I bought some Nivea Gentle Eye make up remover from Home Bargains as I had run out of my usual brand and this one was only 99p for a good sized bottle.
The branding is much the same as the usual Nivea branding and it comes in a plastic bottle and looks blue as the packaging is ever so slightly see through. I usually use eye make up remover wipes to take off my eye shadow and mascara and eye liner but I’ve used Nivea products loads of times before and been really impressed with them so thought nothing more of it.
I used it for the first time about two weeks ago and I applied a small amount to my cotton wool pad, as directed on the reverse of the bottle. It has a flip off lid and inside there is a small hole so you can actually disperse as much or as little of this as you want to use easily, and none goes to waste. The first thing I noticed about this was how weak and watery it seemed t be and it was easily absorbed into the cotton wool pad, so much so that I had to keep on pouring more and more out of the bottle.
I wiped it over my eyes (as directed) and all it seemed to do was to smudge my mascara and eye shadow across my face, rather than remove any of it. There was a small amount of make up on the cotton wool pad but not a lot really and I was disappointed that it smudged rather than removed.
It also slightly aggravated my eyes and they stung afterwards and this ahs never happened to me before with any other Nivea product, so I was quite surprised. Overall, I can’t say I have been impressed with this product and I have now gone back to my usual eye make up remover wipes.
By no means do I apply makeup with a trowel every day but I do wear a fair amount of makeup on my eyes and I also suffer with acne (although this is now controlled) so I always make sure that I take off my makeup every day properly, to avoid the build of grease and dirt which for me will inevitably end up as spots. I do have somewhat sensitive skin as well so I wanted to find something gentle and something which also did the job - Nivea Visage does just that for me. Not only is it good at removing eye makeup it's gentle and it's also pretty cheap - I usually get mine for just over £3. Yes you can get supermarket own brands cheaper but to be honest with makeup and skin products I don't think it's ever wise to scrimp on price.
I've tried the makeup remover wipes and all the other apparently amazing stuff you can buy but for me they sting my eyes and don't get everything off as quick - I'm usually scrubbing for 5 minutes to get everything off with one of those wipes. The bottle for this remover is pretty sturdy with a flip over lid which securely fastens back down so if you travel with it, it shouldn't leak in your bag unlike other cosmetic bottles I have! The bottle is now different to the one pictured in this review - it's no longer a screw off lid and the lid is also white now and not black in case you are looking for it in stores. The liquid is clear and doesn't really leak out unless you squeeze the bottle - again this is good so you can use the exact amount you want to.
With this, I use Boots or Superdrugs large cotton wool pads (the oval ones - the smaller round ones are no good to me - I'd need at least 3 of those per eye!). I squirt a good amount of the remover onto a pad and wipe it across my eyes back and forth til all the makeup is removed. I'd then use the back of the pad to dry my eye and remove the last bits. I then use another pad on my other eye. Literally 30 seconds on each eye is all it takes. There's no smell to this and it definitely doesn't irritate your eyes. I use a separate cleanser to remove make up off my face and then a moisturiser all over afterwards - I don't tone I am afraid - doesn't agree with my skin.
I don't wake up in the morning with panda eyes either! This really does remove everything in one hit. Like I said I wear a fair amount of eye make up so if it removes mine it will definitely remove yours! This is a great eye make up remover, usually lasts me a month or more so definitely worth the money!
I bought some new mascara that was really good and made my lashes look great but it was hard to remove, so instead of using my normal cleansing wipe to remove the mascara, I thought I better get some eye makeup remover. I've always loved Nivea products so I thought I'd choose this.
I really like the packaging of this product. It's just a small, blue 125ml bottle and on the front it clearly explains what the product is and what it does. On the back the ingredients are listed.
*Using The Product*
The lid was easily removed and all you have to do is pour some of the liquid onto a cotton wool pad (or normal cotton wool). Then the trouble started. I wiped my eye with the cotton wool pad and not much makeup came off. I wiped again. And again... and again... and again. Nothing happened. I put more of the remover onto the cotton wool pad thinking maybe I didn't have enough on before, but nothing happened again. In the end I had to get my Simple cleansing wipes out and use them like I used to and they worked better than the eye makeup remover. Using this product is hard because you'd have to scrub loads for it to remove makeup.
Smudged eye makeup and very sore red eyes. The product didn't irritate my eyes directly because it is very gentle, but the irritation is a kind-of secondary effect - from all the scrubbing, skin from the side of my eyes had peeled off and I was left with red marks of raw skin at the side of both eyes and a little bit under my eyes. Oh and a few eye lashes had been viciously plucked out in the process.
I wouldn't recommend it, but if you want to try it then go for it. Everyone is different so it might be perfect for you. Sadly for me, it didn't work and I chucked an almost full bottle in the bin. It's put me off buying a lot of Nivea products. I think £4.00 is quite expensive for what it is. I know better brands that only charge £3.00 for the same size bottle.
Nivea Visage - Extra Gentle Eye Make Up Remove
I always find that my face wipes never fully remove my masacra. It is quite annoying to find that I have panda eyes in the morning and have to work doubly hard to get the black stains from under my eyes. I happened to see this in Superdrug and thought this might solved my problems. So did it solve my problems or do I still look like a panda in the morning?
Nivea Visage do lots of different products but there seems to be two versions of the eye remover - a cream and a liquid remover. I bought the liquid remover.
I bought this from Superdrug for £2.35 (it's on offer - original price £3.35) but I have seen it for over 4 pounds in other places. So I would shop around for the cheapest deal on this product.
...Packaging and product ...
The first thing you notice about the packaging is the blue liquid that you can see through the bottle. There's a logo - Nivea Visage. Under that, it states Extra Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover. Oil Free with ProVitamin B5. 125ml. For sensitive. The bottle fits quite nicely into my hand so it's easy to grip so you can use it without spilling loads everywhere. There's a flick up cap, which is easy to open. You can keep it upto 12 months after its been opened.
This product is meant to "remove eye make-up without leaving any greasy residue. Its extra gentle formulation with soothing ProVitamin B5 gently hydrates the delicate eye area, minimising the risk of irritation. This product is oil free and ophthalmologically tested as suitable for contact lens wearers."
That last bit is interesting and very important to me as I wear contact lenses.
The smell is that typical Nivea smell. I can't describe it but everyone knows that Nivea smell. I spilt some of the liquid on the side so I can look at it without being on cotton wool. It looks like water. It doesn't seem to have that same blue look to it in small quantities. Now for the testing.
... Using the product ...
On the back of the bottle, it says Apply to cotton wool and wipe lightly over the eye area. Tissue or rinse off.
So it's evening and I have my day make up on. I do as the bottle says and put some of the liquid on the cotton wool and start to wipe my eye make up off gently. It doesn't sting and feels quite refreshing on my eye lids. I wipe and wipe and then I look at the cotton wool. A blend of mascara and eye shadow. One bit of cotton wool for each eye and I'm done. Just to test that there's no make up left on my eyes, I get some cotton wool, put some more of the product on it and wipe one of my eyes again. I look at the cotton wool and it's virtually clean. So it passed the day make up test but how about the night-time make up test?
Well, I did expect to use more of the product as I do put a lot more make-up on an evening than I do in the day and I did use more of the product but not really much more. It seems to remove all the mascara and eye make up no matter how much or how many layers of make up you have applied on your face.
After using the eye remover, my skin around my eyes didn't feel dry like it normally does when I use my facial wipes to get the mascara off. Maybe it's because I didn't have to rub hard to get it off.
Well, I no longer look like a panda in the morning and my eyes feel refreshed after I've used it. I think it's a bargain. It seems to last for ages as well. I would recommend this to anyone.
For more information about this product or any of Nivea's other product, please visit http://www.nivea.co.uk/highlights/local_highlight/LOCAL_nvs_oxgenuk.
Being someone who wears make up resembling Amy Winehouse (unintentionally!) I really can't live with out eye make up remover! Course I do use cleansing wipes and cleansers and toners being a make up fiend but I can't stand scrubbing my eyes and I find alot of cleansers and toners, no matter how mild they claim to be really do upset my sensitive eyes. Alot of the time I've took my make up off with cleanser and toner and missed some I couldn't see which was clogged into the root of my eyelashes and I've ended up with very bad eye infections. So now I use something gentle but effective and then used cleanser and toner as well and I find no more infections!
I use alot of eye make up. A primer, eyeliner, mascara then glitter eyeliner over the top and expensive long lasting eye-shadows and sometimes even eyebrow pencil too! I've been using eye make up remover wipes but I was having to use a lot of pads and having to scrub They turned out to be uneconomical and sore lol
I chose Nivea Visage Extra Gentle Eye Make Up Remover for many reasons. Firstly it was on offer in a local independent chemist for 99p. That was a huge pull! Secondly cos as I stated the pads wernt working for me and thirdly if you get the amount right of a cotton wool pad and you use a lot of make up its so much easier to wipe make up off and throw the cotton wool and repeat the process till the eye make up is gone! I'm a simple gal and I can't stand messing about!
125ml turquoise plastic recyclable bottle with navy screw on/off lid. On the front of the bottle I'm told very clearly it is indeed Nivea Visage, Extra Gentle Eye Make Up Remover, Oil free with Pro Vitamin B5, for all skin types and the size as I've stated. It tells me on the bottle is specific make up removal. On the back I'm given instructions for use, ingredients, and contact details for Biersdorf Uk, (the manufacturer) and I'm told....
Extra Gentle Eye Make Up Remover has been carefully formulated by the Nivea laboratories to gently yet thoroughly remove eye make up without stinging or irritating the delicate eye area. The light, non greasy lotion with Pro-Vitamin B5 allows you to reapply your make up immediately if desired.
Ophthalmologically tested, so suitable for use on the delicate eye area
Nothing messes with this bad boy! It's no nonsense all the way. It's easy to pour out and clear and doesn't smell at all. I squeeze some out on to a cotton wool ball, making sure it's not soaking so I don't drip it everywhere. I then sweep and on first sweep it lifts off nearly all my eye make up (bare in mind how much I use!). I use a couple of cotton wool balls per eye so that's not loads of product or anything like that. It really is none greasy, none drying, none stinging... nothing. It's like putting water around your eyes and resembles a clear toner in appearance.
After using it my eyes actually feel refreshed and then I just go over my whole face with cleanser and toner to make sure all my make up goes!
I'm amazed myself I can be so positive about this! I've tried some terrible eye make up removers in my time but to me this rules! I couldn't live without it now and I'm not going to no matter what the price is lol!
Really a must by if your a heavy make up user like me or worried bout baggy eyes. Pulling the eye area can stretch skin and this doesn't so could help with that. I've also found with prolonged use that my skin on my eyelids looks smoother in general. I really do recommend it highly for a none fuss approach to removing the gunk!
£3.29 in all good supermarkets and chemists.
I swear by Nivea Visage's Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover Lotion. I first bought it when I was wearing contact lenses as the one I was using was too harsh. Usually if I have made a mistake with my eye shadow, I remove my contact lenses and then remove my eye make-up and then put my contacts back in and reapply the make-up. BIG HASSLE! With this remover you can wipe off your make-up with contacts still in - it is that gentle. It works so well that I have reapplied make-up up to 4 times and not felt irritation around my eyes. It doesn't sting at all and has a pleasant fragrance. It is a fresh gentle liquid that does not leave a difficult residue, and works really quickly and thoroughly. It is both dermatologically and opthalmologically tested and says for all skin types. I have never encountered any problems with this remover and would recommend it to any contact lense wearers or sensitive skin.