A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Katie from RocketXL to review Pond’s Cleansing Towelettes. I was actually looking for a better alternative to removing make-up…especially waterproof mascara. I had been using Visine Total Eye Soothing Wipes, and they were not working out for me. They didn’t do a good job at removing the eye make-up, and they actually irritated my eyes. This review came at the perfect time, and I eagerly accepted! Katie even shipped me an extra pack so I could bless one of my lucky readers! (But we’ll get to that later…)
Pond’s Cleansing Towelettes come in 3 different varieties: Original Clean, Micro Dermabrasion, and Age Defying. They come in a package of 30 towelettes and range in price from around $5-7 depending on which variety you choose and your local store. (I tried the Original Clean, and found they cost about $6.50 at Walgreens.)
These are wet, soft, towelettes in a resealable package. Simple to use, you just remove from package and gently cleanse your face. I used them for a couple weeks so I could give a thorough opinion. I wanted to make sure they wouldn’t irritate my skin over time, and I wanted to test them in a couple ways.
First of all, I dislike washing my face. I’m not sure what it is…maybe the water dripping down to my elbows, my hair always seeming to get wet no matter how I pull it back, soap/water getting in my eyes/up my nose…I just don’t like it. So, for me to have these nifty towelettes that gently yet thoroughly clean without leaving any residue behind? Fantastic. I may start wearing make-up more often.
Since they say they leave no residue, I tried ‘washing’ my face with them without rinsing. My skin felt clean and fresh. I did not notice any mascara or other make-up remnants. I felt comfortable going to bed without rinsing. Upon waking in the morning, I did not find any mascara flakes or make-up on my pillow or face.
The next night, I used the towelettes as before, but rinsed my face. After rinsing, I noticed a little mascara under my eyes. I’m not sure if this was because I didn’t wash good enough or what, but I would recommend rinsing if your skin is sensitive to make-up or cleansers. I probably won’t rinse because my skin is not very sensitive, plus the whole water dripping/elbow/eyes/nose issues I have.
Overall, I was very pleased with the quality and effectiveness of the towelettes. My face felt clean and soft after using, I had no skin irritations, and they removed much more make-up than what I was previously using. I plan on continuing to use these cloths as part of my regular routine.
Be sure to check out www.ponds.lifestyle.msn.com. The Pond’s MSN site has tons of useful information regarding the towelettes. It is organized in a very user-friendly way…enough that I decided against attempting to go into too much detail. There are study results, video, tips, and a moneyback guarantee!
Okay, on to the GIVEAWAY! Up for grabs is a package of Pond’s Cleansing Towelettes – Original Clean.
This giveaway will run from Aug. 28, 2009 – Sept. 12, 2009. I will draw at NOON on Saturday, Sept. 12, and will contact the winner via e-mail. If winner does not respond with shipping address within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
To enter (#1 is mandatory, #2-5 are optional. Leave your e-mail if it is not easily located on your blog or profile. Leave a separate comment for each entry…for example: I tweeted (link) #1, I tweeted #2.):
1. Leave a comment stating how you remove your make-up, and if these would be something you would consider purchasing. (1 entry)
2. Subscribe to my blog. (2 entries)
3. Follow me @jessalexander on Twitter & tweet the following message: “Enter to win Pond’s Cleansing Towelettes! Visit http://tinyurl.com/lmzmuq for a chance to win! ENDS Sept 12 @ NOON CST! @jessalexander” (2 entries) *be sure to link to your tweet, limit of 3 tweets/day*
4. Leave a comment with your favorite beauty tip! (1 entry) *NO LIMIT*
5. Blog about my giveaway! *MUST link back to this post, and include the link to the Pond’s MSN site.* (5 entries)
Good Luck! Spread the word about this giveaway…more entrants = more giveaways in the future!