Facial Wipes

Facial Wipes

wipes-1 wipes-2

When you travel light, it helps to avoid taking containers of liquid in your hand carry bag. I know that technically you are allowed a small zip lock bag of 100ml bottles on board a plane, but the fewer you actually have, the better.

It is possible to track down non liquid versions of all sorts of ‘essentials’, from deodorants and toothpaste to foundations and eye colours. Wipes of different sorts are also really useful, especially makeup and nail polish removers, so I was very interested to see these.

I bought them in Mumbai, with the idea of taking them on a trekking holiday, but in the end decided they were actually too bulky for my pack. Having rediscovered them, they are now in my gym bag…

From Kara, these wipes are designed to cleanse, hydrate, nourish and deodorise, whilst promising to be 100% natural and alcohol free. The toning version contains rose and thyme, and works very nicely. There is none of the harsh ‘chemical’ feel you find with some wipes, and the scent is pleasant but unobtrusive.

The moisturising pack interested me the most, as I have not seen this before, and honey plus almond seemed like a good combination. I wasn’t so sure when I removed the first wipe from the packet, as I had been expecting to find it thick with cream, but it did not feel any different from a cleansing wipe. However, it did leave my skin feeling fresh and moisturised, with a matte finish. I was sure I would end up applying my usual moisturiser as well before too long, but this proved not to be the case.

There are only 10 wipes in each packet but I expect I will use them all.

Body Powder Sheets

Category : Beauty



talc sheet 1 talc sheet 3

In tropical Singapore, it is easy to find yourself hot and sticky after just the slightest exertion. If you are heading for home and a shower, it isn’t a problem, but when you are out for the day you can end up feeling grubby and uncomfortable.

So I was interested to see these wipes on sale in Hong Kong based beauty store SaSa. The ‘4 layer thick’ sheets promised to clean and refresh the body, leaving behind a film of body powder with a berry scent.

Slightly larger than, but otherwise identical to your usual travel-sized wet wipes, the re-sealable pack holds 10 sheets, just one of which is big enough to wipe down a fairly large acreage of skin. The scent is strong but actually smells like fruit rather than anything chemical, and although there seemed to be no sign of powder, once the moisture dried my skin did feel smooth and matt as promised.

My one complaint was that – although the instructions say the wipes can be used all over, but avoiding the eye area – it made the skin on my face tingle unpleasantly. For everywhere else, though, this was a really nice product and I will be packing what’s left the next time I am out and about in the heat.

talc sheet 2