HG! Can't be without these! They don't stink like MAC, they remove all makeup (primer and all) with one wipe and my face is so clean I don't use a cleanser afterward! I have repurchased more times than I can count!
I tried the ponds brand and loved it... other than the smell. I didn't really like the smell. While purchasing for refills at walgreens, i notice the walgreens brand was cheaper by like 2 bucks so I decided I try theirs instead and their ingredients are pretty much the same except I think ponds have the "questionable ingredients" toward the end of the list and Walgreen's have several "questionable ingredients" at the beginning. I believe it works the same and it smells much better.
these work pretty well. i agree with other reviewers who say that they are great for those lazy nights you just can't be bothered to wash your face. but they smell very strong and the texture is almost scratchy in my opinion. i like the idea of cleansing cloths, but i will probably check out some other brands.
Excellent make up remover, especially on those nights you're too lazy to do the whole 9. It doesn't remove mascara or liquid eye liner too well but excellent for foundation and blush.
These Clean Sweep towelettes are definite HG's for me. I keep going back to them, again and again. (I must be on my 10th or 11th pack by now). One towelette will remove all my makeup, provided it isn't WP. It leaves my face feeling clean; there isn't any odd film left behind on my skin (which is a complaint I often hear about Mac wipes) and it doesn't leave my skin dry or tight. Cleansers will often leave my skin tight-feeling, and it's a very bothersome thing for me.
For a while, I thought I liked the Boot's 4-1's better, and while those are very good, they're more expensive (but a dollar when Pond's is at full retail, but at my Long's Pond's is often discounted, so it ends up being significantly cheaper) At $5 or less, this stuff wins out. Plus, the towelettes are textured and seem to "grab" at the makeup a little better than the Boot's wipes.
I use absolutely no cleanser after using these, and sometimes a moisturizer. I'll use my oil cleanser, however, if I'm wearing something like MUFE Mat Velvet (which is extremely water resistant and only really comes off with an oil remover or heavy cleanser) or WP eye m/u. I'll also add that these are very good if you're a little on the lazy side about taking off your m/u... like I am. :P continued >>
I have been searching for the best wipes I can find for the cheapest price, and so far, these are in the lead. I am not crazy about the fragrance, I'd prefer if they were unscented, but oh, well... I've smelled worse. So far, I have purchased and used MAC wipes, Sephora brand, Jeanne Pierre, and Neutrogena. MAC were my fave, but the price is more than I'd prefer to pay for this type of product. Sephora's are good, but they sting the skin around my eyes for some reason. Jeanne Pierre were my least fave; the price was right, but the scent reminded me of nail polish remover! (Yikes!) Neutrogena are good, but I don't like the texture of the cloth compared to the others.
(I'm sorry... I know... I always digress!)
Anyway, the Ponds Clean Sweeps are under $5.00 for 30 wipes (great price compared to MAC & Sephora). They don't sting the area around my eyes, they don't leave any sticky residue on my face afterwards, and the cloth is nicely textured, almost like an exfoliating cloth. I always follow-up with facial cleanser afterwards no matter what brand I use- but the Ponds wipes were the first I used that I didn't feel the 'need' to do so. It removed all the same junk from my face that the other brands do- no better, no worse. For the price and the performance, I would definitely repurchase and recommend these wipes.
UPDATE 12/01/08: Well, something about these cloths changed, and along with it- my rating. They changed the texture of the cloth (at least I think so) and I don't like them anymore. Also, the price went up, and I think they are a few bucks more now. Disappointed... \:o(
A little about me: Very dry, sensitive skin, that tends to overproduce oil, with possible mild rosacea on cheeks and chin.
I love Pond's Clean Sweep. I've been using them for years. They are great at gently removing makeup, even mascara, and they don't irritate my skin. They have never broken me out that I know of. They gently exfoliate, moisturize, and soothe. I love them. Give them a try. They are worth the money, and the travel packs are great when you have to go somewhere. Wonderful product! continued >>
I have been using these for quite some time now, and I recently took the advice from some of the reviews on here and purchased the Equate (Wal-mart) brand of these. I have to say though, that I much prefer the Ponds brand. Sorry! I found the Equate brand to be too greasy for my oily, acne-prone (sensitive) skin. Love these towelettes!
EDIT: (5-4-09): I had to stop using these about five months ago because they made me break out every time I used them. I switched to a liquid cleanser and it has helped tremendously.
I love this makeup remover! I have tried others, but I always go back to this one! It is very gentle and does a great job without irritating.
These are easy to use alot of cleanser on the towelettes even in travel pack form. Kind of sticky so I still rinse my face ,but they take off all cities gunk off my face at end of day . I do have a prob with it taking off wp mascara ,but thats not a horror as I don't always wear mascara .