Wednesday, March 29, 2017
This vs That | Cleansing Cloth Edition
Cleansing cloths. Makeup removers. Facial wipes... Call them what you will, but that's what we're catting today. Scratch that, that's what is battling it out for product supremacy. I recently picked up two options and once at home, realized how similar they both were. Clearly a This vs That situation...
While I don't use cleansing cloths as a staple in my routine, I do like to have them on hand for evenings when I don't want to (aka am too lazy to) go through a double cleansing. I'll use a wipe to remove the bulk of my makeup and then just do a single cleanse. Or, I'll grab one for a fast cleanse in the morning before a mask. Simple stuff, really.
Side note: Both the Pacifica and Honest options can be used on the eyes, but I'm not a fan of wipes on eyes as they usually don't have enough 'juice' to really remove it all. Unless you wear very light eye makeup, I don't suggest using these for eyes. On a more positive note, both are also naturally derived, plant based cloths and vegan.
INGREDIENTS: aqua, aloe barbadensis leaf extract (skin conditioner), coconut milk, decyl glucoside, allantoin, simmondsia chinensis seed oil (skin conditioner), citric acid, coconut water, phenoxyethanol, calendula officinalis extract, chamamilla recutita flower extract (skin conditioner), polysorbate 20 (solubilizer), parfum
First up, Pacifica Essential Makeup Removing Wipes which are formulated with aloe, jasmine, jojoba, chamomile, and coconut milk and water. They come in a pretty standard pouch with a snap down closure (as do the Honest wipes.)
Surprisingly, these have no coconut scent, or much of any scent even though scent is listed in the ingredients. These cut through makeup pretty well, removing the bulk. of foundation, powder, blush and the like with one cloth. I have drier skin, which come wipes can really accentuate, but these do leave skin feeling great and not even the slightest bit dry. An impressive feat.
INGREDIENTS: Water (Aqua), Polysorbate 20, Isopropyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Myristate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf
Competing against Pacifica (in the blue corner, if you will) Honest 3-in-1 Facial Towelettes. The 3-in-1 comes into play in the forms of cleansing, moisturizing, and removing makeup, but I'm really only concerned about the cleansing and makeup removing. I will say, that while these leaving skin feeling a little sticky until dry, they do leave it feeling pretty level and not stripped or tight like a lot o cloths can.
The wipes have no scent, and are formulated with olive oil, plant botanicals, aloe, and chamomile without any of the bad stuff (as is the same with Pacifica's formula.) Same standard packaging with the snap down closure, but you are greeted to a cute little 'Hello, happy skin!' note upon opening.
So, which cleansing cloth reigns victorious? A valid question, but there really isn't a clear winner here. Both are decent for removing makeup, but seemed on the drier side when I first started using them. Storing them upside does help redistribute the 'essence' resulting in a perfectly saturated wipe.
Yes, they both work as I expect them to- to remove makeup prior to cleansing- but neither is especially outstanding to opt for one over the other. I say grab either- or whichever happens to be on sale. Both are good options for drier skin though, which does give them the upper hand over other brands/formulas and the fact that they're naturally made is a definite plus. I'm sure either will be repurchased in my future. What do you think? Tried either of these wipes? Have a go-to brand?
This vs That | Cleansing Cloth Edition
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