 1 whenever needed with ease. I kept the plastic bit attached a bit so that i can stick it back down again to keep my wipes nice and fresh.
The wipes themselves are white and moist, they're a decent size and around the same size as most other face wipes however i think they're a bit thicker. The wipes definetly aren't overly moist which was good as i hate it when wipes are too wet and start dripping down my face. Although they're not really full of moisture there seems to be a good amount of the natural witch hazel on the wipes.
Natural witch hazel was used by the american indians as an aid for sore muscles, bruises and insect bites, and it has been proven to reduce redness; ideal for cleansing sore, dry, or irratated skin.
The wipes have a really unusual, lovely smell, which has a fresh, zesty hint to it and is really refreshing. It's nice and subtle and not too strong or obvious.
I use the wipes as i would any other makeup wipe; remove it from the packaging and massage it over my face gently, mainly around my nose and chin as this is where a majority of dirt gathers. The wipe is nice and cool and leaves my skin with a pleasent, very subtle tingling feeling, and leaves my skin feeling soft, refreshed and smelling nice.
I did use the wipe on my arm to clear a bit of yucky dried blood off of a cut i have at the minute and it didn't sting at all which was suprising as most wipes do.
It usually takes me 2 wipes to thoroughly clean my face which equals around 12 uses, which for £1.60 is brilliant value in my eyes! They're ideal to be used both in the morning and at night before bed,.
I love these wipes and will be going down to my local superdrug tomorrow to stock up on another 5 packs or so! Thoroughly reccomended.
I adore my 'Witch stick' which is a little stick that can be used for spots and blemishes (I recently wrote a review of this product which can be found on Dooyoo if you want to know more about this product). As I am such a huge fan of the product, I was interested in trying out a few more items from the Witch range to see if they matched up to the stick itself.
The opportunity presented itself recently when I was looking in my local drugstore for some toiletry and cosmetic items to buy to take with me on my forthcoming (short) trip to Spain. As I was only going away for five days, I did not want to be carrying a huge amount of toiletry items with me, and I was on the lookout for some of those little 'miniature' items that you see in drugstores from time to time. One of the items on my list was a packet of those moist face wipes, as I like to use them at night time to remove my make up and find them convenient to use on holiday.
I was delighted to spot a little miniature packet of the 'Witch Cleansing and Toning Wipes' which seemed to be the brand's version of said moist facial wipes. I was immediately struck by how convenient the package of wipes was due to it's small size. The packet of wipes I bought only contained five individual wipes, and was therefore very neat and very thin, particularly in comparison to the larger rather bulky packages of facial wipes which were also on offer in the store. After scanning the packaging to ensure it would meet my requirements whilst I was away from home, my choice was made and I decided to give the wipes a try out.
When removing the first of the wipes from the package, the first thing I noticed was that they were not overly wet, the way that a lot of cheaper facial wipes are. In actual fact the Witch cleansing wipes felt only moist in comparison. I thought that the 'cloth' itself was very soft which I was pleased about as I have found some of the moist facial wipes I have bought in the past can feel slightly rough and a little scratchy when using them, particularly if it is a rather cheap brand of facial wipe!
The smell of the Witch facial wipe was, in my opinion, really quite pleasant and it felt fresh to use it on my skin. I did not find the smell to be at all over-powering or too chemical-based and I actually felt as though my skin was quite refreshed after using these wipes. I thought that the Witch facial wipes were great at removing all traces of my make-up, and I could see no residue from either my foundation or concealer left on my skin after I had used one of these wipes to take my make-up off. One thing that I did find disappointing in this respect though was the fact that the Witch facial wipes cannot be used on the delicate eye area, and there is a warning to this effect on the packaging. I personally didn't try it for myself as my skin can be sensitive at the best of times so I decided to heed this warning. This meant of course that I had to remove my eye make-up and mascara by using a completely different product, which made these little wipes slightly less convenient than other brands I would normally buy, which are more gentle in terms of their ability to be used on more sensitive skin areas such as around the eyes.
Another rather big downside to this brand of cleansing wipes - for me personally, at least - is the price of the product. The little package containing five wipes only cost me 99 pence, and I would probably buy this little packet again for holidays and travels because it fits so neatly into my luggage. When I went to buy the full-sized package of the Witch facial wipes however, I was quite shocked to see them for sale in my local Boots store for the hearty old price of £4.06. I did make the purchase on this occasion, but purely because my skin has been suffering from outbreaks and blemishes of late as a result of me being so run down and having a nasty virus over the festive period. I can honestly say though that for normal everyday use, there is just no way that I would be paying over £4 for a packet of facial wipes, regardless of how good they are!
And they are good, make no mistake. I find that they not only remove my make-up as previously mentioned, but they are good for using when suffering an outbreak of spots and I find a marked improvement to the general appearance of any outbreaks I am suffering from, within just a few hours or so. I can see that they DO make a difference to spots and blemishes, causing more minor ones to improve dramatically after a very short time and disappear completely within a couple of days. As with the Witch Stick however, I do find that these Witch facial wipes do more or less nothing to more severe blemishes and on these occasions I need to revert back to my good old faithful tea tree products or certainly something with a bit more spot-combating 'oomph' than the Witch products.
In summary, I would recommend them for minor spot outbreaks and blemishes, but feel I must remove one Dooyoo star for them being slightly expensive and rather over-priced in my opinion. As for the little mini-packet, I would most definitely buy this again to take on holiday with me as it is the perfect size and weight to travel with when I am going on holiday, and I did think they were a good product overall.
Witch Cleaning & Toning Wipes
Every time I buy face wipes I try and get different ones to experiment with how my skin reacts to the different brands. Recently I couldn't go shopping so I asked my dad to get me some face wipes when he went to Tescos. I was pretty impressed when he returned with quite an attractive transparent greeny blue coloured packet. Despite being relatively simple, the packet is quite eye-catching and attractive. The wipes are sealed in with a square shaped sticky label and there are 25 wipes in a pack.
Witch have a wide range of skincare products, all of which are formulated with natural witch hazel. The full range of their products can be seen on their website www.witchskincare.com
The wipes themselves are white and folded into a square shape, they are formulated with natural witch hazel which is supposed to leave your skin feeling sensationally clear, refreshed and healthy looking.
The wipes are a bit difficult to remove from the packet, as it is hard to find the edge of the wipe in order to pull it out of the packet. The wipes are quite wet feeling as they do have a lot of the formula on them, however they do smell nice and as you use them the formula feels really nice, cool and cleansing on your skin. The wipes are alcohol free and the product has not been tested on animals which is always a good thing.
Why Witch Hazel?
Witch Haxel (hamamelius virginiana) is a plant found in the woodlands of America. It was used as a medicinal plant by the American Indians to soothe sore muscles, treat cuts, bruises and insect bites. Witch hazel is now used in skin care products because of its natural astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. Witch Hazel has also been proved to help reduce redness, and so it can be used in the witch skin care products to soothe sun sore and irritated skin. Therefore I would assume that it is the witch hazel in these wipes that leaves my skin feeling so refreshed.
How to use
The wipes are used in the same way as other facial wipes:
- Lift the adhesive seal and remove a wipe
- Gently wipe over the face to cleanse and tone the skin
- Reseal the pack to stop the other wipes drying out
- Dispose of the wipe in a bin and do not flush down the toilet.
Contact with the eyes should be avoided although personally I do go over my eyelids with the wipes and have had no bad effects. The wipes are dermatologically approved for all skin types, although they are particularly recommended for oily and combination skin. As with all skin care products they should be used with caution on sensitive skin, although I do have extremely sensitive skin and have had no discomfort or bade reactions from using the wipes.
The wipes are really soft, smooth and refreshing. They are convenient to take with you in your bag or on holiday and they do cleanse and tone your skin without drying it out. I found that the wipes successfully removed grease and makeup and left my skin feeling, soft, smooth, clean and refreshed.
I believe that it is possible to get hold of a free sample of these wipes from the Witch website, although the packet I got was from Tescos and cost just over £3 for a pack of 25. Small handbag sized packs of 5 wipes are also available.
I really liked the way the wipes left my skin feeling refreshed and clean and the refreshing smell was nice to use in the early mornings where im not in the best of moods! The packet design I liked as it stood out from other facial cleaning products and looked very attractive. The only problem with the packaging was that the adhesive label lost its stick and after a while the top wipe was becoming a bit dry as I couldn't seal the pack any more. The wipes feel really good and seem to make my skin look healthy and clean despite having a bit of a soggy feel which I would not normally like. The only real problem with the wipes is that they aren't designed to move eye make up. I would prefer to use wipes which clean my face and remove all traces of make up at the same time but other than that I do like the wipes and will definitely use them again. Overall they are a good product and I imagine will be particularly nice to use in the summer to cool, cleanse and refresh your skin.
I don't buy facial wipes on a regular basis, these have been my product of choice when I do. I have problem skin that is prone to spots, blackheads and large, open pores so I was hopeful that something containing witch hazel would help my skin to look better.
These wipes have a bit of a medicated smell to them with the added witch hazel, but this is not that strong. The wipes are not as wet as I would like and as a result, I have to put a fair amount of effort into cleaning my face. I don't like doing this as facial wipes are usually my stop-gap for when I can't be bothered to use cleanser and toner and want a quick option. The pack is supposed to be resealable but I often find that this is not actually the case and the wipes seem to dry out quite quickly because of this. With them not being that wet in the first place, this makes them pretty useless.
These wipes do not seem to have had the desired effect as my skin does not look any better than before I started using them. I still have as many spots, which have not cleared up despite the witch hazel that these facial wipes contain so they have not done anything positive in this respect. Although they do a good enough job of getting rid of make-up and general grime but the cheaper facial wipes also seem to do this so I don't see the point in paying extra for these!
A pack of 25 wipes costs £3.91 from Boots. Considering the fact that I was not that impressed with these facial wipes, I seriously doubt that I will be willing to pay this price again as it seems rather expensive. I was quite tempted to try the Boots version of these wipes as they are around 50p cheaper and sometimes go on offer for 2 for £5, but I am happy using the Sainsburys Skin Therapy facial wipes at the moment so I will carry on using those instead unless my skin decides that it has had enough of those (which seems to happen a bit too often for my liking!).
I will not be buying these facial wipes again as they did not seem to make any significant difference to my skin and do not do any different a job to the cheaper facial wipes that I have been experimenting with lately. My spots are no smaller or less frequent, and as this was my main reason for buying this brand it has not persuaded me to carry on using this product again.
I saw these in Superdrug and bought them as an impulse buy. I know witch hazel is known for its healing qulaites so I thought it would be a good face wipe to try out. My skin is quite dry around my t zone and on my cheeks, which doesnt look great under make up. I look like I have a flaky face! You've heard of scar face well I'm more like scale face! ;)
You can get these wipes from Chemists and superstores like Tesco etc. They came as a buy one get one free for around £3.50 Which is ok for 50 wipes. (x25 in each pack)
So far so good! My skin feels much softer now but I have to say there isn't a great improvemnt with my spots, but my skin is now a lot less dry around the t-zone. Which makes my make up look more flawless. So Im happy with these. They do not sting your skin like some face wipes.
Ever since i sarted using the witch products, i couldn;t go back to anything else! I love the way they leave my skin looking smooth and spot free. And made with natural witch hasel, they smeel so nice. Other products other than the wipes that i use are, the concealor, face wash and the toner. The concealor is great because eventhough it is make up it gets to work on clearing your spots at the same time! It blends in with your skin easily and gives a natural look. It also lets your skin breath. I've noticed a great change in my skin since i started using witch products, too. I have less oily skin. The face wash/ exfoliator is a product i use every morning and night and it lasts quite a while, too. I would say they usually last me up to 2 or 3 months. I don;t know how this product could let you down/
I find Witch face-wipes to be one of the best around, and I use them regularly, Im always really pleased with how my skin looks and feels when Ive used them. Theyre for cleansing and toning and are really effective at removing make-up or to simply freshen up, day or night. They come in a handy pack containing 25 wipes which will easily fit into your bag if you need to use them on the go.
The face-wipes contain extract of natural witch hazel, and are for any skin type, but especially for oily or combination skin. They are so easy to use, simply unpeel the clear tab on the front of the turquoise pack and pull out a wipe, and by using either side of the wipe (some wipes are only to be used on one side) simply wipe around the whole face and neck area if necessary. You will then be left with skin thats clean, toned, tingling and really soft and supple.
Witch products first came available in the 1960s, and became popular for spot and blemish treatment. And has since broadened its range to five more daily products, which include washes and cleansers, and more recently in 2003 the pure skin refreshment range. The Witch brand continues to evolve and two more moisturisers were launched last year, its growing in popularity every year and is definitely a brand I trust.
These face-wipes also smell great, a really fresh, clean smell thats not too strong. Ive tried all different kinds of face-wipes, and a lot of them are way too overpowering with perfume, which is sometimes a horrible cheap smell (and I find these kinds of wipes generally sting after using.) But witch face-wipes are gentle on the skin and have a subtle smell thats clean and fresh.
When youve used the wipe, dispose of it in the bin, and make sure you have sealed the pack when finished to keep them moist. I noticed that the re-sealable pack does actually stay re-sealed until theyre all gone which is fantastic, because in the past Ive bought other brands which once you have opened the pack, they dont re-seal and so you have to either keep them upside down or leave them to dry up (which is rubbish!)
But Id definitely recommend these face-wipes as they can be used on any type of skin, theyre so easy to use and come a really handy pack which can be used anywhere. They are also good value for money costing around £3.24, which is an average price for the same type of products, but these actually give great results and are great quality.
This product is not tested on animals.
Its not witchcraft its natural beauty
When I was in my 20s I used to watch a friend (in her 30s) carry out her daily facial skincare routine....
Oh how I laughed...she of the quick scrub with flannel and hot water.....Oh how she is probably laughing now.........
I am now in my 30s and got a shock when I looked in a magnified mirror one day and I vowed to take more care of my skin, although after 2 days of the above regime I was bored and mascara marked my pillow once more!
I have combination skin and at certain times of the month can be prone to a few volcanoes......at times I have believed them to be alien beings building igloos under my skin.......but this has been scaled down to mere molehills since I have started to use my trusty witch wipes.
Very eye catching transparent blue with a bright blue sticky peel back label on top with an "open here" tab so you can easily see which side to open (Because in our old age some of us need directions!) The pack is about 6" x 5".
The front of the pack does not overload you with complicated descriptions of the product...simply...
The "witch" motif in white with leaves growing out of the i and t.
"Cleansing & toning wipes
with Natural Witch Hazel
Pure Skin Refreshment"
The bright pack is easy to find, in my cluttered drawer, through my foggy, sleepy eyes first thing in the morning and the transparent pack allows me to see exactly how many wipes are left.
On the back of the pack is all the small print ...don't try to read through foggy, sleepy eyes as the wind may change and no matter how many wipes you use your face will stick in a squint with your tongue out!...in other words.....the writing is very small and is blue on the transparent blue background making it quite difficult to read. To save you digging out your magnifying glass I got mine so I could give you the gist of what is written thereon....
"All Witch skincare products are formulated with natural witch hazel to leave your skin feeling sensationally clear, refreshed and healthy looking"
It is stated that witch wipes cleanse and tone without drying and can be used to remove makeup grease and other everyday impurities.
It tells you how to use them....basically open the ,kindly marked, peal here sticky tab and pull out a wipe then gently wipe over your face ( I mean what else were you going to do with it?!)
Make sure you stick down the label to ensure your wipes do not dry out.
As with most types of wipes do not flush them down the toilet as they can cause blockages and they do not decompose and will result in costing us all even more on our water & sewerage bills!
These wipes are not tested on animals and are dermatologically approved for use on all skin types although caution is recommended with sensitive skin and avoid eyes.
When you pull the white wipe out the first thing you notice is how thick and soft it is, is very moist and initially looks as though there are little soap bubbles on it. It doesn't break or tear and you can stretch it to almost twice its size should you wish to!
Now, knowing they are covered in witch hazel you like me will probably be expecting a medical stench..however i was surprised to find that they do not smell at all like grazed knees or hospital wards. The smell is strong enough to be smelt although not overpowering and has a slight clinical aura.I cant quite describe the smell other than they smell "clean"!
My all singing, all dancing skin care regime now consists of me using my witch wipes first thing in the morning to cleanse and tone my skin and to scrub off the make up the previous nights flannel missed (some things never change...I love a good scrub with a flannel and hot water before bed).
As the witch wipes tones as well as cleanses 30somethings no longer need to have a half our daily routine......cleanse..... exfoliate.....tone...moisturise...
I started to use moisturiser before I discovered witch wipes and used to get awful "milk spots" on my cheek bones. These are caused by blocked pores and need exfoliating away...although they were constantly coming back.
I have since found out that you shouldn't apply moisturiser after cleansing as you open your pores in the cleansing process then when you apply your moisturiser you are just filling them up with gunk. This is where the handy witch wipes come into their own...they cleanse then they tone..closing all your pores ready for you to moisturise.
Whilst the pack advises you to avoid your eyes I personally dont! I frequently remove my eye make up and have never felt any discomfort.
Each wipe is moist enough for you to completely cleanse/tone your face and leaves enough moisture to cleanse/tone your neck, upper back, armpits, chest, bedside table and ashtray!! Thus proving how time saving and eccenomical 1 little wipe can be!
I will concentrate on using the wipe on my face for this part of my review. When you wipe over (or in my case scrub) your face it at first feels like any other wipe nice and cleansing then ZAP you can feel all your pores tighten and close as if by magic (is that why they are called witch wipes?...no no Jess thats the Witch Hazel!)
The overall feeling after using a witch wipe is CLEAN, tight and fresh.
Since I started to use witch wipes the bimonthly vocanoes have reduced to mere molehills and are much less in quantity and frequency. This was until I made the mistake of buying a different wipe that was on offer 1 week later....oh hello alien life form, thats a nice igloo you are building on my chin........I saved those for the special job of cleansing bedside table/ashtray....and stick to my tried and tested witch wipes.
The tricky bit...if you shop at a major chemist or supermarket these wipes are not expensive - they are extorsionate at £3.99 for 25..thats 16pence each! But if you are thrifty like me I am sure you can find them much much cheaper - my local toilettries shop sells them at 99p for 25 or you could look out for bogof /3 4 2.
Sorry I failed chemistry (I didnt want to look clever next to my sisters phd in it...so went for the easier options of drama and...) so these are mostly just big complicated words to me...but I will tell you them anyway just in case there is another budding dr of something I cant quite pronounce reading!
Aqua (Ha ha I know this one- its water!)
Hamamelis Virginiana (I know this one too...only because I live with a gardener.....WITCH HAZEL)
Propylene Glycol ( isnt that a plastic with sugar??)
Phenoxyethanol (bacardi breezer?)
Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate EDTA ( salted chocolate?)
Polysorbate 20 (mmmm sherbet)
Methylparaben (Is this a word?)
Iodopropynyl Butycarbamate ( they are just getting silly now!!)
Sodium Chloride (Salted swimming baths water?)
Diazolidinyl Urea ( Drugged wee?!!!!!)
and thats all! So not much in them really........maybe thats why the type is so difficult to read!
Overall I think these wipes are great for lazy/ time challenged/spotty/ aging people like me who like the idea of of a good skincare routine but give up if it takes longer than 2 minutes.
Thanks for reading :-)
Anyone who has read any of my previous reviews will know that I do like cleansing wipes essential for the lazy persons cleansing routine, or for those days when you just dont have time to do the whole cleanse and tone routine. In fact, I am getting to the stage whereby I could become quite an expert on these kind of products, since I feel as though I am working my way through them all.
These were on special offer- £2 for 2 packs of 25 wipes, so really good value. Take into account that they contain witch hazel, which I use in various forms, and I know the wipes and myself will get along just fine.
WHAT DO THEY PROMISE?
Mainly the same old promises made by other similar products, but these make no promises to remove eye make up. I usually find that if they promise to remove even water proof mascara, they cant!
These state that they will cleanse and tone without drying, as well as remove every day impurities and grease which can, as we know lead to spots and blemishes.
WHAT ARE THEY LIKE?
The packaging is a nice bright kind of aqua colour packet, small enough to carry around with you and the peel back strip is resealable.
There are 25 wipes in the packet, each measuring about 18 cm square. They are also available in hand bag size packs of 5, but these fit in my sack!
The wipes themselves are pulled out of the gap one at a time and have a faintly perfumed smell, which I like; it smells very clean and refreshing They are quite moist, enough to make you feel that you have washed your face but not so wet that you need a towel to dry off.
HOW TO USE THEM
Remove one wipe at a time and then reseal the packet to prevent the rest drying out.
You wipe them gently around your face and over your eyes and watch the dirt and grime come off.
DO THEY WORK?
They certainly remove the daily grime and are great for a freshen up if you are like me and like to remove the worst of the grime when you get in from work or if on a morning you prefer not to get your face wet.
They dont dry out your skin, and after use, skin does feel clean and fresh. However, as ever, I would still moisturise because I dont see how they can replace moisturiser, and although they arent drying, they are not moisturising enough for my skin.
Unlike some wipes, they are a good size, and you dont feel you have wasted half the wipe because its too big, and you wont feel the need to use several to do the job. They also come easily out of the packet, and are a good size for taking on holiday, instead of all the bottles of lotions and potions.
I like the smell, and after use, my skin does feel refreshed.
WHO ARE THEY FOR?
These are recommended for all skin types but especially for people with greasy skin. I would imagine that this is because witch hazel does tend to be good for people prone to spots.
WOULD I RECOMMEND THEM?
Yes if you want a quick cleanse "on the go". I also like them for a facial clean in the morning when my face is already relatively clean and just needs freshening up.
They are non irritating and really do remove grime, leaving my skin feeling tingly clean and ready for the next layer of dirt.
Remember to moisturise afterwards because although they are non drying, the wipes dont provide your skin with moisture.
Another thing to remember is not to flush them down the toilet. There is actually a warning on the packet, so dont get your pipes blocked.
Lovely smell and handy product. Worth a try!
Thanks for reading.