The Neutrogena Cleansing Towelettes have some pretty good reviews so I decided to give them a try when I spotted them at Walgreens during my US trip. Makeup Remover wipes always come in handy when you’re traveling and I put these to the test the same day as I bought them. The brand claims that these remove all makeup – even waterproof mascara and need no rinsing. Lets see how they fared for me.
Price : $6.49 to $8.99 (for 21 towelettes) – depending where you buy them from.
Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes Review
I picked up the regular version in the packaging that contains 21 cleansing wipes or towelettes. The first thing I noticed was that the wipes were not as wet as I had expected. I had to put slight pressure while removing my makeup to squeeze out every bit of makeup remover from them. The wipe material itself is quite soft though and doesn’t feel harsh on the skin.
Secondly, I experienced a mild stinging after using these which may be because I was rubbing these instead of wiping gently (otherwise they weren’t effective). I also experienced very mild stinging in the eyes even though they are alcohol-free and opthalmologically tested.
Thirdly, these did not remove my waterproof mascara fully and I had to use an eye makeup remover after using these to get rid of the mascara completely.
And lastly, they left a residue on my skin which definitely needed to be rinsed out. I am generally quite regular with my bedtime skin care routine but the one day I just used these wipes and fell asleep, I woke up with a couple of breakouts. This usually happens to me when I don’t remove my makeup fully before bedtime. So turns out they don’t clean face makeup 100% as well.
As you can tell by now, I am not very pleased with this product. But I do continue to use them because they are convenient especially on days when you are feeling really tired/lazy. But I have to follow up with a face wash because my skin just doesn’t feel clean with only the cleansing wipes. I haven’t used many cleansing wipes but the only one I have used apart from this is the Bourjois one almost a year back were much wetter than these and hence didn’t need to be rubbed into the skin. Not happy, would not recommend these! Nothing beats a good deep cleansing oil or balm and once you’ve used those, other means of makeup removal just don’t cut it!
Rating : 2/5