Monday, 10 October 2011
Face Wipes Anyone?
I have never considered myself to be a face wipe kind of girl. I much prefer to take my time with makeup removal and use a cleansing oil, eye makeup remover and finally my daily cleanser. For someone who is not a face wipe kind of girl I seem to have quite a collection of face wipes happening at the moment.
Face wipes are something I often pick up as an impulse purchase just because it seems to be a god idea at the time. Unfortunately many of my face wipes end up drying up in the packet because I don't use them.
There have been a couple of face wipes I have developed an intense love of over the years and take with me whenever I travel. These include Korres Milk Proteins Cleansing and Makeup Removing Wipes ($18.95 in Australia for 25 wipes at Kit Cosmetics), Korres Pomegranate Cleansing Wipes ($18.95 in Australia for 25 wipes at Kit Cosmetics) and M.A.C Cosmetics Cleansing Wipes ($44.00 for 100 wipes in Australia from M.A.C Counters and stores). These three types of wipes remove makeup super effectively and leave the skin soft and clean. These babies are more high end wipes and they cost a pretty penny continue to read on for less expensive alternatives.
A couple of weeks ago a good friend of mine Gloss_Queen (www.beautifullyglossy.blogspot.com) recommended I get some Wotnot wipes to try. After reading her review on them I naturally had to order some and try them for myself. Wotnot Naturally Nurturing Facial Wipes contain absolutely no nasty ingredients and their claim to fame is 100% of what's good for your skin and 0% of what's not. They contain certified organic aloe vera, rose hip, sweet almond and jojoba oil. They are specifically designed for sensitive skin.
After a week of using Wotnot Facial Wipes I have to say I am extremely impressed with them. They are a larger sized wipe that removes all makeup including eye makeup. After use my skin feels so clean and super soft with none of the burning I sometimes get from other wipes! Wotnot wipes seem to be less expensive than other brands I have used and I think for the time being they will be the only brand of wipe I will be using (Wotnot wipes are available in Australia from www.okme.com.au for $9.99 for a packet of 25 wipes).
I like to carry some wipes in my bag because they come in handy for freshening up on hot summers days. They are also great for when I have been visiting makeup counters and have swatches all over my hands from where I have been testing the latest and greatest products. Somehow those cheap tissues the girls at the counters provide just don't cut it when you're trying to clean up.
From the picture at the top of this post you can see I have a few different brands of wipes accumulated. I do like the Nivea Daily Essentials Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes. They are a great less expensive alternative for people with sensitive skin (approximately $7 in Australia from Priceline stores for 25 wipes). They remove makeup well and skin feels quite soft and hydrated after using them.
An even less expensive option is the Face Of Australia Purifying Cleansing Wipes. These wipes are alcohol free and do a very thorough job of removing makeup. I like to keep these ones in the glove box of the car so if I have a late night I can take my makeup off in the car on the way home. (Face of Australia Purifying Makeup Wipes are available in Australia at Priceline Stores for $4.99 for 25 wipes).
If I could only have one brand of face wipes at the moment I would definitely be sticking with Wotnot wipes. I highly recommend them to anyone wanting to use natural products on their skin especially if their skin is sensitive as mine tends to be at times.
Note: The products in this post were all purchased by myself. I am not sponsored in anyway to promote any of these products. All opinions are my own.