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60 Second Beauty: Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes

Burt's Bees make-up removing towelette review

As a tragically pale girl with sensitive skin, makeup removers and I have a long and rocky history. When I first took a look at Burt’s Bees Sensitive Cleansing wipes, I was super excited to give them a shot—all-natural and specially formulated for sensitive skin? Sign me up!

Keep reading for my review...

What They Say: "Trying to simplify your beauty routine? Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes will allow you to do just that. These pre-moistened towelettes will not only make your beauty routine easier but they are the perfect essential to looking good.

Throw them in your weekend bag and you will be set for your getaway. Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes ($6.00 remove makeup, cleanse and tone your skin all in one easy step. These wipes are also formulated with Cotton Extract to soften skin while cleansing."

What I Thought: Now, I should admit that on the whole, I’m really not a big fan of makeup removing wipes. I find they irritate my skin—especially around my eyes—and I don’t like the feeling of sanding off my makeup. I’m fiercely dedicated to my Bioderma-soaked cotton rounds, but the big clunky bottle is anything but travel friendly. I thought these Burt’s Bees wipes could be perfect for removing makeup on the road, or when I was simply too lazy to Bioderma it up.

Unfortunately, the Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes were pretty ineffective.

The first few times I tried using the wipes I had been wearing a minimal amount of makeup—BB Cream, a few spots of concealer, mascara, and brow powder. I held the entire towelette over my face for about fifteen seconds and proceeded to rub it into my brows. … Nothing showed up, but my face did feel clean.

Wondering if my barely-there makeup had just worn off throughout the day, I tried the towelettes on a fully made-up face. For dinner with friends, I’d slapped on primer, foundation, concealer, a couple different eyeshadows, liner, mascara, bronzer, blush—the works. Again I tried soaking my face, especially my eyelids, with the towelette, pressing gently at my skin. I took the towelette away and saw only minimal makeup marks.

Halfway through removing I had to give up and switch back to my Bioderma. My skin was starting to feel raw from repeated pressing and rubbing.

The Bottom Line: Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes are pretty useless as a makeup remover. When used on a bare face, however, they’re refreshing and definitely gave my skin that tight, clean feeling. I would throw these into my gym bag for a post-workout refresher, or to wipe down my face quickly before putting on my makeup in the morning.

Disclosure: I received the product reviewed in this post free of charge. The decision to write this review and the opinions expressed are my own.
If you do continue your search for a good face towelette, I highly recommend Simple's cleansing wipes. They're lovely.
#1 Sarah on 2013-08-22 22:19 (Reply)
I have never tried this before. thanks for the share
#2 Jannatul (Homepage) on 2013-08-23 00:37 (Reply)
I recently tried these facial towelettes and was so disappointed. So much so that I emailed the company. They were super nice and sent me a refund. I agree with the previous reply about the Simple's brand.
#3 Kimberly on 2013-08-23 05:33 (Reply)
I personally don't care for the Simple brand either - they make my face itchy...the only ones I really like are the Biore brand - I try others but always go back to those.
#4 Rachel on 2013-08-23 06:29 (Reply)
It sounds like you weren't using them right. You actually need to wipe your face, not let it hover and magically remove your makeup.

I am not fond of Burt's Bees products, nor Simple (both make me feel itchy). I used the Great Value wipes from Walmart. They work wonders, full makeup or not.
#5 Jen on 2013-08-23 08:32 (Reply)
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