I used to never be a big fan of eye makeup removers, I just washed my face and left it at that. Then I read this article about how little specks of makeup left on lashes and the lid can harbor mites – ah! Ever since then, I use makeup remover! haha
There are two broad categories of makeup removers: liquid and cream/lotion. I prefer lotion. It’s just my personal preference, it seems more gentle than the liquids where I have to wipe away makeup with a cotton ball/pad. Lotions seem to just melt it away.
I have heard of using straight oil to remove makeup, and while that does work well it always somehow sneaks in my eye and then I walk around with blurry vision for awhile. So I stick with lotions…
So on to Devita! I picked up Devita’s Creamy Aloe Makeup Remover last fall when they were having a big sale, and I just realized I have yet to review it! I’m about 3/4 the way through it, and will happily purchase another when this is empty.
The texture is a light lotion, it’s not greasy or heavy at all. It slides over my eyes and lashes very easily and really does seem to melt away makeup. If an eyeliner is very stubborn (like waterproof ones), I sometimes need to use a gentle washcloth (I’m a big fan of Pai’s muslin cloths) for extra help. Especially eyeliner on my lower lashes, for whatever reason it just doesn’t like to budge.
What I have found to help too is to let it sit. I just massage a bit on, let it sit for 30 seconds or so then rinse off and voila! All clean, no makeup.
What I really like about this too is that it moisturizes my eye area. Since the skin around our eyes doesn’t naturally produce oils like the rest of our face, the eye skin needs all the moisture it can get. After using this, my eyes don’t feel dry or tight. I do still use eye cream for extra moisture and skin care benefits, but it’s nice to know this isn’t stripping away any moisture.
Yet another reason why I love this (I have a few) is that it truly is super gentle. I can massage it all around my eye and lashes, even with my eyes open (and when focusing on cleaning my lower lashes, it is much easier to do it with my eyes open). I’ve never had it burn, sting or hurt. If it gets in my eyes, I honestly can’t tell. I’ve never had blurry vision or any negative side effect from it.
Now for the ingredients!
Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis* (aloe vera gel), Aqua (purified water), Allantoin* extract, Anthemis nobilis* (chamomile) flower extract, Calendula officinalis (calendula) flower extract, Humulus lupulus (hops) extract, Glycerin (vegetable), Camellia sinensis (Japanese green tea) leaf extract, Capric/caprylic triglycerides (derived from coconut), Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Hydrolyzed wheat protein amino acids †, Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, Simmondsia Chinensis* (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylic Glutamate, Lecithin phospholipid, Fucus vesiculosus (bladderwrack) extract, Spirulina maxima (spirulina) extract, Usnea barbata (oak moss) extract, Vitis vinifera* (grape) seed extract.
So when I look at this – no wonder its so gentle and moisturizing! Aloe, allantoin, chamomile, calendula, green tea, shea butter – can you ask for more soothing and moisturizing ingredients? And the list goes on, as you can see from above. I’m very impressed with all of the antioxidants and good-for-skin ingredients they’ve included.
And I love the price – $12.99! I’ve tried other makeup removers that worked great but were super pricey (::::cough Pai cough::::) and I just can’t see spending a ton of money on something just to remove makeup. But $13, that is reasonable. Especially given the fact I have been using this for about 9 months and only have only used 3/4 of it.
Overall, I love Devita’s Creamy Aloe Makeup Remover. It’s gentle, effective and moisturizing – just what I want in an eye makeup remover!
What do you use to remove your eye makeup?