In an effort to reduce waste, I long ago cut out regular use of disposable cleansing wipes. However these Love Your Face Brightening Cleansing Cloths from Julep did come to me in a recent subscription box and I have been using them since they are here.
While I can’t advocate regular use of disposable cleansing wipes, there are moments when they are undeniably useful. Recently they have been very useful as I’ve tested eyeshadow palettes with glitter shadows. In fact that is one of the best uses for the disposable wipes that I can find. Nearly any other use for them, I can replace with either my Makeup Eraser or a wash cloth or even a more biodegradable piece of tissue paper.
However glitter shadow is something else entirely. Removing it with anything reusable is just going to mean that the glitter from the shadow is going to make a return. If you are using a cloth then you have to send it directly to the laundry or the next time you reach for that cloth you will simply be reapplying the glitter to your face. And then you have to realize that once you put the cloth into the wash there is the possibility that there will still be glitter and that it will make random appearances. This weekend my babydoll asked why there was glitter on his pillow case.
Oddly enough it was a couple of flakes from the silver shadow in the Shaina B palette I tried a few weeks ago. The sheets are washed every week, but the first week I chucked my makeup eraser into the wash with the sheets. It is still making the occasional appearance.
This is where the disposable wipes really shine. However this isn’t just a makeup removing cloth, it is supposed to have some skin care benefits.
- Treat yourself and your skin with Julep’s Love Your Bare Face – Brightening Cleansing Cloths. Gently remove makeup, even waterproof mascara, while brightening your skin tone.
- Swipe cloth across skin to gently remove all make-up, even waterproof mascara, without tugging or pulling.
- Gently removes make-up and cleanses skin. Licorice extract helps brighten uneven skin tone.
- Gentle yet strong enough to remove waterproof mascara!
- 30 Towelettes. Paraben-Free. Vegan. Cruelty Free.
These wipes are infused with a serum that feels almost soapy as you apply it to the skin. I’m sure that is the brightening licorice extract. I don’t smell licorice when I open it, but it smells more like a floral baby wipe. There is just something very reminiscent about the scent of baby wipes about the scent, at least to me.
I found that these cloths removed makeup well. Mascara didn’t stand a chance. The glitter held out for a bit, but eventually it too was wiped away. And then the cloth went to the trash so it didn’t further spread to all areas of my life.
As for the skin care benefits, I can say that it didn’t leave my skin feeling stripped and tight. It did leave me feeling like I had soap on my skin so after using it, I tended to rinse off my face and take away whatever benefits the makeup cloths were going to give me. I don’t mind that they have skin care benefits, but I am not going to look for the benefits specifically. With skin care you need routine use over an extended length of time. I am not going to have that. I will use these cloths when I have something that needs a disposable wipe (like glitter shadow) or if I am in a place with no water.
For those purposes, these are good cloths. They don’t damage the skin and they are extremely effective at their designated task. Plus, I generally like Julep skincare. Will I make it a routine part of my skincare? No, but I will happily reach for them when I need a disposable cloth.