I like using cleansing oils to remove makeup and to clean my face at the end of the day. I find that it leaves my skin cleaner especially if I’ve been out and about. However, when you travel light by flight i.e. no check in luggage, carrying liquid can be a bother.
The last time I went on such an escapade, I picked up the Simple Facial Wipes, easily found in most pharmacies. I cannot remember how much it costs – under RM20 I’m sure.
I’d used Simple skincare a long while ago when I was in the UK – it was affordable for a poor student and it worked well enough. But I’d never used the wipes. Now, after picking up my 1st pack, its become my essential “must pack” travel item.
The Simple Facial Wipes look just like any other pack of wet wipes except its in a larger sized pack and is targeted for removing makeup, including, if the pack is to be believed, waterproof mascara.
Each sheet of wet wipes is sufficient to cover your whole face. I usually fold it first in half before wiping off the makeup from my skin. This way, I use both halves of the sheet for both halves of my face. I then turn it over and run it over my skin again just to get the best value of of it :P
I do find that it can remove stubborn mascara but you’d need to wipe your eye area quite a lot. Also if you use eyeliner, you’d have to be careful about getting right into the lash line or there will be residue.
After I’m done with the first soiled piece I use another piece to make sure that my skin is truly clean. It usually is, so after a few experiments, I know now that I can stick with using just 1 piece of facial wipes. I follow up by washing my face with my regular face wash.
When you travel this is a good thing to have on you. It does not flout airplane carry on baggage rulings, its simple to use and best of all it works!
Pros: Inexpensive, Works to remove makeup, Gentle on the skin
Cons: Can dry out if you don’t finish up the pack within a certain period of time
You might wonder if a regular wet wipe will work as well. Well, I’ve tried and the answer for me is No. Regular wet wipes do not remove my makeup or keep my skin as clean as this one does.
The Simple Facial Wipes a little too expensive to use as a normal wet wipe though, so I stick to regular wet wipes for wiping my hands, or for wiping sweat. I use this Simple Facial Wipes strictly only for removing makeup or at the end of the day to clean off grime, which means 1 packet can last a while before it dries up :P
Have you tried this one? Are there other Makeup Remover Facial Wipes out there that might work as well? :)