March 12, 2019

Wet n Wild Personal Best Exfoliating Cleansing Balls Travel-Friendly, Convenient, and Gym Ready

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4 stars out of 5

I purchased some of the Wet n Wild Personal Best Exfoliating Cleansing Balls ($7.99) that launched with the brand’s new Athleisure Collection called Pump. I’m not sure if these are limited edition or not but I suspect they are and that’s somewhat sad as I’d definitely repurchase them again.

Cleansing balls aren’t terribly unique as a few Korean brands have been known to launch them however, in the US market they are definitely innovative and different. Not to mention right at home with an Athleisure Makeup Collection as they are quite travel-friendly making them ideal for packing in your gym bag and cleansing your face on the go.

Wet n Wild Personal Best Exfoliating Cleansing Balls arrive in a small plastic jar that holds about 10 to 11 balls. At $7.99 this is pretty expensive for cleanser! If you typically use a drugstore cleanser you’re likely spending anywhere from $5-$12 for it and it’s 4 to 8 oz in size. It’ll last you through a month or more of daily use. Sadly, Wet n Wild’s cleansing balls will get you through less than a week and a half of daily use. That definitely sucks and makes these a very expensive way to cleanse your face.

On the upside, if you travel a lot or need a travel-friendly cleansing option these could be a little less expensive if you reserve them just for that use. If you’re headed on vacation and don’t want to tackle carrying around bottles of cleanser or cleansing oil with you that’s where these might be very convenient.

I actually liked them for travel but they aren’t likely something I’d inject into my daily routine due to price and also, they can be a bit drying. The ingredients are fairly with coconut oil, glycerin, and water but there are sulfates which could account for the drying I feel. The good news is they are no more and no less drying than a lot of cleanser I use and a little moisturizer after clears up the issue easily enough.

To use these you’ll just wet your face and hands, pop one ball out of the container, and rub it between your hands. It’ll create a very rich lather which you can than use to wash your face. Easy! I didn’t notice any fragrance but please take that with a grain of salt as I read some reviews that mentioned a subtle scent and I have a cold at the moment so maybe I’m not noticing it. They do a very nice job of whisking away dirt, oil, and left over makeup quickly and rinse clean away. As I mentioned I do feel a little bit tight after use but nothing too crazy.

As for the exfoliating part….! Well, not so sure on that as these aren’t grainy nor do they contain any ingreidnets that I’m seeing which would act to exfoliate skin. I didn’t feel like my skin was any smoother after using them. They do however, cleanse quite well.

Wet n Wild Personal Best Exfoliating Cleansing Balls probably aren’t win any major skincare awards but they are very travel-friendly, easy to use, and convenient if not a bit on the expensive side! I’ll be saving them for days I travel as they do a nice quick cleanse are super lightweight and easy to tote around!

Wet n Wild Personal Best Exfoliating Cleansing Balls are available now.

Where to buy

Wet n Wild

Wet n Wild Personal Best Exfoliating Cleansing Balls are $7.99 for about 10 to 11 cleansing balls and come housed in a plastic jar. These are very convenient travel companions or great to keep in desk drawer at work or gym locker for quick cleansing on the go. You simply take a ball, rub it between wet hands, and it forms a rich, thick lather to clean your face with. I didn’t notice any fragrance and the ingredients are fairly friendly although, it does contain sulfates. I experienced some dryness after use but nothing too crazy that a little moisturizer didn’t help right up! They did a fairly good job cleansing my skin without leaving behind a film.

Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Potassium Cocoate, Potassium Olivate, Glycerin, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Water/Eau, PVP, Trehalose, Glucose, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): Blue 1/CI 42090, Yellow 6/CI 15985, Red 40/CI 16035].


  • Great for travel!
  • Cleanses well (a little drying though).


  • Expensive (you get between 10 to 11 cleanses with one jar).
  • A bit drying!
  • Contains sulfates.


Wet n Wild Personal Best Exfoliating Cleansing Balls are great for anyone that travel as they are lightweight and easy to tote around!

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  • Carol G

    I hate to admit this, but I did laugh at cleansing balls…
    Anyway, yes these are quite expensive for daily use however would be brilliant for travel, as stated. The million dollar question is: will this cleanser remove mascara? And waterproof mascara to boot? I can’t deal with a cleanser that you can’t use to remove eye makeup. But I am traveling to Berlin and these would be nice to chuck in my bag and be done with packing a facial cleanser. Then just chucking the package in the garbage at the end of my trip.

    • Isabella Muse

      I did too you aren’t alone! Our inner teenage boys aren’t terribly mature ;-D Not really no! I had to remove that prior with an eye makeup remover. It does a nice job getting my face clean but removing mascara is a nope!

  • dia

    might be more economical to cut a small travel size bar of dove soap into little cubes and tuck them in a cute plastic jar?

  • Hannah

    The amount of plastic you’d be going through if you used these regularly is insane! I hope they plan to sell larger refill options if this ends up being a popular product.