So while ago I discovered that my beloved Body Shop eye makeup remover is not so good for me after all. I was searching for an eye/face makeup wipe that I could use at night when I came a across an article about how some Body Shop products are not as safe as you think. I got up and checked my beloved Camomile Eye Makeup Remover which I have been using for over 10 years now… eek!! How many parabens can you cram into this thing :Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben! As well as Sodium Laureth Sulfate, why does a foaming agent need to be in there?! This is sad and disappointing. So the search was on for a safer alternative.
safer eye makeup remover
Looks great from the list of ingredients, nothing icky in there so I was really excited about this one. The reviews I read seemed very positive but I am a little bummed about the price, $28 is pretty hefty.
I have been using this product for about 6 months now, and am really liking it! It gets rid of water based mascara and eyeshadow that has been put on over a primer with no problem. I did notice a little residue when using waterproof mascara so if you use that exclusively this may not be the one stop product for you – I solved the problem by just using olive oil to get rid of my waterproof makeup first and then used this to get rid of the residue.
It seem like it is gonna last me about 9 months all up, and I use 1 pump at night and one in the morning, so makes it almost affordable for me, although I wish the pump dispenser (which is a super cool push down circular pump) did not release so much product, I think that I could make do with about half of what comes out and then the product would last me a lot longer.
- Price: $28 US
- Where I bought mine: Online at Dermstore
- Notes: Like the product, Works well on waterbased eye makeup, not so great on waterproof mascara. Leaves eyes fresh & clean with a teeny bit of sticky residue.