Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Soap & Glory 'Off Your Face' Cleansing Cloths* | Review
Until a few weeks ago, I had never tried out any Soap & Glory products that fall outside of their body range. I absolutely love the shower gels, butters and scrubs that I've tried thus far, but for some reason I had never ventured too far outside this comfort zone and tried any of the well known, highly-raved-about skincare or make-up items... cue Soap & Glory's 'Off Your Face' cleansing cloths*. I was very fortunate as to receive 'The Next Big Thing' box gift set from Boots just before Christmas day which not only was an absolutely wonderful surprise, but also a Godsend because I had missed out on the sale myself. Although, as one of my New Years Resolutions (which you can read all about here) is to get through all my body care before buying/trying anything new, I haven't been able to fully delve into the treat filled box as I would like, because I need to finish up what I'm already using first! Nonetheless, I had ran out of face wipes so I saw that as the perfect opportunity to give these little beauties a try and I am very happy that I did!
The 'Off Your Face' wipes are said to be a 3-1 product and I'd have to agree. Not only do they cleanse my face well (well, good enough for a wipe), but they also help to lightly exfoliate my dry cheeks and tone my face beautifully, leaving me fresh faced and ready for the day! I always double cleanse my face in the evenings, only sleep on a fresh pillowcase, and most often or not I don't even wear make-up so I don't really find it necessary to do an in-depth cleanse of my face each morning. I tend to just use the Clean & Clear blackhead clearing oil-free daily scrub followed by one of these so that any dry patches are smoothed out, and any morning 'grease' (eww) is wiped away. For me personally, I've found that using both of these products together just leaves my face feeling so refreshed and perky, which really is a great way to start off the morning! I love how clean the 'Off Your Face' cleansing cloths manage to make my skin feel actually, particularly for a wipe - & so for this reason I wouldn't and haven't used them to remove any make-up as 1) you shouldn't be relying on a wipe to get your make-up off anyway and 2) I just love the zing it gives my bare skin. Plus, they're filled with peach and goji berry extracts, which contain a lot of vitamin A and C, as well as lots of antioxidants which are all lovely and super beneficial for the condition of the surface of your skin!
I have been suffering quite a few breakouts recently as I've integrated a new treatment into my routine to help purge any clogged pores (and I had a lot of them), but I've also been under a lot of stress lately now that my dissertation is due in only a week away now! (ahhhhh! help!) - both of which I think are the sole causes for my sudden outbreak. I don't feel as though these wipes have helped calm my skin or have helped in ridding my face of any spots, but I definitely know that these haven't caused any (which is always a blessing when you're already having skin troubles!). Therefore, I wouldn't recommend the 'Off Your Face' cleansing cloths if you're looking for something to help with spot-prone skin (for that I'd always recommend using a tea-tree based product). The 'Off Your Face' cleansing cloths do smell quite 'chemically', which is strange because they don't contain any alcohol, but because of this inclination that there might be something a little stronger in there than what you'd normally find in a wipe, I wouldn't recommend these to those of you that suffer sensitive skin either. I am able to use the cloths to clean around my eye area most mornings, however, I have found that my face is left stinging a bit on the particularly sensitive/red areas of my face which obviously isn't all that enjoyable! That being said, they're not harsh enough as to cause redness or breakouts, or to strip the skin of any moisture, so I think that these would be safe to use on any type of skin, from oily to dry, as long as it's not already irritated or sensitive.
Overall, I like these wipes, & they're certainly different to the gentler wipes that I would usually opt for. Because of this I have found them to be very practical on those mornings where I'm in a rush and don't have the time and/or don't want to 'properly' cleanse my face. I'd never recommend using wipes solely to cleanse because you need something with a bit more oomph, especially to get rid of the make-up and dirt that has built up over the day... but for the mornings? I just don't see the point. So, all in all, if you're in the market for some new wipes - I'd say give these a go! They're good at what they're designed to do and probably one of the best that I've ever tried from the highstreet/drugstore and I love them (as long as I stay away from my sensitive patches), PLUS they're currently on sale now which is always a bonus!
Blimey... I didn't know a person could talk so much about a pack of wipes haha! After trying these out I'm really excited to explore more of the Soap & Glory skincare range, so please do let me know in the comments if you have any recommendations!
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