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Comparison Review: Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes vs Biore Cleansing Oil - In Cotton Wipes

Posted Oct 04 2010 12:00am
At one point, I got tired of having to carry around a makeup remover and cotton pads when I travel. I figured the next best thing would be makeup remover wipes. The only wipes that I was familiar with were the Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes, which I ended up buying. From my lack of enthusiasm, you can probably tell that I wasn't impressed with the wipes and you'll soon find out why.

So back I went to the old school makeup remover, disappointed. That was until Bee gave me a packet of the new Biore Cleansing Oil - In Cotton Wipes.

Read on...

Simple's almost twice the size of Biore, allowing me to cleanse a bigger area while I concoct a strategy to fully utilize the entire sheet of Biore.

Texture: Unlike Biore's soft, tightly woven sheet, Simple's wipe has a coarser surface that feels uncomfortably abrasive the longer I wipe with it. My skin would feel slightly sore after wiping.

Before: Both wipes were tested on half of a fully made-up face; base makeup, eye makeup including waterproof mascara, and lipstick.

Removal: Even though Simple's sheet was a lot bigger, it didn't manage to take off as much make-up as Biore did. From the density of makeup on the sheet, you can tell that Biore cleanses more deeply.

After: Simple made my skin sore and while most of my makeup seemed to have come off, there was a lot struggle in attempt to remove the waterproof mascara, which it ultimately could not. Biore, on the other hand, removed everything in half the time and left little to no eye makeup residue without aggravating my skin.

Test: To determine how much makeup was left on my skin after the wipes, I swiped my face with a cotton pad soaked in toner. Both wipes did not remove all traces of makeup but Biore obviously left less.

Verdict: Biore Cleansing Oil - In Cotton Wipes win by a landslide and I was surprised at how well they performed. Even getting waterproof mascara off with regular makeup remover can be a challenge! However, the size could definitely be bigger. The Simple Cleansing Facial wipes are more economical but they defeat the reason for using a cleansing wipe when I find the need to remove what's left of my makeup with a makeup remover.

Tip: To remove waterproof mascara, first, hole the wipe to your eye for about 20-30 seconds, allowing the cleanser to saturate. Wipe off the mascara with downward motions. If there's still mascara residue on your lashes, wrap the wipe around your finger and brush the lashes until all of the mascara is removed.

It is still important to double cleanse even though you use a wipe in order to remove any excess makeup left on the skin.

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes are around RM12 (someone please help me clarify!) for 25 sheets while the Biore Cleansing Oil - In Cotton Wipes retail for RM6.90/10 pieces. The Biore wipes are also available in larger boxes (RM32.90/48 sheets) with a refill pack (RM25.90/48 sheets).

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