Road Test - In Defense of Wipes
So. What I am going to be touting the merits of today (in a pretty thinly-veiled attempt to cram some vacation photos down your throat) are wipes. Yes, that's right. Wipes.
No, you did not misread. I did say, or wrote rather, wipes. Not very sexy is it? Even the word wipes brings to mind imagery of screaming potty-training toddlers, or perhaps acute proctological distress of a delicate medical nature.
But relax. I am talking about facial wipes here, so get your minds out of the gutter and stop your snickering. This is science. Here. I want to show you my new favorite cheap-thrills beauty thing.
Okay, technically they are facial towelettes...whatever.
Let me tell you, these wipes are the travelling gal's best friend. They fit in your handbag or carry-on for that long-haul flight, and importantly, they are neither a liquid, nor are they a gel. So even the the geniuses at TSA with their rather, erm, liberal interpretation of what makes a liquid or a gel should leave you alone (lipstick is a STICK guys...a solid...at high enough temperatures, I will melt too...doesn't make me a liquid though, does it!? I mean, we humans all contain about 6 litres of liquid. Should I show up for my flight in a clear plastic bin liner?!). Anyway.
The "Age Refresh" part of the title is in reference to the slightly exfoliant nature of the ingredients (contains some fruit acids), meant to improve skin texture, which it actually did for me. I did not find the product at all irritating, although I should note that some of the reviews I have read did have some claims of irritation, so if you are super-duper sensitive, proceed with caution. But I imagine you do anyway.
I used these religiously over my two week holiday, went through an entire pack, if you really must know. In fact, I used them every day and night to clean my face instead of my usual facial cleanser and water... I did have to use more than one wipe to take off any makeup I may have been wearing, but I did not suffer a single breakout or dry patch while using these in place of my cleanser. That's a pretty good endorsement when you consider the large amounts of sunscreen one wears on a trip to southeast Asia. I should also mention that technically, the package says that you should be careful to avoid the eye area. Naturally, I used this as an eye makeup remover too. What can I say, (recurring theme alert) I have trouble following directions. Luckily, these wipes stood the test of my inability to follow directions and held their own. No problems whatsoever.
Here are the ingredients, for all you nerdy science types:
|Shiny moon face in a longboat on the river in Bangkok|
|Shiny moon face after buying snorkeling stuff at a Koh Samui market|
|Shiny moon face at the Bangkok Flower Market at night|
|Shiny moon cocktail face at Chaweng bay in Koh Samui|
Anyway, you get the idea.
So while Yes to Blueberries wipes won't cure you of your shiny moon face, they will keep your shiny moon face clean and fresh-looking and evenly-toned and without blemishes. A perfect product for when you have neither the time, nor the inclination to do a complete face wash. And that, readers, is something I can get on board with. I will be saying Yes to Blueberries.