Product Type: Boots makeup
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Member Name: Fibee
Boots Essentials Cucumber Eye Make Up Remover Gel
Advantages: Nice smell, good price.
Disadvantages: Doesn't work.
I always use my beloved baby wipes to take off my eye make up at night and although these work brilliantly for me I'm aware that they aren't designed for this purpose specifically and as I'm getting older I thought it might be time to try something that would pamper the area around my eyes a bit more. So I visited my local Boots and bought the Boots Essentials Cucumber Eye Make Up Remover Gel, there was only a couple of different makes to choose between as it's such a small branch and my decision was based on the price (£1.42 for 150mls) and the fact that it contains extract of cucumber which I thought would be quite refreshing.
The product comes in a green bottle as pictured above and has a flip top type of lid which is easy to open and there's a small hole for the gel to come out of. The gel is quite thin and comes out easily, the instructions on the bottle tell you to apply with cotton wool and wipe over closed eyes which is what I did.
I do wear quite a lot of (non waterproof) mascara so I wasn't expecting it to just disappear as I wiped and it really didn't, I seemed to be just smearing it around my eyes. Even after 3 applications on fresh cotton wool I was still trying to get rid of it and I found I was really having to scrub at it which was getting uncomfortable. Because I was rubbing so vigorously I managed to get a bit actually in my eye which wasn't pleasant either, it didn't sting like something like shampoo would but it wasn't a nice feeling. I decided to give it up as a bad idea as my eyes were just getting red from all the rubbing.
The redness did go down quite quickly so it wasn't uncomfortable for long. I wouldn't describe my eyes as being particularly sensitive so I definitely wouldn't recommend this product to anyone who does. The bottle says that it's suitable for all skin types. I would say that the area around my eyes felt very slightly sticky afterwards (that's the only word I can think of that best describes the feeling).
The gel has quite a nice but very subtle cucumber smell to it. It is dermatoligically tested.
I've had this bottle for a couple of months now and have tried using it again a couple of times but have had the same results again really so having written this review it will be going in the bin and for the time being I will stick with the baby wipes.
Summary: Would not recommend this product.