Full Skincare Routine Or Simple MakeUp Wipes

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*I received a trial of the Neutrogena Naturals from Influencer at no charge.
I was not compensated for this post, and all opinions are mine.*

Are you a full skincare routine kinda gal, or are you a wipe everything off with a makeup wipe, slap on some kind of moisturizer and call it good kinda gal?

I fall somewhere in between, most days. If we are going to be completely honest though, at night I am never a full routine girl. By the time that bedtime rolls around, I am done. And the lure of just climbing into bed is far to great to pull out all the stops. Yes I realize that at night, would be the best time to get a really good routine; then your skin can absorb it throughout the night. You would get a greater benefit from sleeping with the serums and moisturizer on your skin. However, that is not going to happen. (Now in the morning is a different story. I like my full skin routine when I am getting out of the shower.)

Knowing that I am a makeup wipe kinda girl, I am assure you that I have tried a lot of different brands. You name it and I have most likely tried it. Some have been decent, some have been ok, some have been down right horrible. The main issue that I have with most of them is their ability to remove mascara. It seems that no matter what I do, I wake up with  raccoon eyes. It is not a pretty look, plus it seems to stain my skin making it appear that I have dark circles under my eyes, even once I remove it. Not exactly what I am going for.

Neutrogena though was a brand that I have not tried. It is a drug store brand, but it is kind of expensive when you are looking at a bunch of them in the store aisle. When there are so many options, and this on the higher price point, it was one of the few that I have not tried. Holy cow, was I surprised.

The wipes themselves are not as moist as many of the others. I thought that this would be an issue, however it wasn’t. In fact, with the lower amount of “solution” it does not dry out my skin as many of the other ones do. The material it is made out of is more of a cotton like material, then a paper towel material. And is very soft on my face, without any threads coming out. My skin looks great; it is completely blemish free, every trace of dirt is removed, and even that pesky mascara is completely gone. From now on, these will be my go to makeup wipe. I actually went to to Target today and purchased another pack of them.

How about you? Are you a makeup wipe girl, or do you cringe at the thought? What are your favorite brands? Do you get them at the drugstore or always from Sephora?



  • Alex

    I have to have a full facial routine. Medicated facial wash, exfoliate every other day, toner, serum, and moisturizer. And for this to be successful –all have to dry on their own-before moving to the next step. But as for wipes. I can use them or not. I always have a long bact at night-that usually gets all my make up-barring my eyes. And I was a member of ipsy for over 2 years-so I had a few wipes to try. Most worked fine. The one you show, I never tried. i had on Oil of Olay brand of wipes. They were Ok. I forget the line they were.

    There is only so much wipe can do.And only so much a maker can put into it. So I find Good dept stores to be a good as Sephora or Ulta. The “Clean” brand is becoming popular.

  • Sarah J

    Popping over from Wake Up Wed =) I’ve tried a few makeup wipes but am not impressed. I am a full routine at night, that’s when I shower. In the morning it’s a quick warm wash cloth and then moisturizer. Be sure to share your recipes, crafts, upcycles & DIYs at Two Uses Tuesday (Mon 8pm EST to Fri 11pm EST) over at Sarah Celebrates if you don’t already!
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    • Kat Ryan

      It took me a long time to get use to them, but once I did there was no turning back. Thanks for stopping by. Can’t wait to link up again this week.

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