Sunday, February 26, 2012

Review: Kaia Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths

Hello, lovelies! I know it's been a little while since my last post, but if you follow me on twitter you know I was taking a little break because one of my younger sisters came to stay with us for the week! It's been awesome having her here--and it's a major plus that she loves beauty/makeup as much as I do. ;)

Kaia Naturals was lovely enough to send these facial cleansing cloths to me a little while ago and I've been testing them out since. As you all know, I have extremely sensitive skin and I prefer natural products whenever possible, but I don't think that using natural products should mean settling for lower performance. To me, Kaia Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths are the perfect example of a natural product that is comparable if not better than the typical products on the shelves. I also think it's fun that these were designed in Canada and are produced in the US--yay for collaborations!

This photo was pulled from Kaia Natural's website and does not belong to me. I wanted to give you lovelies a product picture, but as I received sample packaging (which I don't like to take pictures of in most cases as it doesn't accurately portray the full-size version you'd purchase) I thought it would be nice for you guys to see the packaging this comes in.
I used these cleansing cloths over the course of 1.5 weeks on days I wore heavier eye makeup. To me, the mark of an excellent makeup removing cloth is its ability to remove even the heaviest of waterproof/smudgeproof/budgeproof eye makeup! I'm happy to say, not only did these cleanse my face without irritating my sensitive skin, but these were actually able to remove even the toughest waterproof makeup I wore. For those of you that use Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes pencil liners you probably agree that those can take a bit of extra removal to fully clean off. These cloths removed my liner far better than the drugstore makeup removing cloths I've used in the past! My waterproof mascara (I layer 2 on--one for volume, one for length) came off easily as well.

These do have a scent to them that is noticeable but not unpleasant--it reminds me of fruit punch! Again, these facial cleansing cloths did not irritate my overly sensitive skin at all, but I definitely suggest using a facial moisturizer after if you have slightly dry skin like I do after a long, harsh winter.

One last thing I want to point out is the size of these cloths. I'm assuming that the samples I received are identical in size to the ones that come in the full-size packaging. They are a tiny bit smaller than some of the drugstore brands' makeup removing cloths, but I also want to mention that even at a slightly smaller size, I was able to remove all of my eye makeup and cleanse my face with 1 cloth!

These are priced at $17.99 retail here in the US.

Where to Buy
Kaia Naturals offers a list of places you can purchase these in the US on their site HERE. When I purchase these again, I'll probably purchase from either or I wish these were sold locally!

Final Thoughts
I am absolutely impressed with these cleansing cloths! I love that they're 99% natural, biodegradable, paraben-free, sulfate-free, alcohol-free, and free of synthetic fragrance. But above all, I love how well they work! They're also nice and soft, which is important to me because I hate rubbing my skin in general, but I absolutely cannot stand using something that feels like sandpaper to do it with! Even though their price tag is a bit higher than drugstore makeup removing cloths, my opinion is that they're worth it because of how effective and natural they are. I would rather spend a little more and not bathe my face in chemicals that destroy and irritate my skin. And you know how sensitive my skin is, if I find something that work for me without irritating my face I'm all over it! 

Have you tried Kaia Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths? What did you think?     

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