Sunday, September 9, 2012

La Fresh - Eco-Beauty Trial & Travel Pack

I got an interesting little packet a while back from a meetup with the Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida. I got lots of products to test out and review, on top of having a great time with other bloggers. I've been reviewing the products on and off since, and had some fun with this little packet of various wipes.


My camera didn't really like the clear plastic pouch that they came in, but I did. I think it's a really neat little way to sell these individual sachets. The pack comes with 8 sachets, all 100% biodegradable wet wipes with natural ingredients. They're also cruelty free. Since they also help save on water, they'd be perfect for traveling light or for camping.


Among the eight different sachets, there were two oil-free facial cleanser wipes, a nail polish remover pad, a body soothing wipe, a waterproof makeup remover wipe, and three hand sanitizing wipes. I think this is a great variety of products since it covers just about everything!


The first three I tried:

  • Oil-Free Face Cleanser Wipe, Fragrance-Free - The wipe inside is quite large - it measured just over 6x7 inches, so it was definitely big enough to get the job done. I used it in place of washing my face to see how well it would work, and it did surprisingly well. My face didn't feel oily afterward, and no rinsing is required with these wipes. This one also didn't have a scent, so it was sort of like cleaning my face with a damp washcloth - cool and refreshing, but not too exciting. 
  • Oil-Free Face Cleanser Wipe, Naturally Fragranced - This one was just like the above, except this one was slightly scented. It had a pretty generic fresh scent to it, but it made it a little more enticing than the fragrance-free one. Still, my face didn't feel oily, and felt clean without needing to be rinsed. 
  • Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover Pad - Being acetone-free, I was a little skeptical. I use some other acetone-free nail polish remover pads, but they require a bit of elbow grease. Or they're so thin that they don't hold a lot of remover, and hence I use about three of them for all 10 nails. This one worked well, and had a fresh tuscan orange scent to it, but the almost 2x3" pad was disintegrating by the time I was done with all 10 nails. I honestly put it to the test by trying to remove the bulk of my jelly sandwich nails, so I'm surprised it held up as well as it did. It didn't remove all of the glitter, and didn't get all 10 nails because it was glittery, but it still worked pretty well. If you were removing a "normal" polish, like a creme or shimmer, it would probably do all 10 with no problem. 



The other three different kinds:

  • Waterproof Makeup Remover Wipe - This one didn't have much of a scent to it either, but perhaps that's good since it's meant for removing tough waterproof makeup around your eyes. I prefer a bit more of a fresh scent, but these ones don't have too many add-ins since they're natural ingredients. Still, it worked very well, and removed my eyeliner, waterproof mascara, concealer, and everything in a few wipes. It was very easy, and the 5x4" size was large enough to get everything. 
  • Instant Body Soother Wipe - I was a little intrigued by this one, wondering what I would use it for to test it. I suppose the idea is to have this while you're our hiking, camping, or traveling, and need to massage it onto your neck, shoulders, or "wherever you may feel fatigued or tense," as the packet said. I haven't gone hiking in a while, so I went out for a run and then used half of it (I cut it in half with scissors). Being a bit sweaty, I didn't feel too much, other than the nice coolness of the wipe, with the light but invigorating scent that was almost minty. After showering, I used the other half, and it helped my body cool down a bit, but I think it was the nice scent that was also therapeutic. 
  • Healthy Hand Sanitizer Wipes (x3) - This is the only one in the packet that had more than one wipe to try. They are alcohol-free, which is interesting, since most hand sanitizers are alcohol based. Since they don't just smell like alcohol, they smell very nice and fresh from the start. They left my hands feeling very clean and soft without over-drying my skin like some alcohol based sanitizers do. 
I suppose these aren't for everyday use, but if you're really into the natural ingredients and the fact that they're cruelty free, then I'm sure you could work them into your daily routine. Personally, I prefer to wash my face with facial cleanser and water, and use Bath & Body Works hand sanitizers. Still, I enjoy these products, especially the makeup remover wipes, and would definitely consider them for traveling if not everyday! 

If you would like to purchase some, you can check out the La Fresh Group website. Currently, these travel packs are $4.99 each, but are also on sale: buy one, get one 50% off. You can also purchase multipacks of just one or two kinds if you're not interested in all of them. 

-Corrinne

This product was provided by La Fresh for review. As always, I only offer my honest opinion.

2 comments:

  1. These seem like they would be extremely handy!

    xx, apolishedjezie

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    1. Definitely! Especially when you're on the go. I may have to get some more!

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