I try to wait until I finish a pack of cleansing wipes before looking for a new one to try, but I’ve been wearing a lot of long-wearing eye makeup lately (MAC Blacktrack!!), and the Physicians Formula Organic Wear Towelettes I’ve been using just haven’t been up to the task.
Perusing the beauty aisles at Target the other day I noticed Boots Expert Sensitive Cleansing & Toning Wipes ($4.50) 1) because I like the font on the package (LOL!), and 2) because they’re made for sensitive skin (mine’s been extra sensitive lately).
Like most beauty cleansing towelettes, they’re supposed to cleanse the skin and remove makeup without the need for water. Beyond that, these are also supposed to gently tone and, thanks to a non-greasy blend of aloe vera and mineral water, calm and soothe fussy skin (they’re free of soaps and fragrances as well) without leaving a funky film.
My skin’s pretty sensitive, but so far so good. They feel soft and haven’t caused any breakouts yet, nor do they cause my skin to tighten up.
Now for the big question: how do they handle long-wearing eye makeup?
With aplomb! Expert Sensitive removes every last bit of gel liner and waterproof mascara without breaking a sweat. And foundation, powder and blush? — Everything, POOF!
I also have to give the people behind the packaging props for making a sticker closure that actually works. I’ve tried craptacular ones before; they open just a crack and the towels dry out = big PIA, but Boots did a good job here. The closure stays closed and keeps the wipes damp and fresh.
What a great deal for $5 (for 30 towels; one gets the job done). They’re cheap enough to even justify getting an extra pack for my nightstand … for when I’m too tired/lazy to wash off my makeup before bed. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,