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Wipes Part 2

Information overload caused Part One to be cut short so let's continue now shall we?

The Body Shop Tea Tree Cleansing Wipes

The Tea Tree line always catches my eye since that ingredient is known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. While I have seen this range in Cave Shepherd, I don't think they carry the Cleansing Wipes. From the UK site: "These one-step wipes for blemished skin remove make-up, pore-clogging impurities and excess oil. Cleanse and refresh skin on the go.
  • Remove make-up, impurities and oil
  • Reduce excess shine
  • Do not over-dry the skin
  • Handbag-friendly
  • Biodegradable
How to use: Simply wipe over face and neck whenever required".

The Body Shop Tea Tree Cleansing Wipes packaging
The Body Shop Tea Tree Cleansing Wipes packaging

Wipes Per Pack: $25
Price: $13.50USD on or $12.50USD on
Size: 21 cm (8 inches) x 16 cm (6 inches)

"FULL INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Sorbitan Laurate (Surfactant - Emulsifying Agent), Glycerin (Humectant), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Cyclopentasiloxane (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil (Natural Additive), Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Propylene Glycol (Humectant), Polyglyceryl-4 Laurate (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Dilauryl Citrate (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Dimethiconol (Skin/Hair Conditioning Agent), Limonene (Natural Additive), Ethylhexyl Glycerin (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Laureth-23 (Emulsifier), Laureth-4 (Emulsifier/Surfactant), Steareth-100 (Surfactant), Steareth-2 (Emulsifier), Citral (Natural Additive), Leptospermum Petersonii Oil (Natural Additive), Tocopherol (Antioxidant)".

Everything about these is average. While the ingredients list does read better than most I wouldn't recommend theses for persons with sensitive skin due to the 'slight' burning they cause. Oh yeah, doan rub dese pun yuh mout'. I assume it's the tea tree oil. While testing these I did make note that they didn't remove my M.A.C Fluidline Eye Pencil but got rid of everything else pretty ok. 

e.l.f Lotion Wipes 'Vanilla & Coconut'

Only mentioning these because I did buy them for the purpose of this comparison but I didn't read the package carefully. These are not makeup remover wipes. Do not make the mistake I did.

e.l.f Lotion Wipes 'Vanilla & Coconut'
e.l.f Lotion Wipes 'Vanilla & Coconut'

M.A.C Wipes

Boy o boy. People love these babies but they hate the price. Christine from Temptalia said a while ago that these were her Holy Grail for removing swatches. M.A.C says: "Swipes away makeup, smudges, dirt and grime quickly and conveniently while helping to condition the skin. Leaves face perfectly primed for makeup or moisturizer. Oversized, luxurious and super-saturated with protective vitamin E. Refreshing and slickly packed with a resealable lid that keeps Wipes fresh, moist and ready to use anywhere.
  • Quick and convenient
  • Removes waterproof products
  • Conditions skin
  • Hydrating
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Ophthalmologist tested
  • Non-acnegenic
Usage: Remove towelette from the package and wipe across face and neck to remove makeup. No rinsing is needed. Reseal lid to keep towelettes fresh".

M.A.C Wipes
M.A.C Wipes
M.A.C Demi-Wipes
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Wipes Per Pack: 30 / 45/ 100
Price: $10USD ($8 at a CCO) / $20USD / $29USD - $80BDS
Size: 8 inches x  6 inches (demi-wipe, self measured)
Ingredients: water/aqua/eau, isohexadecane, hexylene glycol, dimethicone, isopropyl palmitate, trisiloxane, methyl glucose sesquistearate, PEG-20 methyl glucose sesquistearate, tocopherol, arginine, caprylyl glycol, sorbic acid, fragrance (parfum), disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol <iln30523>

The packaging on the 45 and 100 pack is more airtight that the demi-wipes. These are one of the most moisture saturated wipes I've used to date. Due to that, a lot of residue is left on your face. "No rinsing required"; again, dem ain't mean me.
I've heard people praise them because they contain glucose - a search on the Paula's Choice Ingredient Dictionary states that: "METHYL GLUCOSE SESQUISTEARATE Rating: GOOD Categories: Emollients A mixture of the diesters of methyl glucoside and stearic acid. Functions as a skin-conditioning agent and emollient". However, I've seen a lot of reviews saying that people had horrible skin reactions to these. Personally, I've had no unpleasant experiences and I think they're a great buy especially if you can get the 100 pack at a discounted price. I don't think they're a must have; especially since M.A.C keeps incrementally increasing their prices. The per wipe price would pretty much be equal to those Simple ones.

I will update the local price of the different M.A.C wipe sizes as soon as I get them.

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