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Blogmas: Saturday Sample.

7 December 2013
On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me.. Samples!

I was sent two trial packs of Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes to try out by The Soup recently.

Wipes are hard for me to review. I don't like the way they are used by the average person, they shouldn't be marketed for every day use and they certainly shouldn't be marketed as a be-all-end-all makeup removal and cleansing product.

Now that you know how I feel about wipes you'll be able to read this review with the knowledge that I don't hate the wipes themselves, I hate how they are generally used and promoted.

These wipes aren't too bad, they actually do a good job of removing long wearing and waterproof makeup and the cloth it's self is quite soft yet durable. When using around the eye area I highly recommend pressing and holding the cloth for a few moments and ever so gently wiping away your makeup, continue to use this method until no more makeup is showing on the wipe. Never EVER scrub around the eye, these are stated to be suitable for sensitive skin and I would agree with that but they are still harsh enough to cause pain with excess rubbing.

They don't leave an excessively sticky or greasy residue on the skin but they don't leave the skin feeling super clean either, a wash with water and cleanser after use is highly recommended.

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes are alcohol, oil, fragrance and colour free, the colour free claim is just stupid if you ask me, why would you ever put colour in a makeup wipe anyway? They shouldn't be proud that it's colour free, it's expected, standard and just another way of trying to impress people into buying the product. They are fragrance free but they still have a smell, it reminds me of expired skin care and sunscreen.

The packaging also states 'With Vitamin Goodness', the vitamin is B5 in the form of Panthenol, this is a good humectant so these won't leave your skin feeling horribly dry. I don't know why they pussy foot around with this information.

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes are sold for the standard price of $6.99 for 25 wipes. The pack says they can be used morning and night to cleanse the skin. If you use these morning and night to cleanse your skin they will last you 12 and a half days and cost you just over 55 cents a day. You also won't be getting an adequate cleanse and your skin will make you pay for it. These wipes should be used to remove your makeup only, you should then follow up with a proper cleanse with your face wash and water.

I'm telling you information you already know right? What if I told you that this isn't common knowledge for everyone? Not too long ago I had a young client who had problem skin, no acne but persistent break outs, uneven skin tone and serious combination skin problems - dry patches on her cheeks and along her jaw line with an intensely oily T-zone. She complained that her skin had been bad since she started high school which was around the time she had started to wear makeup, after chatting for a few minutes I asked her what she used to remove her makeup and wash her face, the answer was wipes. Just wipes and water only when she had a shower. I nearly died. Yesterday she called me and said that she had taken my advice on how to cleanse her skin properly and was excited that she would be attending her school formal with her new found happy skin.

The moral of the story is obvious, wipes are fine but they aren't good for everything. Wash your face after using them and use them in moderation.

All Products were purchased by myself and I'm in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying.

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