“ Brand: Boots / Type: Eye Lotion / Suitable for: Eye / fragrance free: yes / Product line: Boots Expert „
In the past I have used a variety of products to take off my eye make-up from a number of brands including Lancome and Clinique. I have also used Baby Oil and Vaseline for the same purpose. I was looking for a cheaper alternative to achieve the same result and stumbled upon Boots' own expert eye make up removal lotion - I picked this one up as it specified that it was for 'sensitive' eyes, and I have extremely sensitive skin on my face (hence my previous use of Baby Oil and Vaseline). As it turns out, I should have just bought Baby Oil and been able to use it as a lotion as well! This has the exact same consistency as Baby Oil - I'd be surprised if there was much else in it contained. It is, however, cheaper than Baby Oil, so maybe that is a plus for it. However, it must be said that the packaging leaves quite a lot to be desired - for one, the label peeled off quite soon after purchase - maybe because of the oily lotion getting on the outside? It was also a little tiresome having to unscrew the top every time I wanted to use it, whether it was for taking my make-up off at night or simply correcting a stray pencil mark. For products like this, I prefer a flip-top, which makes one-handed access fairly easy - but prevents spills nonetheless.
I had high hopes for this eye make up remover. Boots is a name I trust and most of their own branded products are usually excellent value for money. So I really hoped this would be the same.
Product Description and Claims*************
The eye make up remover comes in a 200 ml bottle priced at £2.99. Boots describes this product as being 'especially designed for sensitive skin' which is exactly what I need as I have very sensitive skin and have often found that some eye make up removers can sting the area around my eyes.
It claims to be 'free from fragrance and lanolin and it has a blend of light oils to gently sweep away even waterproof make up'. 'Great, sounds ideal', I thought. How wrong could I be?
What I liked*****************
This did not sting my eyes at all, ideal for sensitive skin as per the description. It was a good price for the amount you get.
What I disliked***************
It was not very good at removing my make up! It did not 'gently sweep' away my non waterproof eye make up so heaven knows how it would cope with the waterproof make up that it claimed to be able to remove. I had to use numerous pieces of cotton wool, soaked in the stuff to get the smallest amount of mascara off each time. It took ages to get it all off. Removing eye make up should be quick and easy. The description of 'light oils' is an understatement. This product was incredibly greasy and oily. The oil sat on my skin for hours which is just horrible. It also kept making its way into my eyes which would then make everything blurry.
I ended up throwing this away and buying a different product as I actually avoided wearing make up so that I did not have to go through the chore of having to remove it. It was a complete waste of money. I should have taken it back for a refund as it did not do the job it was intended to do. I would not recommend this to anyone.
I usually wear waterproof mascara most days and have found difficulty finding a eye-make up remover which will remove it easily. My usual one is a Clarins one which does the job fantastically however it is not cheap. I am therefore always on the lookout for a similar product and this is how I found myself trying out this one.
It is from the Boots Expert range and is called Boots Expert Sensitive Gentle Eye Make Up Removal Lotion. It costs £2.98 and is available from Boots stores or online at Boots.com
The lotion is hypoallergenic and is suitable for sensitive skin. It is fragrance free and dermatologically tested. It contains aloe vera and a blend of oils designed to sweep away make up. It all sounded promising but does it do what it says?
The product comes in a fairly large 200ml plastic bottle with a screw top lid. You don't need to use much product so the bottle does last for ages. The lotion well isn't really a lotion at all its an oil and it is very oily. You need to pour some onto a cotton wool pad and be careful not to get it on your clothing or towels. On applying it too your skin it easily removes eye shadow however I found it didn't tackle the mascara so well. I found it left some mascara still on my eyelashes even after a few wipes, it certainly did not sweep it away as it claimed to be able to do.
The other really bad thing is it is so greasy and oily your eyes look really oily and after using this I have to cleanse them with some cream cleanser as I don't want to go to bed with oil all over my face. I feel this kind of defeats the purpose you don't really want to have to use cleanser to clean off eye make-up remover.
I was really disappointed with this product however because its such a big bottle and you don't use much I think I am stuck using it for a while, I hate to throw anything out! It is certainly not a product I would buy again and despite my desire to save money I might just have to go back to using my Clarins products until I discover something else which will do a good job for less money. Sorry Boots I don't think you are expert at eye make-up removal!
I'm a big fan of own brand products and have enjoyed using the Boots Expert range before, so this product was an obvious option for me when I needed to replace my eye make-up remover.
I was very disappointed with the product as it was far too greasy and didn't so much remove my eye make-up rather than spread it around my face.
The consistency of the liquid is similar to baby oil, maybe a bit less thick. The lotion was so greasy that it would be more appropriately named a make-up removal oil. I have particularly dry skin and I found this too oily - it would be completely inappropriate for someone with oily skin. The oil also made the plastic label come away from the bottle and left the bottle feeling very greasy. I did not enjoy getting grease on my hands whenever I used it.
The label clearly states that it is for sensitive eyes. My eyes are sensitive and the lotion didn't irritate my eyes at all. However I had to remove the residue using a cleansing lotion which cancelled out the gentle effect the eye lotion had.
I normally wear eyeshadow, black eyeliner and black mascara, none of which are waterproof. It removed my eyeshadow quite well, but spread the mascara and eyeliner around my eye area. I had to clean off the residue and the black marks left on my face with lots of cleanser.
Because of the extreme oiliness of the product, it is unsuitable for using before you are going to reapply make up. It made my skin incredibly shiny and make up would slip off straight away.
After a couple of weeks persevering with this lotion, I eventually gave up and threw it away. I'd purchased this mainly because I believed it would be good value for money, but with half a bottle ending up in the bin, it turned out to be a complete waste.
I got this eye make up removal lotion for about £3, thinking it was good value for the reasonably large bottle (200ml), however i feel like totally cheated out of my money, barely got a weeks use of of the bottle due to the large amount of product required to fully remove my (not even waterproof!) mascara, in addition to this false ecconomy the product left a very greasy residue on my eyes after every use, the only good point i could mention about this product would have to be the suitability for sensitive skin as this product didnt irritate my eyes at all, however although this is an advantage it isnt a particularly useful one as the product fails to complete its actual purpose of removing eye make up well.
So in conclusion i would not recommend this product as i feel that its offers no value for money and lacks the necessary qulaity the boots expert range implies it should have.
I have tried a lot of eye make up remover in the past and never really been satisfied untill i bought Boots expert sensitive eye make up removal lotion. I bought it one day as i had ran out of eye make up remover and was skint. You can get it for a couple of pound. I wear a lot of eyeliner and mascara so sometimes it feels like im using half a bottle of lotion to get it all off, but not with this boots product. I barely need to use any and it all comes off, also making my eyes feel soft and moisterised. I was shocked at how good i found this product as it is so cheap, compared to brand named make up remover which costs a lot more. It also lasts me a good few months and the bottle is clear so you can see how much you have left. I would definetly reccommend this product to anyone, especially people like myself who wear a lot of eye make up.
I am a no nonsense girl, I like things to work and quickly. My make up has to be removed quick before I fall asleep! You get a 200ml bottle for £2.99 which is quite reasonable. I don't have sensitive eyes as much but I find applying eye cream afterwards the cream can make it sting.
I wear a lot of mascara and eyeliner. The product itself it very oily and I have to dampen my cotton wool pad to water it down and make it last longer. I like the feel of the product and it is almost fragrance free.
The product claims it removes waterproof mascara but it has difficulty in removing normal mascara and as for the eyeliner I feel I have to rub my eyes to get it off. Then I have to splash my eyes with water because it is so oily.
The packaging is plain and simple. It is a see through bottle so you can see how much product is still in the bottle. I find that the label peels off the bottle maybe because the roduct is so greasy.
Overall I am not impressed with this product and asides from first impressions it doesn't offer value for money.
Eye make up remover is something that I swear by. It one of my essentials as I hate having to scrub with cleanser and toner around my sensitive eyes and I like something gentle but hard working to do the trick and then I continue with the rest of my make up removing techniques.
I'd seen this range in Boots before and I already owned the sensitive moisture cream I had been given for free from the same range though I wasn't impressed. However I needed some eye make up remover and this is currently on at the special price of £1.49 instead of £2.99 so I purchased with my points off my advantage card.
What This Product Says About Itself....
Sensitive skin needs extra care especially around the eyes, that's why this hypoallergenic lotion with Aloe Vera softens as it works. Free from fragrance and Lanolin it has a blend of light oils to gently sweep away even waterproof make-up. Dermatologically tested.
200ml clear recyclable plastic bottle with screw on/off lid. The liquid pours out of the hole at the top and you can see what looks like water through the bottle. Packaging is basic basically on the front telling me what the product is and who it s by in purple lettering and on the back tells me what it does, how to use, ingredients and how to contact Boots.
Firstly I must address the bottle. The liquid is greasy as hell. It makes the plastic labelling peel off and look unsightly and cheap, areal pet peeve of mine.
Biggest complaint is that it says this is a lotion. Well it isn't. It's a liquid. Its an oil. They needed to make the hole the size of a pin prick cos me not thinking came along poured it on to a cotton wool pad and it dripped everywhere. It stained and ruined my new jeans and my quilt cover! I was livid! This really is a design fault and should be made better than that cos even being careful I use to much product and get in a mess!
On the upside cos it is so oily a little goes along way. It's a pain to use though cos as I say it is very greasy and it goes through cotton wool and makes finger greasy too and keeping hold of the bottle is a difficult buisness!
Now I really put my eye makeup remover to the test. I realise that. I use usual foundation and pressed powder on my eyes, then an eye primer, then some eye pencil and eyebrow pencil, then glitter liquid eyeliner, then liquid eye shadows then lashes of mascara. I'm fond of cosmetics. So I know removing it is going to be a messy business.
Now to be fair it doesn't struggle with the removal for the most part. It doesn't take scrubbing and if you do do the sweeping effect the majority comes off. Taking off anything with glitter on it doesn't feel nice at all though. It feels very 'scrapey' and quite harsh. However on closer inspection it left mascara between my lashes. This is a real problem for me and I really have to make sure I remove all traces of mascara because if I don't its guaranteed I will have an eye infection by the morning, hence why I use an eye make up remover in the first place. No matter how hard I scrub it won't remove all traces of waterproof mascara. I'm lucky though because I do always follow up with cleanser and toner and don't mind re doing over my eyes and really you need to use something to eradicate the grease feeling the eye make up remover gives you anyway.
I find this ever so slightly irritating but not on the scale of most eye make up removing products. It doesn't make my eyes water or sting but I don't feel particularly clean after using this product and sometimes my eyes feel grubby inside like I have little particles of make up stuck in my sockets.
It's ok if your skint or on a budget. For me I'd rather pay a little more for a better designed bottle and something that isn't so like Johnson's baby oil. It's good for sensitive eyes there's no disputing that fact and yes it easily tackles run of the mill make up, but if your like me and like Barry M and stuff that is glittery you may not find this is the one for you.
I won't be purchasing it again but it's ok for a cheapy.
Usually £2.99 Boots Only
My eyes are very sensitive so when I found my eyes stinging after using a cucumber make-up removing lotion, I decided I would have to find one that would not sting.
The Boots Expert range was formally called Skin Kindly with different packaging. I'm not too sure if there have been new products added as I didn't use the previous range too much. The Boots website tells me that this product was formally the Boots Skin kindly Eye Make-up Remover Lotion.
This product comes in a tall frosted effect bottle. The label on the front is like the one in the picture. Mine however came off a long time time ago due to the greasiness of the product!
The screw top lid opens to reveal a hole in between the size of a 5p and 10p piece. You need cotton wool to use this. I place the cotton wool onto the top and tip the bottle up to put some of the liquid onto the cotton wool. Obviously you need keep the cotton wool tight on the top to stop it going everywhere.
The liquid is about the same consistency of water and is near enough see through. I hold the cotton wool onto my eyelid for a few seconds and wipe my eye. It works better when you hold it on the lid for a few seconds to let it soak in and the make-up will come off easier than vigeously rubbing your eye!
This job what it says in that it does not irritate my eyes at all. It also lasts a good few months. It is however quite greasy but that is to be expected. After I have removed my make-up I simply soak a cotton pad in water, squeeze to remove the excess and gently run it over my eyelids to get rid of the greasiness.
Full price this costs £2.99 and is only available from Boots, but it is on offer at the moment for £1.49.
A fragrance free and hypoallergenic lotion with aloe vera /