Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
I love the idea of a plant based wipe that is biodegradable, much better than any other wipes I know of. CeraVe's plant based makeup wipe is a bit thin but if you're not too rough then it won't tear on you. I like that it's hydrating since I live in a dry area so that it doesn't strip my skin. It does also remove waterproof makeup with not too much effort. However I found that after wiping my eyes especially after a few times they were reacting like you would while cutting onions. I don't normally have any issues with wipes so I found it strange, but after a while it went away. I would say these work really well but as with most wipes this didn't get everything entirely. I used this same lines toner and it got everything left so I didn't have to fully wash my face if I didn't have time to after. But if you want your face truly clean then you'll have to wash it a little after or use toner. Overall I would still use these and just be a bit more gentle around the eyes.
As a beauty professional active for 20+ year's, I've tried a few facial wipes in my day. CeraVe came out with a very good product, especially for dryer skin types.
It's a bigger facial wipe, other brands aren't as big. It had a weird odor to it, even though it's supposed to be scent free, it was enough to bother me which is why I only gave 3 stars.
I love how soft and gentle the wipes are, they cleansed my skin great! These are dermatologist tested as well as developed by dermatologists. Very hydrating, my skin felt so fresh and clean after every use.
Geggers from undisclosed
Smells awful and I'm not sure why I have to use a certain number of characters since smells awful sums it up.
sheilas from undisclosed
I decided to try these because I like CeraVe moisturizer and thought they would be a good change from my previous make up remover wipes. They were pretty expensive but I still tried them. They were so dried out that they were not very effective and after a few days I switched back to my old brand.
NicSpons from Chicago
I was reading other reviews and was surprised about the smell issue - the smell of these doesn't bother me at all, and I definitely don't get a fishy smell. Maybe its like cilantro … only some people are affected? Anyway, I like the wipes. They do a great job removing makeup (including waterproof mascara) without drying my skin. I like to take them camping and traveling as they're very convenient. Wish the packaging was a little better as the opener doesn't restick well, but it's definitely not a deal breaker.
Sensitive Skin Care from California
The three stars has nothing to do with quality of the wipes but the how the packaging was changed in retrieving a wipe and dryness from a think layer of plastic seal. I purchased the Hydrating Makeup Removing Plant-Based Wipes when CeraVe first released them and wished they didn't change how to retrieve. Please considered a recycle hard shell cover that locks in the moisture for longevity.
CamillaGorilla from Bakersfield, CA
This is my second time trying to leave a review. I received notification that my original review "did not meet all our website guidelines."
I absolutely love the other CeraVe skincare products I use, but these wipes smell awful!!! It is exactly as everyone described--fishy! This problem has been documented for months; how are these wipes still being made and sold in this condition? Please do better, CeraVe!
JSC63 from undisclosed
HATE THE SMELL! I believe in the CeraVe product line, however, there needs to be a serious revamping of the scent of these wipes!!! THEY SMELL AWFUL. I used them 2 nights in a row, and don't think I can take another try, so the whole package will be thrown away.
marsha from New Jersey
I think this is a great product. I use it to remove my makeup, then wash with a cleanser. This way I'm sure to get it all of
Gramsof12 from Fort Myers, FL
They takeoff the make up but they smell disgusting like nasty fish. I am going to try to return them to the store. I will stick with the wash in the bottle.
HauteMess from WA
I like how they work but they smell like fish. Please explain.
Bk87 from Charlotte, NC
I used to love these wipes but the past couple packages I bought have a strong fishy smell. Looks like other customers have reported similar.
laura from Texas
These wipes smell absolutely disgusting. They smell like fish and leave a sticky feeling on my face. Will be returning them.
Jb2033 from Salisbury, MA
These were my favorite facial wipe cleansers for the last few years but they now have a terrible fish odor. I have recently purchased 3 different packages and they all smell the same. I will not be buying again.
Kristi from Tennessee
I bought these because I love the cleanser but these smell like fish. It's horrible! Can NOT stand the smell. What a waste!
LocalPhysicanAssist from Alexandria, VA
CeraVe products are my go to so on the rare occasion that I decide to use make up wipes, I wanted to try these. However, I'm very disappointed in the SMELL. Every time I use them, I want to gag at the fishy stench. At first I thought they may just smell like this because they're "plant based" but now I'm wondering if there was something wrong with them. Would like to purchase CeraVe make up wipes again but probably won't until a new version or type is made.
Sienna from Houston, TX
These wipes are HUGE! I love it though because I was able to remove all my makeup with one wipes. My eyes did not burn and my mascara easily came off without me having to tug on my lashes. I was doubtful, but these are the real deal!
Yakki47 from undisclosed
Threw two new packages in the trash because of the latest fishy smell. Will not purchase again.
CeraVe Facial Cloths from Georgia
I use this product because I am allergic to benzyl alcohol and it is one of the only ones that works for me. I am now being forced to find a different product because I literally camt get past the smell.
miya from undisclosed
the product itself does the job, super hydrating, takes off my makeup well, it's nice. however, the packaging is kinda annoying. i've bought this product 3 times now and each time the plastic flap that opens and closes just falls off, the first time i thought i yaked it too hard but the second two times i was more gentle it still happened, causing the wipes to dry out and not be as effective.
Kelly from CT
Totally agree with other comments. I've bought these a ton of times but this newest pack smells TERRIBLE like fish!! My daughter and I thought we were going crazy!!
NSEW02 from California
I use many other Cerave products which I love. So when I learned they made wipes I was so excited to try. But the smell is horrific to the point I can't use them. The smell like fish! Upon reading reviews here and on other sites, this seems to be mentioned frequently in recent reviews. I'm concerned there may be something wrong/contaminated in a recent batch. I can not imagine anyone willingly rubbing these cloths on their face. I'm hope Cereve investigates because as I said, I use and love many of their other products.
from Birmingham Al
They feel great on the face and remove mascara
Marie from Alabama
I previously reviewed the cervae wipes thinking I was leaving a review about the Hydrating Makeup Removing Plant Based Wipes. So here we go again. These wipes used to be a 5 star for me but the last few packs I've been buying gives off this fishy smell that's very prudent.
Jill from Darien, IL
I have bought Cerave facial wipes for years, but the new formula has a terrible smell! I thought maybe the top few wipes were affected, but it's the whole package. I'm returning them! They actually smell like unfresh fish Such a shame for a previously great product!
Alyssa from Orlando, FL
I wanted to love these wipes so bad but when I opened up the pack I almost thought I had a bad batch after smelling them… it wreaks like moldy fish!! I never write reviews good or bad but this was just disgusting. I tried one and loved how it worked but could not get past the smell. Will be returning.
JennF from undisclosed
The smell is absolutely disgusting. I had high hopes for these. Very disappointing.