Name: Gentle Make-Up Remover Eyes
From L’Oreal’s website:
Eye Makeup Remover removes eye makeup instantly with a gentle, oil-free formula.
What I liked:
– gentle, doesn’t irritate eyes
– doesn’t leave a greasy residue behind
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– only removers subtle natural makeup
I usually stay away from gentle eye makeup removers. No, I don’t like removers that irritate my eyes. Or sting like hell when they find their way inside my eyes (which has happened more times than I care to remember). Ouch!
I too want something that doesn’t bother my eyes, but eye makeup removers labelled gentle just don’t work. Or better, they are indeed gentle enough to be used safely (even by contact lenses wearers) on the delicate eye area without fear of pain or injury.
But they only take off subtle natural makeup. As soon as they encounter some eyeliner or mascara, they just refuse to work. Unless you use a ton of product. And even then, they force you to tug and pull at your eyelids to take every little bit off, which is not gentle at all.
That’s the case with L’Oréal Paris Gentle Make-Up Remover Eye. It’s so gentle it hardly removes anything easily (but at least it doesn’t leave a greasy residue behind). If you only wear a wash of eyeshadow and water-soluble mascara, you won’t have any problems with tit. But, if like me, you love pigmented eyeshadows, bright eyeliners, and waterproof mascaras, be prepared to throw it to the wall in frustration. Argh!
Waterproof mascaras and eyeliners contain waxes and oils that are better removed with oil-based makeup removers. L’Oreal Gentle Makeup Remover Eye, instead, uses a bunch of surfactants that should allow makeup to mix with water so it can be rinsed off, but it doesn’t do that too well.
The formula also contains allantoin, which has soothing properties and can calm down irritations. This is great news for those of you who have very sensitive eyes that get irritated easily. Chances are that, because of it, you only use minimal makeup, so this remover would be a great choice for you. But I can’t really recommend it to anyone else.
Water, Hexylene Glycol, Allantoin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Laureth-8 Sulfate, Sodium Oleth Sulfate, Magnesium Laureth Sulfate, Magnesium Laureth-8 Sulfate, Magnesium Oleth Sulfate, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorhexidine, Dihydrochloride, Geraniol, Citronellol, Fragrance
L’Oreal Gentle Make-Up Remover Eye is gentle enough even for sensitive eyes, but it only removes subtle makeup easily.