Friday, 2 August 2013

Faith In Nature 3-In-1 Facial Wipes (review)

Faith In Nature 3-In-1 Facial Wipes
You might not have heard of Faith In Nature, as they're a relatively small natural beauty company, but they have been established for over thirty years! I came across them purely by accident and thought I'd start with a basic and buy their (reasonably priced) face cleansing wipes. Faith In Nature's tag-line is “created by those who care, for those who care” giving you a good idea of the ecological properties of their products.
 
A quick ecological summary: every product they sell contains naturally sourced ingredients, are paraben and SLS-free, are made without artificial colours and perfumes and are never tested on animals – they have the BUAV certification to prove it. These wipes are also vegan and 100% biodegradable (made with viscose) which is still somewhat unusual for facial wipes and a big selling point as far as I'm concerned. If you worry about carbon footprints, all their products are made here in the U.K., which is good news for our British readers.

Everything else is fairly standard. The plastic packaging comes with the usual peel-back sticky label (which loses its stickiness towards the end of the month), the wipes are of an average size and they're modestly moist. They are, however, ever-so-slightly off-white in colour, just like the Nelsons Pure & Clear Purifying Daily Facial Wipes which suggests they're not as bleached as most face wipes, which is no bad thing.

As for its cleansing ability, I'm mostly very impressed! They're made with a gentle formula (with an unusual fresh lemony-seaside scent) and capably removed a day's worth of London pollution and grime, but a second wipe was needed to remove stubborn make-up. This might not be necessary if they were wetter, like the Kleenex Extra Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes, but otherwise the good cleaning combined with the non-oily texture means they're a perfectly reliable everyday facial cloth.

The only thing I take issue with is their moisturising claim. They may not be drying, but they're not exactly hydrating, either. No matter what your skin type you'll probably prefer using a serum and/or moisturiser after use. This is not a criticism, though, most wipes are like that but for Faith In Nature to suggest otherwise is a bit misleading.

Don't let that put you off, though, I hold these good value cleansing cloths in high regard and have already put in an order for a couple more – I only ever repeat purchase products I genuinely love, and these have pretty much every base covered: just look how many pros versus cons there are below!

YES!
NO!
Genuinely natural, partly organic
Not as moist as I'd like
Good cleansing properties

Lovely fresh scent

Gentle formula is hypoallergenic

100% biodegradable, with no nasties

BUAV and vegan-approved


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Brand: Faith In Nature


Size: 25 wipes
Price: £3.25 (£0.13/wipe)

Manufactured: United Kingdom

Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Tocopherol, Coco Glucoside, Citrus Aurantifolia Oil, Citrus Limon Peel Oil, Sodium Citrate, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Gluconate, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Limonene, Citral

organic

2 comments:

  1. Hi there!
    I´ve been using this brand for a long time, specially their shampoos, they are lovely! I found these products in my local farmers market, but I never tried the facial wipes but I think I will! Thanks for this review very helpful!! :D

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    1. Oh, thank you, that's very sweet! I'll have to try their shampoos; they seem like a brilliant brand!

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