Recently I purchased CVS Brand Makeup Remover Wipes to evaluate them and see if they compare to Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes. I am in love with the Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, which are non-oily and gentle enough for everyday use. This product review compares the CVS Brand Makeup Remover Wipes to the Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes for a critical overview about whether the store brand makeup remover wipes are an effective substitute.
CVS Brand Makeup Remover Wipes look similar to the name brand counterpart, but there are a number of differences you should know before choosing one brand over the other. CVS Brand Makeup Remover Wipes are roughly $2 cheaper than the Neutrogena brand wipes, but the CVS brand product did not seem to be as gentle as the Neutrogena makeup remover product. I felt a small amount of stinging in my eyes after using the CVS brand wipes. The stinging subsided after just a moment but it was a slightly unpleasant side effect of use.
Another key difference between the two makeup remover products is the fragrance of the wipes. I may be a bit biased with the Neutrogena product as I used that around my wedding and honeymoon and have very good memories associated with the scent. The CVS brand makeup remover product could benefit from a more neutral fragrance. The current fragrance reminds me too much of baby wipes, which I would not use to remove makeup from my eyes.
Both types of makeup remover wipes are effective at removing washable mascara and eye makeup or foundation. The Neutrogena brand had much better success in removing waterproof mascara. Each product seems to be oil-free, leaving skin relatively soft and smooth after use.
Sadly, the combination of these findings in my product review of the CVS Brand Makeup Remover Wipes leads me to believe I would not purchase them again unless it was my last resort. I appreciate a good deal and I am always open to trying non-name brand products, however I do not feel that the CVS Brand Makeup Remover Wipes live up to the same standards and quality of the Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes. While I would not buy the CVS brand makeup remover product again, I would still consider any CVS brand competitor to other beauty related name brand products.
You can read the full product review about Neutrogena Makeup Cleansing Towelettes here.