Skincare : Review of Gentle Cleansing Wipes by Nivea

August 30, 2012

To me, removing my makeup is the most challenging step in my skincare routine. I need to find the perfect products that will help me clean my face easily without rubbing my skin really hard.
While I wasn’t in Dubai, I needed makeup removing wipes and the drugstore I went to didn’t have my beloved Neutrogena makeup removing wipes. Hence, I got the Gentle Cleansing wipes by Nivea for dry to sensitive skin.

It says that it “cleanses gently and pampers the skin. It also removes make-up and waterproof mascara for wonderful velvety skin.” And it is made out of natural almond oil and calendula extract.

Now, I don’t know if it’s because of the pack of wipes or the wipes themselves but the first one I used on my skin was pretty dry. Bad first impression…

The second one I used was a bit more moist and it was very gentle and moisturizing. So this promise was kept, no doubt about that.

However, it was too gentle that it hardly removed any makeup! It took me literally 10 minutes to remove normal mascara (not waterproof!). Plus, I had to rub a bit hard to get it off so all of my lashes started to fall out. I got so mad!

In the pack you get 25 wipes. Here’s a picture to show you a wipe size compared to a 15 eyeshadow MAC palette.

“Disappointment” describes the product perfectly. I would only recommend it if you enjoy cleansing and toning your face with wipes. But do not try to remove you makeup with it.

What makeup removing wipes disappointed you in the past? Write a comment telling me which ones to avoid. I don’t want to loose all of my lashes! 

– Zein xx

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  • Reply total12 September 30, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    You make sense out of the most complex topics.

    • Reply Zein September 30, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      Haha thank you! Sometimes I feel that I don’t make sense at all. You kind of reassured me 😉


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