Thursday, August 23, 2012

Handbag Hero #3 - Essence Refreshing Cleansing Wipes

Let me just begin by saying I am no advocate of facial wipes
but like everything else they have their uses and are a great addition to any handbag
as they can remove your make-up when travelling, freshen and revitalise the skin,
somewhat cleanse the hands and mop up spillages.
However they do not in my opinion replace a proper cleansing routine!

It is sods law that the brand the facial wipes I like don't actually stock within the UK
but luckily I have just done a swap with the lovely Papish who knows how much I like these wipes
and popped a pack in the post for me - thank you again lovely!

If you do live in the parts of Europe that stock Essence then I highly suggest picking up a pack
of these wipes as they are robust, thick and moist yet cheap as chips (just over a Euro).
They cleanse effectively without drying out the skin and are gentle enough to use on the eyes
if needs be, not to mention they have a lovely fresh scent - lime and cucumber!
I have blemish prone skin and this is one of the very few brands of facial wipes that I have used
that did not irritate my skin and are a joy to use occasionally!

If like myself you can not easily get your hands on Essence products the other brand
I stock up on to keep in my handbag or in the car etc is Boots Cucumber Facial Wipes - link
they again cost very little (3 packs for £3) and do they job nicely.
However they aren't quite as thick as the Essence variety and not quite as moist
but for on the go cleansing they are good to have at hand!

Are you like me a little adverse to facial wipes or do you use them daily?

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  1. I'll use them to get most of my makeup off before cleansing fully or they're great if I'm just too tired to bother before bed-better than doing nothing at least!

    1. I couldn't agree more, I do believe that using a wipe is better than going to sleep with a full face on but if I use them too frequently my skin becomes tragic haha!

  2. If i'm feeling lazy or staying over somewhere i tend to use facewipes, but at home i only use it to get the majority of make-up off and then i use my Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish! I recently did a post on beauty tips; including keeping wipes face-down to make sure all the wipes near the top are coated and ready to use !

    Sophierosehearts x

    1. That's very clever :) I will have a look at that post!

  3. I use them when I'm being lazy. Being a mum, I always have baby wipes on me (pampers are my favourite) and they are most certainly a handbag hero! I also prefer them to hand sanitizer, as the gel stings my hands and causes my dry and sensitive skin to flare up. Xo

    1. I love pampers wipes but not having any babies I find the large packs too bulky to cart around but agree that they are amazing! Yes my hands do that too, the alcohol in the gel dries and chaps my hands too :(

  4. I actually use regular baby wipes for my on-the-go needs. I find them useful and much better value than cosmetic wipes. They usually come in bigger packs and they are very delicate on the skin. Am I crazy?

    1. Not crazy at all :) I love baby wipes too but tend to keep them in the house as the packs weigh down my handbag haha!

  5. I'm a baby wipe user over facial wipes. Packs are bigger and better value, and of course they're very gentle on the ol' skin.

    I love them for a quick freshen up on the go.

    1. I love the scent of baby wipes don't you? They always smell so delicate haha!

  6. You're soooooooo wellcome, nice and lovely SundayGirl :)
    I was so happy to send you this, I couldn't include another one!

    1. Aww thanks lovely :) you have been a joy to swap with! Oh don't worry I'm very much enjoying this pack!


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