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I like to try out different types of lotions and creams for my face and as I have a 'thing' about having baggy puffy eyes, I prefer to use an eye make up remover which is especially gentle on the delicate skin around the eye area and which will moisturise it at the same time as removing my eye make up. I have used many products in the Simple range and I love them all. None of them contain any harsh chemicals or additives and they are all perfume free. It was for this reason that I decide to buy their Kind To Eyes Nourishing Eye Make-up Remover Cream. I bought mine from Tesco's and paid £3.99 for a 10ml sized bottle.
Like the rest of this range, the packaging is very plain and simple and not designed to be particularly eye catching in any way. I am not the sort of person who is usually drawn to the packaging of a product, however, so this is fine with me. The plastic bottle of eye make up remover sits on its head so that helps to ensure that al the contents run to the bottom of the bottle and to ensure that every last little drop is used up and none goes to waste.
I have been using this eye make up remover for a few weeks now and so far I have been pretty impressed with the results. It's marvelous at being able to remove al traces of eye make up, including my Revlon waterproof mascara. It doesn't smudge the eye make up across the eyes and it just seems to dissolve it. It is very kind and gentle on my skin and I can really feel the difference in terms of its moisturising capabilities too. My eyes never feel sticky and certainly don't sting when I use this eye make up remover. It feels very gentle on the skin and yet its so very efficient at removing make up without any hassle at all and I don't have to keep on rubbing at my eyes like I would normally have to do with a facial wipe.
I use this remover with either cotton wool or facial tissues - whichever I happen to have at hand. Either way, it works really well and it's also very long lasting as I only have to use a tiny bit for both eyes. It's medium level consistency and not too runny (which I hate) and has no smell and is white in colour.
It's really perfect as far as I am concerned and I can find no fault with it. I would definitely recommend this.
When it comes to skincare I'm a big believer in buying good quality products. I'm only 27 so my skin is still young, but I've been using good quality products for a while to try and keep my skin in good condition for the future.
I usually use No. 7 make up remover, but at £9 a bottle it's pretty pricey. With Christmas coming up and having run out of makeup remover, I decided to try the simple make up remover as it was a bit cheaper. I've tried their liquid eye makeup remover before and found that with the water-like consistency it didn't last very long, so I bought the cream this time. I paid £3.99 for this in Boots. I think it was on a 3 for 2 but I managed to resist buying any extra items I didn't really need!
The first thing I noticed when I picked the item up in boots was that the lids on the bottles were really loose. The bottle comes top down, and the person before me had managed to pick up a bottle and left the lid behind! I picked up the second one in the line and the lid stayed in the packaging on the shelf. I picked the lid up but it was loose and didn't stay on the bottle. Third time lucky, the lid stayed attached to the bottle and clicks in! So I'd suggest making sure you look at the bottle in the shop to ensure the lid isn't loose if you do buy this product.
The bottle is a thin rectangular shape. It's a bit precarious and falls over easily if it gets knocked due to its shape. Other than that, it's easily recognisable as Simple with the white packaging with green writing. The bottle has fairly standard information, including the information from Simple about their ethos. The selling point is that they don't have artificial colours or perfumes, and no harsh chemicals so that it is suitable for sensitive skin. My skin is normal, I haven't had any problems with Simple before but then I haven't had an adverse reaction to any beauty products before.
The product is easily dispensed with a gentle squeeze, there's a hole which the cream comes out of and it's easy to get the right amount needed out. The cream is slightly runny but not watery, so the ideal consistency. The product doesn't have any particular smell, which confirms the 'no perfumes' line. It is completely white which is pretty impressive for a product with no chemicals.
I usually squeeze some makeup remover onto the back of my hand, and then use cotton wool to absorb some cream and wipe across my eyes and face. Whilst this is eye makeup remover I have used it on my face and it removes foundation as well. I've had a look online and there's nothing to say you can't use eye makeup remover on your whole face, it just might clog pores. My skin is generally blemish free and I don't have any problems with oil etc so it works for me and doesn't cause any problems, but as with anything you want to do what's best for your own skin and what you know is right for you.
I wear mascara and eye liner, and I find three cotton wool pads of product gets all my makeup off. This is fairly standard for me so it feels reasonable. The remover makes easy work of removing makeup and I don't have to rub, a gentle wipe does fine. The cream is really gentle and doesn't cause any stinging or dryness. It does leave a small amount of oiliness but I follow up with toner and moisturiser and by then I don't notice it anymore. In fact I'd say this is one of the most pleasant makeup removers I've ever used - it feels like makeup just melts away.
Overall I'm very impressed with this product at £3.99. The actual cream is very effective, gentle and removes makeup perfectly. The only downside is the bottle with the loose lids and the tendency to fall over!
I use quite a few Simple products nowadays as I love how natural, pure and "simple" they are. One of my favourite products is this eye make up remover. I wear a lot of eyeshadow and eye pencil makeup and mascara on my eyes everyday and always make sure to take it off before I go to bed every night and this remover cream is perfect for taking everything off and making sure my skin around my eyes is really clean and fresh.
Simple describe this Nourishing Eye Make-up Remover Cream as, "a perfect blend of active ingredients and vitamin goodness to effectively remove even waterproof mascara and moisturise the delicate eye area."
The cream is really simple to use and what I like is that its very caring and delicate too as the eye area is really delicate and I don't want to cause any more wrinkles than I have at the moment. The cream contains glycerin and you can definitely tell as it has that sheen about it and I like the inclusion of this in the cream as it always makes my skin feel nice.
The cream is just white and quite natural and what I do is add it to a cotton wool pad and then just rub it over my eye a few times. I don't need much of the cream which is nice but it really does take everything off fairly quickly without much rubbing and irritation.
After I have used it what I like is the way it makes my eye area feel, it's really soft and feels like I've just applied some moisturiser and not used a make up remover.
According to the information the removing cream contains:
1 VITAL VITAMIN. - PRO-VITAMIN B5 actively restores, softens and smoothes.
2 SKIN LOVING NUTRIENTS- GLYCERIN hydrates and nourishes - ALLANTOIN softens and protects.
A 100ml bottle costs just £3.99 which I think is a really good price as a tube lasts quite a long while. All in all a Simple product I recommend.
Although I generally use wipes for removing my makeup, I do find an eye make up remover very useful too - not only do they tend to be more delicate and less irritating to the wipes, but they usually tend to remove eye liners and waterproof mascara better. I purchased this bottle of Simple eye make up remover for around £3 in my local supermarket . Normally I would buy a cheaper brand, but since an allergic reaction last year (I developed an allergy to penicillin which resulted in all over hives and rashes) I've found that my normally quite durable skin has become rather sensitive, so I've been trying to buy some gentler products.
It comes in a white and green bottle that allows it to be stored top-down, and when squeezed out through the narrow aperture,it is a thin cream, which luckily doesn't flow out of the bottle too fast. It is unscented, and I really do feel it lives up to this claim. I apply it to a clean flannelette pad, (I avoid cotton wool near my eyes due to shedding) and use that to smooth and rub over the eye area. It is gentle on the skin, and there is no tearing up of the eyes during use.
I find this does remove makeup very well, though occasionally I'll notice it (or I) have missed a bit of eyeliner and have to go clean my eyes again. I do find it does leave a little residue of the lotion on the skin, which I just tend to blend in a little before carrying on with cleansing and moisturising.This product is designed to be nourishing, and I have found the skin around my eye area does feel moisturised right after using.
Simple Skincare products are not tested on animals.
Overall, this is a decent eye make up remover that is kind to eyes and gets the job done. I do think at £3 it is perhaps a little pricey, but then I tend to be something of a cheapskate when it comes to cosmetics due to being a student! I've had this bottle two months now, and it is just starting to empty out, so I suppose £3 for 2 months isn't that bad really!
A Simple Choice
I'm an occasional wearer of eye makeup rather than a regular. Due to having sensitivity in the eye area - and sensitive skin generally, really - I'd already used the liquid one in the Simple range but found it stung a bit. This surprised me as I couldn't work out why I'd be having this reaction. I decided it was probably that I was getting a tiny amount of the liquid in my eye when I wiped. I quite like a few of the Simple products, so when I saw that they made a cream eye makeup remover cream I decided to try it on a last chance' kind of basis. I felt this could give me more control in terms of amount I used & where it went when applied. I bought my bottle in my local Tesco store a few months ago. The current price on the Boots website is £3.99 with a 3 for 2 offer on selected Simple products - and Boots points, of course [website accessed 2/1/2013]
The 100ml bottle is in the typical green and white of the Simple products. I guess the tube is about 6 inches long and 2 - 2 ½ inches wide. This is the only size available. It fits comfortably in my hand and feels 'right' for want of a better expression.
This white coloured product has the consistency is of a thinnish cream. It's stored top down - as most things seem to be these days. There's a small clear plastic circle that plugs the opening hole and this in itself has a hole not much bigger than a pinprick. It allows me a fair degree of control in squeezing out the cream. I don't have to squeeze hard but neither does it come pouring out.
One of the first things I noticed was that it's true to its claim to be unperfumed - I was unable to detect anything but the faintest odour.
Simplicity Itself To Use
I apply it to cotton wool or a cotton wool pad, as directed, and sweep gently across my eyelids. I don't wear heavy eye makeup but I do sometimes wear waterproof mascara, which Simple claim this cream removes. I find most of the makeup is removed first time round. I do occasionally need to pay a bit more attention to my eyelashes, to make sure all the mascara and eyeliner has gone. It does seem to remove the products I use effectively, and I have never experienced the stinging I felt with the other product by Simple. This one is definitely better for me.
It does leave a slightly oily feel on the skin after use. That's not really a problem for me, with mature, sensitive skin that has always tended to be dry. Also I find I mostly use it in the evening or at just before going to bed, so any extra moisture is absorbed overnight. It might be a bigger issue for someone with younger or oilier skin, I suppose, although I wouldn't have thought they would opt for this kind of product unless their skin was also sensitive.
A little seems to go a long way for me so, as I'm not using it every day, I think this is going to last me a long time!
I don't feel I can usefully compare it to similar products as it's quite a while since I bought anything from other than the Simple range.
I'm not going to list them fully because a) even with reading glasses the writing is quite tiny & I might not be accurate and b) I haven't a clue what some of them are. The first 3 listed are aqua, paraffinum liquidum and glycerine, which I think are self explanatory. Simple say it's the glycerine with the allantoin [listed further down] that are 'skin loving nutrients' while it's Pro-vitamin B5 that 'actively restores, softens and smoothes.' I couldn't work out what this vitamin is, but a Google search revealed that it is pantothenic acid or panthenol which one site refers to as 'one major player in the anti-aging game'. It's used in a lot of beauty products, including mascara as a lash-conditioning ingredient. I have heard of allantoin in connection with the comfrey herb, although I believe it can be derived from a number of sources. It's odourless, non-toxic and non-allergenic, and is both moisturising and keratolytic, which means it has an effect that causes the keratin to soften, enabling it to better take up moisture & thus aid skin healing. So, with these ingredients, this cream ought to be advantageous to sensitive skin.
There is a clear statement that Simple skincare contains no animal derived ingredients. I don't think this is universally true, e.g. for their soap. I was expecting to find a similar statement about animal testing but unfortunately to date the only one I have found was online in response to a FAQ: 'Simple products are not tested on animals. We can assure you that it is the policy of Simple Health & Beauty Ltd not to undertake any animal testing during the development of its cosmetic and toiletry products'. I feel that it would be better business, and better ethics, to make a clear statement on the product so that I, as an average consumer, would be left in no doubt. The packaging does state that the cream is dermatologically tested and approved. I know it has to say that but the cynic in me says 'I should jolly well hope so!' as I don't think you can be too careful about looking after your eyes.
Both the lid and bottle are recycleable, which is good in our area as we can put such containers in our recycling wheelie bin if they have been rinsed out. It wouldn't be difficult to do this, as the plastic circle looks as though it would be a simple task to lever it out.
I'm not 100% certain about this, but it does appear, somewhat unusually these days, that Simple Health and Beauty is a UK company. This item says it is made in the UK. My reservation is that its Australian version of the website seemed to imply it was part of the Unilever group.
A gentle product that lives up to its claims for me - no perfume, no colour, no irritation, plenty of moisturising, removes even waterproof mascara quite effectively. I will continue to use this product unless I find something else I'd like to try - that won't be for a while as I'm not using this very quickly! 4 stars because, while I like it, I feel it might not suit everyone.
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This eye make up remover has been a staple of my cosmetics shelf, along with the Simple Conditioning one. I always wear eye make up- Sometimes waterproof mascara and eyeliner, and sometimes non-waterproof. This remover does get rid of eyeshadow well, but to be honest it struggles a bit with the waterproof products and leaves a bit of a panda eye which is impossible to remove without really scrubbing (which of course you are not supposed to do on the delicate eye area) and I have to follow it with an oil to fully remove them.
That being said, this remover is very nourishing (as the name implies!) and leaves the eye area feeling very moisturised which I have not encountered with other removers before. It is also fine with contact lenses, although if you use too much then it can leave a bit of a blurry eye effect.
In short, I would recommend this product but only for non-waterproof make up.
I wear a lot of eye make, both waterproof and normal, and sometimes my normal face washes and facial wipes don't manage to remove it all so I frequently use an eye make up remover in addition. My skin is prone to spots and can be quite sensitive so I find that the Simple range is a good brand which works well for me. I bought the Kind to Eyes Nourishing Eye Make Up Remover for these reasons.
What does the product do?
The prouduct promises to remove eye move up, cleanse the skin and leave it feeling hydrated and healthy. It nourishes the skin with vitamins and moisturises it to keep the skin looking younger for longer. It doesn't contain any unecessary ingredients so it is gentle on the skin and shouldn't cause any irritations.
How do you use the product?
You squeeze some of the product from the bottle onto the back of your hand and then gently massage the product over your closed eyelid. You then get a cotton pad and wipe it over the eye area to remove the eye make up and then you continue this process until the pad comes away clean.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within the usual white and green packaging and it looks quite nice on display in my bathroom. There is some extra information about the product on the bottle and it has a green screw top lid. It can be bought for around £4 from department stores like Boots, large supermarkets and also from a variety of online websites.
Application and Performance
The product pure white in colour and has a thick and creamy consistency. It doesn't have much of an aroma and this is probably because it doesn't contain any artificial fragrances. It is easy to apply to the eye area and it is completely gentle on my skin. It doesn't sting or irritate my eyes or make them feel uncomfortable. A lot of my eye make up is removed when I wipe the product away although it does take a few attempts to get all my make up off. After a few wipes, all my eye make up is removed, including my waterproof mascara and eyeliner. The skin around my eyes feel soft and hydrated after use although it leaves a slightly oily residue on the skin which is not a good thing as my skin is oily enough on it's own!! My eye area is cleansed and hydrated however just as promised.
All in all, this is a good and gentle product especially for the price. It removes all of my eye make up and leaves the area feeling clean, however it doesn't work as fast as it possibly could. It is gentle on my skin and leaves it hydrated. This is a good product and I'll continue to use it but it isn't amazing and I'll keep my eye out for something better.
Simple Nourishing Eye Make Up Remover - Currently 3 for 2 priced £3.99 at Boots
As with other Simple skin care products this product has no perfume, and no colour making it suitable for sensitive skin. The lack of alcohol means it won't dry or tighten your skin, and the absence of oil leaves your skin feeling fresh, and grease free.
The eye make up remover should be used on cotton wool, and gentle smoothed across the eye area to remove any make up. The product can be used to remove water proof mascara, and I find the most effective way of doing this is to place some cotton wool pads on my eyes to 'soak' the mascara. This acts to soften the make up, and avoids the need to rub your eyes hard possibly causing you some discomfort.
The product itself comes in a bottle that is in the simple green and white colours, and the product is a nice consistency, it is nice and smooth. I find the product has a lovely cooling effect on tired eyes, and that is really good at removing make up, and preventing residue.
I personally recommend the Simple range all the time, as I find their products to be so great for my skin. For me this product deserves a four star rating, as it is one of the few I trust on my eyes after having laser eye surgery as it is so gentle.
This is the most gentle and effective eye make-up remover that I have ever used.
I received this product in a Simple gift set.
The eye make-up remover comes in a 100ml tube. The eye make-up remover is an off white colour. It doesn't really smell of anything, which is good as perfumes can sometimes irritate the delicate eye area. I use this on cotton wool to remove my eye make-up. The product itself feels really cooling and soothing on the skin and you don't have to rub your eyes too much for your make-up to come off. I find that my make-up simply slides off with this, however waterproof mascara needs a few sweeps to come off completely.
I also use this product to remove foundation. I use a cotton wool pad (as above) and use the make-up remover to wipe away all traces of foundation. This stuff really works and it cleanses your skin at the same time. I can then use a toner straight after this and my skin feels clean, cleansed and refreshed. You don't need a lot of this either so it will last you a while. It's great for travel too as the tube doesn't leak, plus it dispenses just the right amount without you squeezing out too much of it and therefore wasting the remainder.
I would recommend this eye make-up remover from Simple. It's great for sensitive skin thanks to it's mild and gentle formula.
~ ABOUT THE PRODUCT ~
This product is made by Simple, who many of you have probably heard of by now from reading reviews and also from seeing their products in your local Boots store or supermarket. Simple make a large range of beauty products which includes moisturisers, cleansers, facial wipes and other products. All their products contain no perfume, No colour and no harsh or unnecessary chemicals, so it won't upset skin and is perfect for people with sensitive skin. The make-up remover cream claims to remove even waterproof mascara and helps to moisturise the delicate eye area. It states that the product is perfect for people with sensitive skin. I often use the Simple facial wipes, how-ever sometimes I just need to remove make-up from my eye's so I thought I would give this product a go seeing as I am a huge fan of their other products and have now been using their facial wipes, cleansing lotion and toner for over 6 years now.
~ PACKAGING ~
The make-up remover cream comes in a long, flat tube which is white in colour and has a green lid. The tube/bottle is made from strong plastic but can be easily squeezed to dispense some of the remover cream. On the front of the packaging it states that it has vitamin goodness for naturally healthy skin. On the back of the tube/bottle there is a list of ingredients and how to use the product. The tube/bottle stands on the lid and holds 100ml of make-up remover cream. The lid comes off easily by pulling it off or twisting it to one side slightly.
~ USING THE PRODUCT ~
I am actually testing the product on the make-up I tend to wear regularly which is black eyeliner (pencil) and black mascara which I think is waterproof. I took the lid off by twisting it slightly to the side. This revealed a long neck to the bottle/tube which has a small hole at the end of it, in which the cream comes out of. It states on the back of the bottle to apply the cream to cotton wool and wipe gently around the eye area. I like to use the Boots cosmetic pads when using this product. I squeezed the tube gently and dispensed a small amount of cream onto the pad. The cream came out quite easily and was a little thicker than I expected. The cream is white in colour and has no smell to it. I used another cotton wool pad to gently rub the cream around on the pad, rather than it being in once place. I could then use 2 pads to help remove the make-up. I took the first pad and started to gently wipe my eye and the area surrounding it. The cream was cold around my eyes, but it felt soothing and gentle.
After wiping my eyes and the area around it I looked at the pad and sure enough there was plenty of black make up on the pad. How-ever there was also still a fair bit around my eyes, so I started to use the other pad to remove the remainder of the make-up. I did have to rub my eyes a bit harder to remove the mascara; how-ever this did come off in the end after using at least 2 pads on each eye. I often suffer from dry, irritated eyes and wasn't sure how the skin around my eyes would react to the cream, how-ever I was pleased to find that it didn't cause any redness or irritation. The skin around my eyes looked and felt moisturised and slightly brighter too.
~ PRICE/AVALIABILITY ~
You can purchase this item from stores such as Boots, Superdrug and some local supermarkets. Prices may vary and different shops may have different offers on at different times. Quite often this is on offer in boots on 3 for 3 on skincare products. I purchased this from boots on its own with no offer and it cost me £3.99
~ OVERALL OPINION ~
This is another great product from Simple which lives up to its claims and hasn't let me down. The make-up remover cream is gentle to my eyes without causing any irritation or dryness. You do need to rub a little harder to remove mascara and you will need to use more than one cotton wool pad, how-ever it does comes off using the remover cream and leaves your eyes moisturised and free from make-up. I don't use this product every day as I sometimes use Simple facial wipes, how-ever I do like to take this with me on holiday as the bottle is small and it's convenient to pop in my bag or small suitcase. I give the product 5 out of 5 stars as it does exactly what it claims to do and is kind to my skin.
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Kind To Eyes Nourishing Eye Make-up Remover Cream
I always remove eye make up with eye make up remover and don't tend to like to leave it to chance with normal cleanser.
This one appealed because I usually like the Simple range and I liked the fact that it is advertised as being gentle on the delicate eye area skin. The bottle tells me that it is a perfect blend of ingredients to effectively remove even waterproof mascara and can even be used on sensitive skin. I also liked the fact that it is a cream which seems as though it will be very gentle and nourishing.
As with most products, this claims to have a special blend of ingredients; in this case it's a blend of Pro-Vitamin B5, Glycerin and Allantoin, which will all help to gently cleanse and moisturise the eye area. Since this is a Simple product, as expected, it contains no perfume no colouring and no unnecessary ingredients or chemicals so it wont damage skin. It is also dermatologically tested and approved.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The eye make up remover comes in a 100ml plastic bottle with a screw on and screw back on lid. It stands on its head as it were so there should always be plenty of the product ready to come out of the bottle. All of the ingredients information and instructions are on the back of the bottle.
When I open the lid there is a small dispenser which when the bottle is given a squeeze allows a small amount of the product to be dispensed. The eye make up remover itself is white and creamy and as expected odourless and colourless.
USING THE PRODUCT...
For best results it is recommended that the product is applied to cotton wool and then wiped gently across the eyes. I find that because it is quite creamy, not a lot of the product is needed but it does require several wipes to remove eye liner and water proof mascara.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
The product costs £3.99 for 100ml and is widely available from chemists and supermarkets.
It is a nice gentle product which has not caused any adverse effects to my skin, and which does remove eye make up effectively after several wipes to the eyes.
I did think that because the bottle sits upside down there would be no problem getting the product out. This has not proved to be so. About half way down the bottle, it seemed that the small hole to dispense the product was too thin for the thick cream, and it seemed to get blocked. I had to take out this part of the bottle so that what I was left with was a large hole to get the cream out. This still meant that it took a lot of shaking to get the stuff out, so I imagine I have not used anywhere near all of the product.
The advantages are that it is gentle and reasonably effective but unfortunately there is a lot of waste.
Not the best but if the bottle was changed then much better. As a cream recommended but not the packaging
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