Hi everyone, How have you all been? I had such a fun weekend this weekend, I went out with my friends & boyfriend & had a few too many drinks, tried tequila for the first time & had a good old dance to Taylor Swift music. I was definitely pretty tired the next day & have been trying to recover/catch up on sleep since. But today I am feeling more refreshed & better rested, so I am back with a review, & this time it’s of the Camomile Gentle Eye Makeup Remover from The Body Shop.
I got the mini version (60ml) which costs £3 as I wanted to try this out before I decided to pick up the full size, however the full size version (250ml) is only £7.50, so I think the price point is pretty good for this one!
This eye makeup remover is one of The Body Shop’s best sellers according to their website. It is suitable for sensitive skin & contact lens wearers, which is important for me as I have contacts in every single day. It has no added fragrance, colour or alcohol, including camomile from Norfolk, England. It is said to melt makeup around the eyes, leaving lids & lashes feeling both softer & cleaner.
I have been using this for around a month now & I am quite far down the 60ml bottle. Depending on how heavy your makeup is, you can get away with using one cotton round for both eyes.
I douse the cotton round with the eye makeup remover and hold it over my eye for around 15 seconds, then I gently wipe away the makeup from my eyes. I find that all eyeshadow is removed, and mostly all eyeliner after this which is great! However, I have to go back in with the cotton round to remove quite a lot of mascara or any stubborn liner. I do find that once I have taken a bit more time to remove the rest, it comes off easily. However, there are some mascara’s which will just not be removed with this, such as the Clinique High Impact & various waterproof mascara’s. I personally rarely wear waterproof mascara, so it isn’t a huge deal for me, but if you are a waterproof lover then this may be too gentle for you.
After using this my eyes aren’t irritated or red. This really is a gentle product & I can see this working well for someone with sensitive skin/eyes. The only negative regarding this eye makeup remover is the feeling it leaves on my eye afterwards – the residue leaves my eye area feeling a little tacky. I have to be honest, I am very fussy with residue, so this may not bother you, but for me it is a put off as my Johnsons Makeup Be Gone wipes remove my eye makeup easily & leave no residue.
I am still kind of on the fence with this one & will probably end up repurchasing just the mini version again to see if I can make my mind up. I do want to stop using so many makeup wipes though, which is why I am so keen to find an alternative!
Overall this is a great pretty affordable option which is ideal for sensitive skin & non waterproof wearers. I can see why so many people love this, but I’m just not 100% sure if it’s for me.
What do you think of this one? Have you used it before? Can you recommend a great eye makeup remover? Let me know below!
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I’ve been looking for a gentle, affordable eye makeup remover for a while. I love the Body Shop and generally trust their products, so I might have to give this one a go after reading your positive review 🙂 xx
Yeah, it’s definitely worth a try!! I hope you like it if you do give it a go x
My Mum has really sensitive skin and most make up removers irritate her but after reading your review – especially as you mention how gentle it is I think I might get her this to try now – I don’t wear makeup myself so getting to read posts like this helps me a lot when buying for other people.
Ah yes I’d definitely recommend her giving it a go. She might really like it! Thanks so much for reading x
Jazmin thanks for sharing an affordable solution for those of us with sensitive skin. I usually use Grapeseed oil to remove my eye makeup but have found eye makeup remover solutions work better. I’ll try the mini version and see if it works for me. Thanks for sharing!
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I haven’t tried grapeseed oil for removing makeup but that’s interesting! I hope this one works for you if you try it x
I always like trying out new eye makeup removers. On a daily basis I wear quite a lot of eye makeup so the remover need to be good at removing all my makeup. This remover sounds really great. I also like that it isn’t really irritating because I have pretty sensitive eyes! X
You should give it a go! It seems to remove my makeup well. Thanks so much for reading x
I had product similar to this one from another brand. I usually use cleansing milks for removing makeup as they work so much better that micellar water for me. They don’t dry out skin and make it feel irritated. I would love to try this one, it seems great. Lovely review. xx
Yes I don’t find micellar removes eye makeup too well either. This is a nice option! Thanks for reading xx
Oh I love this product from body shop! It removes my waterproof mascara and we all know how difficult that is
It’s a great product x