Monday, 20 May 2013

Johnson's Dreamy Skin 3-In-1 Night Facial Cleansing Wipes (review)

Johnson and Johnson have expanded into face care products. These medium-sized wipes are one of five they've released to the already crowded cleansing cloths market, effectively giving Johnson's a rival for every skin type from dry, through normal to combination/oily. Plus there's a fragrance-free option and these, designed for night-time use, made with a calming and relaxing fragrance called moonflower.
Johnson's Dreamy Skin 3-In-1 Night Facial Cleansing Wipes

The size of the wipes is merely average (as is the number of wipes per pack, most manufacturers only offer 25 these days). They're a little bit slippy to hold, but it's not a major concern. However, I did feel like there was a film on my skin after use; it's not oily, per se, but it's obvious enough to make me feel like I haven't cleansed particularly deeply. After many uses – morning and night – this film didn't cause any breakouts, so it's not something I'd worry about, it may even be the reason these wipes aren't drying. The cleansing aspect is fine, but nothing outstanding, you'll probably need two wipes for waterproof make-up removal.

Where the wipes do excel, though, is the fragrance. They're 'enriched with relaxing moonflower aroma', but the fragrance must be artificial because there's no hint of any plant extract in the ingredients listing. (There is, however, 'parfum'.) I asked Johnson's for some clarification on this issue but they have yet to get back to me. Johnson's do say moonflower can 'help calm the senses', but I don't really think there's much truth in this statement. As lovely as the perfume is, I didn't feel especially calm after using these wipes, in fact I started using them in the morning where the time saving aspect of face wipes holds more appeal, as they certainly didn't help me relax in the evening.

That the perfume isn't based on aromatherapy suggests there's probably no scientific basis to back up their claims. It's also unclear what moonflower actually is. There are four plants that use this common name, one of which is a cactus, and a quick google doesn't turn up 'relaxing' properties for any of them. Ipomoea, a member of the Convolvulaceae bindweed family, seems to be the closest fit, but don't quote me on that!

Averaging out at twelve pence a wipe makes them very good value for money – less so if you need a couple to remove waterproof make-up – but it's still competitive in the marketplace. I like the fact there's such a wide range available, more choice is never a bad thing! I do think special wipes for night-time is a bit of a stretch, but they're good quality wipes all the same and worth the money.

Excellent value for money
Leaves a slight film on my face
Smell lovely and sweet; a pleasure to use
Perfume is artificial with no discernible plant extract
Gentle around the eyes
Struggles a bit with waterproof make-up


Brand: Johnson's

Size: 25 wipes
Price: £3.05 (£0.12/wipe)

Manufactured: n/a

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isononyl Isononanoate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Isostearyl Palmitate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Hexylene Glycol, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Sucrose Cocoate, Stearyl Ethylhexanoate, Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, PEG-4 Laurate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Parfum

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