Name: Clean Sensitive 2 in 1 Make-up Dissolver Eyes and Face
From Garnier’s website:
A bi-phase, 2-in-1 formula combining make-up removing oils with a cleansing water dissolve even waterproof make-up and leave skin feeling fresh. Suitable for both the face and eye area, and enriched with Vitamin B5; It leaves skin feeling soft and soothed. Simply shake the bottle to mix the two liquids and soak a cotton wool pad with the mixture. Then gently wipe over the face, eyes and neck.
What I liked:
– removes all makeup well and quickly
– doesn’t irritate skin and eyes
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– leaves a oily residue on skin
– the packaging
I was looking for an effective and cheap makeup remover when I saw Garnier Clean Sensitive 2 in 1 Make-up Dissolver Eyes and Face, a bi-phase makeup remover designed for sensitive skin, at my local supermarket. It was only €5,25, so I decided to give it a try.
This makeup remover is bilayer: it contains one blue layer of cleansing oils and a transparent layer of refreshing water. You need to shake the bottle well before every use to make the two layers combine together. Then, soak a cotton pad with it and start removing your makeup.
It can be used on both the face and eyes and removes all makeup effectively and very quickly. You don’t need to rub your eyes with this, a couple of swipes are enough to remove all the eye makeup, waterproof mascara and eyeliner included. And it leaves skin soft too!
The remover is very gently and doesn’t irritate my skin or eyes and doesn’t blurry my vision at all, like it happened with some other bi-phase removers. Although it is fragrance-free, it has a faint smell. That’s because all ingredients have their own odour, so that is what you’re smelling.
However, it has a couple of downsides that won’t make me repurchase it. The biggest one, for me, is that it leaves an oily residue on the skin. It is easily removed with water or face wash, but still, I’d rather it didn’t leave any residue at all.
The other thing I don’t like is the packaging. The opening of the bottle is too big and, as a result, I always end up pouring more than necessary on the cotton pad. However, this is a problem with all Garnier products that come with this type of packaging.
The solvents used in the product are Cyclopentasiloxane (a silicone) and Isohexadecane, both of which remove makeup and give skin a silky feeling too. Isopropyl Palmitate also has some cleansing and emollient properties, but it can potentially clog pores. Luckily that wasn’t the case for me. The remover also contains Panthenol, which is derived from pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) and alcohol, that enhances the appearance and feel of skin, leaving it soft and smooth.
Garnier Clean Sensitive 2 in 1 Make-up Dissolver Eyes and Face is cheap and very effective at removing ALL makeup, both on your eyes and face. However, it leaves an oily residue on the skin and the packaging isn’t very practical.