They break me out.
Oh yes they do.
For years I've thought that I was being great to my skin by using these gentle wipes to take off all my makeup while on long-haul flights. I'd use them, go through my usual night-time skin routine, and sigh the next day at the bad breakout I'd suffer.
Until Cannes, I sincerely and honestly thought that I broke out because of the stress of travelling. Not these wipes. Because, hey, it MUST be better to use these to take my makeup off than to just leave all of that foundation on for 13 hours, right? Right?
You see, I've come to trust my foundations. Silicone-free, with purifying elements such as Kaolin Clay. I wear them all day, everyday, in hot humid weather and they don't break me out. Why should they suddenly turn evil on my in a dry antiseptic environment like the plane?
Yet when I took the trouble to take ALL my makeup off and go through my skincare routine I am rewarded by terrible breakouts at at time when I want to be my prettiest.
So on the return leg from Cannes, on a suspicion, I did the unthinkable and left my makeup on for 16 hours straight. And guess what? My skin liked it better.
It really did, no new breakouts. The old cystic acne (cause by those wretched wipes on the flight TO Cannes) was happily clearing up and all around, it worked better for me.
Now I doubt any of you out there are as dense as I am, but just in case you think travel's breaking you out, I invite you to ask, really?
Maybe there's an evil little product backstabbing you. *drop kicks Simple's Cleansing Wipes into the dustbin*
Next trip I either leave everything on, or try bringing a small bottle of Bioderma Sensibio instead.