BPGP: Cetaphil Cleansing Wipes
Mar 13, 2014
The routine you use to apply your makeup is as important as the routine you use to remove it. For several years, I’ve been using Say Yes to Grapefruit wipes ($7) to remove my makeup. And while I’m a big fan, I began to wonder whether I might be overdoing it with the fruit acids, since the towels are packed with vitamin-C. It’s refreshing and brightening, but a bit drying in large doses.
I tried several other brands of wipes from Simple to Clean and Clear to Ole Henriksen. The problems were the same with every product: the wipes were too small, too thin and didn’t remove eye makeup very well. So when I heard that Cetaphil, world champions of the sensitive skincare game were making a wipe, I had to try it.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths ($6.49/25 wipes) are quite large compared to some of the other brands. If you don’t wear a lot of makeup, you could probably tear them in half. The cloths are fragrance free and pH balanced, and perfect for women with sensitive skin. They also have a light texture that gives them some extra power, and they don’t leave a sticky residue, which many wipes do.
The trouble with the Cetaphil cloths is that while they do an excellent job of removing face makeup, mascara and long-wear lipstick are beyond their power. I definitely needed eye makeup remover to provide backup, which is something I don’t need with the Say Yes to Grapefruit wipes.
If you require the kind of gentle cleaning that Cetaphil is known for, then definitely give these a try. But if you’re looking for a one-stop eye makeup and face makeup remover, then look elsewhere. Back to the drawing board.