Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Beauty review - Yes to Cucumbers facial wipes? Just say no

I can safely say that these wipes are easily the worst beauty product I've ever tried.  Ever.

Within a couple of minutes of using them, my face started to feel like it was burning.  My skin very quickly became red, inflamed and slightly swollen.  I'm not exaggerating when I say it felt like a mild chemical burn.  It took about a day to fully subside.  I'm not the only person who's had this problem - about 80% of reviewers on Makeup Alley reported something similar.

They're advertised as hypoallergenic soothing facial wipes for sensitive skin but they're nothing of the sort.  In fact, I'd go as far as to say that they're potentially dangerous for sensitive skin.  Boots were very good about refunding me when I returned the wipes, (thanks guys) and the pharmacist was so concerned he encouraged me to call the Boots customer service to give my feedback (which I've done).

Any good things about this product?

Well, the packing was all cutesy and hippyish.


Coulda shoulda woulda said...

I used to use wipes until my facialist and a few others said emergency only! But I have found that they are too strong and I wonder if they just put baby wipes in them instead?!

Alicia Mackin said...

Oh that is shame. I have used products by this company before and have not had a problem. Plus I love anything scented with cucumbers.

Allie of ALLIE NYC

miss b said...

I don't tend to use wipes on my face
but reading the label on these would suggest that they are gentle. The reaction from Boots is impressive as you would expect.


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