Good Things Total Wipe Out Cleansing Wipes

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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…

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Good Things Total Wipe Out Cleansing Wipes

£3.49 at Boots

They say:

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 say:

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?

Danniella x

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March 11, 2014
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  • Reply Allyson Lyn

    You seem to really know your stuff! I’d definitely be giving these a miss considering those ingredients & sounds like they really weren’t good for your skin

    March 11, 2014 at 9:51 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      It’s all google! I am learning every time I do it which is why it pays to look at what you’re using! xx

      March 15, 2014 at 2:18 pm
    • Reply famousinjapan

      It’s all Google love, but I learn something each time I look! :) xx

      March 19, 2014 at 9:34 pm
  • Reply Hannah WTMF

    Oh man! That completely sucks. I always thought that the Good Things brand was made of, y’know, ‘good things’. I actually used the Face the Day moisturiser and the Fresh Start cleaners which didn’t really improve my skin but it was okay. I love how you’ve done a bit of research on the ingredients, which makes it much easier to understand. I am completely shocked that the ingredients are soo bad considering that the brand prides itself on being more ‘natural’/better for your skin!

    Hannah xx

    March 11, 2014 at 10:02 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      I thought they were Good Things too! I’m glad you though the ingredients review was helpful! :) xx

      March 15, 2014 at 2:17 pm
    • Reply famousinjapan

      I was really surprised too, as I honestly thought they were going to be good. Quite disappointed!

      And thank you, I hope I encourage people to look at the ingredients :) xxx

      March 19, 2014 at 9:33 pm
  • Reply Amy

    These sound dreadful! I’d stick to using them for cleaning haha!

    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

    March 11, 2014 at 11:14 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      I have given them to my dogs to use for when they make a mess hahaha! xx

      March 15, 2014 at 2:17 pm
    • Reply famousinjapan

      They have gone to clean up the dogs now! x

      March 19, 2014 at 9:33 pm
  • Reply Chloe

    It really infuriates me how many ‘natural’ brands are actually full of crap! It always pays to read the label but half the stuff you need to google, arg!

    March 12, 2014 at 3:56 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      I did, a few of these ingredients I had to search for a few times to make sure they were as bad as it said they were! Yikes! xx

      March 15, 2014 at 2:16 pm
    • Reply famousinjapan

      I know, but knowledge is power! :D x

      March 19, 2014 at 9:32 pm
  • Reply Evelyn

    Yikes these don’t sound too good! Have you tried the Yes To Cucumbers wipes? I think those are lot more natural and kinder to the skin x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

    March 12, 2014 at 4:33 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      I shall have a look into those, I heard they were launching in Boots :) xx

      March 15, 2014 at 2:16 pm
    • Reply famousinjapan

      I think they are launching in Boots soon, so I might Google them before I buy ;) x

      March 19, 2014 at 9:32 pm
  • Reply The Little Blog of Beauty

    Yikes! I’ve avoided wipes completely for a while now. I admit I did used to use them several years ago to remove my makeup but then one day decided to try a proper makeup remover and was shocked to discover exactly how little makeup they actually remove. Even though I was good and would always (supposedly) remove my makeup each night I was actually leaving most of it on and back then I didn’t really use cleansers or anything (or any skincare either) x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

    March 14, 2014 at 11:34 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      I know what you mean, ever since I started double cleansing my skin has improved SO much, I dread to think of how suffocated it was! x

      March 15, 2014 at 2:15 pm
    • Reply famousinjapan

      It’s vile isn’t it? Ever since I started double cleansing my skin has improved so much! x

      March 19, 2014 at 9:32 pm
  • Reply Kirsty

    Yuk! I never use wipes on my skin now, so much shit on them! How can companies get away with selling products with so many irritants in them?! xox

    March 16, 2014 at 9:54 pm
    • Reply famousinjapan

      Very relaxed guidelines :( it is a pain, but this is why it is important to look in them! :D x

      March 19, 2014 at 9:31 pm

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