What It Is:
KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing Wipes
Why This Should Be in Your Bag:
Even though it’s so fun to apply makeup, it always has to come off at the end of the night. A good makeup remover is an essential part of a solid skincare routine and I never scoff at the chance to try a new one!
KORRES is a brand hailing from Greece that uses natural ingredients (which I love!). They say their Pomegranate Cleansing Wipes “remove dirt, makeup and oil efficiently from face and eyes. This Korres favorite eliminates impurities, tightens pores, and offers antioxidant protection.”
How To Use It:
CC Rating: B+
The KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing Wipes do a fairly good job of removing my makeup at the end of the day. With waterproof mascara and eyeshadow that I used a primer under, I found I had to hold the wipe over it for about 20 seconds before rubbing to really get the makeup to loosen. Foundation and blush, as well as normal lipsticks, came off with no issues.
These wipes have a very fruity, strong scent that sticks around after you use them. It’s definitely more artificial than natural, which kind of bums me out as KORRES is known for the using natural ingredients. Another concern is the packaging itself. Some drugstore wipes I’ve bought (and MAC’s as well I believe) come with a little plastic closure, to ensure that the wipes don’t dry out. KORRES has stuck with the old sticker seal, which I find speeds up the expiration of the wipes.
At 25 sheets for $12 USD, you’re paying $0.48 every time you use one of these. MAC Wipes are $15 for 30 sheets ($0.50/sheet) or $29 for 100 ($0.29/sheet), while Josie Maran Bear Naked Wipes are $12 for 30 ($0.40/sheet). Basically, these are priced fairly accurately, even if they do run more than your typical bottle of makeup remover. The calling card for KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing Wipes, and all pre-moistened wipes in general, is convenience. You can toss these in your purse, gym bag, carry-on bag, etc, without worrying about the liquid spilling everywhere, so you should be expecting to pay a bit more for that peace-of-mind.
Overall, these do the job. They aren’t the best makeup remover I’ve ever used, but certainly not the worst either. The wipes themselves are HUGE (check out the gallery above) and I think you could definitely get away with cutting them in half and doubling your money. You can pick them up at Sephora or KORRES own website.
[Need some new makeup but not sure what to buy? Check out Alex’s other beauty reviews here.]