I hardly ever use cleansing pads/towelettes nowadays but I still have them because I still like to use them for those days that I don't wear much makeup. If I only use minimal makeup and I'm too lazy at the end of the day I'll use a couple of cleansing towelettes followed with a milk cleanser and toner.
One of the cleansing pads/towelettes that I'm currently using is this Jean Pierre Cosmetic Facial Cleansing Pads with Microbeads that I got from drugstore.com.
I picked this up because of the microbeads feature which I thought is quite unique because on one side you'll get the usual soft cotton surface, but on the other side you'll get a surface with green microbeads to help exfoliate and removes dead skin cells. At least that's what it claims to do ;)
It all sounds very interesting to me. And according to what it says on the packaging it is also alcohol-free, hypo-allergenic, and PH balanced. It also claims to deep cleans down to the pores and leaves a silky smooth skin.
Here's the ingredient list for those of you who might need to see what's in it:
There are 16 pads inside the little mint-green packaging and each of them is actually quite thick so you won't get that flimsy pad that breaks as soon as you use it on your face. I usually use the soft side first to lift off makeup from my skin and then continue with the exfoliating side which has microbeads to help clean my skin a little better.
I have used all the pads in this little package and from my experience I think these are quite good cleansing pads. The soft side can really pick up dirt and light makeup from my face (although I still have to do a second cleansing), and the microbeads part felt good on my skin when I use it.
The soft side:
The microbeads side:
Overall, it's not bad but it's better than just usual pads. Each pad is damp so you can use it straight away to clean your face, just like a face towelette does. The package is small so it would be convenient to bring in your travel bag. The microbead part is a nice extra touch.
You can get this at drugstore.com for a really cheap price, but if I were to choose between these pads and a cleansing towelette than I would probably choose the cleansing towelettes. The reason is because towelettes has bigger size so I only need one sheet to clean my whole face, while I usually need a couple of cleansing pads to clean the whole face. So I think the cleansing towelettes are cheaper to use in the long run.
So what about you?
Would you choose cleansing towelettes over cleansing pads too?
Hugs and Kissies,