August 19, 2008

Olay Regenerist Eye Make-Up Remover Review

I recently ran across Olay Regenerist Eye Make-Up Remover. I loved the price and the idea behind the remover so much that I decided I had to try it for myself.

At $8 USD and some cents for a huge bottle that not only promised to remove my eye makeup but also sported anti-wrinkle treatment that would smooth, hydrate, and regenerate skin around my eyes I was prepared to have the perfect eye makeup remover on the planet.

Seriously, how many eye makeup removers have peptides in the formula? This was some serious eye makeup remover here.

I wanted to love this. I really wanted to love this. But I remembered things that sounds too good to be true normally are.

Turns out this is really not as great as I had hoped for. To begin with it stings terribly. To add insult to the injury of my burning eyes it also doesn’t do that great a job of removing anything.

The formula is a creamy remover that you rub around your eyes or if you want you can pump a few squirts in a cotton pad. It did an ok job tackling my eye shadow but I definately had to do some major tugging to get all the shadow off however it did nothing for my waterproof mascara. After rubbing and rubbing and rubbing some more and finally rinsing my mascara was still right where I had put it earlier that morning. Granted, the product doesn’t actually say anything about removing waterproof mascara nor does it promise that so I really shouldn’t rant but regardless, it didn’t do that great a job with my shadow either.

I liked the fact that it was creamy and I liked the mild, fresh scent of it. I didn’t see too much of a difference in my fine lines after two weeks of use so the promise of regenerating my skin didn’t hold too true. It is moisturizing, wish I could say the same of my other eye makeup removers.

All in all between the stinging sensation and the poor performance in removing shadow and mascara I can’t help but be disappointed.

The Muse wasn’t loving this one!

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  • Decorative Diva

    I hate stuff that stings your face πŸ™
    There were a few different types of moisturizer with spf that I tried that stung my skin, so I stopped using them. I want to say I think it was a neutragina. But, I have such sensitive skin, I just usually assume it’s my skin, not the product sucking.

  • fiftycenthead

    I’m proud of you for trying it, sweets, ’cause to me it looks like a bottle of Clairol hair color. Take another look and tell me I’m wrong! πŸ˜‰

  • the Muse

    dd in this case it wouldn’t be your skin it’s the product!

    Ugh feels like pouring acid in my eye AHH!

  • the Muse

    hey fiftycenthead πŸ™‚

    How are you!

    LOL too TRUE! It does!

    It also happens to feel like I’m pouring dye into my eye lol!

  • Tammy M

    Yikes!!!! Hate stinging of the eyes! Thanks for this, I will definitely pass it on by. On the plus side, I like the pump bottle!

  • Amy

    It has Mineral Oil in it!!!! You shouldn’t ever use anything on your face with Mineral Oil in it – especially around your eyes. Mineral Oil can lead to white bumps (Milia) around your eyes.

    If you’re in need of a good eye makeup remover try Dermalogica’s Soothing Eye Makeup Remover. It will cost around $15 but it will last you way longer than the Olay bottle because a little bit goes a long way. It won’t sting – it rinses clean and it even strengthens your eyelashes!

  • the Muse

    hey tammy!

    Totally not digging sting πŸ˜›

    I like the pump, the size, and the price but damn it’s garbage πŸ˜›

  • the Muse

    hi amy!

    I didn’t know that! Thanks so much for telling me!!!!!! I knew retinol occasionally caused milia but no idea about mineral oil.

    Wow thanks!

    How is it for WP mascara?

    Thanks for the rec and for telling me about the mineral oil YIKES!

  • Nadiah

    Bodyshop’s camomile eye makeup is the best for me..i think its great for cleansing the skin as well.

  • the Muse

    hi nadiah!

    I’ve been meaning to try this for a while!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ I must grab some if you think it’s good I’m sure I’ll like it!

  • Brooklyn Bridget

    I’m with the Muse on this one: Olay Regenerist eye m.u. remover didn’t remove much, and it stung my eyes so much it scared me–I was afraid I’d bought a product that had been tampered with. The night I tried it, I woke up in the night and it felt as though my eyelids were stuck to my eyes! The next day I bought some simple moisturizing eyedrops and used them for a week before my eyes felt normal again. This is a TERRIBLE productβ€”I can’t imagine how it ever got on the market.

    • the Muse

      ugh wasn’t it terrible bridget? Omg that’s horrifying! I dunno how the hell they did it either…it’s really a crap product in my opinion. burns AWFUL!

  • Kate

    I received a retail sized bottle of this product when purchasing Regenerist Eye Serum. Though other people have indicated that the product doesn’t remove their eye make-up and stings, Regenerist Eye Make-Up Remover does not sting my eye area, and seems to remove all make-up from my eyes. In fact, on occasions that I happen to be wearing more make-up than usual, I massage a bit of this onto my face (like cold cream), too. FYI: I do not wear waterproof mascara.

    I apply the product, I pump a bit onto a moistened cotton pad, and gently wipe my eye area a couple of times. Seems to do the trick, and softens the skin around my eyes.

    Might as well use cold cream, though.

    My only problem with this product: the pump. It’s trajectory shoots out too much — almost like something you’d see in a porn film. Gross.

    No complaints here, especially since it was free. Would I repurchase it? Probably not.

    • the Muse

      hey kate glad you had such good luck with this sadly wasn’t the case for me. Glad though it’s working so well for you πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer

    I tried this to and didn’t like it, but it was the trial size and I didn’t have to pay for it. I will continue to use my Avon eye make up remover as it is only .99cents per bottle and each one lasts about a month so it better for my budget to.