Cons: They really don't accomplish anything that they are meant to.
The Bottom Line: If you actually want them to clean your face, then you are probably better off using cooking spray.
I know what you're thinking... I'm either too sexy to be using wipes or I'm this sexy because of the wipes... well my friends... lets just say, it's not the wipes!
I first purchased these wipes at a gas station on a fishing trip. In Alaska, we have mosquitoes that are pretty close to the size of a hummingbird and they are EVERYWHERE by the water. So, in order to prevent being attacked, you have to cover yourself completely in some of the strongest repellant money can buy, OFF Deep woods. The problem with Off, is that it works a little too well, and gets a little too deep into your skin, which always causes me to have a breakout unless I control it by wiping my face clean each night. Unfortunately, I forgot my normal Clearasil for Men pads that I normally keep in my tackle box... but after switching boxes last minute, somehow they didn't make the transition. So, I had to find something and fast, unfortunately, we were out in the middle of nowhere. Luckily, the small bait shop sold a variety of quick and easy products, one of which were the Clearasil Acne Fighting Cleansing Wipes. At first glance, I thought this had to be the perfect product for my particular use. I was about to see just how perfect.
We started the trip out as usual, overdoing the repellant to ensure that the only thing that was biting were the Salmon. We already had bears to contend with, we definitely didn't need to worry about millions of smaller creatures as well. As night came, we finished our fishing, limiting out for the day. We had a great night, had great conversation, great dinner, and decided to head to our tents. Once inside the tent, I decided to cleanup. I pulled the wipes out of my bag and rubbed them all over my face pretty forcefully. I could feel the burn from the wipe and sensed that they were working great. I knew that burn from the pads that I normally used, but it was slightly different, as I would add extra astringent to my pads to ensure they were juicy.
When I thought I was good, I went to bed for the night. When I woke up however, things weren't as good as I thought they would be. My face was completely broken out, so much so, the guys were making jokes, "good thing we didn't buy the hot chocolate with the marshmallows, because your face is covered with mini ones." and "Looks like you have some maggots growing there, could we snag a few to start out the fishing day with some lives ones?" I ran over to the truck to look in the mirror and it was the worst my face has ever been. The wipes that I thought were completely effective, didn't do a thing and essentially let the repellent soak on my face overnight, creating a nightmare in the morning. This never happened when I followed the same method with my normal pads.
The Application Just picture using these wipes, like you would use any other wipe, take it out of the package and rub it around your face. For myself, I would rub my face several times in an attempt to remove every bit of the repellant and ensure that my pores weren't clogged up with the spray. I would rub a little bit harder to get deeper. The application of the product was extremely easy, it was the result part of the process, that didn't turn out quite as well as I would have liked...
The feeling The product itself uses an alcohol based liquid which burns your skin quite nicely, but it also had somewhat of a soothing feel, probably mostly because there was a breeze on me, but I'm sure it was also something that was in the product itself. After applying the product my face felt completely soaked dry, which is what I wanted, so that I wouldn't be worried about the repellent soaking into my pores. The pad itself is porous so that it can pull out the oils and trap them, or that is what they are meant to do, but in reality, I didn't see too much of that happening.
Package Details 32 Wet Wipes, 5.3" x 7.8" each 2% Salicylic Acid Acne Medication
Removes Make-up, Dirt, Oil and Bacteria. Unclogs Pores. Prevents New Breakouts.
* Non comedogenic * Dermatologist tested * Refreshing scent * One step cleansing - no water needed! * Instantly reduces shine
Made in UK
For the treatment and prevention of acne pimples.
* gently wipe face and neck * dispose of wipe in bin, do not flush * close lid after using to keep wipes fresh
* with other topical acne medication, at the same time or immediately following use of this product, increased dryness or irritation of the skin may occur. If this occurs, only one medication should be used unless directed by a doctor. * avoid contact with the eyes. If product gets into the eyes, rinse thoroughly with water. * if skin or eye irritation develops discontinue use. If condition persists consult a doctor.
Keep out of reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion, get immediate help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.
Final Thoughts The product itself is great in concept, however, I had horrible luck with it. Something that my normal product clears up easily couldn't be removed by these wipes no matter how hard I rubbed or how many times I tried to rub my face.
Other Uses Since I can't see these products being effective for facial cleaning, I have come up with other uses.
- Extremely painful baby wipe (not for use on diaper rash, ouch) - Strong smelling mouth guard for those of us worried about the bird flu. I would think the Salicylic Acid has to do something for prevention. - Disinfecting wipe. Not sure if it disinfects, but it will burn so bad you'll think it's disinfecting. - Crime scene evidence removal. Need to hide those pesky fingerprints? Start wiping! - Fire starter. If nothing else, dry them out, and let them go up in flames!
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