I’m a really lazy person when it comes to skincare. My mum has been trying to train me into taking good care of my skin since my teens but the habits never really seemed to get hold of me. Now halfway through my twenties, I remember to do the basics but am always looking for shortcuts.
I ordered the cosmetic wet wipes from Everyday Minerals (EDM) some time ago as a friend had recommended them to me. Typically of me, I left them sitting on the shelf for about two months before I got around to using them as I wasn’t putting on much makeup at the time (just mineral powder foundation and blush) due to my newborn and my facial wash seemed to be getting most of the gunk off my face. I recently started going out more though, and so the makeup got a little more comprehensive with eye makeup and concealer.
Aqua (purified water), aloe barbadensis leaf juice (aloe vera), lavender hydrosol, organic lavender essential oil, organic grapefruit essential oil, extracts of green tea, chamomile extract, phenoxyethonal, potassium sorbate, grapefruit seed extract, citric acid.
The wipes come in a pink and brown soft plastic package, similar to the packaging for travel packs of baby wipes. Each package contains 80 wipes. The wipes are sealed in with a stick-on seal, which works well initially, as my wipes stayed moist even after 2 months of not using them! However, the seal does lose the stickiness after repeated openings and closings, and I found that I had to add sticky tape to it to make sure it stayed closed. I would prefer a pop-top kind of seal. Lugging around the big package may also be inconvenient if you want to freshen up while you’re out. They aren’t going to fit into the cute little handcarried purse.
The wipes are hardy things, with a texture akin to weaved cotton. I had a hard time trying to tear on of them to see how much it would take, and trust me it wasn’t easy at all! The wipes feel good on the skin, but be careful not to scrub them too hard as the wipes, while not being hard at all, aren’t that soft either. I find the scent of the essential oils pleasant and relaxing. The lavender notes stand out especially.
I’m so glad that I ordered these wipes on my friend’s recommendation. With a baby around, some days I’m just so tired by the time I get to bed that I don’t really want to bother with going through the whole skin care routine. These wipes are a godsend for me on those days. I don’t bother with too much makeup and these wipes are good enough to take off the little makeup that I put on. Since my makeup is mostly mineral, it comes off pretty easily with the wipes, but the heavier department-store foundations aren’t so cooperative. I like that these wipes are affordable at USD3.75 per package from EDM’s online store, but considering that I live in Singapore, the shipping cost is significant and I can’t just order one pack, I have to put together a large order to make the shipping worth it.
These wipes are great! For light makeup, these work well to remove most, if not all, of it. For heavier makeup, these wipes would make a great addition to the makeup removal routine to ensure a cleaner face. I’d definitely order them again if I can get a few of my girlfriends to put together a big order to share out the shipping.
One thing I would suggest if looking for an alternative when dealing with skin allergies it to check out the options available at Allergy Free Me. Their array of cosmetics for sensitive skin are incredible!