Hi, hey and hello! If you saw my blog post about squalene oil, you know that I’m trying to clean up my beauty routine. Over the past few months, I’ve learned a lot about the importance of using natural beauty products. It’s scary how bad some the products are we use on a daily basis! I’m slowly trying to swap out my beauty products for natural or organic options. I’ll be writing product reviews on all of the products I try to hopefully save you some time and money. I want to clarify that I am not an expert on clean beauty whatsoever. I’m just a normal gal trying to make smarter beauty options. To help me make smarter beauty decisions I use an app called, Think Dirty.
The app ranks products on a scale from one to 10, 10 being the “dirtiest” and one being the “cleanest.” Think Dirty looks at the publicly available data regarding the health and safety of individual components found in personal care products. They then evaluate the overall risk of a certain product based on the potential health impacts by looking at the published ingredients.
I was down to my last few Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes so I thought I would search for a cleaner option. While I was at Target I went to their natural beauty section. It’s pretty cool now that they have a designated section for natural and organic products. I decided to try the Acure Organics Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes. These towelettes ranked a 3 on the Think Dirty scale while my Neutrogena towelettes were a 9, yikes. The reason why these ranked so high was becasue one of the ingredients “fragrance.”
That means a combination of nearly 3000 fragrant ingredients is added to most personal care products to mask odor or add a pleasant sent. Neurtrogena does not specify if products that are labelled “fragrance” use synthetic or all-natural fragrances. So basically, becasue it is labelled with “fragrance” we really don’t know what is in it becasue it is not required by law to disclose the individual ingredients used to produce it. That means that many harmful fragrance ingredients don’t have to be listed on the label.
WOULD I RECOMMEND ACURE FACE WIPES? PROBABLY NOT.
As you can see the Acure towelettes are a much cleaner option. Would I recommend them? Ehhh probably not. I really was not impressed. The towelettes are incredibly thin and feel pretty feeble. I felt like even after using two towelettes I still had makeup on my face. I want to make cleaner beauty options but I want to find products that work just as well or even better as the products I use now. Yes, these are a cleaner option but I would not recommend them because they just don’t get the job done.