Friday, April 8, 2016

REVIEW: Clé de Peau Beauté's Amazing Makeup Remover Towelettes and Cotton

Clé de Peau Beauté Cotton Squares and Makeup Remover Towelettes.

I just received the Clé de Peau Beauté Makeup Remover Towelettes and Cotton today and had a full face of long-wear and theatrical makeup on. What a perfect time to try these out!

The towelettes didn't feel "wet" when I pulled one out of the package, and thought I was going to be disappointed. I was so wrong - they are amazing!

Clé de Peau Beauté Makeup Remover Towelettes 50 for $38.

They're not very big and they don't need to be - just under 6 1/2 inches by just under 3 inches.  They are still much bigger than the Almay Waterproof makeup remover rounds I usually use. I need about 6 of those babies to get my makeup off. The liquid on the Clé de Peau Beauté towelettes is oil-based and they took every bit of my makeup off - even my waterproof eye makeup and sealer. It took two towelettes, one for each side of my face. Considering that I was wearing full waterproof foundation, waterproof concealer, long wear powder, waterproof eye makeup, lip stain and matte lipstick, all set with Kryolan fixing spray - that's astonishing!

The towelettes are sold 50 for $38 - when of the best deals on the Clé de Peau Beauté website. (Korres sells their makeup wipes 25 for $15, just for comparison.)

I also recommend the cotton squares Clé de Peau Beauté sell: 

"Pillow-like cotton pads wrapped in soft silk that feel ultra indulgent on skin designed especially for skincare. Made with precious natural silk that helps improve the application of effective ingredients contained within skincare lotions and emulsions."

I know $24 for 120 cotton/silk pads seems excessive, but when I had to cope with a chemical peel gone wrong, I made compresses with them that were so soft and gentle, I've been loyal ever since. Shiseido, makers of Clé de Peau Beauté, also sell great cotton squares (minus the silk) $9.50 for 165 squares. They're not quite as thick or smooth, but they're still far better than the cotton pads sold in drugstores - especially for very sensitive or acneic skin.

Clé de Peau Beauté does have a makeup remover bottled liquid, though it's water-based, 4.2 oz for $50. Frankly, this just didn't seem nearly as impressive when I tried it. It seemed much like the others I had tried, though it did have nicer "slip" and left my skin very soft.  The ingredients for that are below.

Tips for using the makeup remover towelettes: 
  • Use every inch of the cloth, on both sides. This isn't the kind of makeup remover towelette that just smears your makeup around. The towelette will keep picking up makeup over every centimeter of available cloth. 
  • When removing eye makeup, hold the towelette against lashes and eye lids for a few seconds before starting to wipe the makeup off. It softens the makeup and makes removal so much easier. 
  • For oily skins in particular, you will want to double cleanse to remove the traces of oil that this leaves behind.
  • Follow with softener or toner using Clé de Peau Beauté's cotton squares. You won't be sorry. Completely clean, soft, refreshed skin with no rubbing, tugging or scrubbing.

Clé de Peau Beauté Makeup Remover Towelettes:
Clé de Peau Beauté Cotton:

Makeup Remover Towelettes Ingredients:
Cyclomethicone, mineral oil (paraffinum liquidum), diphenylsiloxy phenyl trimethicone, oryza sativa (rice) germ oil, tocopheryl acetate, fragrance, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, hexyl cinnamal, alpha-isomethyl ionone, mortierella oil, tocopherol.

Clé de Peau Beauté Eye and Lip Makeup Remover 4.2oz - $50

Makeup Remover Lotion. 4.2oz $50.
Water (Aqua), Cyclomethicone, C11-12 Isoparaffin, Butylene Glycol, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Peg/Ppg-36/41 Dimethyl Ether, Alcohol, Sodium Chloride, Benzalkonium Chloride, Fragrance (Parfum), Tocopheryl Acetate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Xylitol, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract (Citrus Unshiu), Hydrolyzed Conchiolin Protein, Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Silk, Tocopherol.

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