Debra Lynn Dadd
I was wondering if anyone could recommend a natural eye makeup remover?
POSTED BY RBES :: CALIFORNIA USA :: 10/13/2008 5:06 PM
I personally don't wear eye makeup except when I'm speaking or on television, and then I just wash it off in the shower.
Readers, your recommendations?
I have a make up remover cream from Green Beaver and it works fine, but I find the good old organic jojoba oil the most effective especially in removing stubborn stay-put eye make-ups/liners. I usually pour a small amount of jojoba oil on cotton, smooth it on my face, wash my face with natural cleanser and repeat the oil application to make sure all residues are removed. I then leave it on my face overnight daily and it even helps heal acne and blemishes. This oil is not oily/greasy and my skin drinks it immediately.
POSTED BY IRIS :: NEW YORK USA :: 10/20/2008 3:24 PM
olive oil works great to remove makeup. I just pour a little on a cotton ball and the makeup just comes straight off. Then I would wast off the oil with a facial cleanser.
POSTED BY GINA :: WEST VIRGINIA CANADA :: 10/20/2008 3:31 PM
My friend wears eye makeup (not the waterproof type) and uses apricot kernel oil to remove it. She also uses it on her whole face to remove facial makeup too. She says it works really well in removing all traces of makeup and it's all natural. She told me it should work for waterproof makeup too since it's oil.
POSTED BY SHERRI :: ARIZONA USA :: 10/20/2008 3:42 PM
To remove cosmetics--or just to bathe--I use Dr. Bronners Liquid castille soap. The peppermint is my favorite. It is a refreshing face wash!
POSTED BY LAURIE :: FLORIDA USA :: 10/20/2008 3:51 PM
Dr Phyts Eye and Lip Makeup Remover and Lotus Moon's chamomille and aloe make up removers work great and contain no parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, PEGs, Propylene glycol, urea, absolutely no nanotechnology (just to name a few things that they don't contain). I believe that they both have PVC-free packaging too.
POSTED BY SPIKE :: CALIFORNIA USA :: 10/20/2008 4:04 PM
POSTED BY JENBOOOKS :: NEW YORK USA :: 10/20/2008 4:09 PM
Try using joboba oil. It works for me. It's mild, even for my very sensitive skin. And it lets my skin breathe. I Blot it off afterward, with a cotton cloth.
POSTED BY JANE :: CALIFORNIA USA :: 10/20/2008 4:47 PM
Thank you so much for all of the great suggestions. I didn't realize I could use straight oil by my eye. I'm going to give it a try.
POSTED BY RBES :: CALIFORNIA USA :: 10/23/2008 12:57 AM
Coconut oil works well for removing eye makeup.
POSTED BY BECKY :: INDIANA USA :: 10/23/2008 12:58 AM
Jojoba oil works well and Real Purity has a great Eye Make-Up Remover Gel remover gel that simply contains: Sesame Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, and Candellia. They both work great at removing natural cosmetics.
POSTED BY JOY :: NATURAL JOY COSMETICS & MORE :: WWW.NATURALJOYBEAUTY.COM :: UTAH USA :: 10/23/2008 1:16 AM
Just plain coconut oil works well. I am now using My Mommys Face Care from For My Kids (www.formykidsonline.com#MMFC). It is the best make-up remover-face cleaner-moisturizer I have ever used. And it is all in one product-one step.
POSTED BY CJSTEWART :: TEXAS USA :: 10/23/2008 1:18 AM
Dr. Bronner's peppermint castile soap is wonderful, but be careful not to get it in or around your eyes. Peppermint oil is an eye irritant. Rinse thoroughly! Dr. Bronner's baby castile might be better for this purpose.
Some people also use and recommend a mild, natural baby shampoo (non-stinging) for use in removing eye makeup.
I use sweet almond oil, from mountainroseherbs.com. They have wonderful organic base oils and a wealth of other natural herbs and herbal products for cosmetic use, general household use, and cooking.
For eye makeup removal, just use a little sweet almond oil on a fresh tissue. It's gentle and thorough and costs far less than commercial specialty products. Makeup manufacturers would like women to believe that we need a special product, preferably in a ridiculously expensive, teeny-tiny bottle or jar, for every separate purpose. Not true! Sweet almond oil is just one example of a general-purpose, natural and non-toxic product that is better in every way than a chemical-based, costly, private label cosmetic.
POSTED BY JANE :: MASSACHUSETTS USA :: 10/23/2008 1:20 AM
In regards to eyemakeup remover, Magic Mitt by Jane Iredale is absolutely wonderful. (janeiredale.com) I don't know how it works, but it is just a cloth without any cleanser or product in it. It will remove all makeup, including stubborn eye make-up. I paid $15.00 for it and it's worth every penny. You just wash it out afterward and it lasts till it's worn out just like a wash cloth would. I love it!
POSTED BY STEPHANIE :: CALIFORNIA USA :: 11/03/2008 4:30 PM
I use olive oil to take my make up off my eyes and it is wonderful.
POSTED BY JOAN :: GEORGIA USA :: 06/09/2009 10:31 AM
I have never liked using any kind of liquid oil on my eyes because of blurring, so I have used Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening before when I ran out of Cold Cream. I don't use it all the time, but it works great (even on stubborn mascara) when I'm in a crunch to get it off without any smearing.
POSTED BY DLM :: TEXAS USA :: 06/11/2009 5:58 AM
I'll use olive oil, coconut oil or jojoba oil. I put a drop or two on my finger and blot/dab it on my eyelashes and then go about my business for a few minutes (putting on jammies maybe) and let it work a bit to loosen it...then wipe it off when I was my face. Funny part is that if I put it on and just leave it (usually because I'm doing something else) mascara comes off so easily with no rubbing.
POSTED BY SUSAN :: COLORADO USA :: 06/17/2009 7:19 AM
I had posted a comment back in October '08 about using Jojoba Oil or Real Purity's Eye Make-Up Remover. Both are great and I carry them at my store. I would also like to recommend Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques NEW Eye Make-Up Remover. It not only removes the make-up, but also contains ingredients such as burdock and plantain extract which are great for the skin. I've used it myself and really like it! The ingredients are: organic jojoba oil, organic coconut oil, organic castor oil, castor wax, vitamin e oil, organic burdock extract, organic plantain extract, and organic sweet orange oil
POSTED BY JOY :: NATURALJOYBEAUTY.COM :: WWW.NATURALJOYBEAUTY.COM :: UTAH USA :: 06/24/2009 7:21 AM
Jojoba oil works wonders for makeup removal (especially eye makeup). It is not a greasy oil; its light. Jojoba oil won't cause blemishes or pore clogging. I have sensitive skin, and also use it as my moisturizer - eliminating 1 more product I used to buy. Good luck!
POSTED BY HALES02 :: MINNESOTA USA :: 06/24/2009 3:01 PM
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