Perks of having roommates like mine are that you get to share beauty finds (and cupcakes!). My friend and roommate Dorothea taught me a thing or two about gentle makeup removers that wash away makeup in a snap.
For a long time I’d been using a blue, oil-based makeup remover from Sephora (read the review here). However, I noticed that as I started to use more eyeliner and water-resistant mascara, I had to really scrub to wash it all off at the end of the day. I knew this couldn’t be good for my eyes or the eye area.
Dorothea introduced me to Biotherm Clarifying Cleansing Milk ($27, 13.5 oz.), a double-duty cleanser and eye/face makeup remover. Cleansing milks are silky, oil-in-water emulsions that leave the skin moisturized and refreshed. They are non-irritating and safe for the eye area. Apply with a cotton pad around the eyes or use as a normal cleanser for the whole face. Unlike my old eye makeup remover, this product doesn’t leave behind a film or residue.
If you are looking for solely an eye makeup remover because you already have a facial cleanser, I recommend the Sephora Sens’ Eyes Waterproof Sensitive Eye Cleanser ($24, 3.38 oz.). This makeup remover has a similar texture and consistency. ✧