I liked these wipes. I don't wear much makeup, so cleaning that off was never an issue. These are rather rough, so you only need to apply gentle pressure. If you have a lot of makeup to take off, these might not be the wipes to use.
Pros: No scent, not oily, no film/residue left on skin afterwards, good exfoliation, no artificial perfumes or dyes, nice clean feeling after use.
Cons: A bit too rough to use every night and not the best wipe if your goal is makeup removal.
I really like these wipes. I feel they leave my face clean and soft, and on nights when I'm too tired or lazy to wash my face completely (unless I'm wearing a full face of makeup, in which case, a full wash is necessary), these do the trick. I usually follow up with a splash of water to rinse off any leftover impurities, but over all, these do a great job.
Also, about a month ago, I had a pretty bad string of breakouts that would not quit. These actually seemed to help clear the blemishes up. I noticed a major improvement after I started using these. Interestingly enough, clearing acne isn't one of the claims that this product makes, but that was the only change in my routine that I can think of.
The packaging could use some work. I prefer the plastic snap-shut lid, rather than the flimsy film that has to reseal with the small amount of adhesive that's on there. Inevitably, the adhesive will get wet from the wipes and will cease to work, which if not monitored, can cause the wipes to dry out. No matter - I just transfer them to a snap-shut case when I open the package. But it would be nice to not have to do that.
Still loving these wipes, despite the cheap packaging, and will continue to buy them as long as they continue to work for me.
The negative reviews are really tripping me out. These wipes are not meant to be a replacement for cleansing or make-up remover! I must not be getting the same product here in Canada or something. Maybe there's a different formulation or packaging elsewhere, but I have no idea what everyone's saying with the "roughness." I find them refreshing, I like the minimal number of ingredients and the lack of smell.
I use these after boxing/kickboxing. I had noticed some clogged pores on my normally smooth forehead recently and realized it was probably due to the massive amount of sweat I had lingering on my skin. I have about 45 minutes of travel between the end of my workout and when I can get home and cleanse, so I use these to wipe off surface dirt and bacteria off my face, neck, upper chest and back area in the meantime. Works like a charm!
I am very suprised by all the negative reviews on these for being too "harsh"
1. they are exfoliating wipes. THEREFORE you need to exhibit VERY LITTLE pressure in order for these to do their thing. its not like sand paper where you use force when sanding an object. you just lightly go over your face and it will be exfoliated
2. I dont kno if they are different in each country but mine smell like NOTHING. these are absolutely 100% scent free.
3. I like them...they exfoliate. My skin feels very smooth today and I dont use a lot of force on my face when using them.
will buy again
Please note, this review is for the Simple Clear Skin oil balancing cleansing wipes which come in a pale blue pack. I do not - as a rule - use wipes, but I bought these for my teenage daughter. I was tired last night and my 9-year old started removing my make-up with one of these wipes while I dozed on the sofa. My face immediately stung badly and I had to stop her from wiping my entire face. This morning my face has puffed up on the side she applied the wipe to. I can be sensitive to cheaper products but I'm not hyper-sensitive so I'm surprised to have had such a nasty reaction. I'm not sure which ingredient has caused this reaction - possibly the methylparaben which I've just discovered is a common allergen - but please be very careful with these wipes!
These wipes are quite stiff and harsh on sensitive skin. Turns my skin red and it feels rough and hurts quite a bit. I don't see a difference in exfoliating my skin, just makes it more sensitive and bumpy. The regular Simple wipes are way better and gentle.
I guess I don't really get the point of these wipes. They're supposed to be exfoliating, but I am supposed to use them as a cleanser? Do they moisturize? I can't really tell. The experience of using them is akin to wiping a baby wipe across the face- I had a hard time enjoying it. As promised, they are scent-free. When I finished using the wipe my skin didn't feel any softer or better, and I can't really discern a great benefit.
These are the best face wipes I have tried. They are exfoliating, so it's obviously stupid to try to use them to remove your eye makeup. They do work well for removing foundations and face powder though. I have been using them for about two weeks every day, sometimes twice a day depending on my workout routine and my skin looks the best it's looked in almost a year. My acne has cleared up and my skin tone is more even. Am most definitely buying again. My skin is normally dry in some areas, oily in some areas, and acne all over. Since I've started using these my skin is no longer dry and flaking, I haven't experienced any excess oil and my acne has virtually disappeared.
I bought these wipes as I heard good thing about the regular wipes and the new exfoliating texture seemed like a good idea. Well, it's really rough and my skin is not the sensitive type. It takes off make-up moderately well not as well as any other drugstore make-up wipes. Will not repurchase because of the texture.
These are really great if they're used as a follow up to the normal Simple Cleansing Wipes. First off, I should say that I don't wash my face with cleansers or anything like that so the Simple Facia Wipe line is my HG face cleansing routine. So what I do is remove my makeup with the normal cleansing wipes and then follow up every other day with the exfoliating wipes and I love how they take off the extra traces of makeup and I feel like they really get all the gunk from the pores of my nose out. Yes they're rough, and that's what I love about them. I wouldn't recommend them for every day use but if after you've removed your makeup and you don't feel like you've gotten your face completely cleaned, then these help you do just that. I love them and definitely repurchase them over and over again.