Consumer Health Features
Top four makeup removal and skin cleansing wipes for face, spring 2012
By April MacIntyre Apr 25, 2012, 3:53 GMT
Have a look at Monsters and Critics\' May 2012 Best of Makeup Remover wipes and skin exfoliating wipes for the face and go shopping:
We are approaching May, a magical month of transition as the promise of summertime is nearly here.
The drive to get in shape and get to the gym is in full bloom, and the right products handy for the duffle bag save tons of time as they take you from the office to the treadmill and back in the car heading home.
No one wants a face full of greasy sweat, makeup and grime. Especially as the weather heats up. We tried the best in the latest fastest skincare wipes that not only deep clean, but also add a boost of glycolic and other skin-smoothing ingredients to actually exfoliate and refine skin overall.
For spring survival, make sure to get plenty of rest, exercise, take good vitamins and eat lots of the fruits and vegetables that are in season.
For this month's hot skin cleaning wipes finds for the ongoing beauty round up, I found some fantastic inexpensive cruelty-free items that do what they say and enhance your beauty routine.
Caveat: Do not flush any of these wipes/pads down the commode!
Have a look at Monsters and Critics' May 2012 Best of Makeup Remover wipes and skin exfoliating wipes for the face and go shopping:
St. Ives Scrub Free Exfoliating Pads (60 Count)
Made in USA
Bang for the buck winner, these St. Ives Scrub Free Exfoliating Pads come in a jar of sixty pads for under five dollars. They deliver more than just degreasing your kisser, but actually refine and exfoliate to improve the overall look of skin, and are refreshing and gentle enough for the Rosacea crowd. Each pad is pre-soaked with an exfoliating solution that’s safe enough to use daily. Cruelty and paraben-free formula that is perfect to throw in a gym bag or pack for a trip. Brilliant.
From St. Ives:
First mass-market brand exfoliating pads with alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs)
Exfoliates to reveal smoother, younger-looking skin in just 7 days
Formulated with 100 percent natural lactic acid
Available at select mass retailers, drugstores and supermarkets nationwide for $4.99 (SRP).
Garnier The Refreshing Remover Cleansing Towelettes-oil free (25 Count)
Made in USA
This squish soft pack holds deep cleaning wipes that remove dirt and makeup effectively, as Grape-seed extract and vitamin E are hydrating antioxidants with vitamin B5 too, which prevents moisture loss;green-leaf extract soothes in a green tea scent. I love these for packing and travel, so useful when you need to freshen up all over while on the go. The gentle formula even removed my eyemakeup, liners and lipstick too. For the laziest of us, keep these near the bed if you can't attend to your normal cleansing routine so you aren't a total wreck in the AM.
Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes (25 Count)
Made in UK
I got these new wipes by way of KLOUT as a "Perk", for being an influencer of sorts. A happy surprise, and I love the efficacy of the formula and lack of any fragrance. These New Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes are a convenient way to cleanse and refresh the skin - but a big caveat, not as wet as the others, so eyemakeup was not easy to remove at all. Best for the minimal makeup and Rosacea people who need gentle TLC cleaning. Avoid direct contact with eyes. Can be used to freshen up with all over too while on the go.
Arcona Triad Pads (45 Count)
Made in USA
The most expensive fast skin pad of the lot, but really fabulous and full of benefits, Instant face wash and refresh, these magic pads are great for road trips or those nights you don't want to get up and wash your face too. This cranberry milk-based formula infused cotton pad is a cleanser, toner and moisturizer all in one. Arcona's sleek jar is perfect for your nightstand, gym bag or desk at work. I love the entire Arcona line of skincare, and a few years back told actor Stephen Tobolowsky about them during an interview I had with him prior to his on-location work in the desert for 'Wild Hogs." He was wondering how to keep his skin sweat and grime free. Cruelty and Paraben free. Use anytime to cleanse, tone and/or remove make-up.