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I've used many Nivea products over the years, most of them I loved, some I keep in my handbag for everyday use. So when I needed some eye make up remover I went for a known brand I like and trust. The fact that it is 'extra gentle' drew me to this as my eyes can sting quite a bit when getting products into them. It comes in a blue bottle with a flip lid and is easy to dispense onto a cotton pad or ball. It smells very nice and fresh and not chemical at all. I like the Nivea range for the smell of their products, haven't really comes across a bad smelling product with them. I use a cotton pad and squirt a generous amount onto it then wipe it over my closed eyes a few times. It feels a little oily which I think is nice. Even after wiping over my eyes repeatedly it doesn't leave my skin all red like some other products. It's a good make up remover if you don't wear too heavy make up, I only ever wear a bit of eyeshadow and mascara. It takes the make up off well, although I do always wash my face after and still have some residue come off. It's good to get the majority of make up off and if you don't wear make up daily. It has done the job for me well, but I only wear make up maybe twice a week. It has also lasted me a long time and has kept well even over the recommended 12 months 'use by'. It comes in a 125ml bottle and will set you back just over £3. I think that's acceptable but if you can find it on offer that be even better. Overall I find it's a good product, not outstanding but ok for someone who wears make up occasionally or even teenagers just starting to wear make up as it is extra gentle to the skin. I would recommend it and would buy it again.
I usually use moist facial wipes to remove my eye make, together with the rest of the make up on my face, but I was persuaded to buy a bottle of Nivea Visage Gentle Eye make up remover simply because it was on offer in Boots - no other reason, really. It cost me £1.99 for a 125ml-sized bottle, instead of the RRP of £3.40. It's a plastic bottle with a white lid that flips back to allow you to tip the contents onto tissue or cotton buds and then wipe over eye make up. The colour of the remover is clear, though initially it looked to me as though it was pale blue, until I realised this is just the colour of the plastic bottle. It smells nice, not too strong, it's delicately fragranced and smells really fresh and natural. The first time I used this I just didn't like it at all. I thought at first it was because I'm just not used to using liquid make up remover like this. It was so runny and it dripped all over the bathroom floor. It didn't soak into the cotton wool ball I was holding, it just sat on top of it then fell off. It's a bit like a carpet that's beem Scotch Guarded - when you pour the remover onto the cotton wool pad it just sits there and won't sink in, no matter how long you wait. You have to be really quick in transferring the cotton wool straight to the eye before it has time to fall off the ball. Either that, or press down slightly with the bottle to help it to soak in. It felquite t greasy and slimy as I wiped it over the eye area and to be honest it didn't really remove the eye make up so much as smudging it all over my eyes and eyebrows. I looked like I had two black eyes. I tried it again a few nights later and I've used it in total seven times now and I really dislike the stuff. It made my eyes go blurry as though I'd been rubbing them in Vaseline and I had to keep blinking for ages afterwards. It didn't hurt or sting at all but I just feel it's a messy way to remove eye make up and moist wipes are so much quicker and far more efficient. I won't be recommending this to anyone but there's almost a full bottle going spare if anyone wants it! Also poste don Ciao! as basketofbuttons
I live for my eye make up, less is certainly not more in my opinion. I have yet to find an eye make up remover that is tough enough to easily remove my eye make up, so this is just one of the many that I have found. The first thing that drawn me to Nivea's eye make up remover is the fact that it states that it is extra gentle on the bottle. My eyes can sometimes be sensitive to certain products so this was a huge bonus. I purchased a 125ml bottle from Superdrug for about £4. I have had the product for about 2 months now and I am just over halfway through, I use this product everyday at least once. The product has a pleasant smell which is classic of the Nivea Visage range, the smell is a fresh almost linen like smell which is very natural. As I mentioned before I do wear a lot of eye make up, so when using this product I pour about 3-4 drops onto a cotton pad (im sure cotton wool or soft tissue would also be fine). Personally it takes about 2 cotton pads per eye, used on both sides to remove most of the eye make up. Most of the make up is removed however if I have been wearing particularly dark make up there does tend to be a shadow left on my lids, but by morning this has naturally worn away. My sensitive eyes do not flare up when using this product and afterwards my eyes feel nourished and the lids smooth. I would recomend this product to people with sensitive eyes who dont usually wear too much heavy eye make up.
I love dark eye make-up and lashings of mascara and liquid eye liner and the likes however getting it off can be a harrowing experience. I either end up smearing it all over my face, or hurting my skin and/or eyes and I really do have very sensitive eyes indeed which is why when I spotted this in my local Boots store one evening costing £3.36 a bottle I decided to buy it and give it a go. The Packaging: The product comes in a see-through light blue, plastic coloured bottle that has a flip top lid to the top of it concealing a small hole. On the front of the bottle we are told that it is Nivea Visage Daily Essential Extra Eye Make-Up Remover and that it is suitable for all skin types and that it 'Gently removes make-up & mascara' and that it contains Provitamin B5 and the size is stated which is 125ml and incidentally the only size that I am aware that that this is available to purchase in. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a little bit about the product and how to use it, ingredients and contact details for Beirsdorf (the manufacturer of the product) are listed and thats about it really. Its a nice enough, informative but still plain looking bottle and one of quality to be fair to it. A Bit About The Product According To The Information Listed On The Back of The Bottle: Nivea Visage Daily Essentials Extra Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover enriched with Provitamin B5, gently removes make-up and mascara with no greasy residue. See and feel beautiful skin, your sensitive eye area is gently cleansed and looking beautiful with cared for eye-lashes. Using It: To use this you simply need a small amount of the runny transparent watery looking liquid on some cotton wool or a cotton wool pad or whatever and simply wipe it over eye make-up gently (well that is the general idea anyway!). You can of your course use this before or after cleanser or a cleansing wipe or simply by itself if all you want to do is remove eye make-up from your face of course. This is a wet, runny make-up product and feels like water really as you wipe but with a very light fragrance of what I think is flowers. Its a fresh smell but not intrusive and once used that fragrance doesn't linger or anything on the skin and me, well I can only smell it when sniffing it on the cotton wool anyway! So using it is meant to be simple, however for me I find it rather useless to be honest. I'm sure how effective it is depends on the colours and brands of what we use and for light coloured powders and the likes I'm sure its ok but trying to remove my dark eyeshadow, black mascara and eyeliner and black liquid eyeliner over the top rim of my eye plus eyebrow pencil and anything else I usually pop over an eyelid primer as well as my foundation..... this really does struggle to lift it all off and the cotton wool or pad drags my skin rather badly. I mean it can remove all my eye make-up but by the time I'm eye make-up free my eyes are usually smarting and usually rather sore due to the effort of the rubbing required and for that reason now I remove all my make-up with a cleanser first then use this as an after thought of late. Not only that although this is meant to be for sensitive eyes this does seem to irritate mine rather a bit and make them water and its not helped by having to work so hard getting eye make-up off and for that reason this gets a huge thumbs down from me I'm afraid as I can't just gently wipe and thats it job done I have to really scrutinise my eyes to make sure all remnants of eye make-up are gone otherwise I get eye infections which I am all too prone too. Not for me this one as it just didn't meet my expectations and it gives me dried out feeling skin around my eyes after using it as well as them not feeling so clean after usage. Available in all good supermarkets and chemists etc. This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
As I have mentioned in previous reviews, I have suffered from eczema ever since I was a child, and this has a huge impact on the products that I buy, particularly in the personal care category. In my teens, I was lucky in that the eczema was limited to a couple of patches on the back of my legs, and I had the freedom to use anything on my face without irritation, but in my early twenties, the skin on my face became increasingly sensitive and prone to reaction, and this has caused me a lot of problems finding products that suit me. I have managed to find quite a few cosmetic products that suit my skin, especially with the advent of mineral makeup, but my problem seems to be finding a product to remove the makeup! Cleansers and makeup removers tend to be quite harsh and seem to strip the skin of moisture. I cannot tolerate any cleansers that require rinsing off with water, so usually use the non rinse creamy type cleansers. However, for a change, I decided to try Nivea Visage Extra Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, which costs about £3 in most supermarkets for a 125ml bottle. The bottle is a nice user friendly size, and a perfect size for popping into an overnight bag, without taking up too much room. The bottle is made of transparent blue plastic, and has changed slightly in design from the picture above. You can see the liquid inside, which is watery in consistency, and the bottle has a white plastic flip top lid, which is quite secure and unlikely to accidently flip open in your bag. The liquid is dispensed through a very small hole in the top of the bottle, which allows you good control over the amount of product that you dispense, as it doesn't all gush out too quickly. The product is very easy to use. You simply pour a little of the liquid onto a cotton wool pad and wipe over the skin to remove makeup. Although it is designed to remove eye makeup, I use it all over my face to remove all of my makeup, with the reasoning that, if the product is gentle enough to be used on the eyes, it is gentle enough to be used everywhere else too! The liquid feels cool and refreshing as it goes on the skin, and does not sting the skin or tighten it. In my opinion, it is even more gentle than water, which can tighten my skin. It has a lovely fresh scent, which reminds me a bit of cucumber. My hubby remarked that I smelled nice, "like soap" after I has used this! It usually takes one or two pads to cleanse my whole face. Although the product is very gentle, there is a bit of a downside. It isn't completely thorough at removing tough makeup, like mascara. I use the Body shop mascara, which is just a normal, non waterproof variety, but usually find that I need to reapply the makeup remover to areas that still have mascara on them. If I was using waterproof mascara, I think I would have real problems removing it with this product. It is a decent general cleanser though, and I use this every night, whether or not I am wearing makeup, and follow up with a thin layer of moisturiser to protect my skin. The cleanser contains Provitamin B5 which seems to be a buzz ingredient, particularly in Nivea products, as I also noticed that it was in the Nivea deodorant I reviewed yesterday! Doing a bit of research, I discovered that this vitamin, when applied to the skin, is transformed into vitamin B5, pantothenic acid, which has healing, moisturising and regenerative properties. B5 is a humectant, which reduces the amount of water lost through the skin, as well as reducing redness and itching. Sounds perfect for me! The bottle can be recycled, as it is plastic, and the contents should be used within 12 months of opening, which isn't really a problem for me, as I use it every day, and estimate that a bottle will probably last me about 3 months. Unfortunately, with eczema, your skin can get used to a product and suddenly start reacting to things that were previously acceptable. Luckily for me, this hasn't happened yet with this product, but if it does, I will probably look for a similar (watery) type of cleanser, rather than the creamy ones, as these seem to suit me better, which I must admit, surprised me, as I though that the creamy cleansers would have been better. I like this product, but have to deduct a star, because if someone wore heavy or waterproof makeup, it would not be powerful enough to remove it all.
I tried several make-up removers but Nivea Visage Extra Gentle Eye Make-up Remover became the real match for me. I bought it in Boots for 3.29 pounds. The makeup remover comes in an almost transparent plastic bottle the liquid in it is light blue. It is easy to open the cap, and pour a little make-up remover on a cotton pad. It has similar scent to the other Nivea products, not a mild pleasant scent which reminds me of freshness and cleanness. As it is a Nivea product it is of good quality at affordable price I think. The bottle contains 125 ml make-up remover. It was developed to remove eye make-up so it cleans the mascara, eye shadow and eye liner. Actually I use it to remove all my makeup, not only my eye makeup. I have quite sensitive eyes as I spend loads of time in front of computer. Most of the eye make-up removers irritate my eyes but I had not the slightest problem with this product. It is a little bit oily and leaves my skin soft, slightly oily which is okay for me because I apply my face cream anyway. I feel this product is a great treatment for my eyes and face. I don't have to rub my makeup just wipe simply and it removes all my makeup without any problem. I found it a brilliant product and I am 100% satisfied with it. Not only easy to use, a little is enough so the bottle is enough for about 2 month for me which is quite good value for it. It contains ProVitamin B5 and is really gentle to my skin and eyes. It can be used by contact lenses wearers too. The ingredients are: Aqua, Poloxamer 124, PEG-8, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glycerin, Panthenol, Isosteareth-20, Steareth-20, Dipotassium Phosphate, Potassium Phosphate, Trisodium EDTA, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Alcohol, Geraniol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hydroxycitronellal, Benzyl Salicylate, Parfum. Manufacturer: Beiersdorf UK Ltd., Birmingham, B37 7YS.
I haven't yet found a brand of eye make up remover which is good enough to be loyal to. So when I need some I can be swayed by good marketing! I ended up buying this particular product because Nivea products were on a 3 for 2 in Boots. I find they often do deals like this on these products so if you do like them look out for these. Nivea is a brand with a long history - the first Nivea crème was invented in 1911! I think for this reason you feel it is a brand you can trust. You can also trust them not to test on animals - I was quite surprised this wasn't that easy to find out but they are on the PETA do not test list so that's good to know. I must admit my eye-make up remover has a tough job to do as I like to wear a fair amount of eye make up and I choose quality brands so they don't smudge while I'm out. However, I do feel that eye-make up removers should be able to handle this. Also this product won the Beauty Steal title at the Beauty bible awards so does it live up to its title? This product has been developed for the sensitive area around the eyes. It is advertised as being non-greasy. It has the added benefit of ProVitamin B5 to hydrate the skin round the eyes. The packaging is recognisably Nivea and the light blue colour makes the product appear fresh and appealing. The remover itself is a liquid which you pour onto a cotton wool pad. The remover doesn't have an overpowering smell as some of them do but you can recognise it as a cleansing product. You then rub the cotton wool pad over your eyes - I would recommend making sure you don't drag the skin underneath your eyes. This skin is very delicate and dragging it can cause it to appear looser and therefore you appear older - eeeek no! So gently but with enough pressure to remove your make up and never downwards. Firstly, I would say this product isn't greasy which is a definite bonus, I have combination/ oily skin and so don't like putting greasy products on my face and some of the cheaper removers are very greasy. Secondly, I think it does hydrate the area round my eyes. I've been using it for over a month now and the area round my eyes has become more hydrated during that time. I believe this is because I switched from a cheaper product which was causing the skin around my eyes to dry out a little. Now for the bad news, this doesn't take off ALL my eye make up very easily. In fact after for example a night out I am removing for a good few minutes. I appreciate some of this is actually down to the quality of the make up and I'm glad it doesn't come off too easily but I would still like more from a remover. This retails at £3.29 for 125ml in Boots but as I said there's often deals on so look out for them. However, my quest for the greatest eye-make up remover continues!
i really like this as it last a long time because the small amount is enough does the job. i bought mine from asda as a feel this is the cheapest place also if you like this brand there skin care range really works well as it is soft on skin and does not strip the skiin of it natural oils. the nivea eye make remover remove all type of eye make even water proof mascara. i tend to wear my eye make up really thick so most brands of eye make up remover dont budge the water proof mascara but with this a found it did it have not purfumes in so it does not sting like other brand and is not greasy. you can purchase this item in asda for as little as around £3 this is the cheapest i have seen it on sale for but a havent really shopped around a boought it when it was on special.