Monday, November 30, 2009

Neutrogena makeup remover cleansing towelettes review

Price: $2.29 for 7 pack from

What they say: Ultra soft cloths Gently dissolve all traces of dirt, oil and make-up Even Waterproof Mascara Gentle, ultra soft cloths offer you superior cleansing and make-up removal. Gently and effectively dissolve all traces of dirt, oil and make-up Patent pending technology is so effective it easily removes waterproof mascara. Leaves skin thoroughly clean with no heavy residue, so there's no need to rinse. Use daily for clean, fresh, make-up free skin in 1 easy step. Gentle enough to use around sensitive eye area, even for contact lens wearers Ophthalmologist tested Dermatologist tested Allergy tested Alcohol free

Cloths measure: 7.4" x 7.2" (19 x 18.5 cm)

What to do: Gently wipe face with towelette, removing dirt and all traces of face and eye makeup. There is no need to rinse. Dispose of the towelette in trash receptacle (do not flush). After removing towelette, reseal pack.

What's in it: Water, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Isostearyl Palmitate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hexylene Glycol, PEG 4 Laurate, PEG 6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Sucrose Cocoate, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance

The good stuff:
  • Super soft texture
  • Effective at removing makeup
  • Did not burn eyes
The low-down:
  • Left an oily residue
  • Kinda pricey... I've used better for cheaper

My take: I really wanted to love these, but sadly, I was disappointed :( While they do a good job at removing makeup and I like the soft, gentle cloth . . . they leave behind an oily residue and I HATE that in a makeup removing wipe. Check out the bolded section in the product description. Key words: NO HEAVY RESIDUE. But there is still a residue, and I had to wash my face after. I'm glad I only got the 7 pack to test it out! I've definitely used better for a fraction of the price of the full pack. For example, I really like Epielle cleansing wipes (review here), which have like 30 per pack for only $2 AND they worked just as well at removing makeup, smelled good, and did not leave any residue. I find these similar to the Clean N Clear wipes (see previous link)... a no-go for me :(

Would I repurchase: No.


  1. The Costco ones are pretty good. Even the Epielle brand at Longs! Try those!

  2. Loooove your review, great job hun!!!!!

  3. Girl, you are on a roll with these reviews. Love it! :D Sorry to hear these left a residue on your face. That totally defeats the purpose?! Thanks for the review!

  4. i use those for removing my makeup. i dont really mind the residue i guess haha but yeah i always wash my face after.


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