Neutrogena Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover
I will admit I bought like 4 to 6 bottles of this only because it was on sale plus I had coupons. I got them for under $2 per bottle (can’t recall the exact amount anymore). I really wasn’t expecting much, and figured I would use it for removing anything that wasn’t waterproof or long wearing. To my surprise this is a really good makeup remover even for those types of hard to remove formulas.
While this is marketed as an eye makeup remover, and it is great for that, I actually use this to remove my entire face of makeup. Even though it is oil free, it is still a bit slippery and I can massage it on my face until my makeup is all broken down. Previously I used olive oil to massage my face and break down my makeup, but this is just as effective and easier to wash off than olive oil. Yes, this has replaced olive oil in my makeup removal routine.
Ingredient list for those interested:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Cyclohexasiloxane, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Chloride, Dipropylene Glycol, Poloxamer 182, Allantoin, Tripotassium EDTA, Benzalkonium Chloride, Glycerin, Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus) Fruit Extract, Potassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate.
While this is an oil free formula, it looks like it has oil in it. You have to shake it up before using it, and then you can massage it into your skin. For removing makeup along my waterline, I dip a clean Q-Tip into it and swipe it along my eyes to remove any makeup (and no double dipping). After that I use cotton rounds with eye makeup remover to wipe most of the makeup off of my eyes, and from there I put some into my hands to massage on my face. Once I feel the makeup is broken down I simply wash off the makeup and makeup remover. I do one extra wash after that to make sure my skin is completely clean.
Neutrogena Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover retails for $6.99 and is widely available at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide.