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11 Aug, 2017

Things I am loving: Life brand face wipes

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Oh! Things!

I KNOW. This is neither exciting nor glam. The subject of face wipes is a purely functional one but these are worth mentioning, especially since I spotted them on sales at Shopper’s Drug Mart yesterday.

Face wipes.

They’re lightly scented, are two-sided (one is a bit rougher, but not overly so) and they do exactly what they’re supposed to do.

I use face wipes EXTENSIVELY while we are camping. In fact, they bring a semblance of civilization to the whole “outdoor living” thing. Our campsite is usually a few minutes walk away from the comfort station, so our usual bedtime routines are tweaked. For example, we simply brush our teeth using water in a tin cup. The face wipes represent an adequate replacement for my conventional face washing regimen in a place where there is no running water. As a bonus: and one could also use them to wipe sweaty necks, feet, and armpits in a pinch. (We are roughing it, after all.)

During the rest of the year I don’t use them as much, only when I’m too tired for the whole face wash routine but still need to wipe away the sweat and dust of the day.

3 Responses to "Things I am loving: Life brand face wipes"

1 | Claudette

August 11th, 2017 at 11:51 am


To this day we use wipes for all kinds of things. I keep a container of baby wipes (almost the same thing) in the car, for one thing, because…KIDS! They make a mess! Or to wipe off that icky shopping cart feeling after a trip to a grocery store. I keep one in the bathroom as well, and I take one to picnics, or a small travel one on dog walks (because picking up dog poop, especially with larger dogs) is icky.


2 | andrea tomkins

August 11th, 2017 at 12:28 pm


There are many good reasons to keep a box of wipes around! There aren’t many brands I’d use on my face though… this is one that feels good on my skin so I wanted to share!

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