Ode to face wipes

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Ok so face wipes have had a pretty negative reputation for a while now, and I just don’t quite know how?! Yes you shouldn’t just use a face wipe as your main cleanse every night, you do need to actually thoroughly cleanse your skin, but sometimes a wipe can be your best friend.

When I went to New York with some girlfriends nearly four years ago, I only used Simple Cleansing Wipes AM and PM for a week, and my skin was seriously glowy and not at all angry with me. When you’ve come in from a night out at 4:30am a quick face wipe followed by a lovely spray toner, serum and moisturiser is ideal and you can do it from the comfort of bed.

But most recently I find wipes to be pretty amazing as when I get in late on a weeknight (read late as anything past 8:00pm) and my fiance wants to watch Game of Thrones ASAP, I don’t have time for a full thorough cleanse just yet, but I want to get the yuck and makeup of the day OFF, a quick wipe makes my job later so much easier and gives my skin some makeup free time before I then go back in with my second cleanse (Nude Cleansing Oil FYI) and to finish off the rest off my skincare routine. The ultimate multitasking BFF. Recently I’ve discovered some face wipes that go above and beyond the stingy, scratchy and slightly crappy wipes of old, and actually nourish the skin almost as well as a second thorough cleanse. The DHC Make Off are aloe vera infused, making them an absolute dream for my skin or any other sensitive skin types. I love that they calm and comfort my skin as well as removing every last trace of SPF, makeup and grime. I can’t sing their praises enough, they also look gorgeous in their little box.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Face Wipes are a little more of a less regular occurrence as they feel quite exfoliating and brightening, I prefer to use these post gym workout when I want to cling on to my glowing and bright complexion. For every day use though the DHC ones have it in the bag, for when you don’t have time for a million face masks and exfoliating toners, a quick swipe of the body shop ones and you’ve got yourself a tighter brighter and gorgeously smooth (and makeup free wahay) canvas.

DHC Make Off Sheets £6.99  – here

The Body Shop Vitamin E Facial Cleansing Wipes – here



  1. April 18, 2014 / 8:49 am

    The main reason I no longer use face wipes is simply because I’m lazy and they take far more effort than my trusty Bioderma to remove my makeup :’)


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