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Original Fresh Wet Cleansing Towelettes
Rating
30 towelette for $5.69
Category:Skin Care > Cleansers (including Cleansing Cloths) > Cleansing Cloths
Last Updated:03.31.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

The Original Fresh Cleansing & Make-Up Removing Towelettes offer a gentle cleansing formula on soft, disposable towels. Although not a clean sweep when it comes to removing long-wearing makeup or mascara, these work well for minor cleansing or to refresh all skin types when away from home.

Claims

Perfectly clean & fresh in an instant. No other leaving towelette is better at removing impurities and gently lifting away make-up than these soft, textured cleansing cloths. Infused with Vitamin E and a Triple Anti-Oxidant complex, they revitalize skin while leaving it perfectly clean and make-up free.

Ingredients

Water, Hexylene Glycol, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Extract (Chamomile), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) (Vitamin E Acetate), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (Green Tea, White Tea), Cyclopia Intermedia (Honeybush) Leaf Extract (Honeybush), Polysorbate 20, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Fragrance (Parfum), Citric Acid, Butylene Glycol, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

Brand Overview

Pond's At-A-Glance

Strengths: Inexpensive.

Weaknesses:  No products to manage blemish-prone skin.

There's over 160 years of history for this drugstore line of products, beginning with a toner in 1846 and leading to the Pond's collection of today. For the most part, Pond's has taken a cue from Dove (both are owned by Unilever) and launched several impressive products to capitalize on what current research shows skin needs to look and function its best. Some old (we mean really old) standbys still exist, including the original cold cream, but we suppose there will always be a segment of the population that remains steadfast in their devotion to a certain product. Regrettably, some of the newer items include needless irritants for skin, and that’s doubly frustrating because the formulas also contain many beneficial ingredients for skin.

It's no secret that Pond's target market is women over 40. They say as much in ads and on their Web site, which takes an almost gleeful approach to what they describe as "the beauty of aging." By "beauty" they mean the increased confidence and sense of self-awareness that tends to come with age—not the appearance of wrinkles, discolorations, and loss of firmness. It's an overall positive approach and one that likely appeals to many forty-something women. But what's even better is the selection of Pond's products that are affordable and that can successfully meet some of the needs of those dealing with signs of aging (in truth mostly sun damage) and trying to protect their skin. Pond's isn't as well-rounded as some of its drugstore competitors such as Olay, Neutrogena, Dove, or even, to some extent L'Oreal, but by no means should Pond's products be dismissed, either (and Dove's skin-care assortment tends to waver more than most, which makes assembling a comprehensive routine tricky).

For more information about Pond’s, call (800) 909-9493 or visit www.ponds.com.

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11.16.2013
Best towelettes for removing dirt & make-up

I would have rated these best, not just good. These remove make-up completely (even water resistant mascara) without irritating my eyes or skin better than anything else on the market. They are my constant companions whenever I travel. In fact, if you want Paula's Resist and Skin Recovery cleansers to work better for you, use these to wipe off those cleansers after applying. Then, always, splash your face with water several times and pat dry with a towel. You will love it for dry skin.

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