June 17, 2018

Tested: 99.5% Natural, Burt's Bees Micellar Cleansing Towelettes

New York City is known for many great things, but clean air is not one of them. As a dancer living in Manhattan, I was constantly exposed to all sorts of air pollution and daily sweat. A simple and effective cleansing routine gave my pores a fighting chance/a break by stripping off layers of oil, subway dust, and air-borne allergens.

Which brings me to Burt’s Bees Micellar Cleansing Towelettes. What first drew me to these make-up wipes was the micellar water, an excellent yet not well-known facial cleanser in the beauty community. It’s great for all skin types but especially recommended for those with sensitive skin to gently cleanse, remove make-up, and tone the face. It looks and feels just like water but micelle is made up of microscopic oil molecules that attach to makeup and debris to dissolve the gunk while leaving your skin feeling hydrated and squeaky clean.

A 3-in-1 make-up wipe useful as a facial wash, make-up remover, and moisturizer - not to mention 99.5% natural, with no parabens, phthalates or petrolatum added - including this in my cleansing regiment was a no brainer.

My Experience: Made from repurposed cotton, these eco-friendly towelettes were thick and moist enough to remove even heavy duty post-dance-performance make-up. Saturated with micellar water, honey, and white cypress oil, the wipes had a subtle, clean, slightly earthy, and energizing fragrance. It was hydrating on my face and did not leave a film of residual product like other wipes I’ve tried in the past. My only wish was that the texture could have been a tad silkier, and “alcohol” in the ingredient list makes me a little uneasy. But all-in-all, these Burt’s Bees cleaning towelettes have been and will continue to be step one in my nightly cleansing routine.

EWG Rating - 3 or 4
water, pentylene glycol, honey extract, callitris columellaris leaf/twig oil (white cypress oil), lactic acid, sorbitan oleate decylglucoside crosspolymer, glycerin, alcohol, potassium sorbate, limonene.

All images © 2018 Grace Song Photography

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