Despite my bid to make my kit as waste free as possible and to convert my regulars to using reusable, more ethical alternatives, there are some who still only want wet wipes to remove their make-up. Frustrating as this is I do have to oblige.
Made from Organic Cotton, the wipes are formulated using 100% natural ingredients. Infused with Beauty Kitchen’s hero ingredient Seahorse Plankton Microalgae, the Wipes are designed to remove make-up, cleanse and refresh the skin without the drying sensation commonly associated with facial wipes.
Beauty Kitchen use sustainably-sourced marine extracts in their formulation which includes two types of microalgae and three hand-harvested seaweeds. Seahorse Plankton is high in omegas 3 and 6 as well as Carotenoids and Plant Sterols and so particularly beneficial for the skin; nourishing and protecting the skin from free radicals.
What sets these wipes apart from other and one of the main reasons I love them is because they are Compostable! Once you’ve used the wipe simply pop it in with your green waste – the packaging is recyclable too!
I don’t particularly advocate the use of wipes but I do keep them in my pro kit as they are generally favoured (mostly by the male contingent) over (the more time consuming) cleansing pads/cleansers – they make for a speedier exit if nothing else! The Beauty Kitchen wipes have proven to be very popular with some of my regular TV faces and I have had numerous positive comments about their scent from the boys using them.
Aside from the very rare occasion, I am not a facial wipe user myself however I appreciate they have their uses – “fannies, flights and festivals” in the words of UK based Aesthetician Caroline Hirons. Whilst (like Caroline) I wouldn’t recommend using facial wipes all time, they do occasionally have their place. As we enter the festival season, why not choose a compostable option?
UPDATE: I recently visited the Beauty Kitchen and Holland and Barrett websites however sadly the Seahorse Plankton Wipes appear to have been discontinued.
(*natural pure essential oils, **potential allergens)
Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Cylindrotheca Fusiformis (Seahorse Plankton) Extract, *Helichrysum Italicum (Immortelle) oil, *Angelica Archangelica (Angelica) Root Oil, *Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Gum Oil, *Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil, *Michelia Alba (Magnolia) Flower Oil, *Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Red) Peel Oil, *Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, *Juniperus Virginiana (Cedarwood) Wood Oil, *Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, *Styrax Tonkinensis (Benzoin) Resin Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil), Glycerin (Vegetable), Polyglyceryl-6 Caprylate, Polyglyceryl-3 Cocoate, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Polyglyceryl-6 Cocoate, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Levulinic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Lactate, **Linalool, **Limonene, **Geraniol, **Benzyl Benzoate, **Benzyl Alcohol.
100% naturally derived ingredients
Images: (1) LJS – OMUA