Makeup remover wipes are like deals, if you see one that looks good, you want to get it immediately. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn’t.
Sorry for the glare, my bathroom lights can be a pain sometimes.
These are SofiesSecret Makeup Remover Facial Pads (travel size version). It comes in this box above. The box opens up and it has one of those adhesive closures so you can pull a pad (wipe) out and then reseal it.
Product description via Amazon:
“[…] can easily remove dirt, oil and most makeup within a couple of seconds without rinsing your face. Cleanse, tone and soothe your skin (or your clients) with our gentle, 100% organic and natural solution that’s suitable for everyday use approved for all skin types, including sensitive skin. […] made from 100% Pure Unbleached Bamboo that is responsibly farmed and infused with 99% organic extracts such as Chamomile Flower Extract, Coconut Extracts, Pot Marigold Extract, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract and Cucumber Extract. All of these ingredients have been carefully picked to nurture your skins needs with essential elements such as antioxidants, moisturizers & conditioners. […] Pads are biodegradable & compostable including its Eco-friendly cardboard packaging […] Not only do we care about the environment, we fight against animal cruelty as well. SofiesSecret is Certified by Leaping Bunny and Approved by PETA as Cruelty Free & Vegan. […] Hypoallergenic, Demagogically Tested and Fragrance Free by using only Cucumber Extract to give the pads a pleasant scent. All this is backed up by our 100% money back guarantee […]”
When I pulled a wipe/cloth/pad, whatever you want to call it, out of the package/box, it wasn’t very moist. It was very slightly damp, but not moist like you would expect one to be for this purpose, for example baby wipes are much moister (is that even a word?).
Despite that, I didn’t wet my face since the instructions are fairly simple:
“1. Open lid to expose cloth package. 2. Pull out cloth(s). 3. Remove makeup until clean. 4. Reseal sticker and close lid. 5. Throw cloth(s) into trash, Do NOT Flush.”
The cloths are pretty sturdy, they’re not super soft, but they had a little bit of a texture to it. When I attempted to removed my makeup, the lack of moisture made it very difficult. I felt that I had to rub the cloth on my skin with some hard pressure to get anything off. Even though they state it “gently” cleanses, it was like a wrestling match trying to clean my makeup off with these cloths. Attempting to remove my eye makeup, including mascara and waterproof eyeliner, was a nightmare, I think I removed more eyelashes than anything! But you can see some makeup did come off with all that effort.
Eventually, after half my face was mostly wiped, and I lost several eyelashes, I wet the cloth and that made it slightly easier and faster to remove. I still had to go back in with my regular cloth and some actual cleanser to remove my foundation and the majority of my eyeliner and mascara.
I think the major problem with these is that though the cloths are sturdy and semi-textured, with the lack of moisture and thus the lack of cleanser, it couldn’t really do a sufficient job at picking up the makeup.
I’ve used just a cloth and water to remove my makeup and it did it because of the fibers it was made of. I’ve also used coconut oil and a plain wash cloth and that did the trick. So there are other things out there that work a ton better than this cloth, unfortunately. Even though I love that they are “100% organic and natural”, vegan, cruelty free, and fragrance free, I, sadly, do not think they’re worth the money.
*Disclaimer: This product was given to me at a discount in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. This evaluation and review is an accounting of my true opinions and experiences, and is written in the same manner as if I had bought it at full-price, been given as a gift, or received as a sample.
You can purchase this on Amazon:
- SofiesSecret Makeup Remover Facial Pads, travel pack – box of 25 for $6.99 + free Prime shipping.
Price and availability current as of the time of writing this post.