Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.I am a staunch makeup remover advocate – I firmly believe you can’t completely wash off a full face with just soap and water (save for specialty deep-cleansing facial washes). I’d even hesitate to wear makeup on if I know I’ve run out of any kind of remover. I think this way now because I’ve battled with acne when I used to wear light ( by light I mean no liquid foundation just concealer, powder, blush, mascara) makeup not knowing my facial wash wasn’t deep cleansing enough to remove it all. And while I do love makeup wipes for those lazy, just-wanna-plop-on-the-bed-and-doze-off nights, I wonder if it’s enough to take off a full face?
Take it Off
Nivea Cleansing Wipes Way
I’ve tried quite a few makeup wipes mostly from the drugstore aisles and mid-range brands ranging from PHP 50 – PHP 450. While it may seem that they perform all the same anyway, I beg to differ. Not all makeup remover wipes remove makeup well. There are those that dry up quickly as well as those that will take huffing, puffing and rubbing a few times before getting that non-waterproof eyeliner out. Not to mention those that sting the eyes leaving them half (or completely) closed while you aggressively splash it with water. Sound familiar?
I’m sure there are a few good ones out there which I’ve been recommended with by you guys as well — but let me share with you my experience using these NIVEA ones which I’ve come to like even before I was sent a fresh batch of supply and was tasked to do these posts (referring you to my last empties entry).
Daily Essentials & Pure Effect
I love using the Pure Effect exfoliating wipes as they take off flakiness and tackle dullness leaving me with smooth, instantly brighter skin after. The Gentle Cleansing wipes, I carry a pack of in my bag everywhere I go for removing smudged eyeliner, etc.
The wipes come in two kinds – the Gentle Facial Cleansing one for those with dry and sensitive skin. While my favorite one is the Pure Effect 3-in-1 Daily Deep Cleansing Gentle Exfoliating (phew! love how descriptive this is that I dont even feel the need to explain further haha) one. The latter has two sides – a pebble-textured side for exfoliating and a smooth side for deep cleansing.
It’s also infused with magnolia extract – used in traditional Chinese medicine – and is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial in nature. Magnolia contains high amounts of magnolol and honokiol —two substances, which effectively fight breakout causing bacteria. How to use this: take the smooth side first to remove makeup and then take the textured side for further cleansing as well as exfoliating.
While the textured side isn’t as rough or harsh as beady scrubs usually are, still rub with care. Don’t apply too much pressure because those with sensitive skin/rosacea may experience redness. But then again, that’s what the Daily Essential Gentle Wipes are for.
The Ultimate Test
deep cleansing exfoliating wipes
My makeup consisted of sunblock, Lancome Teint Miracle foundation, Ellana Minerals mineral powder, NARS concealer and contour, eyeshadow, waterproof eyeliner by Heroine Make, waterproof mascara and eyebrow pen by K-Palette, and waterproof brow mascara by MAC. I even wore red lipstick to really feel the ‘full face’ on.
I used the pebbled texture side to remove my makeup because I was feeling experimental like that – so I believe you can use either sides, they remove makeup equally well. I’m impressed the waterproof eyeliner was easily taken off, it didn’t smudge out nor had to be rubbed repeatedly to be completely removed. Maybe it’s in the formula of the mascara as well – which I appreciate.
The trickier part was removing the K-Palette 1-Day Magic mascara & brow pen – these two really push waterproof to the next level. I had to take the back side of the wipe and sandwich my lashes in between the wipe to remove the mascara completely. I also had to run the wipe a few times over my brows because the brow pen didn’t seem to want to give up anytime soon.
But overall, I’ve to say I’m impressed at how these Nivea Cleansing Wipes removed makeup extremely well especially the waterproof ones. On the photos above, I didn’t do any double cleansing after just to show you how it removes makeup on its own. I think the photos speak for themselves, noh?
I was even able to test (unintentionally btw) if using only wipes would clog up the skin because of residual makeup. When we when out of town last month, I only had this as makeup remover for 3 nights straight (no facial wash because my memory got the best of me during the packing) and guess what? My skin didn’t act out.. at all. No build-up, no breakouts in the days that followed. (Do note: we all have different skin types so what may work for me may not work for you)
So the takeaway? Yes, there are makeup wipes that can completely remove makeup! Some like the Nivea Pure Effect Exfoliating Wipes even exfoliate your skin and nourish it while doing so! *wink wink*
I would love to hear your makeup wipes experiences! Do you use them? What do you think of using wipes as a full-face makeup remover? Share them below and I’ll pick a commenter or two to receive a pack of these Nivea wipes to try out for themselves.
This is how I really look like when I use wipes. I’m not quite as poised as I seem above. :))
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