So I’m not a huge lover of makeup wipes for a couple of reasons but sometimes it’s worth having a pack handy in case of emergencies. The PS… brand is Primark’s own beauty range and have a huge range of products.
The PS… H2OHH Biodegradable Facial Wipes are available to purchase only in Primark stores sob sob. They really need to get some sort of delivery service although you can now, at least, order online and collect at your nearest store. All Primark wipes are available in several pack sizes costing no more than £1.50 with the multi-packs offering best value for money. I believe this twin pack cost me £1.
Primark have a fairly large range of cleansing wipes available depending on your skincare needs and skin type. It looks like most of the wipes are vegan friendly and are biodegradable over time though. The H2OHH wipes are soaked in micellar water to provide a gentle cleanse and remove impurities from the skin. They also contain rose water which helps to remove blemishes and reduce redness. They have been dermatologically tested and are suitable for all skin types.
There’s nothing remotely special about the packaging at all. It’s pretty much the same as every other wet wipe on the market: plastic pouch with a sealed sticker. They’re quite adequate in keeping your wipes damp for a couple of weeks once opened. As with most wipes, they can be a little awkward to get out of the pouch individually as they do tend to stick together with the way they get folded.
The wipes themselves are reasonably good quality. None have ripped while separating them or removing various makeup products which is amazing considering how thin they are. Although they are made of wood pulp fibers, the wipes don’t feel too harsh on the skin and glide over it without catching. Scrubbing the skin and rough usage may result in sore skin. They don’t smell particularly nice but I don’t think they contain any fragrances which is best for skincare. They’re also a good size, bigger than my hand so you probably won’t need to use more than one at a time for a daily cleanse. They do leave the skin damp due to the micellar water but it dries away quickly without leaving any residue behind. They leave the skin clear if you’re not removing makeup though the skin does feel tighter so be sure to moisturize after use.
Now I don’t believe that you should be using wipes to remove your makeup on a regular basis as they tend to leave a lot of product left behind on the skin. However, these provide a good starting point for removal even managing to shift the majority of my heavy base and eye looks. The addition of micellar water does make this process easier in comparison to other Primark wipes though they do leave traces of makeup behind particularly shimmer particles. For cleansing the skin, these are good for removing the days grime but I wouldn’t recommend using them everyday. Mostly because they only provide a superficial cleansing but also from an ethical standpoint.
Overall, I’m actually really impressed with the PS…Micellar Facial Cleaning wipes. For £1 wipes they’re amazing. I usually need to use 2 to get my full glam face off and yet a single one manages to get the majority of it off. Naturally, they don’t completely remove all makeup traces so don’t rely on these regularly. The wipes themselves are decent quality considering the price-they haven’t ripped or disintegrated and are fairly soft. With gentle use, they don’t cause abrasions or soreness to the skin.
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