Thursday, July 29, 2010

Review: Kirkland Daily Facial Cleansing Towelettes

I'm doing a review for lazy day aids.

Most of us have a daytime and nighttime routine. My nighttime is:
  1. brushing my teeth,
  2. washing my face,
  3. toning,
  4. applying lotion (Japanese kind),
  5. applying eye creams (one for lid and one for under eye),
  6. patting in whitening moisturizer,
  7. and then anti-wrinkle cream (starting early).

Usually, when I'm doing my thang, bf is making the bed. By the time, I'm done, he's already asleep, lol.

Some nights, I am just too damn tired to do the ritual, or I'm staying overnight somewhere else and I don't want to lug around so many products. That's when I turn to quick fixes. Haha, I used to just not wash my face when I was lazy, but I don't want to risk clogging my pores now! So cleansing wipes are a godsend, which means I have no more excuses. :P

I find faces on packaging super creepy. ZOMBIE FACE. :o

Ingredients: water, cetearyl isononanoate, ceteareth-20, cetearyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate,
glycerin, cetyl palmitate, ceteareth-12, propylene glycol, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, camellia sinensis (white tea) leaf extract, aspalathus linearis (red tea) leaf extract, tocopheryl (vitamin E) acetate, fragrance, butylene glycol, methylparaben, propylparaben, sodium citrate, citric acid, disodium EDTA, 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol

Ingredient ♥ Ingredient :(


Experience: I heard raves on YouTube for this product. And it's also been mostly positive on MUA. The wipes are scented, but not overwhelmingly, with a fresh green tea fragrance. The towelettes are really moist, which means that they will not dry out when you're on your last wipe in package. Remember to reseal properly! It's still moist and large (6 x 8 in) enough to cleanse my neck and arms after I am finished cleansing my face.


My face feels squeaky clean and moisturized when I use this to remove sebum and sunblock off my face. It's very gentle, but effective. It claims to "remove the long-lasting make-up (including waterproof mascara)." I tried this on eye makeup. Though I can remove eyeshadow within a few wipes, liner is really tough to take off. I can still blink liner stains in the AM. A second step cleansing will necessary. But this is not a huge issue for me, because I rarely wear makeup. So if you're looking for a good eye makeup remover wipe, this isn't it.


Still, I like it enough to keep using it. Well, I have to. It comes in boxes of 150 wipes!


Cost-effectiveness: Quite affordable at $11.49 (not counting the Costco membership) for 150 wipes. There are 4 30-ct packs with 2 15-ct travel packs. This means it costs $.08/wipe. Sweet.

Availability: Costco and only Costco, Kirkland is a house brand. But Walmart sells something equivalent to this for around the same cost, $5.97 for 60 wipes. The ingredients are exactly the same! However, I haven't tried it myself, so I don't know how they work. I won't be buying the Walmart brand, I've got my hands full with the Kirkland kind. :P

2 comments:

Mochachocolata Rita said... [Reply to comment]

i love bringing this kinda wipes for traveling too! but nowadays i just bring a travel size tube of cleansing oil...

Angelica said... [Reply to comment]

@Mochachocolata Rita
Sounds like a great idea, but I'm way too clumsy to handle a bottle of cleansing oil w/o it exploding in my bags, so it's wipes for me. :P
Thanks for being my first comment! I really appreciate it.

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