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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, January 11, 2002

Test finds some facial cleansing sheets work better than others

By Paula Rath
Advertiser Staff Writer

Facial cleansing sheets are a good thing to have in a makeup kit, airline carry-on or beach or workout bag. They are more compact than a bar of soap, less bulky than a bottle of facial cleanser and there are no leaks or spills.

But do they work?

We asked three of The Advertiser's Fashion Forum members, Rachel Borg, Willow Chang and Jennifer Yoshimori, to compare and evaluate five types of facial cleansing sheets in a blind test.

They considered ease of use, effectiveness (how clean their faces felt), texture, fragrance and the time it took to remove grime and makeup. The products tested by the forum members included:

  • Biore: Longs, 34 for $8.49
  • Pond's: Longs, 30 for $7.49
  • Shiseido: Macy's, 30 for $13
  • Awake: Neiman Marcus, 10 for $5
  • Dove: Longs, 30 for $8.99 (This product can be cut into quarters so that each sheet provides four washings)

Note: Prices can vary from store to store.

Borg and Chang shared a favorite product: Biorr. They both said it made their faces feel clean, smooth and hydrated. They also said they liked the fragrance and that the product didn't feel oily. It even removed mascara, they said.

Borg and Chang both felt the Pond's sheet didn't do a thorough job of cleansing.

Chang said the Shiseido version couldn't tackle waterproof eyeliner, while Borg felt it didn't get her face clean even after five minutes of scrubbing.

Yoshimori's favorite was Dove, the only sheet that requires water to activate it.

"I liked the lather — it made my skin feel cleaner," she said. "The others left it feeling sort of gross," she said. (She did confess that she is usually a soap-and-water person.)

Yoshimori also liked Awake because, she said, it didn't leave her skin feeling "sticky."