I pretty much owe my entire obsession with Epielle Cleansing Tissues to my gal Alyson over at Gloss Menagerie. If it weren't for Alyson, I probably would have never even known about these little gems. You see, not only does she love these towelettes (her fave is Green Tea which, sadly, I cannot find in my area), but apparently Epielle Cleansing Tissues are loved by many others in the makeup community as well. So if someone tells me there's a dollar store product that's receiving raves for its quality and performance, well shoot. You know I'm going to have to track down that product ASAP.
After many months of scouring my dollar stores, I finally, FINALLY found these in a totally obscure, independent "nothing over $1" store tucked inside a random strip mall here in San Diego. And guess what? Even though the store I found these in claims that "nothing is over $1", these were priced at $1.49 each. Ha! Oh well. It was worth the extra 49 cents:
Epielle Citrus Cleansing Tissues (retail: approx. $1 for 30 tissues)
The first thing I noticed when I opened the package was the lovely smell. These cloths are very lightly scented with a lovely citrus fragrance, and they are moist, but not too moist. I'd say they're just perfect.
It's hard to try and capture the softness of these towelettes, so I took some pics in two types of lighting (above). It still doesn't do it justice, but trust me, these babies are SOFT. I mean, absolutely silky. They put my Target brand Up & Up unscented baby wipes (what I've been using lately to remove my makeup on lazy nights) to shame, I tell you!
And unlike my Target baby wipes, I can remove even my most stubborn mascara and eye makeup with just one of those cloths (with no tugging or pulling!). It takes two cloths to remove my entire face of makeup, but I can get by with using just one cloth if it was a light makeup day.
And let me talk about how these cloths leave my skin. Wow! My face feels so soft, but not dry or tight at all. I've been using these for a few weeks now and I've experienced no breakouts or skin irritation. My face just feels fresh, clean and soft when I'm done removing my makeup. In fact, I have to admit that I have been lazier than usual about washing my face at night since I bought these. I just look forward to using them so much that I've been skipping my usual trip to the sink in favor of using these while watching TV before bed. Although nothing compares to washing your face at night, I have to say, if you're really tired or just plain lazy, these make the job of removing your making a treat!
If you are a makeup remover towelette person, I think you might really like these little gems. Apparently they're available at various dollar stores across the nation, so if you're interested, definitely be on the lookout for them at your local dollar store. For me, they were well worth the hunt (and thanks again, Alyson!).
Are you already using Epielle Cleansing Tissues? Do you love them as much as I do? If you haven't used them yet, are you thinking about trying to find them at your local dollar store? I'd love to hear your thoughts!