After receiving a sample for Celeteque DermoScience Hydration Make-up Remover Cleansing Facial Wipes, I’ve decided to craft out my first impression.
Following in the footsteps of many a cosmetic company, Celeteque has come out with its own make-up remover wipes as part of their Hydration line. The promise is, of course, hydrating ingredients in addition to being hypo-allergenic and non-comedogenic. Currently, you can get a pack of 20 sheets from Watsons for PHP 160.
These are the ingredients as listed on the official site:
Aqua (Water), Propylene Glycol, Sodium Coco-glucoside Tartrate, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor oil, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Polysorbate 20, Proprylparaben, Methylparaben, Centella asiatica (Centella) Extract, Secale cereale (Rye) Seed Extract, Prunus serrulata (Sakura) Flower Extract, Fragrance, Disodium Phosphate, Disodium EDTA, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Steareth-2, Steareth-100, Laureth-4, Ethylhexylglycerin, Laureth-23
I immediately tried my sample out last night, wearing a makeup combo of primer, BB cream, powder, blush, Essence gel liner, Essence concealer, pink eyeshadow, and Maybelline The Falsies waterproof mascara. Yes, I brought out the big guns by using waterproof and long-wearing makeup.
Once I got the moist towelette out of the packet, I immediately noticed that it was hardly damp enough. I’m quite used to a cotton ball soaked in my favorite makeup remover, so uh-oh was the first thing that came to mind. Maybe it’s because of this lack of moisture that may have caused the following: first, it took a lot of scrubbing the towel against my face to get most of the color off; second, the gel liner came off, but most of the mascara remained on my lashes; third, I felt a slight tingling sensation, but I wasn’t sure if it was from the hydrating ingredients or the fact that my face had just been scrubbed.
I love the idea of makeup removing wipes because it’s so practical, and it would be nice to see small packets of individual towelettes intended for travel. This particular brand had a clean, pleasant smell that didn’t overpower. However, I wasn’t completely satisfied with the makeup-dissolving capabilities when it came to long-wear and waterproof products. Maybe a wetter wipe would’ve sufficiently broke down the oils, waxes, and whatnot. It seems better-suited to tackle light makeup.