Admitting you use makeup wipes as a beauty blogger usually results in a gasp of horror or a "you shouldn't use them, they're bad for your skin" comment on a blog post, and whilst I am fully aware makeup wipes aren't the best thing in the world for my skin I do use them, but I don't use them as my one and only method of cleansing, I use them to remove my makeup before beginning my skincare routine, I also use them to remove swatches from my hand when taking swatch photographs for my blog so I feel it is ok to use them and I am not damaging my skin by using them to remove my makeup before cleansing thoroughly.
A few weeks ago whilst in Boots, I spotted the Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Wipes, they were on a half price offer and since I like the Garnier Skin Active Oil Infused Micellar Water I thought I would pick a couple of packs of the wipes up thinking they would be as effective as the micellar water.
The wipes are quite thick and are an average makeup wipe size, they do have quite a strong scent to them, which is a fresh scent but it is quite strong so if scented products aren't your thing these might not be for you. The wipes are very wet feeling and don't dry out once the pack has been opened.
The cleansing wipes do remove all my makeup including waterproof mascara but they feel oily and leave an oily residue on my skin, I have very very dry and dehydrated skin so the residue does sink into my skin but my daughter has also tried the wipes and really doesn't like them because they leave an oily residue on her skin and because she has normal skin the residue doesn't sink in and her skin is left feeling very oily.
Something else I have noticed when using the wipes is that my skin feels irritated around my jawline, feeling itchy and sore, I do have very sensitive skin and eczema but the wipes claim to be suitable for sensitive skin so I thought they would be ok. I bought 2 packs of the wipes but have only used 2 thirds of 1 pack because they irritate my skin and my daughters won't use them because they leave their skin feeling really oily, so the wipes are now used only for removing makeup swatches from my hand.
I am really disappointed with the Garnier Micellar Oil Infused cleansing wipes, they were on offer when I bought them but I think they are expensive being £3.25 full price, I wouldn't recommend paying that for them when there are much better cleansing wipes on the high street for a lot less money. My holy grail makeup wipes are still the Superdrug Miceallar Cleansing Wipes which are £1.29 for 25 wipes and are excellent at removing makeup, they feel lovely on my skin, they don't leave any residue on my skin and they don't irritate my skin at all and I highly recommend them.
I do really like the Garnier Oil Infused Micellar Water, it does a great job at removing my makeup and feels lovely on the skin but I dislike the wipes, they do remove my makeup but they leave my skin feeling itchy and sore and for my daughter who has normal skin, they leave her with a very oily residue to her skin that doesn't sink in and for the price I really wouldn't recommend them and would say to either buy the micellar water or try the Superdrug wipes, they are fabulous!
If you would like to try the Garnier wipes, they are currently on offer on the Superdrug website for £1.59 here or the Boots website for £2.17 here.
Have you tried the Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Wipes? Did you like them? Which are your favourite cleansing wipes? Let me know in the comments below.
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