I know there will many side-eyes of disapproval at these wipes, but come on, wipes have their place. I’m totally not a wipe snob although they’d never be my daily choice. But, those nights when you are truly knackered and can’t do more than flick the remote control (careful not to spill the wine) – those are the nights that wipes are for. Clinique are presenting these as using prior to a proper cleanse. As if. We all know that there are some nights that are just wipe nights and nothing else is going to happen!
Clinique’s version of the lazy/knackered/tipsy girl’s best friend uses micelles – and they’re not calling them wipes, either. Towelettes, if you please. So, that means there is a good proportion of oil vs water soaked into the, ahem, towelettes, and they are nicely soft and glidey on the skin. They’re not claiming to be a proper cleanse solution, but an addition, or as we know it, a better than nothing at all.
My skin didn’t feel dry at all after using my cleansing wipe (sorry, I can’t with the towelette) and it took my make up off well enough (it didn’t really tackle my mascara thoroughly enough to eliminate panda eye the next day). They’re definitely an upgrade for those nights, and for a sweaty run refresh, or a glamping excursion.
The Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Wipes launch in May for £16.
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