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Make remover for HIGHLY sensitive skin.

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DontTellAnyonebut Sat 01-Oct-11 12:10:12

Anyone have any recommendations? I've given up wearing make up as i get ezcema under my eyes after a couple of days. I think it's removing make up. I've tried several brands and just very mild soap and water. It's driving me nuts, i've even had to stop using the Boots Protect & Perfect serum as that started to react too and am now on a stupidly expensive moisturiser.

Anyone with a trusted product or recommendation?

neuroticmumof3 Sat 01-Oct-11 12:32:33

Liz Earle cleanse and polish is very gentle and I believe her products are ok for those with ezcema. Her moisturiser is very healing as well. You can buy a mini sizes kit on her website quite cheaply so may be worth a try.

GeeinItLaldy Sat 01-Oct-11 12:37:02

Dermalogica Ultra Calming Cleanser.

I have eczema and skin which is super sensitive to more or less everything and I suffered really badly before I discovered Dermalogica several years ago.

DontTellAnyonebut Sat 01-Oct-11 12:37:17

Thank you

DonDiegoYDoritoYTinto Sat 01-Oct-11 12:45:27

I like Eve Lom. It's pricey but lasts forever. I get really bad eczema on my face, and it definitely helps. I thought the muslin cloth might be too harsh, but it seems to be fine.

DontTellAnyonebut Sat 01-Oct-11 16:26:10

Someone else mentioned Eve Lom today. I'd NEVER heard of it but apparently it's in all the mags as the best etc. I'll give the others a go first as i don't want to get addicted to yet another expensive potion!

DonDiegoYDoritoYTinto Sat 01-Oct-11 17:18:46

You can get a tester pack for about £25 I think It lasted me ages.

ameliagrey Sat 01-Oct-11 17:41:19

REN cleansing lotions have all the naty chemicals removed and they do one for sensitve skin which is great.

Also recommend Clinique gentle cream cleanser.

DonDiegoYDoritoYTinto Sat 01-Oct-11 17:43:38

REN is fab. I recommend their rose oil serum.. gorgeous and so soothing.

GeeinItLaldy Sat 01-Oct-11 17:49:25

Oh yes..Ren is lovely too, especially the rose oil serum. The rose shower gel is my special pampering treat because it's the only luxurious product I can use on my body and it's a lovely change from aqueous cream which I use the rest of the time for washing.

meep Sat 01-Oct-11 17:52:15

I get eczema on my eyelids. I recently bought a Naked moisturiser (you can get it in Superdrug) and it has been brilliant on my eyes. They also have a makeup remover so that might be good for you? I also use their shampoo/conditioner which has helped my eyes too (if you think about how much runs down your face when you are washing your hair in the shower). And I am back to wearing makeup on my eyes again!

SeymoreButts Sat 01-Oct-11 17:53:14

I'm reading this with interest, I also get really bad eczema on my eyes. I use Eve Lom cleanser and it is fine. I've tried quite a few different cleansers and Eve Lom is the one I tolerate the best. Anything in wipe form is a complete disaster!
Protect and perfect is a big no-no, I used the eye serum and ended up with what looked like burns! The same with anything from Olay!

meep Sat 01-Oct-11 17:56:29

I can use Costco unfragranced baby wipes on my eyes!

DontTellAnyonebut Sat 01-Oct-11 18:23:28

Seymore - can you now wear make up daily? I only ask a wipes are the same as using an acid soaked brillo pad for me and the P&P also 'burnt' me.

GeeinItLaldy Sat 01-Oct-11 18:48:12

I've never got on with wipes of any variety either. And I wasn't impressed by Eve Lom. I was given a sample of the cleanser and moisturiser and didn't think it was worth the money at all.

It's only since discovering Dermalogica that I can wear eye make-up daily.

suiledonn1 Sat 01-Oct-11 18:48:48

Look at the La Roche Posay range. Lots of different types of cleansers for every type of skin.

I was having problems with dry sensitive skin and used the Micellar Solution in the Physiological range and found it very gentle.

lostlady Sat 01-Oct-11 18:53:07

I use organic type stuff because of previous similar problems. At the moment i use Madara cleanser: the one I have is a foaming facial wash, which removes all makeup no problems and feels nice and clean. Reasonably priced too: lasts ages.

LucyEyelesbarrow Sat 01-Oct-11 19:07:09

Have you tried the Trilogy Very Gentle range? They do a cream cleanser, calming fluid and moisturiser. I have sensitive skin which became extremely sensitive when I was pregnant and found Trilogy brilliant. Not particularly cheap, though.

pinkgirlythoughts Sat 01-Oct-11 19:11:48

I use Johnson's baby lotion smile

Psocid Sat 01-Oct-11 19:18:42

Waitrose baby bottom butter for me....use like eve lom with a muslin - which is brilliant for m but pricy. Baby bottom butter is a couple of quid. I react badly to Liz Earle

QuinnFabray Sat 01-Oct-11 19:29:10

I use Waitrose baby bottom stuff as a make up remover too. Excellent at removing waterproof mascara! Only about £2.50 too.

WayneKerr Sat 01-Oct-11 19:39:06

Cetaphil cleanser, sold in chemists for about £8 a bottle, or in Asda for £4. Great, mild stuff. They also do a moisturiser,

flipflopflap Sun 02-Oct-11 08:34:22

I have Eczema around my eyes too, and found that even Liz Earle was too harsh for my skin, I started using Trilogy's very gentle cleansing cream and it has been brilliant for me. I remove it using the hot cloth method and my skin is lovely and soft and I rarely get an eczema breakout now.

Chandon Sun 02-Oct-11 08:43:14

I have really sensitive skin, but somehow cheap and cheerful Oil of Olaz eye make up remover (cream in a tube, cheapo) is great for me.

Usually i use REN products for sensitive skin, but this is the only stuff I put anywhere near my eyes.

SeymoreButts Sun 02-Oct-11 09:03:01

Don'tTell yep I wear make-up every day on my eyes. Just concealer on my eyelids and under-eyes (I've got bad dark circles), eye pencil and mascara and my skin is fine. I can't wear eyeshadow daily though, that would give me eczema! Every now and again is fine though.

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