Not to brag but lately my social life is insane - in a good way. I've been meeting a lot of new people and reconnecting with old friends, going to dinners and drinks and parties more often than I normally would. It's fun, but also quite exhausting. One of the functions of my job is PR, still, I get low batt quickly in social situations! Do you feel that way too?
Most nights I'd rather just plunk down on the bed and snooze. Yes, it's mortifying considering all the makeup I would still have on my face, but when I'm tired I'm just...tired. I literally fall face down in my clothes and makeup after a long night! Good thing I still wake up later on to wash my face haha. Otherwise you'd be reading Project Pimples here, where I will discuss the rise and fall of my acne just because I don't cleanse before I sleep. :P
As you know, I love my micellar makeup removers, but when I need a quick way to take off my face gunk I turn to wipes. They are just so convenient! I don't even have to soap my face afterwards. A quick rinse with water is enough and I'm off to bed.
Currently I've been using the latest from Nivea: the Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes (P140) and Exfoliating Wipes (P140). So far, I'm impressed! These are probably some of the most affordable drugstore wipes out there but they just work. I love them both for different reasons which we will discuss below.
The Nivea Gentle Exfoliating Wipes are the most fascinating of the two because they feature two sides: a smooth one for taking off the top layer of makeup and a textured one for removing deep-seated dirt and oil accumulated during the day. These wipes formulated for oily, troubled skin!
I like using them when I have thick makeup on or when my skin is flaky; they combine the makeup removal process with exfoliation. One wipe is enough to take off everything - and I mean everything - save for waterproof mascara, of course. I add a few drops of a separate oil-based makeup remover to the wipes to efficiently remove that stuff. In any case I don't use waterproof products often anyway to save myself the trouble.
I like the raised dots on the textured side of the EW because they mean business, but they don't rub my skin raw. In fact, they are still gentle on my skin even when I apply pressure.
The Nivea Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes on the other hand have a uniformly smooth surface and wetter towel. It's also thicker and more dense compared to the other makeup wipes I've tried. It feels soft and luxe on the skin because of this! It smells good too - clean and slightly powdery (almost the same scent as the EWs).
These wipes are formulated for dry, sensitive skin, although all skin types could definitely use this. I pick it up more often than the EWs simply because it's more moist and therefore works quicker, but I still keep the textured wipes around for those days when I need extra rubbing power.
I need only one wipe to remove a full face of makeup and then just add a waterproof makeup remover to it if I need to. Otherwise this is enough for long-wearing foundation and lipstick, primed eyeshadow, water-resistant eyeliners and eyebrow makeup.
So there you go! I highly recommend these new Nivea wipes because they're effective, efficient, and affordable. I was actually surprised to find out these are only 140 bucks - I mean seriously, I actually thought they were around P300-P350. Not bad at all! I daresay you won't be disappointed in these as quickie makeup removal tools.
What do you think: would you go for the Gentle Facial Wipes or the Exfoliating Wipes? Or both?