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Dickinson's Cleansing Astringent Towelettes 20 ea

 
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Dickinson's Cleansing Astringent Towelettes, 20 ea
 
4.7

(based on 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (51)
  • Leaves clean feel (50)
  • Not greasy (33)
  • Balances skin (27)
  • Improves skin texture (19)

Cons

  • Bad smell (9)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (31)
  • Daily use (30)
  • Oily skin (20)
  • Sensitive skin (20)
  • Combination skin (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (30), Brand buyer (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

good product

I have rosacea, so I wasn't sure this product would work well. In the past, things like this would set my face on fire. These clean really well and do not irritate me...Read complete review

I have rosacea, so I wasn't sure this product would work well. In the past, things like this would set my face on fire. These clean really well and do not irritate me at all. Also, this may seem like a weird use, but my youngest daughter does not have time for a shower in PE class. She takes these to school and wipes her face with one and uses another to get the sweat out from under her arms. They freshen her up. She puts on fresh deodorant, and doesn't have to go through the school day smelling like body odor. We keep these stocked in our bathroom. Many uses!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Foul Smell, Changed Formula

I had been loyally using Thayers Witch Hazel Astringent pads for two or so years when I came upon these pads on Drugstore.com. I was going to restock on my usual, but at a...Read complete review

I had been loyally using Thayers Witch Hazel Astringent pads for two or so years when I came upon these pads on Drugstore.com. I was going to restock on my usual, but at a time that they were on sale, and had the added portability of these compared to Thayers was a huge plus, so I took the plunge. I bought a few boxes of these based on the positive reviews and thinking how different could they be than other witch hazel pads? Not the best choice I've ever made...

This product does its job (for the most part). However the Thayers Astringent Pads are far superior in nearly every way other than portability. These pads smell pretty FOUL. No, they are not intolerable, but I generally enjoy more earthy and natural smelling things and I still find the smell of these offensive, and more of a chemical/alcohol scent than anything natural. Not so offensive that I won't use what I have (although I did pawn off some of my supply to my bf who is just grateful to be supplied with anything that helps his skin with minimal effort on his part). And it can't be the witch hazel alone because the other brand's pads would smell just as bad. Thayers does add Grapefruit seed extract which may help the scent, but instead of adding anything positive to help the scent, it looks as though Dickinson's has added preservatives and a higher percentage of alcohol instead-yuck.

They also are not as effective as the Thayers pads in removing impurities and in their astringent properties. Yes, they unfold to a larger size, yes they are portable. Thayers pads although much smaller have a better texture and seem better able to really get the oil and grime. As horrifying as it is to say, you can SEE the difference.

Additionally, the boxes of the product that I had received had a sticker put over the 100% natural label on the box, which was replaced by the statement "with botanical extracts." So it looks as though this once natural formula is no longer, especially seeing that the box that is portrayed on here also has this updated message. How unfortunate. I will use the supply of these I have when I am on the run or just in case I run out of Thayers, but I will certainly not repurchase.

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5.0

Excellent Product

By Irishis

from Florida

describe yourself Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Moisturizing
  • Not Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Dickinson's Cleansing Astringent Towelettes, 20 ea:

    Came right on time and well packaged

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    5.0

    Great for Travel; No Harmful Ingredients

    By calola

    from Oregon

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fresh smell
    • Gentle
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Moisturizing
    • No residue

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Travel

      Comments about Dickinson's Cleansing Astringent Towelettes, 20 ea:

      I've used these towelettes for years, especially when traveling. They are large enough and have sufficient moisture to use in a variety of ways. I take them in restaurants and anywhere I'll need to clean my hands or face. I've even used them to wipe down our dog to get rid of dust and dander since the addition of aloe makes them non-drying.
      Great all-around cleanser!

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The best

      By Picky

      from Illinois

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Moisturizing
      • Not Greasy
      • Prevents acne

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • All Skin Types
        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Dry Skin
        • Oily Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Dickinson's Cleansing Astringent Towelettes, 20 ea:

        These are THE BEST facial wipes I've ever used. I have acne prone skin and this wipe keeps my acne at bay and if I get a pimple this product clears it up quickly. I use this after working out, before bed, in the morning, a touch up in the middle of the day. It just is perfect for anytime. It doesn't dry out my skin or irritate it. Some people have complained of the smell but I don't even notice the smell anymore after years of using it. Plus to me it just smells like witch hazel which is in the product, so that's good that it smells that way! I'd be more concerned if it didn't smell like witch hazel. These wipes also make my face feel clean and fresh. This product is 100% recommended by me.

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        5.0

        Portable and Convenient

        By BahamaMama

        from PA

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        Pros

        • Gentle
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

        • Bad Smell

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Dickinson's Cleansing Astringent Towelettes, 20 ea:

        These are great for hot days. The witch hazel leaves your skin feeling clean and cool. The wipes are moist so you can get a lot of coverage from just one. I always have a few on hand.

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        5.0

        My son says it works great.

        By College student

        from Ithaca NY

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin

          Comments about Dickinson's Cleansing Astringent Towelettes, 20 ea:

          Convenient. My son carries them in his book bag. When he face feels oily he can just clean his face anywhere.

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          5.0

          Great product!

          By The Empress

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Dickinson's Cleansing Astringent Towelettes, 20 ea:

              I bought these towelettes after reading that Drew Barrymore uses them to keep her face from breaking out. I have the worst kind of skin possible: acne prone, sensitive, and aging.

              I have tried everything out there, including some very expensive lines, but these wipes have really done the trick for me.

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              5.0

              must have

              By Dina

              from San Jose, CA

              describe yourself Brand Buyer

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • Combination Skin
                • Daily Use
                • Oily Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Dickinson's Cleansing Astringent Towelettes, 20 ea:

                i went to palm springs for vacation last spring and my combination skin was out of control especially my t-zone which was even more oily than normal because of the heat. i picked these up at a drugstore and they really worked. they reduced the redness and inflammation around my acne and balanced my skin. literally saved my skin.

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                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Foul Smell, Changed Formula

                By J

                from FL

                Pros

                • Easy to use
                • Portable

                Cons

                • Bad Smell
                • Ineffective
                • Strong Odor

                Best Uses

                • On-the-go

                Comments about Dickinson's Cleansing Astringent Towelettes, 20 ea:

                I had been loyally using Thayers Witch Hazel Astringent pads for two or so years when I came upon these pads on Drugstore.com. I was going to restock on my usual, but at a time that they were on sale, and had the added portability of these compared to Thayers was a huge plus, so I took the plunge. I bought a few boxes of these based on the positive reviews and thinking how different could they be than other witch hazel pads? Not the best choice I've ever made...

                This product does its job (for the most part). However the Thayers Astringent Pads are far superior in nearly every way other than portability. These pads smell pretty FOUL. No, they are not intolerable, but I generally enjoy more earthy and natural smelling things and I still find the smell of these offensive, and more of a chemical/alcohol scent than anything natural. Not so offensive that I won't use what I have (although I did pawn off some of my supply to my bf who is just grateful to be supplied with anything that helps his skin with minimal effort on his part). And it can't be the witch hazel alone because the other brand's pads would smell just as bad. Thayers does add Grapefruit seed extract which may help the scent, but instead of adding anything positive to help the scent, it looks as though Dickinson's has added preservatives and a higher percentage of alcohol instead-yuck.

                They also are not as effective as the Thayers pads in removing impurities and in their astringent properties. Yes, they unfold to a larger size, yes they are portable. Thayers pads although much smaller have a better texture and seem better able to really get the oil and grime. As horrifying as it is to say, you can SEE the difference.

                Additionally, the boxes of the product that I had received had a sticker put over the 100% natural label on the box, which was replaced by the statement "with botanical extracts." So it looks as though this once natural formula is no longer, especially seeing that the box that is portrayed on here also has this updated message. How unfortunate. I will use the supply of these I have when I am on the run or just in case I run out of Thayers, but I will certainly not repurchase.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                AWESOME!

                Pros

                • Balances Skin
                • Gentle
                • Improves Skin Texture
                • Leaves Clean Feel
                • Moisturizing
                • Not Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone Skin
                  • All Skin Types
                  • Combination Skin
                  • Daily Use
                  • Dry Skin
                  • Oily Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Dickinson's Cleansing Astringent Towelettes, 20 ea:

                  So excited about these!
                  I tend to break out very bad underneath my ski goggles. Last winter, my dermatologist gave me some prescription/antibiotic wipes to use as soon as I took my goggles off. They didn't help AT ALL.
                  This winter, I thought I'd try these. They are AWESOME! We're several months into the season and my skin looks even better than it does in the off-season. The individual wrapping keeps them moist and effective when stored in my car. They make my face feel so clean and fresh and at the same time the aloe also soothes any chapping.
                  I've started keeping some at home and in my purse and I'm using them anytime I feel like I need a face wash.
                  The smell is kind of "bleh." But it's gone as soon as you're done, so no big deal.

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                  5.0

                  I love this stuff!

                  By qtfatgirl

                  from Middle Tennessee

                  describe yourself Budget Buyer

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Gentle
                  • Helps bug bites
                  • Helps sunburn
                  • Leaves Clean Feel
                  • Not Greasy
                  • Smells Great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Daily Use
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Dickinson's Cleansing Astringent Towelettes, 20 ea:

                    The perfect thing if you're feeling hot and sweaty, or oily. The wipes are soft, larger than the usual toner pads, and will stay moist for awhile, even with the alcohol in it. Even if you're not having a "problem" with your skin, it's a refreshing pick-me-up. They're a little pricey, but so convenient I don't really mind. The only thing I would change is adding more "flavors," like maybe lavender or lilac or jasmine, or even cucumber or mint. Also be careful not to get it in your eyes - it will sting. It will also sting on broken skin, but that's not necessarily a bad thing, since the alcohol provides some measure of disinfectant.

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