Happy Monday. To kick off the new week, I want to talk about a product that’s more on the mundane side in terms of skincare, but is very much appreciated in my routine. This is the B. Pure Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Wipes, which sit on my vanity where they’re easily within reach.
B. Cosmetics is a brand exclusively sold in Superdrug, as it’s one of their own brands. I’ve tried a number of their products including the B. Refreshed Essence Lotion, their Makeup Brush Cleansing Wipes, and the B. Radiant Eye Cream, which I’ve reviewed. I think these are worth a read if you’re curious about my opinions across the brand. This is a brand I’m quite interested in trying across the board, although this is a product I picked up because of Superdrug’s offers at the time, rather than a particular interest in this specific product.
While these are called cleansing wipes, I use these predominantly for spot-cleaning my makeup brushes between full cleaning sessions. I don’t have a particularly large makeup brush collection, especially as I don’t have multiples of the same type of brush, so for me, spot-cleaning my brushes is really important. I have used these to take makeup off, but it’s rare for me to do so.
The wipes retail for £1.49 per packet, which is extremely affordable, in my opinion. I typically pick up makeup wipes in pairs, so while the packet you see photographed above is almost full, this is the second packet and recently opened.
In terms of claims, there aren’t many but I’m going to list them below:
“B. Pure with these quick, effective yet extremely gentle Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Wipes.
Cleanses – Lifts away impurities, even waterproof makeup.
Tones – pH balanced formula helps keep the skin soft.
Refreshes and soothes – Enriched with Witch Hazel, Vitamin E, Aloe and Cucumber extract.
Suitable for sensitive skin. Hypoallergenic. Fragrance, colour and alcohol free. Dermatologically approved.”
To summarise, they aim to do the heavy-duty job of removing even the most stubborn waterproof makeup, while being gentle and caring for the skin. I do like that there’s no fragrance, colourings or alcohol in the formula, as my skin can be reactive to some forms of alcohol. Fragrance as well can be intrusive for my nose and can be nauseating.
Whether this is truly hypoallergenic for you will really depend on whether or not their ingredients are not an allergen for you. Normally I wouldn’t have thought to consider this, but as some people are allergic to aloe vera, this is something to bear in mind if this is something that applies to you. I haven’t had any issues with allergies, irritation, etc, so personally my experience has been positive in that regard.
As for what the makeup wipes look like, they’re pretty conventional. They’re a good size for using all over the face, although I’ve only used these to remove makeup once. I took these with me during a brief visit to my parents overnight, and I used them to take my makeup off then as I didn’t want to bring my micellar waters for my face and eyes. So in terms of convenience, these are great for travel. They do remove my makeup quite well, but I will always feel concerned that makeup will still be left behind regardless of which makeup wipe I use. I always feel more reassured when using my micellar waters or cleansing oils, so this is not the fault of this product specifically. Please bear in mind I only used these on my face once, so this isn’t really much of an indication of their purpose.
The main purpose I use these wipes for however are for spot-cleaning my makeup brushes. The size of the individual wipes is really convenient for me, as I’ll use the two larger portions for cleaning off my face brushes: my setting powder brushes, blush brushes, etc. The four smaller portions on each side are where I’ll wipe my eye brushes. as they don’t need as much space to swirl around on the wipe. Overall they clean my makeup brushes really nicely, and I feel reassured that when I use them the next day, they’ll be clean and safe enough to use on my face again.
I typically alternate between these makeup wipes and other Superdrug own-brand wipes, and honestly, there isn’t any particular reason to pick one over the other. For me, it’s typically down to which are the most cost effective at the time I’m buying them. However, I did use up the Superdrug Bee Beautiful Manuka Honey Facial Wipes in my April Empties 2019 post, and I would take the B. Pure Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Wipes over them simply because the lack of a scent is much kinder to my nose and stomach. They perform equally as well, but I will always be inclined to pick a non-scented product over a scented one. Of course, this is ultimately up to personal preference, but this where I’d begin to rate makeup wipes personally.
Overall, I think these are great makeup wipes for my needs, where they’re predominantly for cleaning my makeup brushes. I also like that I can use these to clean away my makeup if I’m traveling (or being lazy…), and would absolutely pick these up again.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post, it really means a lot to me to receive your support. I hope you are happy and healthy, and I’ll speak to you again soon.