“ Brand: Oil of Olay / Texture: Cream / Type: Cleanser / Subcategory: Eye Cream / Texture: Serum / Suitable for: Eye / What it does: Cleanses / waterproof: yes „
As loyal as I am to my Estee Lauder eye make up remover, when I was away for a few days recently I forgot to bring it, and being a little bit more skin conscious these days I wanted something to take up my mascara and eyeliner at night time, so I wouldn't wake up with panda eyes! This eye make up removal cream is a cheap yet effective product from the Olay brand which I would highly recommend! I managed to grab it on offer in Superdrug for £1.49 for a 100ml tube and it really is amazing!
This literally is a cream, in a top down tube with a small hole for easy extraction. I use it by applying a small blob onto a cotton wool pad, lightly glide over my eyes and it removed my waterproof mascara from Rimmel and Collection 2000 black eyeliner that I was wearing with ease and efficiency. It is perfume and colour free, just a simple white cream, which feels light and little effort really is needed to get the job done! I suffered no adverse reactions and it left my eyes feeling fresh and rejuvenated. As I literally used a blob the size of a 5 pence piece, the tube lasts ages so is money well spent! For those who like beauty products on a nice budget I 100% recommend it, especially whilst it is on offer!
I have always been a big fan of the Olay products as I've used it now for years. My mum used it before me so I think I was just following in her footsteps like most young girls do.
Olay was first produced in South Africa. It has been a Procter and Gamble product since 1985 and became one of their Billion dollar brands in 2003. Apparently the name Oil of Olay was chosen by the producer (a chemist called Graham Wulff) because it was a spin off of the word Lanolin which was the key ingredient.
Lanolin is used in the production of many cosmetics and lotions etc perhaps it is easily absorbed by the skin. It actually comes from wool bearing animals such as sheep and is secreted from their glands. (Eww, when you actually think or read what goes into make ups and lotions etc you would never want to use them!!)
Olay has come a long way since the early days when it was just a pink liquid in a jar.
It now has expanded into a wide range of other products and I use quite a few of them. The one I am reviewing here is the Olay Eye Make Up remover. I am one who always has to remove her make up at the end of the day as I hate to sleep in it and think my face does a lot better without it on and so I was very excited when I found this product a few years ago. I love Olay so to have a make up remover that uses Olay lotion as well is an absolute benefit.
The Olay eye make up remover comes in a tube with a flip top cap. The tube is white with blue writing on it and the cap is blue. The lotion inside is quite thick. It is fragrance free and colour free to care for the delicate eye area. To me, it smells a bit like regular Olay lotion which as it says above doesn't really have a fragrance but you can tell it is an Olay lotion. The lotion is for everyday cleansing and either normal/dry or combination skin. I think this is nice because just about every skin type is catered for with this make up remover.
The lotion is described as a caring eye make up remover which is specially blended for the delicate eye area. What I like is that it is quite a rich cream and so it feels like you are really getting protection for your skin when you use it. The lotion is very easy to use. Basically you are told to apply a small amount to your fingertip and very gently massage the eyelids and lashes with the eyes closed. You then remove the excess with cotton wool. I like to use the cotton wool pads which work extremely well. I find that all my eye make up does really come off with just a tiny bit of this lotion so I think it works fantastically well. I don't use waterproof mascara but it says on the tube that it removes even this type of mascara too which is great.
Olay daily cleansers eye make up removing cream
Always keen to pick up a bargain and try it out, I found this in my local discount store for £1. Working on the nothing ventured nothing gained principle, I decided it was worth a go.
~~What does it do?~~
It claims to remove all eye make up, including the waterproof variety; tall order because I usually find that if I use waterproof mascara, it stays put!
The special formula claims to care for the eye area because it is enriched with Olay moisture, so I should be getting a totally moisturising eye treatment.
~~Who is it for?~~
The eye make up remover is for normal/dry and combination skin; I wonder at this stage why they didnt merely state that it was for all skin types.
~~Product and packaging~~
I am more used to the liquid eye make up removers, so it was unusual to be faced with a product in a tube. The plastic tube has a flip on/press back down lid and there is 100ml of the product inside.
Obviously, on the front there is the Olay trademark logo, with some blurb about the miracle properties of the product, and on the back are the usual instructions and lists of ingredients.
Open up the lid and give the tube a bit of a squeeze to get the cream out. Its all dermatologically tested and proven (for what I dont know) so I was expecting there to be no smell at all, and I was right. The cram itself is white, odourless and quite a thick consistency. I like the idea of this because it gives the impression that it will be quite gentle on the old peepers.
~~How do I use it?~~
Apply a small amount to fingertips, and gentle massage it onto eyelids and eyelashes- make sure eyes are closed! Remove the cream using damp cotton wool.
~~Who makes it?~~
Proctor and Gamble Uk
www.olay.com. The website has lots of information about the products and stockists but unfortunately gives no details on RRP.
~~What did I think of it?~~
As I mentioned, I was a tad dubious about using a cream, having always used liquid eye make up removers. I did get the idea into my head that this was going to be a far more gentle experience than rubbing at my eyes with liquid on a bit of cotton wool, and how right I was.
Only a small amount is needed otherwise it gets all over the place- I would suggest a pea size amount, and see how it goes from there. I applied the cream to eye lids and lashes and removed with cotton wool as suggested. Hey presto! Make up was removed. For very stubborn mascara all I had to do was apply a little more of the cream and massage very gently, removing once again with cotton wool.
Because not very much is needed each time, I think there is less wastage than with liquid removers, so this little tube has lasted me more than a month now, so very good value for money.
After using it, my eyes and eye area feel very moisturised and dont feel at all as though they have been scrubbed to remove make up.
All in all, this is a product which I would recommend and definitely buy again (especially at £1). It is gentle, causes no reactions, my eyes feel moisturised, it removes even waterproof make up, and is easy to use. It does what it promises to do, and I believe I am now a convert to cream eye make up removers until the next bargain buy!!
Thanks for reading .
Designed to gently remove even waterproof eye make-up /