The “Charcoal Exfoliating Wipes” by Sephora come in a grey heavy-duty paper package with black polka dots on it. The package has a wide white plastic lid for easy access to the wipes and to ensure you can protect the wipes from drying out. The plastic lid has a grey label on it with black and white inscriptions. The wipes themselves are white.
The “Charcoal Exfoliating Wipes” have two sides to them: one is soft (for make-up removal) and the other is coarse (to exfoliate).
The wipes have a herbal and refreshing smell.
This product is suitable for all skin types.
We used the soft side of the “Charcoal Exfoliating Wipes” to remove our make-up and the coarse side to exfoliate. The wipes were effective at removing make-up and even long-wear mascara very gently. There was no irritation or redness experienced. The soft side of the wipes successfully cleared the make-up and balanced the oil on the face so there was no longer excess oil, especially on the T-zone.
The other side of the wipe which contains exfoliating microbeads felt a bit harsh on sensitive skin if not applied with gentle strokes. However, the wipes left the skin feeling clean and looking radiant without leaving any residue. If you’re not using the wipes for make-up removal, you can start the face cleansing process with the coarse side to exfoliate and then gently pat the face with the soft side of the wipe to soothe.
Although the “Charcoal Exfoliating Wipes” by Sephora are designed for all skin types, we would recommend using a gentler exfoliating product for sensitive skin because of the harshness of the exfoliating side of the wipes.
The “Charcoal Exfoliating Wipes” by Sephora retail at $7.5/25 wipes. Other products in the same range delivering similar effects such as Garnier’s “Clean+ Purifying Oil-Free Cleansing Towelettes” sell at $5.9/25 wipes and products in a different category also retail at a comparable price such as Clinique’s “Take the Day Off Micellar Cleansing Towelettes for Face & Eyes” which sell at $14/50 wipes.