To read more about Frais, please check out the link in the first paragraph which links to the press release I previously posted.
At $10 for 7 individual sachet packets, these aren't very cheap - $0.70 cents a sheet. I normally use M.A.C. Makeup Wipes which is 100 sheets for $26 (or $0.26 a sheet) and I've been told that Huggies Sensitive Skin Baby Wipes are also pretty effective (512 wipes for $33 or $0.06 a sheet) but I have not personally tried that to tackle waterproof mascara.
I first decided to try the Frais by itself. As soon as you open the package, the scent of a relaxing spa hits you. Honestly, that's about the best way I can describe it because it reminds me of a spa that I went to in a nearby town. I don't know exactly what scent it is (maybe Shea Butter?). The towelette is folded several times and while it's fully wet, there is no dripping liquid in either the towelette or the package (big plus for me).
I opened it up and used it on my face and definitely enjoyed the smell. I was not wearing makeup at the time but did notice that the towelette got dirty off my face effectively. My face didn't feel any different but the smell was relaxing and there was no oily or sticky residue left on my face.
Because of the Eco-Friendly properties of the towelette (100% vegan, high grade, all natural ingredients), I handed one to my friend who has a massive sunburn from a day at the beach. I was a little worried on how it would react on peeling skin, but she absolutely loved it. (NOTE: The package does say to avoid use on broken or inflamed skin.)
Next I tried one as a makeup remover. I had on Urban Decay Primer Potion (in Eden), eyeshadow from the Naked Palette by Urban Decay, M.A.C. Prep and Prime Lash primer, and M.A.C. Zoom Lash. Frais did well in removing all my makeup with just one towelette and minimal effort, which is the big one for me. It took about 50% more effort to remove than with a M.A.C. Makeup Wipe (so maybe 2 wipes across my eyelid instead of 1), but my skin honestly felt better afterwards. I'm starting to consider things like crows feet and bags under my eyes, so it was nice to have an all natural product to use.
The last test for me was on my feet. I have a form of rheumatoid arthritis (psoriatic arthritis) and the latest in my treatment of the edema in my left ankle is to be wearing a compression sock and walking boot for the rest of 2011. I decided to clean my feet using a towelette before putting my sock and boot on and then walk around for a few hours to see if I noticed any difference. I normally wear flip flops (I do live in South Texas!) all day so my feet are normally exposed to the elements a lot. It was nice to feel my foot slightly moisturized by the towelette without an oily or sticky feeling to it and it did soften the areas on my heels that were cracking.
Overall: Much like the review I did on Karuna Masks on beautydebutante.com, I absolutely love this product, but because of the price, I would tend to hold off on buying this as a regular product and instead use it for special occasions. I think this also makes a great gift as each box has the individual towelettes.
Frais™ All-Natural Individual Towelettes (7 individual sachets) retail for $10. Frais™ All-Natural Twin Towelettes (two packs of 10 towelettes) retail for $18 Both are available at fraislux.com & dermstore.com.
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Disclosure: The product[s] in this post was [were] provided to me by the company for consideration. For more information, please read this post.