Review: WOTNOT Facial Wipes

Wotnot Facial Wipes sensitive oily skin

When I was growing up, facial wipes weren’t really a thing. You may as well have used Wet Ones, that’s how generic they were – no regard to skin type and they were either drying or drenched, there was no middle ground. Then the market grew and more options became available; however, it has still taken some time to find some that work for my skin. Reviewing the Milk & Co Beauty Wipes last year definitely kick-started my curiosity, so I was excited when I received samples of these WOTNOT Facial Wipes* – especially their new wipes for oily/sensitive skin, which sound perfect for my moody skin.

But first, the cult favourite. The Facial Wipes for sensitive skin* were launched in 2012, and I just want to take a quick moment to gush in capital letters: NO ITCHING! NO REDNESS! THEY REALLY ARE FOR SENSITIVE SKIN! If you’ve been burned before, you can rest easy – these are completely lovely. Full of aloe vera, sweet almond oil & rosehip oil (all certified organic) plus naturally sourced vitamin E, they nourish your skin whilst removing grime and dirt. I find them wonderful for removing light makeup, but if I’ve used a myriad of products – or eyeliner! – it’s a bit more of a struggle. The wipes are soft and have a light, nutty scent.

Wotnot Facial Wipes sensitive skin

In January, WOTNOT launched their Facial Wipes for oily/sensitive skin*, aimed at teenagers and people with problem skin. They promise to remove dirt & grime while maintaining the delicate balance of sebum, and they achieve this through a range of certified organic ingredients: pink grapefruit cleanses whilst balancing the pH of the skin; papaya oil smooths the skin; rosehip oil assists in skin regeneration; and petitgrain oil inhibits bacterial growth & fights off acne (google also tells me that petitgrain oil – from the same botanical species as neroli and bitter orange – helps with stress management, so I officially want to find out more!). My skin definitely feels refreshed and balanced after using these – you know how some wipes leave you wanting to splash water onto your face? These leave no trace on your skin at all. And they have a really fresh, calming scent – I would’ve put money on cucumber, but since that’s not an ingredient I’m assuming it’s the pink grapefruit that I can smell. Whatever it is, it’s delicious!

Wotnot Facial Wipes oily sensitive skin

This great local brand has amassed a cult following. Their Facial Wipes for sensitive skin won ‘Best Face Wipes‘ in the 2012 Beauty Heaven Best in Beauty, and their classic Biodegradable Wipes were named a ‘Best Beauty Product‘ in the 2010 Organic Expo & Green Show Awards. They are 100% biodegradable with no alcohol, chlorine, sulphates, petrochemicals or parabens – and they are cruelty free, with no animal extracts or animal testing. Good to your skin, the environment and our furry little friends. But really, their tagline says it all: 100% wot’s good, 0% wot’s not. And we all love a catchy tagline!


WOTNOT Facial Wipes (sensitive + oily/sensitive) 200 x 180mm
RRP $7.95 / 25 pack

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Amy is a bunny-owning, floral-loving Sydney girl, excited to bring her love of Australian beauty, skincare & lifestyle services to a larger audience.