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Friday, September 21, 2012
Dania Denise's Favorite Finds: Pond's Wet Cleansing Towelettes
Anywho, being in the entertainment industry, I deal with situations where I'm always on the lookout for products that will make my life a lot easier. Needless to say, being a model/actor means dealing with experiences that the every day person wouldn't typically have to worry about. Like hair and makeup and doing damage control.
It's common knowledge that modeling tends to involve a lot of makeup and tons of product in your hair--even for male models, although of course not as much as their female counterparts in most cases. When it comes to makeup in particular, I'm always working to keep my complexion healthy. I have ezcema and a combination skin type, which means I'm cautious about what goes on my face. Thankfully, over the years my complexion has acclimated to having tons of makeup applied to it but that doesn't mean I take any chances when it comes to skin care.
In the past, I've just used regular cleanser to remove my makeup and it worked fairly well for a time. Every so often I like to break my routine, however, and seek products that maybe I've been missing out on (I'm not one of those gals that is up to snuff on the latest, must-have products 24/7...I simply don't have the time to keep up with such stuff). Last year I decided to try and find a makeup wipe product so that I wouldn't run through my cleanser more than I should be.
I tried one product--the name I can't recall right now...maybe it was Oil of Olay?--and it was nice. Not fabulous but it was definitely a perk to not have to rewash my face twice (or sometimes even more) using my cleanser. I simply used the wipe and it sped up the process of my skin care routine. When I ran out of the wipes I headed to the drugstore (Walgreens) to restock. As I was looking for the wipes I had bought the first time, I came across the Pond's Wet Cleansing Towelettes. Pond's is a skin care brand I've trusted for years...I currently use Pond's for my moisturizer and love it. I checked out the package and read the ingredients on the label. I especially liked that it was formulated with Vitamin E, not to mention that Pond's is one of those brands that I knew my skin wouldn't have a negative reaction to.
So I purchased a pack of 30 wet cleansing towelettes "Original Clean." After the first time using it, I knew I was hooked! Each towelette was super wet--not just "damp" like the first product I tried--it actually had bubbles on the towelette when I pulled it out of the package, which I personally like. It only took one towelette to completely clean my face of tons of makeup layers.
The best thing I love about Pond's Wet Cleansing Towelettes is that after wiping my face down, it's SO smooth and soft that during the summer months, I didn't even need to follow up with moisturizer! Now that fall and winter are approaching, I of course moisturize afterwards. But overall, my skin feels amazing afterwards, like it's literally taking a breath of fresh air.
The price is decent as well, especially when you buy it at the drugstore. A pack of 30 is like under $10...anybody can afford that! And the whole pack lasts me maybe 1-2 months--I only use it when I have to take off makeup for a shoot, show or if I have to go to a casting/go-see where I have to arrive "camera ready."
The only downside I can find to the product is that over time as the number of wipes gets used up, the package's resealable, peel away type top starts to lift up, letting air in. I find that I have to put my eye cream jar on top when I'm not using it to keep the air out. It's not a major deal but it's a little annoying. Thankfully, I've never had a pack completely dry up on me. It's good at removing eye makeup but not so much with mascara. I usually just give it 1-2 swipes and will then use my cleanser to remove the rest of the mascara. Again, not a biggie but just something that's good to know beforehand.
So if you're looking for a makeup wipe that gets the job done pretty well and leaves your skin feeling good, I would recommend giving the Pond's Wet Cleansing Towelettes Original Clean a try. There is a pack of 15 if you don't want to risk being stuck with 30 in the event that you don't end up liking it. Male and female models of all skin types--even sensitive--I think will like adding this product to their skin care routine. And of course you don't have to be a model to use it, lol. It's a good product to have in general.
If you do end up trying it, let me know what you think!