Reviews-Day Tuesday ft. Garnier Clean+ Soothing Remover Towelettes

Happy Reviews-Day Tuesday, my beautiful Tea Mates.  Today I will be reviewing the latest from Garnier, the Clean+  Soothing Remover Cleansing Towelettes.

Click through to hear my thoughts…
Garnier created the Clean+ line, which is a customized cleansing franchise, to cater towards the 54% of women who believe that they have sensitive skin (myself included).  Garnier released the Clean+ line a year ago, to deliver specific care for every skin type.

I was excited to try out this product, when I saw that  it was dermatologist tested, and gentle on the skin, since my skin is very sensitive and temperamental.  So I read the ingredients, and when I didn’t see the ingredient ‘benzyl peroxide’ (the ingredient that I’m allergic to), I was ready to try it out.  Here are some of its claims:

  • Removes waterproof makeup with no rubbing
  • No fragrance alcohol dye
  • Infused with micellar spheres & plant extract
  • Calms skin
  • Oil-free

The instructions are simple:  Peel label to open.  Gently wipe face and eye area.  No rinse needed.  Reseal pack to prevent remaining cloths from drying out.

I haven’t had much luck in the past with oil-free removers, because it doesn’t make my waterproof mascara budge, so we’ll see if Garnier does the trick.

The first time I used the remover towelettes, I did a simple make up look, with 2 nude eyeshadows, and my never-fail mascara, Covergirl’s Waterproof Lash Blast mascara.  After a day of wear, I used the wipe on my eyes, and this is what it looked like after I used it.

As you can see above, it took off the eyeshadow with ease, but there is no sight of my mascara – that’s because it was still on my eye.  Even  with several swipes, and some aggressive rubbing (which the label states is not necessary), the mascara did not move.

Left: The Garnier Clean+ Soothing Remover Towelette.  Right:  The make up remover pad I used afterward, to get off my waterproof mascara.

I then went and used my eye make up remover pads that I usually use, which has oil, to take off my mascara.  The photo above shows the difference.

I thought I’d give the towelettes a second chance , so I tried it the next day, on a make up look that involved eyeshadow, Inglot’s black waterproof gel liner, and my waterproof mascara.  Below is the photo of what was taken off.  My eyeshadow was gone, and a tiny bit of my black eyeliner was removed.

After using the remover towelettes.

As you can see in the photo above, the towelette barely removed my gel liner, and didn’t do anything to my mascara.  Below is a photo of what came off with a make up pad that uses oil.

That was off of just one eye.  All that make up was left behind after using the Garnier towelette.

As you can see by the pictures above, the Garnier towelettes did not come through on all of its claims – it did not remove waterproof mascara, and rubbing was definitely required, as just a gentle swipe was not effective.  What I did like about the towelettes was how my skin felt during and after use – the towelettes were scent-free, which I appreciated (for me, the less ingredients, the better).  The formula was not drying, and was slightly cooling, which made my skin feel very refreshed.

I would say that this product is worth trying out if you are someone who wears very light makeup, and does not use waterproof make up.  As for me, with my long and strenuous days, I cannot even dream about ditching my long-wearing waterproof makeup.  So will I be rushing out to the store to stock up on the Garnier Clean+ Soothing Remover Towelettes?  That would be a ‘no’ – I’ll be sticking to my remover pads, that have plenty of oil, to clean off my ‘face of the day’.

Thanks for reading, until next time.  P.S. Stay tuned for a little giveaway! – Shawna

Products in this post were provided for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.



  1. December 24, 2014 / 3:03 am

    I'm a makeup wipe fiend, and I haven't seen these ones yet. I've kinda come to the conclusion that no regular makeup wipe will remove waterproof eye stuff. I ALWAYS need eye makeup remover + wipes.

  2. December 25, 2014 / 11:38 am

    Oh sad it disn't work out for you!

  3. December 25, 2014 / 7:00 pm

    I'm starting to think the same way, Melanie. The search continues for my holy grail make up wipe.

  4. December 25, 2014 / 7:00 pm

    It removed my non-waterproof stuff, so it's still a keeper for those lighter make up days, just not for a full-face kind of day.

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