Do you dread cleaning your eye make-up after a night out? There may be a variety of reasons you may be averse to this type of make-up removal, such as the frequent loss of lashes that results from putting some “muscle” into the process. This make up remover is gentle enough for routine use on eyelids, lashes and surrounding areas, as well as all over the face. It contains certified-organic essential oils and other plant-derived oils such as grape, sunflower, coconut and others like comfrey and jasmine. It is high in vitamin E and contains medium-chain triglycerides which have anti-inflammatory properties, while lauric acid serves and an anti-bacterial for combating acne. These oils mimic the skin’s natural oil production. Importantly, this cleanser is also cleanly produced by a third party via expeller methods from harvest to production. With lavender oil as an ingredient, it is also a multi-tasker, serving as a eye lash conditioner during make up removing as well as an eye brow conditioner when applied to a brow brush. In testing this gentle cleanser even removed waterproof mascara.
Many people are not likely to turn to an oil-based make up remover because they associate anything with oil in it responsible for oil production and pore clogging. However, this holds true for mineral and petroleum oils which, as potential carcinogens, shouldn’t be used anyway. These types of oils occlude pores and prevent skin from breathing, causing acne. These oils are typically confused with plant-based oils, which work synergistically with the skin’s natural processes to keep it balanced and supple. Further, the purity of coconut oils vary greatly and if not produced with expeller methods, may also cause break outs. Additionally, cleansers that are soap-based (think those that lather) strip the skin of its natural protective barrier. As a result, the skin overcompensates to return to its healthy protective pH by overproducing oil, reversing the desired effect of cleansing!
This multi-tasking, cruelty-free, clean-ingredient cleanser is a smart choice not just for removing make up from the eyes but for the entire face – and as a bonus, it ensures you can go to bed with soft, pH balanced and supple skin.
- Cruelty-free with no animal-derived ingredients
- Ingredients consist entirely of certified organic botanicals and essential oils
- No synthetic fragrances or dyes
- No parabens or phthalates
- Oils produced via expeller methods from harvest to production
- Recyclable container without excessive packaging
- Made in upstate NY (Hudson Valley)
- Doubles as lash conditioner
- Savor Spa (NYC and Woodstock, NY)