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Eye Makeup Remover for Sensitive Eyes

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conquita Wed 30-Oct-13 01:27:40

I have been using Clinique take the day off, but the skin under my eyes have started to react with red marks after using it. Actually I have noticed this a lot with Clinique products when after a few months of use my skin starts to react with red patches.

Any recommendations greatly appreciated!

GetWhatYouNeed Wed 30-Oct-13 01:41:43

I've had reactions to various eye make up removers so for the past few years have used Avene Gentle Eye make up remover, about £9, I get it from Boots, not one problem since using it.

LeoandBoosmum Wed 30-Oct-13 02:00:59

There is nothing in the world like Kiehl's Supremely Gentle Eye Makeup Remover as long as you don't wear waterproof! A tiny blob on each eye, gently rub in, and remover with cotton pads moistened with tepid water...and it's gone with no stinging, watering or reaction.
Kiehl's also offer a money back guarantee so you have nothing to lose.
It is about £17 - it seems incredibly steep for an eye makeup remover - but my latest bottle has been used daily since May and I'm not yet halfway through the bottle. Here is a link to Kiehl's US site (only because there are reviews - 17 of them -on that site that you can read):,default,pd.html

Here in the UK you can order it directly from a Kiehl's store (the flagship one is in London) or from John Lewis online.


LeoandBoosmum Wed 30-Oct-13 02:01:41

Sorry...will just activate that link:,default,pd.html

LeoandBoosmum Wed 30-Oct-13 02:03:10

Ps...when I saw a derm for my rosacea she told me that she got more referrals from reactions to Clinique than any other beauty brand, despite their claims to be gentle, fragrance-free, allergy-tested, clinically-tested etc!

conquita Wed 30-Oct-13 02:43:58

Thanks so much! smile
Is this the right Avene product? I am in Australia.
I also like the idea of the Kiehls remover too.

I can't believe what has happened using Clinique. I was also using their Mild liquid face wash and got the red patches on the sides of my mouth and chin. I discontinued use, and they went away. I would never have classed my skin as sensitive either.

AdoraBell Wed 30-Oct-13 02:45:21

The only one I've found that doesn't make eyes Go crusty is Clarins gentle eye cleanser. NOT the one for sensitivo eyes, the oil in that stings and makes my eyes water.

dobedobedo Wed 30-Oct-13 03:12:04

The only thing I can use is baby lotion. It takes off eye makeup and is mild.

Megbeth Wed 30-Oct-13 04:15:06

I use Simple eye make up remover. I have sensitive eyes & have no problems with this one.

HenD19 Wed 30-Oct-13 04:23:37

The Bodyshop camomile one in a white bottle is great. Not sure if you can get it in Australia tho?

OneLittleLady Wed 30-Oct-13 04:25:12

I use Johnson's daily essentials eye make up removal pads. I do have very sensitive skin (clinique ruined me) but have no problem with these pads

Laquila Wed 30-Oct-13 04:43:39

Clinique is apparently chock-full of chemicals but then isn't everything?

I find the watery blue L'Oreal one in a smallish plastic bottle to be excellent for sensitive skin -v soothing and only about £2 from Bodycare (and they often have offers on it in Boots).

Otherwise I'd recommend the Green People range if you have very sensitive skin, although I haven't specifically tried the eye make-up remover.

LividofLondon Wed 30-Oct-13 08:08:41

Apricot kernel oil or similar, using the oil cleansing method. It removes eye make-up brilliantly without irritating the skin. No nasty chemicals, not tested on animals, cheap, and gentle. Takes a little getting used to after using "normal" cleansers, but I love it.

SirRaymondClench Wed 30-Oct-13 08:09:54

La Roche Posay Micellar water is brilliant for taking all makeup off! It's so gentle too! I've only really just started using it and can't say enough about it!

Norfolknway Wed 30-Oct-13 08:18:39

Baby oil. It takes off everything and is great for your skin

BeaLola Wed 30-Oct-13 09:59:39

Simple one is good and second the LA Roche Posay micellar water -just started using this from a re commendation on here and it is very good.

hollyisalovelyname Wed 30-Oct-13 09:59:41

Garnier for Sensitive eyes. Cheap.
Everything else stings or is too oily for me.

conquita Wed 30-Oct-13 22:26:29

Thanks everyone, great tips smile

bsc Wed 30-Oct-13 22:30:28

What holly said- garnier sensitive (it's green, has cucumber in). really mild, everything else annoys my skin.

goodasitgets Thu 31-Oct-13 01:26:41

Trial and error I think
L'oreal micellar water and j&j unfragranced baby wipes are the only two I have found that work for me

conquita Sat 02-Nov-13 08:20:42

I bought the keihl one and it is great. The red patches under my eyes have disappeared, thanks leoandboosmum smile

LeoandBoosmum Sat 02-Nov-13 14:53:00

You're very welcome smile So glad it worked for you!!

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