OPEN THREAD: Beauty Products in Disguise

Sometimes latex-free cleaning gloves are a beauty product, if ya know what I mean.
Publish date:
June 26, 2015
smartphones, wipes, open thread, technology, Well Kept

Have you ever thought about how many non-beauty products in your life are actually, in a way, beauty products?

Seriously, though. Your pillow case isn't a beauty product, but it has an impact on your skin and hair. Any time you buy, say, fragrance-free garbage bags because whatever they put in the scented ones irritate your skin—hey, they're kind of a sensitive-skin product now.

See what I mean?

That's why I've been kind of obsessed with Well-Kept screen cleansing towelettes lately.

Well-Kept wipes are basically face wipes that never touch your face. Their purpose is to make sure your skin stays clear of the bacteria from the Toilet Planet that is your phone screen.

The screens of pretty much all of our electronic thingies are gross as all get-out, thanks to our inevitably disgusting fingertips, and these wipes are made with ingredients that, while not quite right for directly cleansing skin, are perfect for safely cleaning the glass on your favorite tech stuff and, ultimately, keeping your skin from being infested with ickiness.

You can use them on glasses, too, which is good, because my lenses are a damn mess, especially when I'm fogging them up all summer, and pushing them up into my sweaty hair, etc.

So even though these Well Kept wipes are technically not beauty products, they definitely overlap with beauty products in certain Venn diagrams, you know?

So! Guys!

  • What products in your daily life aren't officially a beauty product but absolutely make an impact on your appearance?
  • How often to you clean up your gadgets?
  • What beauty stuff is on your mind as you go into this weekend?