There is no doubt, they are the most convenient invention ever, but also the worst. Let me tell you why!

I for one stocked up by the packet-load and spent many years using them to remove my makeup before bed… Before I realised they were causing more problems than they were solving.

Makeup and baby wipes are soaked in all kinds of chemicals to be able to keep moist over and long period of time, these chemicals are damaging and drying to our skin. Our skin is very delicate that needs to be tendered to in the right now. If you are suffering with skin concerns, first look at where you are using Facial Wipes as part of your daily routine, and secondly STOP!

The wipes will only remove dirt and makeup that is actually visible on the surface, causing irritation, blocked pores and spots. Try using a cotton pads with some cleanser after your baby wipes, a perfect experiment. You’ll soon see the amount of dirt, grim and makeup that remains. This proves Facial Wipes are utterly useless.

I know, Face Wipes do have there function in life when it comes to 3am after a night out or at a festival when you are living out of a tent. So what can we use instead?

Jane Iredale’s Magic Mitt, A knitted micro-fiber cleansing cloth that quickly and completely removes makeup using water only. Promotes the health of the skin because it does not affect the acid mantle. When this beneficial barrier is intact, it aids the skin in protecting itself from harmful and invasive bacteria. Made from a new generation of specially knitted micro-fibers many times thinner than a human hair and which are able to penetrate oil films. This hydro-mechanical process breaks the surface tension of the oils that bond makeup to the skin while the fibers gently exfoliate. The combination of warm water and micro-fibers turn the makeup into an emulsion that is easily swept away by the mitt. It will even remove mascara! USE IT! Your face will thank you for it.

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