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by Kim E.
I recently was given the opportunity to test out the Dr. Dennis Gross’ Antioxidant Cleaning Cloths with AHAs ($18 in the shop). The product claims to exfoliate, soothe inflammation and fight the signs of aging. I normally use a Costco brand of face wipes and thought it would be nice to try something different, especially since I have never tried any products from Dr. Dennis Gross before.
I am 48 years old and my skin is fairly normal. I am oilier in my T-zone but in the winter months I notice my skin does get slightly drier. The wipes come is a package of 30. I used one each night to take off my make-up. I think that it did a pretty good job at doing that. There wasn’t much of a scent to the wipes but the first few times that I used them, I did feel a slight tingling to my face. It certainly wasn’t enough for me to stop using them, it went away quickly. I think the wipes are much softer and feel thicker than the other wipes that I was using.
As far as the list of ingredients, I am impressed that they could fit a lot of good stuff in these face wipes. I certainly am no expert but the ingredients for the wipes look impressive. Willow bark extract is an astringent known for its smoothing and conditioning properties. Citric acid (an AHA) and salicylic acid (a BHA) are both known as a good exfoliants and help with pigmentation and wrinkles. Bisabolol works as a skin conditioning agent and enhances the appearance of dry skin and restores suppleness. There are also lots of other antioxidants including grapefruit extract, blueberry extract and tocopheryl acetate, a form of vitamin E.
After using the wipes for 30 days, I would say that it did exfoliate and soothe my skin. I had found that I didn’t need to exfoliate as much while I was using the wipes. I really like the fact that I can use these wipes to remove makeup and exfoliate my skin all in one. I am not so sure about whether it did anything to fight signs of aging. I am now out of these wipes and I found myself researching for one the other night to take off my makeup and was bummed that I was out. I guess that is a sign that I will be buying these again!