Hello! I’m bringing you not only a skincare review today, but also I’m going to be ranting a little. If you haven’t guessed already, I’m talking about the Good Things Total Wipe Out Cleansing Wipes today. Better get comfortable, kids…
Good Things Total Wipe Out Cleansing Wipes
£3.49 at Boots
Good Things Total Wipe Out Face Wipes (25s). Good Things Facial Skincare had been developed by Award-Winning Beauty writer Alice Hart-Davis using her years of expertise in the beauty industry. Specially designed to make the most of young skin, the Good Things range uses superfruit beauty boosters in gentle, super-effective formulations.
These soft wipes are impregnated with a gentle yet effective formula that removes make-up with one careful swipe. Enriched with aloe vera and vitamin E, they are gentle enough for sensitive skin.
Aqua, Cetearyl Isononanoate (emollient, skin conditioning), Ceteareth-20 (penetration enhancer, surfactant/cleansing agent), Cetearyl Alcohol (emollient), Glyceryl Stearate (skin conditioning), Glycerin (skin conditioning), Ceteareth-12 (surfactant), Rubus idaeus (raspberry extract) (skin conditioning), Oxycoccus microcarpus (Cranberry extract) (anti-oxidant/inflammatory), Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera extract) (fragrance/anti irritant), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E – antioxidant), 1, 3 Butylene Glycol (emollient), Propylene Gycol (surfactant), Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate (preservative), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (fragrance), Potassium Sorbate (fragrance), Parfum (fragrance), Citric Acid (fragrance, AHA), Disodium EDTA (penetration enhancer), Dipropylene Glycol (fragrance).
I’m going to start off by saying that I was not sure why it says the wipes are “impregnated” although now I’m sat down at my computer a quick Google search informs me that besides from making a baby mama outta your girl, it can also mean “soak or saturate (something) with substance”. The more you know, eh?
Anywho, I was having a cheeky pre-work Boots stroll, as I do, and I decided to check out what other Good Things products were available, as I am currently trying out one of their masks. I decided to get the wipes as, when I bought them, they were £2. I also thought that as they seemed so gentle I could use them as a replacement for micellar waters. I also liked that they were biodegradable and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
The wipes themselves are quite soft and they do not drag or pull. They can sting a little. Turning to the actual product now… The substance of which they have been impregnated in does not agree with my skin. After using these wipes, my skin feels tight and it turns dull and grey. It also seems to make the acne scarring/pigmentation worse by making them brighter and more noticeable. Some of you may hate me after this next story… I decided to put them to the test (in the name of my blog!) and I used them before I went to bed. I went to cleanse the following morning and when I was rinsing away the cleanser I could feel all this oil coming out of my skin! It was like my skin was screaming “I CAN BREATHE!” and “UNLEASH THE OIL”. I had to cleanse my skin again as the oily feeling would not go.
I’m going to have to talk about the ingredients as some of them have given me cause for concern – Cetearyl Alcohol is cited as an “environmental toxin”, and 1, 3 Butylene Glycol, Propylene Gycol, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate and Dipropylene Glycol all being named as skin irritants. The ingredient Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate worries me the most as there is evidence of it being a known human toxicant or allergen – eek!
I have stopped using these now and already my skin is on it’s way to improving. I now use them for wiping away dust and dirt around my room. I would not buy these again.
Would you try these, or would you avoid?