Reason No. 352 to love makeup: It provides a valid excuse to test new ways to REMOVE makeup.
This may not come as a complete surprise, but I have a soft spot for makeup wipes… What can I say? I appreciate anything that helps me feel productive while my booty’s parked in front of the TV (SIDE NOTE: I’m caught up on episodes of Entourage now; two thumbs up! Can’t wait for the new season to start).
Lately I’ve been testing Neutrogena’s new Hydrating Cleansing Towelettes ($7 for 25). As the newest addition to Neutrogena’s line of makeup removing wipes, they come pre-moistened with glycerin and the soothing extracts of cucumber and aloe.
The first things I noticed about these were the minty floral fragrance and how soft they feel — like a bunny’s tail. The scent caught my attention, but the texture stole my heart!
I have combination dry/oily skin, and many wipes don’t work well for me, particularly when it comes to removing waterproof makeup. No such trouble with these. They work well and feel great all over my face, even on the dry patches near my nose and mouth.
The wipes leave a sheer layer of something moisturizing on my skin. It’s not greasy, though, just “there.” I kinda like it, but it is something to keep in mind.
Of course, when it comes to removing makeup, Hydrating Cleansing Towelettes cut through foundation, powder, primer and long-wearing eye and lip makeup with ease, working at least as well as the wipes that had been my latest drugstore faves, Boots Expert Sensitive Cleansing Wipes and Soap and Glory’s Off Your Face Cleansing Cloths.
Neutrogena Hydrating Cleansing Towelettes may even be more hydrating than both of those stars.
One final note on the packaging: you never know what to expect from sticker closures like these. Some just won’t stay shut, leading to the wipes drying out, but that hasn’t happened to this pack. The sticker’s stayed stuck and securely shut.
Dry-skinned babes looking for a heavy-duty remover with benefits of moisture might want to ride this pony. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
You might like Neutrogena Hydrating Cleansing Towelettes if
- …you wear a lot of waterproof makeup
- …you enjoy scented cleansers and products
- …you don’t mind the feeling of a light residue on your skin, and/or
- …your face CRAVES moisture!
They’re carried at Target and other big beauty-equipped drugstores.
You really do learn something new every day
Did you know there exists a subset of Mother’s Day cards written on behalf of your pet?
Now your cat can express his heartfelt thanks (ha!) in card form, ala this one from Petside.com.
Hmm… I can’t imagine Tabs giving me a Mother’s Day card. Typically he shows his appreciation on Administrative Assisistant’s Day instead.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,