Today I finally got myself to TBS near my place, intending to use up a voucher that was expiring on the 31st. Who would waste such a treat, yes? Well, so I went in and thought of getting their Cherry Blossom body wash but they ran out, so I got two bath lilies, which are those puffy little things you lather your shower gel or soap on in violet and turquoise (LOVEEEE THEM COLOR POPS) and I thought maybe I should look for something I can use everyday, instead of piling up on more body butters and balms. I then decided to go for facial wipes! I’ve never tried makeup wipes from TBS but I’ve tried the tea-tree range and I was pretty happy with the smell and the formulae. So I gave it a go; I got the wipes from the tea-tree range – grabbed the last three packets to fufill the terms and conditions of the voucher redemption and tonight, I tried my first wipe.
Well, the smell is very minty. Plus point. It smells refreshing, especially on tired skin after a day out around town. There are twenty five wet naps per pack, which isn’t too bad. It costs around $7, which I think is a little pricey for facial wipes that can only be used for the face and not around the eyes to remove mascaras and what-nots. Bummer. Nonetheless, the napkins are pretty thick, which is a good thing since you only want to use one per time. When you first wipe it on your face, you’ll feel a little tingling sensation but it wears off really quickly anyways, so I don’t think that’s too big a deal.
Overall, I’d rate this a 7-8 out of 10. It claims to “sweep away make-up, impurities and excess oil” which I think it does quite a good job of, although the claim of helping you get “clearer skin” will need more testing. I’m pretty hopeful of these wipes because after all, tea-tree oil helps with acne, yet I still doubt it is enough to simply use them on lazy days to substitute my Bioderma routine followed by a proper facial cleanse.