I had my doubts about Simple Eye Makeup Remover removing waterproof mascara but I recently purchased it because my eyes were freaking out for some reason. Here’s the back story, recently my eyelids and high brow area experienced major dryness. I’m not sure what was going on but my eyelids were being really flaky and problematic. This was ongoing for at least a month and I blamed it on dry skin. It became even more dry when I recently when snowboarding about two weeks ago in the Catskills.
Oh lawd things got really crazy at that point since the weather was beyond cold that day. Anyway, after that I had to start applying Vaseline around my eye area each night and I had to stay away from my all my other skincare as using anything around the eye area caused the issue to become even more of an problem. I went to my dermatologist and he gave me a non-steroid salve that could be used around my eye but not on my lid (so it was kinda useless since my lid was the main problem).
Anyway…the Vaseline helped considerably so I stick with that. But makeup application was a pain and more importantly the removal process was a lot of drama. I decided to grab a bottle of Simple Eye Makeup Remover because it was created for sensitive skin plus it had pretty basic ingredients. Now even micellar water was giving me an issue and my lids would become dry even after using that. That was kinda my fall back product! I thought for sure Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Water would be for sure gentle enough to remove my eye makeup. Nope, my eyes didn’t like it or any other micellar water formula.
So Simple Eye Makeup Remover seemed the way to go.
I really like Simple Cleansing Micellar Water so it seemed logical that their eye makeup remover would be just as good. This also promised to remove waterproof mascara which had me skeptical since it isn’t a bi-phase formula but I was desperate at this point and decided to grab up a bottle.
It’s awful, evil, terrible stuff.
First let me rave it….it’s actually a very good makeup remover if your eyes are dry. This did a fairly good job of removing all my eye makeup and yes, it even broke up waterproof mascara pretty darn well which shocked me. I’d say it got about 90% of my eye makeup off including mascara plus it didn’t dry my eyes out further! Success! This was exactly what I needed while my eyes were being weird.
First off I’ll never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever understand eye makeup remover that says “avoid getting into your eyes” on the back of the bottle. How do you not get some of it into your eyes!? I mean ok, fine your eyes are shut during removal but still some is bound to seep into your eyes.
Secondly, they were right! AVOID GETTING THIS INTO YOUR EYES! It stings horribly. It made my eyes blood shoot, watery, and it stung for about twenty minutes after using it.
It’s a real shame because this worked out great for my little dry lid issue and it also did a fairly good job removing my makeup but do avoid this one was it stings horribly.
The bottle says “Kind to Eyes” but more like hurtful to eyes!
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