Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Refresh your skin with Marcelle

Trying to find ways to beat the heat this summer? After a long day at work I like to relax with a sheet mask straight from the fridge. However, sometimes you just want something quick, and don't have time to take a shower - maybe right before you hit the gym.

In that case try stashing a pack of cleansing wipes in the fridge - its a quick easy way to remove oil and grime from your face quickly, while cooling down your skin temperature.

This week, I've been making good use of the Marcelle Cleansing Cloths stashed in my fridge:


The wipes come in a blue package with a resealable sticker to ensure the wipes stay moist.

So far, these cloths seem pretty decent. They are sturdy and soft, and refreshing. Each wipe is approximately the size of a tissue, enough to go over your whole face. They are also perfume free, and supposedly hypoallergenic.

I noticed though that the cloth was not as moist as compared with the St Ives wipes. As with most drugstore wipes I found that it won't be enough to remove a full face of foundation, but will remove light tinted moisturizer. Also, I did find the product left my face a bit red after using - most likely due to my sensitive skin.


CA $11.25 for 25 sheets.

Decent sheets for cleaning your face on the go, perhaps on the plane. Just don't expect heavy duty makeup removal, just tinted moisturizer. Also, these sheets could definitely start out being more moist than they currently are. The good thing is that the seal on the package is quite resealable (unlike some other brands I've used) so it should not lose much moisture. My skin was a little sensitive to them so those with sensitive skin should take note.

Writing up this post made me realise I could go another step and store oil free skincare in the fridge too, such as the Marcelle Essentials Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover:


The remover comes in a standard blue bottle with a screw top cap. The bottle opening is small enough that you won't accidentally pour out too much, but large enough to stick cotton swabs into.

What I like about this product is how refreshing it feels! It feels like water and almost reminds me of the Mandom Express remover. It gets eyeshadow and regular mascara off easily and feels gentle. Since it is oil free, it probably won't work on waterproof mascara (sorry I don't wear waterproof mascara at all to test), but the upside is that it doesn't irritate eyes or contacts at all. Unlike Lancome Bi-Facil...which got into my eye often, blurring my vision until I washed the heck out of my eyeball.

Although I do already use a cleansing oil normally, I find this handy to follow up and ensure the last of my eyeliner is removed. Its also great for fixing makeup mistakes since it doesn't leave any greasy residue. I've botched up a few eyeshadow looks before and just used it to quickly clean off the mess for a clean canvas again.


CA $11.50 for 4 FL OZ / 120 mL

It makes a great makeup remover for eyes and lips, and is gentle and oil free. Since its feels and looks almost like water, imagine how awesome it would be straight out of the fridge!


izumi said...

ooooo the makeup remover sounds interesting! i love your descriptions.

Ee Von said...

ohh storing wipes and removers in the fridge, that's new! thanks for the tip! i can't wait to try it :D

Anonymous said...

I hadn't thought of putting wipes in the fridge. But I'm going to have to do that now XD it would be a nice way to refresh the skin especially in this crazy heat!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the review! :) I love facial wipes. It's interesting you put them in your fridge! That does sound like an awesome idea :) The fact that it is perfume free is even better :D

ChyiX2 said...

That's a good idea, leaving oil-free products in the fridge to ensure a cooling sensation. Maybe I'll start doing the same.

Anonymous said...

what a clever idea to put your beauty products in the fridge, it definitely helps the heat!

Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty said...

Smart idea to store these in the fridge, I never thought of it, lol

mayaari said...

that's a great tip about leaving makeup remover wipes in the fridge - I'll have to make some space and stash a pack of my makeup wipes in there!

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