One Wipe, Two Wipe…

Mother Nature is going through menopause and having hot/cold flashes that have royally screwed my skin. For the last month my face has been drier than the Sahara Desert, but I’ve found a new solution — Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Cleansing & Toning Wipes.

That’s right, that is three beauty products crammed into one – a toner, a cleanser and a facial wipe — talk about efficiency!

Here’s the back story:

Boots is one of my clients, and the Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Cleansing & Toning Wipes are an item editors always request, except they aren’t available in the U.S. so we don’t stock them in our beauty closet (sorry editors!).

A couple of weeks ago, two of my colleagues went to England for an event, and the cuties stopped at one of the 36,674,758,643 Boots stores in London and stocked up on  the wipes for the team to try out.

To be completely honest (get ready for a shameless plug), I’ve loved Boots products since they jumped the pond in 2007, and my skincare routine would consist of their products whether they were my client or not. There’s a good reason Brits trust Boots, and if so many people are obsessed with these wipes, I needed to try them.

Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Cleansing Wipes

Long story short, after two weeks of replacing my face wash with the wipes (is that healthy?), my skin is infinitely more moisturized, and I don’t have face ash on my cheeks! What girl wants to look like she laid her face in a pile of blow?

As an extra bonus, I have yet to see one blemish thanks to the Witch Hazel! I don’t normally get zits when using my face wash, but my skin doesn’t react well to facial wipe, and I often end up with Mt. Vesuvius on my cheek after just one use. I have yet to see that problem, and am beyond excited.

The only drawback is I’m almost out of wipes, and have no way of buying more unless one of you U.K. ladies will be my facial wipe mule ever couple of weeks. Here are the top xx brands that I’m going to test based on their claims.

PRODUCT Korres Pomegranate Cleansing & Make-up Removing Wipes

Korres Pomegranate Cleansing Make-Up Removing Wipes

Elemis FreshSkin Make-Up Away Cleansing Wipes

Elemis FreshSkin Make-Up Away Cleansing Wipes

Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes

Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes

Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes with White Tea Extract

Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes White Tea Extract

PRICE $12.99 $16.99 $7.49 $5.99
KEY INGREDIENT(S) Pomegranate Extract & Vitamin E Elderflower Extract & Chamomile Pink Grapefruit Extract Aloe Vera & Green Tea, Cucumber and White Tea Extracts
TONING? Yes No No Yes

About the author

Chelsea is a 24-year-old NYC PR girl, working with two international beauty and fragrance brands. She began musing about the oh-so-(un)glamorous worlds of beauty and fashion in 2006, when she decided to kick the fishes to the curb, and trade in a life of marine biology for one filled with stitches, charmeuse and serums. Prior to working in PR, Chelsea studied at Hofstra University, graduating in 2011 with a B.A in Public Relations. She also interned for prominent women's magazine Ladies' Home Journal, and blogged regularly for its Ladies Lounge Blog.