Expert Sensitive Cleansing & Toning Wipes
30 wipes for $4.69
Last Updated:12.23.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

These cleansing cloths are steeped in a mild cleansing solution that’s fragrance-free and ideal for dry, sensitive skin—including those dealing with rosacea (though the rubbing of facial cloths on skin can exacerbate rosacea symptoms, so use caution). These cloths remove most types of makeup (eye makeup is trickier, especially waterproof formulas) and are a great on-the-go solution for using while traveling or to remove makeup before exercising. Note that because these cleansing cloths contain a formeldehyde-releasing preservative (2-bromo-2-nitropane-1,3 diol) you may wish to rinse the solution from skin.


Sensitive skin need extra care, which is why these hypoallergenic facial wipes with aloe vera and mineral water are specially made to soothe. Free from soap, lanolin and fragrance they gently cleanse and tone without drying, even removing make-up. Dermatologically tested.


Water, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Ceteareth-12, Aloe Barbadensis Gel (Leaf Juice), Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol

Brand Overview

Boots At-A-Glance

Originating in England, Boots is named after founder John Boot, and it already had a worldwide presence before its 2004 pilot launch in the U.S. retail market through select Target and CVS drugstore. (Note: Boots is no longer available at CVS.) Its success in these stores led to a full-scale launch in spring 2007. Boots has been part of England's cosmetic history since 1839, and now over 1,500 freestanding Boots stores dot the British landscape. Of course, history has its place, but Boots, on the basis of their longevity, believes that it offers consumers the best products full of quality ingredients and also at a value price. Although it's true that Boots' price point is lower than many drugstore lines (at least those whose products make similar claims and have the same target audience), their line consists of some impressive options, but also contains some areas that left us wanting for more.

Boots’ sunscreens tend to be good, but be aware that some have SPF ratings below the benchmark SPF 30+. Although there are dozens of moisturizers available, you’ll find that many are indistinguishable from one another in terms of their formulas. While there are many great options for sensitive skin among the Boots’ line, there are much fewer choices for those seeking impressive anti-aging formulas due to the lack of beneficial ingredients.

Boots does feature antioxidants, peptides, and retinyl palmitate (a form of vitamin A not to be confused with pure retinol) in many of its products, but they tend to be present at less than impressive, or jar packaging compromises their benefits to skin due to light & air exposure.

You'll find some great options for cleansers, scrubs, sunless tanners, and treatments for dry, chapped lips, all at fair prices, and that's good news. (There are also quite a few impressive makeup products at surprisingly inexpensive prices.) Check our reviews for the products that shouldn’t be missed (as well as the less-than-impressive options).

For more information about Boots, call (866) 752-6687 or visit www.boots.com.

Note: Boots No7 and Botanics brands (only) are sold in Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart stores. In the U.S., most of the lines can be found at Target, Walgreens, and Ulta. As of August 2015, Boots has been acquired by Walgreens.

Strengths: Inexpensive; outstanding options for sensitive skin; good sunscreens; some impressive makeup products.

Weaknesses: Occasional use of jar packaging; some formulas with limited amounts of beneficial ingredients.

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Refreshing but...

Refreshing and good for maybe a quick wipe of an oily face on a hot, sticky day, but doesn't take off makeup very well. Not worth buying as you'll use too many to get the job done.

Reviewed by
Abby F.
Not the best for sensitive skin

The makeup remover in these cloths is great, but the problem with them is that the actual cloths themselves are very abrasive. Even with the lightest touch, a person with sensitive skin will feel abrasiveness.

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Preferred method of cleansing

These are the best (affordable) cleansing wipes out there, in my opinion. They are fragrance free, they don't sting the skin, they don't leave residue, & the price is worth it. I do find that they dry out towards the end of the package, so I have started using the Boots Expert Sensitive Gentle Cleansing Lotion to add moisture & make it easier to remove lotion. These two are a match made in heaven. I reccommend using a moisturizer soon after using this product; it can be drying.

Reviewed by
Holly A
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