Amie NEW BLOOM Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes review | Just another cleansing wipe?

Amie NEW BLOOM Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes review | Just J

Over the holidays I went back home to visit family and spend Christmas. Since I knew I'd be travelling with a bunch of presents, travelling light was essential so I went bare essentials (for me) only in terms of makeup and products. Thank goodness I had recently received these Amie NEW BLOOM Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes as they saved me from bringing over 3 different products just for cleansing my face.

The Product
The Amie NEW BLOOM Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes are exactly what they sound like - your usual all-in-one facial wipe that cleans away dirt, oil and makeup in one step. On top of its cleansing properties, these wipes also claim to give you clear, radiant skin with a mix of pomegranate, cranberry and green tea extracts.

The Guts
The primary ingredients in these wipes are:
  • Aloe vera juice - anti-inflammatory and highly moisturizing
  • Phenoxyethanol - a disinfectant and common preservative. There are studies however that have shown that this ingredient could cause irritation so those with sensitive skins beware
  • PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate - cleansing agent
  • Benzoic acid - a preservative
Other ingredients of note include the aforementioned pomegranate, cranberry and green tea extracts which are high in antioxidants.

Price & Packaging
For a package of 25 wipes, it will cost you around $7, which is very affordable. The packaging is pretty generic, coming in a plastic pouch with a resealable sticker to keep the wipes moist. Unfortunately, when I opened mine, the sticker came right off, so I'm trying to use these up as quickly as possible before they dry out.

Effectiveness
There's not much to say really when it comes to cleansing wipes. Either they work or they don't. These Amie wipes are pretty generic; they cleanse well and don't irritate or dry out my skin. They take off makeup quickly and easily and didn't leave any residue behind. There's a light, fresh fragrance to them as well that evaporates on the skin.

The wipes themselves feel a tad scratchy which I'm guessing is to provide a bit of exfoliation for that "radiance" claim, but I wish they were just plain soft cloths as usually most of my makeup is on my eyes and rubbing that scratchiness on my eyes wasn't pleasant at all. Other wipes I've tried have been dual-sided so that you could use one side to wipe away makeup and the other to exfoliate, which is a much superior design.

As for the radiance claim, I've only been using these for a couple weeks so it's hard to say, but I haven't noticed any difference yet! Methinks that is just marketing speak.

Final Verdict
Ditch - these worked well enough and are super cheap, but there wasn't anything special to them that would make me repurchase.




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