Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Review: Garnier Nutri-Pure Oil-Free Detoxifying wet cleansing towelettes with a bonus unintentional swatchfest *PIC HEAVY*

Today's post is brought to you by the letter S for shitty wipes and the number 6 because thats how much i wasted when i paid for them. I will be reviewing the Garnier oil-free nutri-pure wipes. This post is also a pretty good swatchfest post hehe. The picture was taken from

So lets get into the good shit yeah?

According to Garnier (as taken from
Instantly removes make-up, even mascara, leaving skin deeply clean & pure.
Vitamin B5

Green Leaf Extract

Vitamin E
Convenient towelettes instantly remove make-up, even mascara. With purifying "dermatological-nutrients,"* gently detoxify, leaving skin deeply clean and pure.

Is it right for me?

Nutri-Pure is right for you if you want a quick, gentle, thorough cleansing that detoxifies skin.
How is it different?

Garnier Nutritioniste Nutri-Pure is our 1st detoxifying towelette, with a unique combination of "dermatological-nutrients"

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 100 Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Isopropyl Palmitate, Myristyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Methylparaben, Perfume (Fragrance), Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, Linalool, FIL

What I say:

Lets start with the basics:
  1. Smell- The smell is amazing. I love the smell of Garnier stuff. Nothing bad here.
  2. Feel- An important part of the wipe is the feel. The texture. You don't want something that feels like cheap toilet paper nor do you want to feel like you're using a shamwow, unless you're into that kind of stuff. Also you might not want a cloth that's dripping with makeup remover. This towelette, has a nice texture. I like how it resembles a paper towel, the good stuff, like Bounty. However, I do think that it feels dry, and not as wet as Biore (MY FAVORITE JUST SAYING OKAYY)
  3. Effectiveness- Lets let the pictures speak for themselves. I put the makeup wipe on the hand for 10 seconds, then wiped. The makeup was allowed to sit for 5 minutes.

From L to R: Revlon- Fuschia Fusion, N.Y.C- Blue Rose, Revlon Colorstay- Natural Cashmere, E.L.F- Party Pink, N.Y.C- Petal

Interesting. It took a few more seconds of scrubbing. My arm still hurts.

From L to R: Kate Gel Liner in Gold, L'Oreal HIP- Midnight Blue, Physicians Formula Strips- Black, Maybelline- Brown, Smashbox- Fan Club, Almay- Mascara, Sephora- Flashy Copper, L'Oreal HIP- Meticulous, Annabelle- Sea Green.

No amount of scrubbing could get the PF cream liner off my arm. DAMN. This is completely pitiful. I scrubbed for another 30 seconds.


Oh hay look at that. I have a suprise EOTD! So... yeah. This is how it reacts to eyeshadow. It's not that bad in that sense at least.  

 Am I happy? OH HELL TO THE NO. It is gentle alright. So gentle that it only removes eyeshadow, face powder. I have so many problems with this product. First off, why do they say in the description that it even removes mascara? I know that so many companies say this but really now? It's not like it would be considered a miracle if it did remove mascara. Like... it's not novel. It's not like "AND IT EVEN REMOVES NAIL POLISH!". Actually if a makeup wipe did remove nail polish, no way it's touching my eyeball.

Also, it's possible that i've been spoiled by Biore wipes and that I wear so much makeup that I need industial strength cleaner to remove my makeup, but really now? It can't take off gel liner? Uncool. There are still makeup residues on my arm from the eyeliners. It didn't even take off the Maybelline gel liner and that's pretty soft.

Finally, how is it that they are recommended by Allure? Well in the best of the beauty list in Allure, there is always Maybelline Great Lash.... Soo.... No offense to the great lash supporters. I just don't think that it helps my asian eyelashes.

Cost: Approximately 6-8 dollars.
Recommended- Only if you wear light makeup. If not, then no.


Lily said...

I almost got this! aww too bad it doesn't work as well :(

I've been using Yes to Cucumbers facial towelettes and they've been great! but I still prefer an actual make up remover lol


Y said...

Ooo I definately want to try the yes to cucumbers then! I've been meaning to try the yes to carrots/other vegetables line! Thanks for the rec!

All Made Up said...

awesome review and great pics! I normally stick to olay, simple or johnsons wipes (whatever is on sale when I'm buying) and will most definitely be avoiding these.

What a waste of money - nothing more annoying than products that really dont do what it says on the tin :)

Y said...

Yay! I'm glad we think the same! I hate it when I buy something on the fly and it turns out to be shit. And it sucks when you can't exactly return it.

dblchin (double chin) said...

oh gosh... that sucks totally!!! *6bucks flying away*

Y said...

UGH i know right? ANd 6 bucks isnt small cash. Just 5 more dollars, you can get a MAC pro pan.