A while back, a friend mentioned that sometimes she ends up sleeping in her makeup because she waits to go to bed until she’s so tired that she doesn’t have the energy to even wash her face. Hey, me too! Bad, bad! But laziness prevails and some nights, especially after a long day at work, it’s all I can do to drag myself into my bedroom before I am ready to pass out.
I told her that my solution was to keep a pack of these Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes next to my bed. That way I can just lay in bed, in my pajamas (or maybe my clothes, or half naked or whatever, don’t judge me) and remove my makeup while expending as little energy as possible.
I’ve been doing this for YEARS and I’ve tried a lot of different brands of makeup remover/face cleansing wipes in that time. These are by far my favorite.
A lot of wipes I have used leave my face feeling sticky or filmy, like I still need to rinse it afterward. Not these. With the Burt’s Bees ones, my face feels clean and fresh after I use them. Some brands won’t take off my makeup (not even my non-waterproof mascara). These take it alllll off. One kind that I used for years smelled particularly soapy and stung the bejeezus out of my eyes every time I tried to take off my eye makeup. These ones smell absolutely lovely (“natural” smelling, I guess. Not soapy, not perfumey.) and they don’t bother my skin or eyes at all. And the price point is way more awesome than some of these other brands that I’ve used – $5.99 for a pack of 30!
There are only two things I would change about these facial cleansing wipes if I could.
1) Make them more widely available. So far, I’ve only been able to find them at Target. Not that I’m not at Target all the time anyway, but it would be a lot more convenient if it was available at one of the stores closer to me. Even other places that carry Burt’s Bees products don’t seem to carry the towelettes. I use them literally every day so usually end up stocking up on them when I go to target and come home with 4 packs or so. (Note: While I was writing this post, I also found them online at Drugstore.com and Ulta.)
2) Make smaller packs as well. The 30 count is awesome for at home use, but I also like to carry them in my purse in for “emergency” situations like if I start having a makeup melt down or if I end up going out to a show and crashing at a friend’s house. I also take them when I travel because they are a lot more convenient than my also beloved bottles of Dermalogica facial cleanser. If they had a “travel size” option like 12 count, that would take up a lot less space in my perpetually full purse and would be just perfect.
But there you have it. Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes. One of my favorite daily use products and something that I highly recommend to others. Do you ever use facial cleansing towelettes? Have you tried these ones? What brands do you like?