Micellar wipes are something so helpful, and there are a few options in the drugstore now. They’re a really quick, easy way to remove makeup. I use mine a lot after a night out because there’s nothing worse than washing my face when I’m a bit wavy from one too many. I also love them when traveling because they’re so compact and lightweight to carry around. I’ve been wondering which ones are the best and do the job needed. So, I decided to put them to the test and let you all know my thoughts.
These Superdrug own wipes are the cheapest of the bunch. If there’s one thing I should know is to not judge by price point, but to be honest my expectations weren’t great. However, they felt like they removed my makeup quite well. There was a bit of product left over, especially mascara, so I’d either have to go in with another wipe or wash my face still. I wouldn’t recommend these for removing heavy makeup, but natural makeup it wouldn’t be too bad. My skin felt really nice after I’d rubbed in all the excess product. Overall, these were good, but I wasn’t blown away.
The Nivea 3 in 1 Cleansing Wipes are a middle playing field price. These were really good at removing my makeup, but I feel like it left a dark circle around my eyes. I feel like instead of removing my mascara they rub it into the skin around my eyes. My skin actually feels really refreshed after using these, but always went really patchy. Although, my eyes didn’t really agree with these as it made them sting so badly! I found these to be quite flimsy and stretching quite a bit. To be honest, I wasn’t a fan of these and they’re not ones I’d reach for myself.
At the same price point as the Nivea wipes, I was so much more impressed with these Garnier wipes. Out of all of the wipes mentioned in the post, I’d say these were the best at removing my makeup. They were really good at removing my mascara – admittedly not 100%, but most. These made my skin feel amazing after using these as if I’d already moisturised. My skin can be really sensitive at times, but I never had any issues with these wipes. They are targeted to be ‘extra gentle’ so they ticked the box there. These ones were really really good for me, I loved them.
These were okay at removing makeup. Again, with the lower price point, these would be better suited for removing minimal makeup. I also feel like the product disappears quite quickly with these and they start to feel like tissue. My skin felt really smooth after using these, but I felt a bit sticky from where the wipe started to dry out. They also left a horrible taste on my lips afterward and affected how my drink tasted. These are really strong wipes that show no sign of breaking or thinning when being used though. I think the B. Pure wipes are really good for their price point. My only disappointment is that they don’t feel like they remove much makeup with one wipe.
The Simple Micellar wipes are the most expensive of the bunch. These really impressed me with the amount of makeup these removed. Mascara got broken down really easily, but I feel like they move it around my face more than remove it. I loved these for removing heavy makeup after a night out though because one wipe removes so much. Simple is known for being great for sensitive skin and didn’t affect my eyes at all. As you may or may not know, I struggle with oily skin. I felt like these made my skin feel a bit more oily as usual because they’re so hydrating. Judging by that, I feel like these would be better suited to dry skin. That is my only issue with these really, but it’s a huge factor to me which sets it back a bit.
As you can see, my winner is the Garnier Skin Natural Micellar Extra-Gentle Cleansing Wipes. What a mouthful! I really love them and they’re just so good. They’re really good in terms of pricing too which I love, and usually, either Boots or Superdrug has them on offer. If you’re looking for a lower price point that will do the job, I’d definitely recommend the Superdrug own wipes. Like I said, I wasn’t blown away, but they’re good for what you’re paying. Each pack has 25 wipes so I can’t judge on quantity. As always, these are just my experience. Yours may be different, or your opinions may be different and that’s okay.
Have you tried any of these? Let me know what you thought in the comments below!