Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Cosmetic Tip Tuesday/Review: Inexpensive Makeup-Remover Wipes

EDIT 04/03/12: This was a good tip when I published it back in fall 2011, when my blog had few followers, so I think it bears republishing for all the gals who have come on board since then!

Item: Huggies Naturally Refreshing Green Tea and Cucumber Baby Wipes

What? Baby wipes on a beauty blog? Yep. I first read about them being used as facial wipes (i.e., to remove makeup) on Makeup Alley. I read several positive reviews on using Huggies wipes in this manner, and I was looking for some good (but not too expensive) wipes anyway, so I decided to give them a try. 

Before this, I had been using Korres Pomegranate Cleansing and Make Up Removing (gotta love the lack of punctuation there) Wipes for Oily and Combination Skin (neither of which I have, but I got them with a Groupon certificate to a cosmetic site; $12 for 25 = $.48/wipe). Although they burned my sensitive skin just slightly, I liked the way they smelled as well as their convenience. That's how I got hooked on wipes and went searching for a cheaper alternative to the Korres wipes; hence, the Huggies Wipes. 
The wipes that started it all
 I got 184 Huggies wipes (!) for about $7.99 ($7.99 for 184 wipes = $.04/wipe) at the Giant Food Store where I grocery shop, but I imagine that you could buy them just about anywhere. They didn't have them in the cute pop-up dispenser like other versions, but the green tea wipes were specifically recommended on MUA for make-up removal purposes, so I just got the refill pack. 
The better (and cheaper) wipes!
Well, I'll tell ya: They work great for removing regular (not waterproof [WP]) makeup! I wear WP makeup only once in a while, so if you're a WP gal, you'll need something stronger. But these also work well for wiping away cleansing oil used to remove eye makeup without having to wash your face all over again :-) They have a nice, light fresh scent and leave my face feeling as smooth as a baby's buttockular area :-) In fact, I figured they'd have to be safe and gently beforehand because they are made for baby arses. They are also great for, er, personal cleansing.

If you're interested, here is some safety information about them from the Huggies Web site:

Product use: Skin/personal cleansing [Ha! See?]
Product description: Clear, colorless liquid with a pleasant odor on a white polypropylene/cellulose wipe.
Emergency overview: May cause mild eye irritation.
EU Classification (1999/45/EC): Not classified as a dangerous substance or
US OSHA Classification (29CFR1910.1200): Not hazardous
Canadian WHMIS Classification: Not a controlled product.

Guess they're safe enough, ummmm,  for a . . . baby, LOL :-) So, clean up, gals (and stay that way!)

Disclaimer: I purchased this product for my own use.


  1. I'm curious if all baby wipes are good for this or just these because of the green tea smell?
    (I'm eyeing my daughters pack of generic baby wipes now)

    1. I imagine that almost any baby wipe could be tried for this purpose. After, they're made to be gentle enough for a baby. Having said that, I don't think the green tea scent has anything to do with their cleansing qualities. It's just a nice, clean scent (better than baby poop!).