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Very Sensitive Eyes- make up remover

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hollyisalovelyname Sun 15-May-16 14:46:01

Help please.
I have very,very sensitive eyes.
I am allergic to so many removers.
I've just bought L'oreal gentle eye make up remover. Stung like mad sad
Simple stings too.
Loved Garnier but they changed the formula.
I am even allergic to La Roche Posay.
I found Avene doesn't sting but it is a gel and I hate the texture.
Amy suggestions please.

ReggaeShark Sun 15-May-16 14:48:07

Simple eye make up remover lotion.

ReggaeShark Sun 15-May-16 14:48:27

Oops sorry.

Bartdudette Sun 15-May-16 14:57:19

I have similar skin and used to regularly trigger excema around my eyes with a lot of the standard brands for sensitive skin. I worked near to Planet Organic in London and tried a bunch of samples from there. The best turned out to be the Green People cleanser, which is quite pricey but worth it's weight in gold. It lasts me around 6 months and I use it every day to take my make up off with.

thenightsky Sun 15-May-16 15:13:14

They all sting like buggery and give me red sore patches apart from one... Boots Botanics.

this one

hollyisalovelyname Sun 15-May-16 15:32:29

Thank you. It's not the skin around my eyes but the actual eyeball itself that the products sting. My eyelids then swell up - a lovely look- not !

tethersend Sun 15-May-16 16:16:28

I find cram ones better- no bleary, stingy eyes.

Olay is the best one. Here

tethersend Sun 15-May-16 16:17:58


DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 15-May-16 16:34:39

Wilkos own brand 99p and brilliant!

HouseOfBiscuits Sun 15-May-16 17:17:51

I wear contact lenses and can only wear hypoallergenic makeup. I use Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes It works well and removes waterproof mascara.

PlasticRoses Sun 15-May-16 18:43:00

Clinique cleansing balm is fantastic, as is the cheaper body shop chamomile balm. I have sensitive eyes and balms work well for me because they get everything off quickly with less rubbing and getting stuff in your eyes

augustusglupe Sun 15-May-16 18:49:00

Lancôme bi facil....I've used it for 20 years and will never use anything else. My eyes are quite sensitive and I wear contact lenses. It's very soothing and melts away waterproof eye make up too.

rubybleu Sun 15-May-16 18:50:22

Blephasol? It's actually for cleaning your eyelids for blepharitis sufferers, but works a treat on eye makeup.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 15-May-16 18:57:24

I used Blephasol,I think it's expensive micellar water tbh.

Starman16 Sun 15-May-16 18:57:33

Might sound a bit weird but I use olive oil! Works a treat, doesn't irritate my eyes - put in on cotton wool pad, wipe then rinse off residue with your face wash/cleanser.

botemp Sun 15-May-16 19:04:01

Can you tolerate micellar water? Garnier do a decent one for very little money but I believe there are a couple for sensitive eyes specifically too. It's pretty non-irritating as it is just water, if you wear a lot of eye makeup cut a cotton pad in half, soak it with the MW and place underneath eyes then soak two additional cottons through (or split one) and rest on top of closed eyes for a bit, then wiggle gently back and forth and drag down slowly, then use back of pads to clean off any remnants. If everything irritates try jojobo oil it also works a treat and is especially good for sensitive eyes.

rubybleu Sun 15-May-16 19:30:06

I use Garnier micellar water to remove makeup - I have various fragrance allergies and it's good. However, it does sting my eyes!

hollyisalovelyname Sun 15-May-16 19:36:58

Thank you. I can't use Micellar water on my eyes either. sad
Knowing even La Roche Posay irritates my eyes gives you an idea of how sensitive they are.

swooosh Sun 15-May-16 19:38:16

Ponds cold cream cleanser!

hollinhurst84 Sun 15-May-16 20:02:10

That one that tethers linked
I bought it on her recommendation and haven't used anything else since

Longdistance Sun 15-May-16 20:07:06

I have used Nivea eye make up remover for years. I've used others, and they've made me cry.

ozymandiusking Sun 15-May-16 20:14:51

I would recommend Nivea eye makeup remover as well.

cherry17 Sun 15-May-16 21:07:56

Body Shop Camomile has never stung my eyes and is easy to get hold of. Prior to that I've used Caudalie Cleansing Water, again it's very mild but it's a bit more expensive. HTH.

JSpen Sun 15-May-16 21:32:03

Lancôme Bi-facil! I have very sensitive eyes but this one if is fine for me

Spam88 Sun 15-May-16 21:46:09

I use Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish - I find it better at removing eye make up than anything I've used in the past and even when I've managed to end up with more in my eyes than on them it doesn't sting.

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