Pixi Makeup Melting Cleansing Cloths Review

Pixi Makeup Melting Cleansing Cloths Review
Pixi says their Makeup Melting Cleansing Cloths are "ultra effective pre-moistened cleansing cloths that effortlessly dissolve makeup while balancing skin. These cleansing cloths gently and effectively remove all traces of makeup - even the most waterproof formulas. Infused with soothing & hydrating botanical extracts, these make skin feel perfectly clean & balanced with each use. Use anytime." These makeup removing wipes are sold in a pack of 40 for $16AUD ($10/£10). I was gifted a limited edition ten pack to try. Pixi products are cruelty free. This product was made in China.

The full size of Pixi's Makeup Melting Cleansing Cloths come in a soft pink pouch with a hard plastic closure to keep the wipes safe from drying out. Unfortunately, the travel sized packet doesn't share this feature - it had a sticker closure that just didn't stick - it wasn't secure at all and came all the way off multiple times in my makeup bag. Packaging wasn't functional, but it's quite pretty and informative - there's a product description, directions, and full ingredient list offered on the back of the pink packet. Packaging is not recyclable.

These are...not good. Pixi's Makeup Melting Cleansing Cloths are thin, soft, stretchy wipes that were barely saturated, even when the packet was freshly opened. These wipes aren't capable of breaking down or removing very much makeup at all, at best they can take off your foundation or some eyeliner smudges, but they can't budge liquid liner, mascara, or even a strong lip color. They're almost embarrassingly ineffective, and to make matters worse they left my skin feeling kinda tight and dry. I rarely use makeup wipes, at least willingly, but I like to keep a small packet in my backpack just in case, but Pixi's Makeup Melting Cleansing Cloths don't even cut it for those situations.

Pixi's Makeup Melting Cleansing Cloths have a fairly simple formula of water, glycerin, and a combination surfactant/emulsifier. Following the bulk of the formula, we have a couple preservatives, vitamin E, and inconsequential amounts of aloe, rose water, chamomile, rose water, tea tree, and grape seed oils - all nice ingredients, but they're in too small of a concentration to do much of anything. These cleansing cloths have a strong rosy fragrance.

The Makeup Melting Cleansing Cloths are a huge disappointment. Pixi is one of my favorite brands, and I think almost all of their products are great - I hold them in very high esteem, so I find this product extra disappointing. These makeup removal wipes just don't work. Their pricing is fair, and the full sized packaging is attractive and functional, but when it comes down to it, the Makeup Melting Cleansing Cloths aren't worth it. Pixi can make better products than this, and I hope they consider reformulating or releasing a different product. Until then, maybe check out Simple's Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes if wipes are a preference of yours.


Ingredients:
Water, Glycerin, PEG-6 Capyrilic/Capric Glycerides, Phenoxyethanol, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Fragrance, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadenis Leaf Juice, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Melaleuca Alternifoila (Tea Tree) Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil.

Disclosure:
This product was sent to me by Pixi for review. My opinions were not influenced by Pixi or any other third party. 

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