Review: Tea Tree Skincare Sensitive Facial Cleansing Wipes

  
While I normally avoid using facial cleansing wipes for removing makeup, there are days when they feel like a necessity. Whether that’s travelling, or if my body needs sleep and fast at the end of the day, I always feel better knowing I have a packet of cleansing wipes in my drawer for those days when I do need them. I admit that I’m not loyal to any particular brand either. To be honest, as long as it is affordable and doesn’t seem like it will irritate my skin, there’s a good chance I’ll try it at least once. The cleansing wipes I’m using at the moment are the Tea Tree Skincare Facial Cleansing Wipes, which you can find in Superdrug for £2.99 at full price.

These cleansing wipes claim to “effectively eliminate impurities and remove make-up for a clean and refreshed complexion”. The name also claims that it’s suitable for sensitive skin, which helped sway me into buying these. The combination of oily skin fighting ingredients like tea tree oil and chamomile extracts as well as being suitable for sensitive skin makes this product seem like it’s destined for my skin. 

I’ve mentioned it in other posts, but if this is the first post of mine you’ve read, you may not know that I have oily skin, that can also be really sensitive at times. So a product that handles oily and acne prone skin, but is apparently gentle enough to not aggravate the skin, well, that sounds like perfection. But I’m honestly the skeptical type, so I wasn’t going to just assume this will work for me. 

I like the fact that it’s suitable for vegetarians, although this doesn’t really affect me anymore. What I like even more is that it’s not been tested on animals. I’m not a very good advocate for avoiding products that have been tested on animals – honestly I’m never sure if a company doe or doesn’t, but if a company does promote and does avoid testing on animals, they immediately have my respect.

From opening the packet, there is a very strong scent of tea tree oil. I personally am not a fan, and it is quite oppressive. But if you’re not sensitive to fragrance, or you don’t mind the scent of tea tree oil, then this may not bother you too much. I certainly don’t consider this a turn-off as far as using it, but I certainly don’t look forward to using this because it is very strong,

When used on the skin, it does make my skin sting a little bit. I’m not always sure if this is irritation, or if the tea tree oil is just getting to work, but this is something to bear in mind if you have very sensitive skin. The sensitivity of my skin changes depending on the circumstances, but on bad days this can be a bit too much for me. However, on a normal day I can tolerate it. 

It cleanses makeup off pretty well, although it will take a little extra effort with eye makeup like waterproof eyeliner or stubborn gel or cream based eyeshadows. I personally don’t like using it in my eyes because it does sting (and bearing in mind the skin around the eyes is more sensitive than the rest of the face), but it will do a decent job of cleaning the eyes if you choose to use it for that.

For how much it costs, this isn’t a bad product. I don’t think I’ll repurchase this, because of the stinging sensation, but this is based on my personal preference. If you don’t have sensitive skin then you’ll probably be fine, although the scent is something to consider. While I’m not sensitive to fragrance (that I know of), I did find it overwhelming, although I continued to use the product anyway.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post, it really means a lot to me. If you think you might like my other posts, I would love it if you would consider checking them out. If you have any thoughts or opinions, I’d love to hear from you. 

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