Facial cleansing wipes seems to be the quickest and most convenient way to freshen up during the day for some people. If you are like me and prefer to choose natural and organic face wipes rather than chemical ones from the supermarket, then you may want to continue reading this post. I thought about this topic because I have two different brands of facial cleansing wipes that I occasionally use when I feel like removing my makeup quickly after I come home from a long day at work.
I have one called Natures Organics Australian Pure Sensitive Cleansing Wipes and the other one is WOTNOT facial wipes for combination/sensitive skin. I would like to look closely at these two products and analyze their ingredients to see whether they contain any nasty ingredients even though their packaging claims that they are ‘organic’. As I have written in an earlier post called Benefits of Using Certified Organic Skin Care, if something claims to be ‘organic’, but there is no certification logo to back this claim, then it can not be fully trusted.
This post is not intended to put down the below products, but it’s simply to show you which product is better based on their ingredients. To me, the best facial cleansing wipes are those that do not contain any nasty ingredients at all. But the product ingredients will speak for themselves. To analyze these two products, I would use the chemical maze shopping companion guide and EWG website, which you can find in the Resources tab.
Nature Organics Australian Pure Sensitive Cleansing Wipes
Australian Made & Owned. No Synthetic Fragrance, No Mineral Oil, and Alcohol and Paraben Free. Choose Cruelty Free (CCF) Accredited.
Water, Glycerin, Glucose, Sugar, Coconut Oil, Canola Oil, Chamomile Extract, Cucumber Extract, Aloe Vera Extract, Zinc Oxide, Castor Oil, Guar Gum, Oat Bran, Vitamin E, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.
Usually when ingredients contain names that are very long and difficult to pronounce, it’s more likely a chemical ingredient. The last two ingredients highlighted in red and circled in the image, are definitely ingredients that I need to look up in the Chemical Maze book. According to the book, it says that these ingredients are both preservatives and are banned in some cosmetics in Japan and restricted in Canada. Potential side effects include human skin toxicant; allergic reactions; sensitization; and suspected immunotoxicity.
Although these two preservatives are in very low amounts, I still prefer my products to not have nasty ingredients in them. But the rest of the other natural ingredients in this product seems alright. My personal rating for this product is 3 out of 5.
WOTNOT facial wipes for combination/sensitive skin
100% natural and biodegradable fibre, Free from Alcohol and Artificial Perfumes, Free from Parabens and Petrochemicals, Ideal for sensitive skin, and removes all make-up including waterproof mascara. Contains certified organic ingredients, and are not tested on animals.
Purified water, Caprylic/Capric triglyceride (vegetable derived), Glycerine (vegetable derived), Cetearyl Alcohol (plant derived), Certified organic aloe vera*, Certified organic sweet almond oil*, Certified organic rosehip oil*, Tocopherol acetate (vitamin e), Cetearyl glucoside (plant derived), Polyaminopropyl biguanide (extra mild preservative).
*Certified organic ingredients
Looks like this product has three ingredients that are certified organic. The rest of the ingredients are all natural. There’s nothing harsh about these natural and organic facial wipes. I prefer this product over Nature Organics Australian Pure Sensitive Cleansing Wipes . My personal rating is a 5 out of 5. If you want to find some WOTNOT products for your face or even for your baby, you can do a search in Amazon, which is located on the right-hand side of this post for your convenience.
Which one would you prefer to use? If you have enjoyed this post or have any other thoughts, please leave a comment below. If you want to keep up to date with my blog posts, remember to subscribe with your email.