Face wipes are such a boring thing to talk about, and there’s a lot of stigma with using face wipes as they’re generally known to be bad for the skin. It’s always recommended that you use cleansers and makeup removers instead of wipes. However, as a blogger, face wipes are essential and I bought the Nivea MicellAIR Cleansing Wipes to see how they compared to my holy grail face wipes aka swatch removers.
Nivea MicellAIR Cleansing Wipes
My absolute favourite wipes to remove makeup swatches are the Superdrug Micellar Facial Cleansing Wipes, which I raved about back in 2015. They’re £1.29 for a pack of 25, and they are the best wipes for removing swatches. They can even remove lip stains, and nothing removes swatches better than these wipes. Whilst I’m very happy with the Superdrug wipes, I’m always open to trying more micellar based face wipes to see if there’s anything better than the Superdrug Micellar Wipes?
The Nivea MicellAIR Cleansing Wipes are £3.15 for 25 wipes which is more than double the price of the Superdrug wipes, but they’re regularly half price and I managed to pick them up for £1.55 which is much more reasonable.
“NIVEA MicellAIR SKIN BREATHE® Micellar Cleansing Wipes enriched with Vitamin E gently lifts away even waterproof make-up like a magnet. Our Micellar Technology leaves the skin feeling beautifully smooth and also protects eyelashes. SKIN COMPATIBILITY DERMATOLOGICALLY AND OPHTHALMOLOGICALLY APPROVED.
THE NIVEA PHILOSOPHY. NIVEA® uses ingredients inspired by nature to create high performance products that bring out the natural beauty of your skin – to make you look and feel your best.“
I would never use these wipes on my face, but I did try them once in order to write this post. The Nivea MicellAIR Cleansing Wipes have the strongest perfume scent I’ve ever encountered on a skincare product. They smell like straight up perfume, and it’s not a skincare product kind of scent and the scent is so strong that you can smell it in the room you’ve used them for a good 15 minutes after.
It can’t be good for your skin for a skincare product to be so heavily perfumed, and it’s a shame as they’re nice wipes. They are not as effective as the Superdrug Micellar Wipes by any means, but they’re OK. The other weird thing, is the packet has a big declaration that they offer 0% residue, but they’re the first face wipes I’ve tried that DO leave residue on the skin.
It leaves like a soapy lotion layer on the skin which is beyond weird. I’m glad I tried them as I’m always interested to see if there are ‘better’ wipes out there, but these aren’t anyway near as good at removing swatches, and the crazy strong perfume and lotion residue mean I wouldn’t repurchase for the removal of swatches unfortunately.
You can find the Nivea MicellAIR Cleansing Wipes right here.
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