Last year I was Christmas shopping for the kid at Bed bath and beyond and came across this washcloth, called the wonder Cloth. After reading the claims on the box, and doing a quick search for reviews online on my phone, curiosity got the better of me and I shelled out $14 for it.
According to the wonder cloth official website, here are the claims:
• All natural make up remover Cloth
• Hypo-Allergenic & Dermatologist Tested
• helps to exfoliate skin
• Removes all make up swiftly and easily with just water.
• Rinses clean with water, no stains remain on the cloth!
• maker washable
• Re-usable – economical – use wonder cloth over and over
• Bleach-safe cloth lasts twice as long as a standard washcloth
The idea is that you can use just this cloth and no cleansers to remove all traces of makeup. I was ecstatic by the prospect of this! So lots of possibilities: travel without having to pack little tiny bottles of cleansers, going camping and just washing my face by a babbling brook (not that I’ve been camping in years), and no a lot more shelling out money for cleansers ever again!
Virgin Wonder Cloth.
The new unused cloth is incredibly soft and silky, nearly like that artificial fur baby blanket material. It is made of rayon, which is essentially reconstituted, highly processed, wood pulp.
Feeling incredibly excited, I used this for a week straight, and my enthusiasm waned as the days (actually evenings – I used this solely at night to remove my makeup) went on. I did not take pleasure in using the wonder Cloth at all – it was NOT cleaning my face thoroughly as claimed. After my initial washing with the wonder cloth (just the cloth plus H2O, as instructed), my eye makeup and my foundation were not completely removed – I would say the cloth maybe removed about 50% of the face makeup. This was evident when I used my normal second step cleansing with micellar water. I had to use two and often THREE cotton pads to fully cleanse my face, instead of the normal one.
At the end of the week.
In addition, the Wonder Cloth itself got progressively dingier looking by the day, and the silky soft quality diminished after every wash / air dry cycle. If you’ve ever owned rayon clothing, you will know what I indicate – when rayon gets wet, it takes on a completely different hand-feel than its regular state – nearly a dry crunchy feel. The packaging claims that the fibres are meant to rinse clean with water – liar! I rinsed as thoroughly as possible and it did not get clean looking. They also didn’t account for the edges of the cloth where the overlock thread was used – that part of the cloth retained a lot of stains as I used the cloth.
After the week was over, I threw the cloth into the wash inside a laundry mesh bag and it did wash up cleanly, and the softness of the unused cloth did return, but it wasn’t as silky. However, it’s not functional to wash the wonder cloth nightly after each use.
• soft, non-abrasive texture
• easy to launder
• does not live up the its lots of claims
Stash worthiness: 2/10
Bottom line: wonder Cloth is not so wonderful. Save your money and just use a regular wash cloth or a Konjac sponge with a proper facial cleanser instead. has any individual else tried this? Now I’m not sure what to use my Wonder cloth for instead now – thoughts?
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