If you’ve read this blog for a while, you know that I can be pretty lazy. Sometimes cleanser and water is more than I can commit to. Truly. Therefore, I’m a pretty huge fan of cleansing towelettes. They’re better than Chinese takeout. Yep, I went there.
The first time I used Neutrogena’s towelettes, they made my skin red and irritated. I either gave them away or tossed them. A few months ago Target was giving away seven-packs with certain purchases. (That I used traditional cleansing methods frequently enough to make seven towelettes last two months means that I can’t be that lazy, right? Right?) I almost gave them away, but in the interest of being a good guinea pig, I gave them another try.
This time around, the towelettes didn’t make my face sting, but the floral scent is offensive enough to make me get off the couch and go wash my face for real. Face products shouldn’t be scented, especially ones that are used for cleansing. I can’t offer any explanation as to why manufacturers add scent to things designed to be used near eyes, noses and mouths. It’s not something I deal with gracefully.
Because I had a negative reaction to these towelettes once — I’ve heard of other people having similar reactions — and because of the extraneous fragrance, I think this is a pretty weak product, especially when there are much better cleansing towelettes at similar price points (25 for $6.50).