Facial Wipe Wednesday: Dickinson’s Refreshingly Clean Cleansing Cloths

This installment of Facial Wipe Wednesday spotlights Dickinson’s Refreshingly Clean Cleansing Cloths…

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I have read that witch hazel is better for the skin than rubbing alcohol. I wouldn’t use straight rubbing alcohol on my skin, much less my face. Yet, witch hazel as a long history as being very good to the skin.

This is a list of what witch hazel can do for the skin, taken directly from the Dickinson’s website:

Cosmetic Benefits:

  • Excellent for sensitive skin
  • Removes excess oil and sebum
  • Controls oil production
  • Reduces skin blemishes
  • Cleanses and conditions skin
  • Tones and tightens pores
  • Soothes redness
  • Refreshes and cools skin
  • Does not over dry
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Dermatologist tested

In an effort to expand the variety of wipes to review, I was very much looking forward to testing these wipes. Of course, to my chagrin, this package has 25 wipes rather than 30. But, after using these wipes, I can almost totally forgive that faux pas.

The packaging states that it can do quite a bit…

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And, I found all of these to be true. Only mascara was a bit stubborn to remove. I did need to go over my lashes several times to get all the flakes off. The wipes were very moist and yes, it actually did feel refreshing to use. I can see how this product would be soothing to puffy skin, especially to the under eye area.

In the several years that I have been doing these wipe reviews, I think this is the shortest list of ingredients I have yet to see…

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Two more pluses for Dickinson’s are that they are made in the US and, they do not test on animals. You’ll notice that this product still has alcohol in it. This is used to help the product dissolve the dirt and activate the witch hazel. I didn’t find that it dried my skin out but, I always follow up with a moisturizer regardless.

I was completely impressed with the size of the wipes…

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I had to pull the wipe down to my wrist to show the complete, full size of it. This size was plenty to cleanse my entire face and eye area. And, right from the beginning, Dickinson’s Cleansing Cloths were very moist, just how I like it.

I liked that the wipe had a texture to it…

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This is the first time I have ever used a witch hazel product. I was concerned it would be too drying for my skin. But, my concern was unfounded even with my slightly dry skin. These cleansing clothes sell for around $7 at Walgreen’s. I know I picked mine up on sale, however I don’t recall what I paid for them.

For those with sensitive skin, their website claims that these are good for even the most sensitive. I think that’s pretty bold yet, with the short list of ingredients, it would seem there is less of a chance for disrupting the skin.

If you happen to visit their website, you’ll find it full of information on witch hazel. If you are considering using these wipes, which I can easily recommend, you’ll discover quite a bit there.

Have you ever used witch hazel?

  • Dickinson’s has great products. I’ve never tried the wipes, but I will.

    • I bet you’ll love these too.

  • I have these, and I agree, they’re HUGE!

  • These sound nice! Facial wipes rarely remove mascara well for me so that’s not a factor that concerns me… I’d love to check these out.

    • I loved how soft it made my skin feel and not dried out.

  • These sound really great – and finally, a company that recognizes that I don’t want tiny wipes!

    • For real! I know I squealed a bit when I pulled the first one out. LOL

  • I really want to incorporate more witch hazel into my skin care routine.

    • I remember studying it when I was getting my doctorate in naturopathy but, I read up on it again while doing this review. Witch Hazel has a wonderful history and it does so much for the skin.

  • I love that these are really moist! I’m so over dry-ish, small wipes. I have to try out witch hazel-based products on my oily skin.

    • I’m with you! Sometimes, the first few will be dry and it takes getting down to the last few before they have the moistness I prefer. These were ALL nicely moist.

  • I love the short ingredients listing and that it worked for all but your mascara. I do wish it had 30 in the pack, like you mentioned, instead of 25.

    • When I thought it over, I figured getting 25 count but larger-size cloths was a fair trade.

  • marciaf

    I’d be afraid to use witch hazel on my eyes but other than that these sound nice. You seem more impressed with these than most of the ones I’ve seen you review.

    • It has been a while since I have liked wipes. You are right! I didn’t find that these irritated my eyes however, YMMV.

  • Betzy Carmona

    This sounds interesting

    • I would have missed it if I wouldn’t have been scouring the aisles more closely. I’ve done so many easy to find wipes, now I’m getting into more obscure ones. I’m looking for gems though. 🙂

  • FabZilla_Kath

    You are the guru of all facial wipes!

    • That’s what I’d like to be. 😉 I need to create a database to list the links to all the ones I’ve done over the past 3 years.

  • You are a facial wipe goddess! <3

    • I sure have tried a lot of them.

  • Hmm… I don’t think I have tried these. I used to use Dickinsons Witch Hazel a lot as a toner a few years back but have removed it from the bunch. I know when it comes to wipes, you are the one to see 😀

    • I think they would make a good toner if it is as good as these wipes.

  • cindyprimebeauty

    I wanted to try these & just didn’t get around to it. Good to know they’re okay!

    • They just were lacking in the mascara-removing area otherwise, I liked how they made my skin feel.

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    Never heard of these ones!

    • I’ve seen them before but didn’t know they had wipes.

  • Justina

    I love witch hazel!