Maybe a year ago, I went to Sephora in search of an MLBB lipstick, which I’ve always struggled with because my lips are two different colours – but that’s beside the point. Anyway, I tried on a whole bunch of shades, and the lovely beauty advisor handed me a cleansing cloth to remove colours from my lips before I tried new ones. The cloth smelled like orange creamsicle – citrus and vanilla and creaminess. I fell in love with the idea of Ole Henriksen The Clean Truth Brightening Cleansing Cloths.
A little research proved that these particular cleansing wipes have a bit of a cult following, and like a lot of cult-favourite products, a hefty price tag. For a long while, I couldn’t justify paying __ for makeup wipes when wipes aren’t even my preferred makeup removal method (I like cleansing balms and oils or Bioderma). Eventually, I decided that $10 for a small pack to try out wasn’t too bad, and picked them up during the VIB Rouge sale.
I’ll start with the good: they smell fantastic, are soft, and don’t burn my face or eyes the way a lot of cleansing cloths do. They also manage to get most of my foundation/concealer off, making for a better cleanse when I go in with a proper cleanser on my Clarisonic.
The not-so-good: they’re kind of dry for my liking. I like a fairly wet makeup wipe, and this just doesn’t do it for me. They’re also not particularly good at removing waterproof mascara, which I wear a very thin coat of every day. They also claim to be brightening, but I haven’t seen any of those skincare benefits, likely because I a) don’t use them regularly, and b) wash my face immediately after using them.
I can see why some people might love these wipes, but for my particular set of preferences and needs, they’re just not my favourite. Back to Bioderma and cleansing balms for me!