Monday, 12 November 2012

Waitrose Pure Facial Cleansing Wipes (review)

The U.K. is one of Europe's biggest markets for face cleansing wipes (Spain's the largest, apparently!) so that explains the huge variety of wipes on the shelves, but there's some disparity in pricing. They start at an astonishing 30p for Wilko Everyday Value Face Wipes and creep up to £7.65 for Olay Regenerist Precision Cleansing Cloths. Waitrose Pure wipes are a very reasonable £2.49, so are aiming at the value end of the market.

Waitrose Pure Facial Cleansing Wipes

These wipes are pH balanced and dermatologically tested as well as paraben free, alcohol free, colour free and perfume free. The packaging is also style free, but that's not so important. What is important is the fact they've been formulated to be gentle enough for even sensitive skin, and even though that's not a concern of mine, the lack of any 'nasties' is. Vitamins E and B5 are included and the blurb promises “smooth and healthy looking skin”.

And they deliver exactly that. I felt they cleansed effectively without any irritation and left my skin looking clean and clear. If you wear waterproof make-up you will probably need something a little stronger, or use a proper make-up remover first, but for general cleansing you won't be disappointed. The wipes themselves aren't very big, but they still fold into decent sized squares so you can use a different side of the wipe for each area of your face, but beware – they do shred a little if you're vigorous! There's also a faint smell of chamomile about them, even though there's no chamomile in the ingredients listing.

The choice of facial cleansing wipes can be a little overwhelming (you can read more reviews by searching Find A Product to help you find the right cleanser for you), but Waitrose Pure wipes are a good choice if you're on a budget and want something that won't irritate sensitive skin while still cleansing effectively.


YES!
NO!
No colour, perfume, alcohol or parabens
Wipes can shred
Good value for money
Not suitable for waterproof make-up removal
Non-irritating
Hardly desirable


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Brand: Waitrose

Website: www.waitrose.com

Size: 30 wipes
Price: £2.49 (£0.08/wipe)

Manufactured: United Kingdom

Ingredients: Water, Phenoxyethanol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Dimethiconol, Niacinamide, Laureth-23, Laureth-4, Steareth-100, Steareth-2, Calcium Pantothenate, Maltodextrin, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pyridoxine HCI, Silica

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