For the short term, I double cleansed with my beloved Kahina Facial Cleanser - which does a great job getting everything off without any stinging - but for fear of burning through my not inexpensive bottle, I decided to pick up Blûm Naturals' Daily Eye Makeup Remover in my latest iherb order. I've used Blûm's wipes before and while they work in a pinch, they're never quite wet enough and always involve more scrubbing than I'd like. I hoped being able to control the amount of liquid would solve this problem, while also eliminating the excess waste of wipes...and happily, it does.
It wouldn't be one of my reviews if I didn't add a scent breakdown somewhere, so here goes. The ingredients list chamomile extract, cucumber extract, vanilla oil, lavender oil, and patchouli oil, and somehow they all combine together into a sweet scent that's very reminiscent of baby powder. It's not terrible, but nothing to write home about either.
The Bottom Line
I think there's a part of me that will always prefer oils and creamy cleansers for makeup removal, but if you're looking for a good water-based remover, Blum's is a great one to check out. It's gentle, inexpensive, and it does a good job removing eye makeup - even toughies like mascara and eyeliner (although keep in mind that none of mine are waterproof, so I can't speak to how it would work on those.) Regardless of whether I find something I like better for everyday, I can definitely see keeping this in my kit for any mid-application cleanups, as it really does excel in that regard.
What's your favorite kind of makeup remover?
Ingredients: Aqua (water), aloe barbadensis leaf juice, decyl glucoside, chamomile extract, cucumber extract, vanilla oil, lavender oil, patchouli oil, gluconolactone, sodium benzoate, glycerin.