Pond's Original All Day Clean Towelettes

  • On-the-go cleansing
  • Soothing ingredients
  • Leaves a subtle residue
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Pond's Original Fresh Wet Cleansing Towelettes (formerly Pond's Clean Sweep Original Clean Wet Cleansing Towelettes) offer convenience for on-the-go cleansing, but they can't replace a standard facial cleanser like Purpose Gentle Facial Wash (Est. $6 for 6 oz.) for day-to-day needs. They don't clean deeply enough but are an excellent option for minor cleansing.


Convenient for minor cleansing needs. Reviewers say that cleansing cloths like Pond's Original Fresh Wet Cleansing Towelettes are a convenient way to clean your face and remove makeup when you're on the go. They come in a resealable package that fits easily in a purse or luggage. While they're a great option for when you're short on time, experts say they're not a replacement for a standard facial cleanser. They just don't clean as deeply and they won't remove all long-wearing makeup and mascara, according to skin-care expert Paula Begoun. She says they're great for minor cleansing, however.

Feel and Smell

Floral and chamomile scent. The Original Fresh cleansing cloths are textured, but reviewers say they don't feel coarse. Users say the formula smells great -- a soft floral and chamomile scent according to editors at Allure magazine. Several users at Drugstore.com and TotalBeauty.com, however, say the cloths leave a residue on the skin -- although it can be rinsed off.

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POND'S Original Fresh Wet Cleansing Towelettes, 30-Count (Pack of 4)

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1. PaulasChoice.com

Review Credibility: Excellent Paula Begoun says that Pond's Original Cleansing Towelettes are great for minor cleansing and refreshing while away from home. They won't remove all traces of heavy makeup, however.

Review: Clean Sweep, Original Clean Wet Cleansing Towelettes, Paula Begoun, April 9, 2013

2. Allure

Review Credibility: Very Good Allure magazine editors, along with cosmetics chemists and dermatologists, test thousands of beauty products and choose 245 as the best in their categories. Pond's Wet Cleansing Towelettes make the list because they are convenient and don't leave any residue on the skin.

Review: Best of Beauty 2012: Skin Care, Theresa O'Rourke, October 2012

3. Allure

Review Credibility: Good Allure.com editors name their personal favorite cleansing cloths. One editor says she likes Pond's Cleansing Towelettes because they don't dry out her sensitive skin. They also contain chamomile and vitamin E, which help to soothe skin.

Review: The Fastest Ways to Get Clean Skin, Amy Keller Laird, Jan. 7, 2010

4. Drugstore.com

Review Credibility: Good Nearly 90 reviewers at Drugstore.com give Pond's All Day Clean Towelettes a score of 4.6 out of 5. Most love the convenience of the wipes because they travel well, remove makeup and don't require any rinsing, and 88 percent would purchase again. A few say they can be a bit drying, however.

Review: Pond's Clean Sweep, Original Clean Wet Cleansing Towelettes, Contributors to Drugstore.com, As of February 2013

5. TotalBeauty.com

Review Credibility: Good Reviewers at TotalBeauty.com say that Pond's Cleansing Towelettes are convenient for late nights and while traveling. Most say that they do a good job of removing makeup, but more than one wipe may be needed. A few also say that the wipes leave a slight residue on the skin.

Review: Pond's Original Fresh Wet Cleansing Towelettes, Contributors to TotalBeauty.com, As of February 2013

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