Um…someone was straight-up TRIPPIN’ in the beauty lab when they decided to add a strong camphor/menthol/eucalyptus scent to these new Noxzema Clean Moisture Makeup Removal Cloths (about $4 for a pack of 25).
I don’t like to poke fun at suspect beauty products because of all the hard work that people put into making them, but I have to make an exception for these (sorry!). They’re just about the worst smelling wipes I’ve ever encountered, and my nose has been traumatized, yo! Think eau de dental office meets a box of old Band-Aids.
To their credit, these pre-moistened, alcohol-free wipes do feel wonderful and are able to cut through most of the makeup I’ve thrown at ’em (foundation, lipstick and eyeshadow) without leaving one of those funky towelette films, but I just can’t get over the scent…
I know Noxzema has a distinct trademark fragrance, but all up in my grill like this just stresses me out.
And the wipes could also use some help removing long-wearing eye makeup; they didn’t handle mascara or gel liners very well, and, oh, I learned the hard way not to use them on the waterline, where they sting a wee bit.
They’re not really my cup of tea, but hard-core Noxzema fans who 1) love the company’s trademark scent, and/or 2) don’t wear much waterproof eye makeup might fall in love. The price is right, after all. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: C
You might like Noxzema Clean Moisture Makeup Removal Cloths if…
- You like products with an “invigorating” scent
- You like uber-soft wipes that feel great against the skin
- You don’t wear much long-wearing or waterproof eye makeup
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. TGIF, girl! I hope you have a long weekend planned.