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Burt’s Bees Cucumber & Sage Facial Cleansing Towelettes Review

As you guys know, I’m still on the hunt for some really great makeup removing wipes.  I used to absolutely love the ones from Seventh Generation, but for a while, I haven’t been able to find them anywhere where I live.  I’m not sure if maybe they might have been discontinued.

Finding really good makeup removing wipes is kind of hard because a) everyone’s skin is different and b) they’re kind of expensive… I mean for what they are!  A while ago, I tried out the Burt’s Bees* Cucumber & Sage Facial Cleansing Towelettes and I thought today I would share my thoughts on them with you!

Alright, first off, I love Burt’s Bees!  Their lip balms are amazing and I like quite a few of their other products too!  I was so excited to try these facial cleansing towelettes, but to be honest, I was kind of disappointed with them.  Don’t get me wrong, they weren’t terrible, but they weren’t the best!

I’m someone who doesn’t really wear a lot of makeup.  I don’t even really wear foundation… I’m more a CC cream type of girl.  My makeup routine doesn’t consist of too much, so I don’t think it’s crazy of me to want to be able to take off all of my makeup with one facial cleansing towelette.  I found these towelettes to be fairly moist when they’re first removed from the package, but they quickly dried once I started using them.  Using only one did remove most of my makeup, but to fully get all my makeup off, I had to use two, which can become expensive and is kind of wasteful.  I also found that these towelettes seemed to leave a bit of a residue on my face, which I know sometimes happens with makeup removing wipes.  I think it’s usually because it’s leaving some moisture.

As far as the scent of these towelettes, I thought I would really like the scent, but I didn’t.  I’ve used cucumber scented products before, and for the most part I find them really refreshing.  But I’m really not too big on the scent of these facial cleansing towelettes.  Perhaps it’s the sage that I don’t like.

On the more positive side, I really like the packaging of these facial cleansing towelettes.  It’s easy to open and close, and the towelettes maintain whatever moisture they came with.  I have to also say that I do like how strong and durable these towelettes are.  I’ve used makeup removing wipes in the past that just don’t hold up when I’m trying to wipe my face with them, but these are strong!  I think these towelettes would be perfect as a simple face cleanser, but they’re not my favourite as a makeup removing wipe.

I picked up the Burt’s Bees Cucumber & Sage Facial Cleansing Towelettes for around $9.99 CAD, which is the average cost of makeup removing wipes, and in the package there are 30 pre-moistened towelettes.

Here are some pros and cons of the Burt’s Bees Cucumber & Sage Facial Cleansing Towelettes!

Leaping Bunny certified
FSC certified
Dermatologist tested
Ophthalmologist tested
Good packaging
Recyclable packaging

Strong scent
Not overly moist
Left a residue

I’d never used any of the Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes before this, and I’m not sure I would again — unless there’s no other cruelty-free alternative!  Overall, they were alright, but it’s safe to say I ‘m still searching for some awesome makeup removing wipes!

I hope this review was helpful!  Have you tried these towelettes before?

*September 25, 2016: Logical Harmony announced that Burt’s Bees is now selling some products in China, where animal testing for cosmetics is currently required.

*April 2, 2017:  Logical Harmony announced that Burt’s Bees products have been pulled out of China and is now considered cruelty-free once again.

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