It's no secret that I dislike cleansing wipes- mainly because I don't accept that they offer a sufficiently thorough cleanse. Having said this, I do appreciate their convenience and during travel or those times when you're too tired or worse for wear to perform a full cleanse, they're better than nothing. Today's review is of Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes with White Tea Extract, one of two types of wipes offered by the popular natural brand.
The packaging is a little bulky and therefore, they may not be the best choice for travel. However, I appreciated the incorporation of a clip fastening on the lid, along with a sticker, to prevent the wipes drying out. This is particularly important to me given that I only use wipes on rare occasions.
Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes with White Tea Extract are 99.1% natural, making them a good choice for those who favour products with "green" credentials. The wipes themselves are made with natural cloth from wood cellulose certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and feel soft on the skin.
The wipes contain aloe vera juice and glycerine along with antioxidant rich white tea and cucumber extracts. Given the ingredients, I anticipated a refreshing scent but the wipes actually have a rather overpowering, strong, sweet floral fragrance. This made me a little concerned that the wipes wouldn't be suitable for those with sensitive skin- although it's worth noting that there are no claims that they're targeted as such and the other facial cleansing towelettes offered by the brand, which contain cotton extract, are specifically designed for sensitive skin.
The wipes are satisfyingly moist which reassured me that they were working to remove some of my makeup rather than simply moving it around my face. This also meant that there was less temptation to rub at skin.
Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes are neither the best nor the worst wipes I've tried. They're an acceptable choice and I feel that they're reasonably priced at £5.99 for 30 wipes.