PSA: Pink Grapefruit Neutrogena Wipes

Thursday, November 24, 2016

I just want to say that, although I usually like Neutrogena face wipes, these specific wipes are something else.

These are so strong you can smell them a few feet away as soon as you take a single one out of the package. As the wipe nears your face, you feel like you're about to take a shot of schnapps or fruity vodka. I actually heaved. Guess it triggered some kind of forgotten memory😉. They also leave your face quite tingly long after you have thrown the wipe away.

edit: I looked around the internet for reviews, found some who were satisfied, and others who complained that they didn't remove makeup very well. A few hours later, I did some more research and I stumbled on this site that detailed highly dissatisfied customers' horrible experiences. Breaking out in hives, itching, burning, eyes sealed shut, and every troublesome effect in between.

"blast" is an understatement

Getting a closer look on the package, nowhere on it does it say "make-up removal". They are described as "Cleansing Wipes" for acne-prone skin. In fact, the directions say to avoid the immediate eye area. They are meant to clean out whatever's clogging your pores at the end of the day. Even my sister who has more acne-prone skin than I do, finds them too tough for her face. I would save them for tougher skin, if at all. & completely avoid if you have sensitive skin!

Again, for me the smell was too overpowering and although I did experience slight discomfort on the sides of my face, I didn't experience any proper negative affects.

The lesson here: carefully read the package! Obvious right? I will give myself (*coughs* my sister), and others, the benefit of the doubt since Neutrogena does have at least three other makeup removal wipes with slight differences and we simply thought this one was grapefruit scented. 😉

melissa 🐝

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