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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Review: Kaia Naturals Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths

Not too long ago, I received a cute little bundle of Kaia Naturals Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths. I was really interested in giving these a try, as they're North American made (designed in Canada, made in the USA) and they're all natural.

I was sent five individually wrapped wipes, along with a postcard of product facts.

"Avoid that tight-skin feeling as kaia has been formulated with organic Canadian honey and infused with eight pure citrus essential oils, sunflower seed and cleans impurities with oats.

Yes, kaia really does remove mascara…even waterproof mascara without tugging and pulling!

If you suffer from sensitive skin, you know that the ingredients found in many “wet wipes” are not ideal! The beauty of bamboo is that it is very, very soft, unlike rayon (which is what most cleansing wipes are made from, and they contain wood fibers), which can be rough and can pull on the delicate skin in the eye area or cheeks. "- Kaia Naturals

I love that the wipes are individually wrapped, however I don't think they are sold that way, which is too bad. I'd love to have wipes that are individually wrapped, not only so they stay moist, but also so that they would be handy for on the use go.

Anyhow, when I opened the it up the wipe was folded up very tightly. I immediately got a burst of the fresh fragrance. The wipes have a light almost citrusy scent that is really nice. When I unfolded the wipe I was a bit surprised at it's size, it was a fair bit smaller than your average wipe. But as they say, it's not the size but how you use it.

Long Wear foundation, waterproof eyeliner, long wear concealer, waterproof mascara, eyeshadows, long wear cream blush

While I have used these on my face (they work great!) I thought I should do a little test, just to give you a better idea as to how well they work. I applied some common long wearing products on my arm and allowed them to dry. Then, I wiped them away with a fresh cloth.

after one swipe with the cloth

three- four wipes

the aftermath

As you can see from the last swatch photo, the wipes removed pretty much everything. The only thing left was a little bit of the waterproof eyeliner, but it was swatched heavier than anything you'd likely have on your face, so give the wipes some credit.

The wipes retail for about $17.99 (price may vary from retailer to retailer) for a tub of 30 wipes and are available from a variety of retailers. See the store locator for a store/e-tailer near you.

I really like the fact that these wipes are made with natural products and a bamboo base, it's great to know you are using (and ultimately just throwing away) a renewable resource. That said, I don't know if I would purchase these. I usually use my Clarisonic after I use a wipe, so I am not going to get the full benifit from the goodness these wipes are infused with. I would however buy a small package of the wipes if they were individually wrapped so I could use them away from the bathroom (ie vacation, overnight trips, at work and what not) because they do leave my skin feeling very clean and refreshed.

Have you tried these wipes? What did you think?


  1. I feel like for wipes they're pretty expensive! They do sound nice though :)

  2. Thanks for the review and pictures, I would love to try these wipes.:D

    ***** Marie *****

  3. Thanks for reviewing these bamboo wipes. They seem to do a good job based on your photos but yeah they're kind of expensive and you have an awesome Clarisonic already. :)

  4. These wipes are amazing. I've been using them for over a year. Once you use them for a fee weeks, you'll never go back to your old way if cleansing.


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