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Cleansing wipes and I don't usually get along – most sting my skin, whether the formula is all-natural or not. But I gave these a cautious try nonetheless.
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I can't remember the last time I wrote about cleansing cloths. They're handy during flip-flop season, but I don't use them on my face. That's because, as my dek says, they don't play nice with my skin. All the wipes I've tried in the last few years have made my skin sting. Even popular wipes from Yes to Carrots, Skyn Iceland, Neutrogena... doesn't matter whether they're natural formulas or not, my skin says no, no, no. Dunno why that is, and frankly it's just easier to avoid them in general, especially when I'm quite happy with my multitude of micellar cleansers and my beloved Shiseido facial cotton followed by a good misting of thermal water.

But I like Consonant as a brand: HydrExtreme serum is brilliant if you've got dry skin; the DHE Mask is purifying yet cleverly non-drying; and I love that they've always had a Pure Unscented collection (natural or not, fragrance can be an issue especially for sensitive types). So when I was packing for my trip to St. Maarten, I popped two packages of the new Consonant Come Clean Cleansing Cloths into my hand luggage.

Made of bamboo, the biodegradeable Come Clean cloths are soft and more damp than drippy (I'm not a fan of drippy) with ingredients such as glycerin, niacinamide, grape seed extract, chamomile, aloe, and coco betaine, a cleansing component sourced from coconut. The very light fresh scent is, I think, down to a hit of grapefruit peel oil and a bit of lemon. They remove light makeup and the usual day's-end muck; Consonant suggests you might need extra cleansing help with waterproof mascara, though. 

Consonant Come Clean Cleansing Cloths: beach-bag essentials (yep, along with multiple sunscreens)

Consonant Come Clean Cleansing Cloths: beach-bag essentials (yep, along with multiple sunscreens)

Most importantly (for me, obvi), they're kind to my skin. The formula is pH balanced, which might be why they don't sting my face. In fact, Consonant promises right on the package that they won't irritate the fragile eye area, which I took as an encouraging note.

At $9 CAD for a package of 10, though, these wipes aren't exactly inexpensive – not that they necessarily should be; they're a boutique brand, not mass.

I'm pleased to find that I really like Consonant Come Clean Cleansing Cloths. Rather, my skin likes them. That they're earth-friendly makes me happy too. While I'm away, I'll be carrying them with me on any trips to a beach – they're ideal for wiping skin clean of sand and ocean-frolic-related grime before re-upping on sunscreen. Plus, no stinging – did I mention? *grin*

Consonant Come Clean Cleansing Cloths ($9 CAD for a pkg of 10/$21 CAD for three pkgs) are most readily available online at Sephora Canada as well as (they ship to the US as well as outside of North America); they're also at select retailers.

Are you a cleansing-cloths fan? Has any cleansing wipe ever made your skin sting? Would you try these?

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Consonant Come Clean Cleansing Cloths ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Coco Betaine (coconut derived surfactant), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Citrus Grandis Peel Oil (grapefruit), Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Vitis Vinefera Seed Extract (grape seed), Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract (chamomile), Limonene (lemon), Citric Acid