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Makeup Remover Wipes Comparison (3)

We at it again. If you're new to this series please read the first entry so you know how I use this type of product and what I look for. You may have requirements that are entirely different to mine.

Yes To Grapefruit Correct & Repair Brightening Facial Wipes

A while ago YouTube was hyping this whole 'Yes To...' line so when I finally saw them in New York drugstores I was intrigued. Heidi got me this pack from Marshalls for a sweet $3.99USD.

From the site: "Product Description - Yes to Grapefruit Brightening Facial Wipes are on-the-go facial cleansing wipes, packed with Grapefruit to cleanse, exfoliate, and leave skin feeling soft and bright. And - each wipe is slightly textured to add an exfoliating oomph! 98% Natural Textured wipes Made with compostable, FSC certified fabric Petroleum, SLS, & Paraben Free Cruelty-free. Available for online purchase in US only.

How To Use - Snap up the lid and help yourself to a towelette! Gently glide across your face and neck. Feel that light tingling? That is the gentle exfoliation at work! Skin is clean and refreshed. Follow up with the Even Skin Tone Moisturizer and tell those spots to scram!"

Yes To Grapefruit Correct & Repair Brightening Facial Wipes -
Yes To Grapefruit Correct & Repair Brightening Facial Wipes -
Yes To Grapefruit Correct & Repair Brightening Facial Wipes -

Wipes Per Pack: 25
Price: $5.99USD
Size: 8" x 7" (approximately; self measured)
Ingredients (as stated on the website): Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Alcohol*, Cinnamomum Camphora Linalooliferum Wood Extract, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Ascorbyl Palmitate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pyroxidine HCL, Maltodextrin, Silica, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Glycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate. *Certified Organic Ingredient

The website version features updated packaging; looks like the formula was changed also.

Ingredients (as stated on this packaging): Aqua, Glycerin, Citrus Grandis Peel Extract*, Carthamus Tinctorius Oleosomes, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pyroxidine HCL, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Parfum, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Alcohol, Citric Acid, Maltodextrin, Silica, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate. *Certified Organic Ingredient

If you don't cleanse with soap and water after using a makeup wipe I guess you would see brightening effects with continued use of this product. There are certainly enough citrus oils in the new formula to do something - eva suh slight - if left on the skin. That isn't how I get down so that claim wouldn't move me. The wipes are relatively thick and one side is slightly textured, as stated. I don't know how much exfoliating it could actually do but it doesn't hurt the cause. My problem with these are two fold: the scent is very strong and the formula burns my skin. Do not put these near your eyes. "Feel that light tingling? That is the gentle exfoliation at work!" Lies. Ok, it's not as bad as a few minutes into a chemical peel but it ain't no light tingling either. If you have sensitive skin do not bother with these. This seems to be a reoccurring infraction with this 'Yes To...' line but more on that later. The packaging, like the Burt's Bees option, is effective at retaining the wipes' moisture. The wipe itself is ok, it gets the majority of the job done but you will need something heavy duty for pigmented/waterproof mascara and eyeliner.

Biore Daily Deep Pore Cleansing Cloths

From the time I saw these at Girlfriends Expo last year I knew I had to try them. It was a brand new product to the market. 

Biore Daily Deep Pore Cleansing Cloths launch -

They were selling them as two 30-wipe packs in a box so I decided to wait until I saw them in stores; I was hoping I could just buy a pack singly.

Biore Daily Deep Pore Cleansing Cloths display -
As seen in Massy Stores, Warrens
posted on our Facebook page April 22, 2015
"Biore wipes that we saw launched at Girlfriends Expo available from Massy Warrens: $34.15 for 60"
Dem ain't care nuttin bout me.

Biore says: "About - Clear dirt and oil from your busy schedule. These pre-moistened portable face cloths remove a day’s worth of build-up, leaving healthy-looking, glowing skin. Dirt-grabbing fibers gently yet effectively exfoliate skin and remove dirt, oil and even stubborn makeup. Use before exercise, reducing your chances of getting post-workout blemishes.
  • Dermatologist Tested
  • No oily residue
  • Hypo-Allergenic
  • Ophthalmologist Tested
  • Non-Comedogenic (won't clog pores)
  • Alcohol-Free
  • Towelette made from 100% renewable resources
  • Gentle enough for everyday use

Thoroughly wipe face with cleansing cloth to deep clean, exfoliate and refresh. After use, dispose of cloth in a trash receptacle (do not flush). Best if used within 45 days after opening. Keep package tightly closed, and stored in a cool, dry place when not in use.


For external use only. Avoid eye contact. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water. Keep out of reach of children.

How It Works -

  • Unique dirt grabbing fibers remove dirt and oil.
  • Removes a day's worth of dirt build-up to reveal a healthy glow."
Biore Daily Deep Pore Cleansing Cloths -
Biore Daily Deep Pore Cleansing Cloths -

Wipes Per Pack: 30
Price: $34.15 (for 60 wipes)
Size: 6" x 7.3" (15.2 x 18.5 cm)

The main reason I was wanted to try these was because they contain coconut water and it's high on the ingredients list. The wipes are significantly thinner than the aforementioned ones and though the dimensions aren't that much smaller I always find it necessary to use two at a time. They don't leave a lot of product residue on my face but they also won't remove hardcore eye makeup. The packaging is only sealed with the sticker label so I have to monitor them to make sure they don't dry out. I find it interesting that Biore recommends that you use these up within 45 days. Is that because the coconut water will go off (there are preservatives in the formula)? Or cause they know the packaging ain't all that? Either way, I'm a fan. I just wish I could buy a pack at a time.

Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Hypoallergenic Facial Wipes

Victoria gave these to me; the 'Yes To...' hype suckered us in.

Their blurb: "Yes To Cucumbers Hypoallergenic Facial Wipes gently remove dirt, sweat and makeup (eye makeup too!) without the need to rinse. Whether you're out and about, going for a run, or having a late night, these wipes make it a snap to refresh on-the-go. Packed with green superfoods these all-natural, biodegradable wipes naturally exfoliate, detoxify, and rejuvenate all-in-one. Stay gorgeous, and go from zero to clean in seconds! WINNER of Allure Best of Beauty 2011 WINNER of Allure Best of Beauty 2015 98% Natural Oil-free, non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic. Made with compostable, FSC certified fabric Petroleum, SLS & Paraben Free Cruelty-free."

Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Hypoallergenic Facial Wipes -
Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Hypoallergenic Facial Wipes -

Wipes Per Pack: 30
Price: $5.99USD
Size: 7.5" x 7.75" (approximately; self measured)
Ingredients (as stated on the website): Water, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativas (Cucumber) Extract*, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract*, Sodium Chloride (Sea Salt), Carpylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance. * Certified Organic Ingredient

Ingredients (as stated on the packaging): Agua, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativas (Cucumber) Extract*, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract*, Maris Sal, Carpylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum (Fragrance). * Certified Organic Ingredient

So I have a current version. Please note that 'maris sal' is just another term for sea salt.

That ingredients list sounds pretty impressive. As far as the wipe itself, it's very similar to the Grapefruit version. Minus the textured side of course. Like that version, it also burns the skin. While it's not as bad it still negates the whole "soothing" claim. Is it only me that feels that these brands does pay Allure to give them these 'awards'? Victoria has very sensitive, acne prone skin so she passed them on figuring she was only having that reaction because of her skin type. Errrrrr, no. Sensitive skin folks I'd say this is another one you should skip.

It's such a bummer that the most inexpensive wipes I've covered thus far I wouldn't recommend for everyone. Ah well, more to come.

#ShamelessPlug the other pack of those Biore wipes are available in The Marketplace.

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