Name: Fresh Cleansing Wipes
Size: 25 wipes
From Garnier’s website:
Handy wipes for face and eyes, they remove all traces of make-up and dirt in a single step, with a toning and purifying action.
What I liked:
– removes makeup well
– leaves skin soft
– no oily residue
– gentle and not irritating
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– like any wipes, they can dry out if you don’t close the seal properly
– eyeliner and waterproof mascaras take a bit of work to be removed
– more wipes are needed if you wear a ton of makeup
– run out pretty fast
I don’t usually use cleansing wipes to remove my makeup. They are handy for travelling or to clean your face when you get back home late at night, but I’ve never felt they give my skin a proper and deep cleanse, so I only use them for emergencies.
A while ago, I run out of makeup remover so I went to a shop to get a bottle. The shop I went to is really small and doesn’t keep too many products and all the makeup removers they had either contained formaldehyde-releasing preservatives which I’m not comfortable using or products I tried but were only average.
I didn’t have time to go to another shop that day so I got some cleansing wipes instead. The green and white packaging of the Garnier Fresh Cleansing Wipes, designed for normal or combination skin like mine, caught my eye so it came home with me.
The wipes themselves are white in color and quite thick so they don’t break easily. They are pre-moisturized, although not as damp as I would have liked, but still do the job ok. They substitute both a cleanser and a toner and you don’t have to rinse off afterwards. Isn’t that great?
One wipe is enough to remove mineral makeup without leaving an oily residue on skin, but if you wear a lot of makeup, then you may need more and they’d run out soon. And while they remove eyeliner and waterproof makeup well, you need a few swipes to completely clean your eyes.
The wipes are gentle on the skin and eyes, they didn’t irritate nor sting them. Instead, they left my skin feeling soft and smooth, but not toned and they didn’t give me a refreshing feeling either, which is ironic considering the name of the product. The scent is fresh though, and subtle. It smells of fruits and is quite pleasant.
Overall, I think these are handy to use f you don’t have much time or are travelling, otherwise, I rather get a bilayer remover, which does the job better and faster.
Overall, I don’t love these wipes but I don’t hate them either. If you don’t wear too much makeup, one wipe is enough to remove it in a few minutes, otherwise you need more. They are thick but not very moist and can dry if you don’t close the lid properly. In addition, they aren’t refreshing and don’t make skin more toned.