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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Wiping the slate clean!

Lately I have been trying something new. (This sounds dangerous, but it's not.)

I come home from work and after I kick off my sneakers and drop my purse and my tote bag (yes, I always carry two bags, because my purse is never big enough for everything), I head into the bathroom and I wipe my face with a make-up removing cloth.

My grandma gave me a couple of packs of Skinlite Make-Up Cleaning Tissues (do I need to put that all as proper nouns? I guess so) in my stocking this year. I used to do a double-wash, where I'd do a first wash to remove my make-up, then a second wash to, well, wash my face, but I feel like it's kind of a waste of water and product. Thus, the make-up wipe.

I've also tried the Neutrogena towelettes, as I used to keep a pack in my overnight bag. I like that they come in a plastic box, which feels more tight than a pack.

Another wipe I've heard good things about is Boots' 17 Clean Up Your Act wipes, and I'm still thinking about getting those fancyfancy Korres pomegranate wipes (which are paraben-free, unlike the Skinlites...).

What do I think of the Skinlites? They're not bad! Right now I'm using the Green Tea ones, but I still have a pack or two of the Rose ones. However, I will say that they're not very good at getting off eye make-up. (That said, the eye make-up it's been having a tough time tackling? Is Urban Decay's 24/7 eyeliner, which is supposed to stay on.) For heavier eye make-up, it's all about Almay eye make-up remover pads (and a tissue, because they're oily!).

So basically: yeah, I'll keep using the Skinlites until they're gone (because they were a gift!), and it's nice to wipe my face clear at the end of the workday before I do my whole bedtime song-and-dance. But after they're gone, I'd like to try something new. (Here's looking at you, Korres...)

Have you tried any make-up removing wipes/tissues/towelettes? (Everyone has a different name for these guys.) What have been your experiences, and which are your favorites? Let me know what I should try next!

image from amazon.com


Kasmira said...

Ha ha! I sleep in my makeup and only wash my face every other day, if that!

Sometimes I take off my eyemakeup, and I love Almay's oil-free products - both the liquid and the little wipies.

Jeanne said...

That is SO UNFAIR, Kasmira, because you have such good skin!

I'm just going to sulk over here...

Kasmira said...

My secrets to clear skin:

Be old (cuz your face dries up as you age)
Take birth control pills (for the hormones)
Be wrinkly (I inherited my dad's dry, wrinkly skin, rather than my mom's oily, wrinkle-free skin)

So, I may not have zits, but I'm a wrinkle-monster!

Laurie said...

I love makeup remover wipes. I am a huge fan of the Boots 4 in 1 wipes. Huge!

I recently tried the Loreal Genesis ones (pink package) but I don't like them as much. They're a bit filmy - but I've read some good reviews.

I want to try the new Neutrogena lavendar ones. They sounds soothing.

Karen said...

I have yet to find a face-makeup-wipey towel that doesn't feel greasy or leaves stinging liquid in my eyes. When I cleaned out my car this weekend, I found an as-yet-unopened package of DHC body wipes...they look to be the same as wipes marketed for the face, so I'll try and see!

Jeanne said...

Hi Laurie!

Glad to hear it about the Boots wipes -- I've heard they're nice! I had good luck with the Neutrogena ones.

Karen, I dunno about the car-leaving!

Funny enough, yesterday my mom and I were at the local Japanese supermarket and she mentioned she needed to start using make-up removing wipes... so I said "Neutrogena and Boots!"

Juicy Watermelon said...

I like Boots version, as well as the towelettes from this Trader Joe's brand called Comodynes. It takes off most makeup aside from water proof mascara. Well, I've been having a hard time taking off my waterproof/smudgeproof mascara, even with DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, so... =P

Jeanne said...

Hey Juicy Watermelon!

I've heard good things about the Comodynes wipes, too! Maybe I should check those out next time I'm at TJ's! (I don't know what I would do without him.) And for heavy eye make-up, I use the moisturizing (read: with oil) eye pads from Almay.

Nanceh said...

korres pomegranate wipes! We tried them at the sephora U event remember? I ended up buying them, and they're really good! I'mma buy more =)


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