So I know, I swore of using makeup cleansing wipes some time back, but I had to try the Clinique Take the Day Off Micellar Cleansing Towlettes when I became aware of them. It’s not that I don’t love cleansing wipes, I just didn’t find them effective. One is never enough to get the job, and you end up using so many if you are using them to remove actual make-up. But even with that back-story I still wanted to try these Clinique Cleansing Towlettes.
But having tried, and loved, the Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm from Clinique, I was excited to try the Take the Day Off Micellar Cleansing Towlettes. Plus it was the words “micellar” in the name. I don’t know if that’s a marketing ploy or if the liquids the wipes are saturated using the micellar technology, but either way, it worked in getting me to buy the product.
For $14 you get a pack of 50 generous size towelettes so the price point is quite reasonable. Drugstore packs will typically run you $6-7 for a much smaller pack so I consider this version extremely reasonable. And did I mention how large each wipe is? One actually covers the my whole face.
So What do I think of these?
Do they get the job done? So-so. They are great in the sweaty gym situation and they do a decent job of removing foundation. Using both sides I can make a decent go at it, although I do follow with a 2nd wipe. The second always picks up a small trace of foundation, blush, etc,. What about eye-make-up you ask? well…. this thing is a beast around the eyes, and NOT in a good way. Man, this bugger stings. I mean literally has me crying and tears streaming down my face after trying to use to remove eyeshadow and mascara. What is in this crap? So frustrating as I was so ready to just absolutely love these. But I don’t.
Will I repurchase? No. It’s too much work, but I will use the rest of the pack and toss them in my gym bag. And I might use them the occasional late night when i am too
drunk sleepy to do a full on cleanse.
What about you, are you still using facial wipes? which ones do you love, which do you detest? Thanks for stopping by.