Hmm... It's always interesting to read reviews and discover how certain products work for some, but don't for others. In regard to the Yes to Cucumbers Face Cleanser Towelettes, I fall into that category of folks who do like the product.
I like the smell. I like how the towelettes stay moist. And I like how they make my skin feel. I also have quite sensitive skin (the result of having once been on Accutane), but did not experience any of the itching/redness/pain/breakouts that others have had. In fact, for me, the effect of these towelettes truly is soothing. I don't know why so many others have had negative experiences, but it may be due to our using them under different circumstances. So, for the sake of transparency, this is the context in which I used them:
1) Like many reviewers here, I had heard of these towelettes from various YouTube makeup gurus and had been wanting to try them out. I finally picked up a travel-size package of 10 towelettes to use during my week-long trip to Hawai'i.
2) I tend not to wear makeup in Hawai'i, so I cannot fairly comment on these towelettes' ability to remove makeup. Most days, I was hiking, at the beach, and/or chillin' out in the sun. So there was nothing on my face but Kiss My Face sunscreen, which I reapplied regularly.
3) I only used the towelettes at night after my post-beach, post-hike, and/or post-whatever-activity-in-the-sun shower. I felt like after a day in the sun, these towelettes cooled, soothed, and moisturized my face similar to how aloe gel cooled and soothed my body.
4) There were two days on which I did wear makeup. At most, I had a layer of BB Cream on my face, some light eyeshadow on my eyes, and one coat of mascara on my lashes. I did use the towelettes to clean my face these nights too, and did not have a problem. But as my face wasn't very heavy with makeup, I can't fairly comment on how well these towelettes would perform on a face with heavier makeup.
After my trip, I decided that I liked this product enough to buy the larger package. I use them mainly to clean my (non-makeup'd) face after a day in the sun, since for me, the hook is that they make my face feel clean, cool, and calmed. I also use them on nights I feel lazy. Haha. Still have not had any problems with them. Perhaps they work best post-sun or when one's face is already makeup-free?? But I realize that, for some, it defeats the purpose. As for me, they work well enough :)
While the scent takes some getting used to, it's not unpleasant. After using the entire pack, I can't say that I've noticed any difference when I compare it to any other mild cleansing wipe. Not worth the $6 price tag, in my opinion. However, I wouldn't mind purchasing again if they were about $3.
I have very sensitive skin, as well as slightly dry.
For the past year I've been using Neutrogena Towelettes, and I love them, but they make my face a little TOO oily. So I decided, what the heck? And try new makeup remover wipes.
I researched a lot before I made my purchase, and it said that it's for sensitive skin.
It may just be that my skin reacted to something in it, this is what happens:
It removes my makeup efficiently. (I don't care much for the smell, though I know some do) but right after I'm done using it, my face starts to burn. Not like fire burn, but like an 'Ouch!' tingley burn.
Very disappointed, going back to Neutrogena!
I wanted to try these for so long! I love Yes To lip butters so when I was shopping for holiday supplies so I picked these up so I didn't have to carry around 3 different makeup remover products. Big mistake.
First of all, as soon as I got them I loved the package, it's very handy and I wish all my towelettes came with this package, it closes very well preventing them for drying. Honestely the package just got me more and more excited to actually try it.
When I opened the package the smell was horrible. It made mw want to throw up, simple as that. People here rave about the smell so I thought I was being picky but everyone else I asked to smell it hated it, so I when back to sephora to ask if it was just a bad one. Ladies there smelled it, opened the newest package in the store, same smell. That was bad! But I tried to get past that, as hard it was. It smells like rotten...something, bad.
When I actually put them to my face it was just okay. It was extra moist. It did NOT remove all residues which was very disappointing, it didn't do anything much - it was just one of those products you could use up and move on. However when I used it the next day it burnt my face, oh the burn! I had to wash my face right away and apply to heavy duty creams to calm my skin down, it was all red and burning!
I never used it away but it left behind a kind of rash/pimple/weird thing right on my cheek and my face peeled off a little bit (which is great when you're on holiday and working on a tan --').
This cost me 6€ for 30 towelettes (I'll never use) and my local drugstore towelettes (which are so much more effective) are 2,5€ for 25 towelettes - so never again will I be replacing them.
With one word:useless. It does not clean the face without make-up at all...
I got these facial towelettes (like many others) because a YouTube beauty guru recommended them. Oh. My. God. They were absolutely awful. They didn't feel cleansing, or soothing, AT ALL. And these makeup-remover towelettes boasts that the wipes are:
WINNER of Allure Best of Beauty: Natural Wonders 2011
• 98.7% Natural
• Biodegradable & FSC Certified
• Dermatologically & Opthalmologically Tested
• Oil-free, non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic
HOWEVER, I used these once and my skin became red, itchy, burning, sensitive, flaky, dry, and just horrible. The worst part was I that continued using them because I didn't know my reaction was due to them at first, but anyway, my reaction worsened. I only used the wipes like 5 times, and by then the stinging/sensitivity/redness was worse, AND it stayed for at least a month after I stopped using them. My mother and my best friend also had the same reactions, so it makes me wonder... ("hypoallergenic"? really?)
Anyway, facial wipes are usually expensive for what they are, and these are cheaper than many but ARE NOT AT ALL WORTH WHAT YOU PAY. DON'T BUY THESE.
Tried these wipes 3 different times from 3 different packages and have to say these are the worst wipes I have ever used. The wipes don't come with enough liquid cleanser and feel dry somewhat dry when you pull them out. It hurts to use this on your face. Because they are so dry they don't clean your face well. I would sometimes have to use 2 if not 3 wipes to get a clean feeling. The package says the formula is smoothing but these wipes irritated my skin. Not sure if that is because they are so dry or because of the formula's chemicals. I do not recommend this product based on the 3 different times I have tried it and came back dissapointed.
Ladies, I ain't gonna lie. I use these to keep my bizness fresh in the hot summer months. They're cooling, they keep my action smelling fresh, and they're just the ticket in the middle of a hot humid day. I'm sure I could use them on my face, too, but I keep them in my purse and never take them out, so I end up just washing my face with CeraVe at the end of the day. Maybe once summer ends, they'll find their way to my bathroom sink, and I'll try them out on my face. For now, I'm packin'.
After watching countless amounts of youtube makeup gurus recomend this product i decided to buy them. they sting my eyes sooo much. I will not repurchase...
These smell amaaaaazing ... I love getting a good whiff of it whenever I take one out to wipe my face hahaha :P But anyway, I do think it does a good job at removing all my face make up off my face ... now it does say that you don't even need to cleanse your fast after because it's that affective but I do go the extra step and cleanse my face with a cleanser just because I want to make sure I get every bit of make up and dirt off. There are great for those long days where I come home super late and get too lazy to remove ALL my make up (i know i know, shame on me) and just use these towels to remove all my make up :) Howeverrr, it doesn't completely remove all my eye make up so I do have to use a separate eye make up remover along with the towels (fyi, I do wear waterproof eye makeup).