The Great Face Wipes Every Model Needs, from Burt’s Bees!
Face wipes get a bad press – lots of leading brands’ ones are loaded with alcohol and other nasty chemicals, and can really dry and stress your skin out. They’re also not a one-step cleansing solution as they only really take off surface dirt and make-up, yet many people sink into bed, exhausted, give their face an unenthusiastic once over with a face wipe and fall asleep. That’s not great for skin.
However, most of the people who hate on face wipes aren’t models. Cos you know what? They’re really handy for us. We can take a pack in our bag to whip out at the end of the shoot so we don’t have to head home on the tube covered in ten inches of powder and mascara. They can give us a quick freshen up between castings on humid days or long shoots.
However, I have always been put off by a lot of the options out there as I’m worried they’re bad for my skin – and the environment.
Burt’s Bees have got the ultimate face wipes, which i’ve been trialling for a couple of months now. They’ve brilliant! Loaded with white tea, cucumber and aloe vera, they sooth one’s skin whilst removing make up really effectively (most other wipes leave my skin looking angry and red for a few minutes: not the impression you want to leave as you say goodbye to everyone on your shoot).
They’re been dermatologically and opthamologist-tested, so they’re officially gentle to skin and eyes. They also use natural cloth from wood cellulose, which is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified, so my worries about the environment are as soothed as my skin.
Use to remove make up and dirt, but don’t forget to give your skin a deep cleanse when you get home/just before bed – read my previous post on how to do this here.
They’re £5.99 from Burtsbees.co.uk