Testing: Seventh Generation Facial Cleansing Cloths (in lavender and mandarin)
Testing Period: One Month
Tested By: Jenna Misener
Price: $5.89 for 30 wipes, available at Loblaws, Overwaitea, London Drugs, Target Canada and select natural stores across Canada.
The Promise: Treat your face to a gentle, thorough cleaning whenever you like. These gentle facial cleansing cloths are infused with 100% plant-based cleansers that leave delicate facial skin feeling nurtured and healthy. Choose Mandarin to refresh, Lavender to soothe.
How To: Apply to face and neck as needed.
What We Thought: Let's face it, we all know we're supposed to diligently cleanse our face of make-up, skin care products, and grime before we hit the pillow every night. But sometimes life happens, and regardless of your excuse, be it a hot summer day, post-workout, or you're stuck on a plane for 14 hours, it's just not possible to properly clean your face. For times like these it's good to have some high quality facial wipes or pre-moistened cloths on hand to come to get the job done. That said, we've found that some wipes leave a residue behind on our skin and can cause breakouts depending on the active ingredients. Which is why we were excited to give Seventh Generation Soothing Facial Cleansing Cloths a try -- the formula contains only natural, plant-based ingredients. They're also free of harsh solvents, dyes and use essential oils and botanical extracts to create a fresh and natural aroma. The cloths come in a biodegradable package and have enough liquid to ensure that each square is moist and won't dry out. The squares are soft, but strong enough to handle some scrubbing. They're also a decent size, definitely larger than some of the other facial wipes on the market. Our skin definitely felt clean and refreshed, and without an unpleasant tightness or breakouts. We tried the cloths in both soothing lavender and refreshing mandarin and found the fragrances subtle and pleasant, not overwhelmingly potent. Overall we were impressed with the cloths and look forward to trying other products from Seventh Generation's personal care line!
The Downfalls: There are no downfalls to this product. The cloths will be great addition to your beauty arsenal and a real skin-saver in a pinch when you can't follow your regular regime.
Tips: Because these cloths are so affordable, we recommend buying a few packs to have in your gym bag, the car, your desk, and your bathroom cabinet so that you never have to go without clean, refreshed skin when you need it.
Final Remarks: We should all have a pack of high quality facial cloths on hand to help save face (pun intended!) when we're too tired, tipsy, or lazy to attend to our skincare routine, and while many others have left our skin feeling sticky and slick, the StyleList Canada team is confident that you'll love Seventh Generation's Soothing Facial Cleansing Cloths as much as we do!
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