I bought this one mainly because of the packaging. I love it. This color seems to soothe me. Just looking at it makes me feel good. I also bought it because I wanted to try something different to remove my eye makeup. I recently had started using almond oil or coconut oil to get rid of mascara and eyeshadow but coming accross this lotion, I decided to just go ahead and give it a try.
About the product
According to Neutrogena: This light, residue-free lotion gently dissolves your hard-to-remove eye makeup while conditioning your eye area. The unique formula quickly removes makeup–even waterproof mascara–while still being gentle enough to use daily. Plus, a replenishing blend of cucumber and aloe extracts helps smooth the look of dry lines and puffiness. Your skin will look clean and refreshed, and feel soothed and hydrated.
- Gentle enough for daily use
- Removes waterproof mascara
- Fragrance free
- Cucumber and aloe extracts
The product is a lotion that is neither too thick or too thin. It has a “barely there” scent, I would say close to a fresh cucumber. The way I use it is apply a bit of lotion on my fingers, rub them together then close my eyes and rub it gently on my eyelids and eyelashes for a few seconds. Then I pick up a cotton round and remove the product and makeup along with it. I do not use waterproof mascara and I didn’t even have one in my huge makeup box, mind you, because I would have loved to test it on waterproof mascara. Whenever I buy one I’ll update this post with my findings.
But when it comes to regular mascara and eyeshadow I thought this product did a wonderful job. With one application I was satisfied with the result and I did not wake up the morning after with leftover mascara on my pillow like it has happened before with other makeup removers. I definitely feel like face makeup and eye makeup need different formulations. For my face I usually prefere something lighter, a water that leaves my skin feeling fresh. But for my eyes I liked the idea of softly applying and massaging the product in and simply removing it with one swipe instead of going over the fragile skin of my eyes repeatedly with a cotton round. Plus, the Neutrogena Hydrating Eye Makeup Remover Lotion does not leave any residue and the skin around my eyes does feel hydrated and soft after application. so, would I buy this product again? I definitely would. I got it on Well.ca for 12.99. Buy it here