But over the last year or so, I have heard from several of you here on the blog and on social media who have been raving about these Simple wipes. So when I had the opportunity to receive some for review a while back, I jumped on it. I've been using these wipes for over four months now, and today I'd like to give you my verdict!
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These wipes are 7 x 7.5 inches, which I think is a pretty ideal size. They're not so small that you will need to use a zillion of them to cleanse your entire face (I can get the job done with two cloths if I'm wearing a lot of makeup, and just one cloth if it's a light makeup day), but they're also not so big that they feel bulky or cumbersome in the hand.
As for the cloth itself, I feel that this is one of the softest cloths I've ever used when it comes to drugstore facial towelettes. They are softer than my longtime favorite Epielle towelettes (also thicker and bigger than the Epielle towelettes) and they are much softer than the Equate towelettes from Walmart (the ones that come in the blue pack that I know many people love). To me, the Equate towelettes feel almost like they're made of fiberglass or polyester; I don't know, they just have an odd feeling to me and they feel scratchy on my skin. The Simple cloths, on the other hand, feel very soft on my skin.
You may be asking yourself how I tested one packet of cloths for four months, and I have an answer for you. The package you see in my photos is not the original package that was sent to me for review. In fact, this package is my SECOND purchase. That's right--I enjoyed these so much that I blew through my review sample, then purchased, and repurchased these again. I literally haven't touched my Epielle cloths since I started testing these for review.
Now that I have four+ months of use under my belt, let me tell you why these are officially my new Holy Grail towelettes.
First of all, the softness of the cloths (as mentioned above) is excellent. Second, I love that these truly remove every last trace of my makeup, with very minimal effort. As you know, I don't wear waterproof mascara, but I tested these cloths with Benefit They're Real Mascara (which might as well be waterproof because believe me, it's stubborn) and no problems at all with removal. These cloths also remove my longwear makeup like a champ, even when I'm wearing primer and/or sunscreen underneath.
I also love that these cloths are not too wet, and not too dry. They have the perfect amount of moisture for me. I dislike really wet towelettes (like the Pond's ones, which are so wet that they leave foam on my face) and I equally dislike cloths that are too dry (I mean, what's the point, right?). These Simple cloths have just the right amount of moisture to be able to easily remove makeup/dirt/oil without leaving any type of weird residue on the face, yet they're not so wet that they make it hard to actually LIFT the makeup/dirt/oil from your skin. (TIP: store your makeup towelettes upside down, with the opening facing your countertop, vanity, etc. to ensure that they stay moist through the life of the packet.)
Speaking of residue, I love that my face just feels clean after using these cloths. I don't have that weird, oily, wet residue with these (the kind that the Equate cloths leave behind on my face), and my skin also doesn't feel dry, tight, greasy or sticky after use. My face just feels clean. I also love that these cloths are fragrance-free, so there's no eye irritation (the Equate cloths burn my eyes like crazy and I really dislike the fragrance).
The biggest selling point for me personally, and the reason that these have taken Holy Grail status away from my Epielle cloths, is that the Simple wipes are so efficient in removing all of my makeup. Granted, the Epielle clothes are great and quite inexpensive ($1 a pack at Big Lots) but something I've grown tired of over the years is having to use three or four or five of them at a time on heavy makeup days. For me to be able to use two cloths max, and ensure that every trace of makeup is gone without any tugging or pulling, makes the Simple wipes my new number one choice when it comes to drugstore makeup cloths. (I'll still continue to purchase the Epielle wipes for removing makeup swatches from my hands and arms when it comes to blogging but, for my face, Simple is my top choice!)
FINAL VERDICT: I think the proof is in the fact that when I ran out of my original review sample, I immediately went to the drugstore and purchased another package. And then I blew through that package, and repurchased ANOTHER package. All before I ever reviewed these for you. I think that speaks volumes as to how much I love these towelettes and, after over four months of continuous use, I can safely say that these are my new Holy Grail makeup towelettes. I simply (no pun intended) love that these Simple wipes are fragrance-free, soft as heck, remove every last trace of my makeup with minimal effort, and have the perfect amount of moisture to them (not too wet, not too dry). Plus, they often go on sale at the drugstores. For me, these are a win-win-win all the way around and I highly recommend them. I think they're one of the few facial care products out there that truly lived up to every single claim on the packaging.
What are YOUR holy grail makeup wipes? Have you tried the Simple wipes? If so, do you agree with my assessment? I'd love to hear from you!
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