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      02.02.2013 12:54
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      Effective eye make-up removal pads which could be a little more gentle on sensitive skin.

      I always like to make sure my make-up is thoroughly removed before going to bed and I really notice my skin taking a turn for the worst if I go a couple of nights without removing it. I tend to use toners and cleansers to remove all my make-up but often find there's always a stubborn bit of eyeliner or mascara left which requires something more 'specialist' to get rid of.

      When it comes to eye make-up remover I definitely prefer pads to liquids as they're just so much quicker to use and, providing you use decent pads, offer just as good, if not better, results. I normally use Simple eye make-up removal pads as this is a brand I trust to look after my extremely sensitive skin and, during a recent trip to Tesco, these were the pads I was planning on purchasing again. That is, however, until I noticed these gentle eye make-up removal pads from Johnson's. Johnson's made pretty much the exact same claims about these pads as Simple make about there's only these ones were £1 cheaper. I'm always looking for ways to save money (those £1s quickly add up) so decided to try these out to see if I could make a permanent switch and save myself some money.

      These pads come in packs of 30 which normally cost around £3. I bought these when on offer in Tesco for £2 (£3 full price) and Boots and Superdrug sell them for £3.29.

      The pads come housed in a white plastic, circular pot with pale pink screw on lid. The Johnson's logo in that recognisable blue font is displayed both at the front of the pot and on its lid along with the name of product and description. Johnson's claim these pads are 'enriched with essential, skin loving minerals and vitamins' which 'gently cleanse eyes of make-up, even waterproof mascara whilst caring for all skin types'. The pads include Pro-Vitamin B5 which is apparently known to condition eye lashes and a 'gentle lotion' making these safe for sensitive skin.

      Unscrewing the lid reveals a white sheet of plastic which is easily peeled back to allow access to the actual pads. The pads are circular in shape and quite large, with a rough diameter of 60mm, these fit snuggly into the palm of my hands making them a fair bit bigger than my usual eye make-up removal pads. The pads are also quite thick to the point where I was trying to pull my pad apart the first few times I used them as I thought I had accidently taken two out. Both sides of the pad are smooth and very slightly damp allowing them to easily remove make-up without leaving my eye area feeling wet. They also have a very slight, subtle, scent to them which is pretty much the scent of every Johnson's product, baby lotion!

      To remove eye make-up you simply take a pad and sweep it across the eye area. The packaging instructs to use one pad for each eye although I really don't find this necessary and even when I have a fair bit of eye make-up to remove after a night out I find one side for each eye perfectly adequate. These glide over the eye area with ease taking off a good amount of make-up with them. The vast majority of my eye make-up is gone in two sweeps but I tend to give my eye lashes a little extra attention just to ensure all my mascara has gone too. Typically, I can get both of my eyes completely make-up free with one of these pads in a minute. They're really quick to do their job and very effective. I personally do not wear waterproof mascara so I can't comment on whether or not these do remove such products but I really cannot see any reason why they would not. The pads don't leave any greasy residue behind either and leave the eye area looking and feeling quite clean and refreshed.

      The downside is, however, that they're not completely gentle enough for my sensitive skin. I do experience a little stinging in my eyes for a couple of minutes after using these. The stinging is very mild and completely bearable, not enough to put me off finishing using all the pads in my current pot but the fact there's some stinging would put me off repurchasing. I have experienced wipes and pads which have reacted with my skin far worse than these, my eye area is particularly delicate and I've lost count the amount of products I've had to throw away because they just simply have not agreed with my skin. The slight stinging sensation brought on by these pads does wear off completely after a couple of minutes and I'm left with watering eyes, bright, puffy eyes or temporary blurred vision like some cause and to be honest, unless you're like me and have extremely sensitive skin then I don't think you'd have a problem with these.

      These are effective eye make-up removal pads for a decent price, unfortunately they're not quite gentle enough for me though.

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      08.11.2012 10:46
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      Good product if you're short of time

      I bought these make up removal pads in Tesco a few months ago as they were on offer, and Tesco had run out of the make up remover I normally use. The make up remover pads are soaked with make up remover and make removing eye make up less of a chore, particularly if you wear a lot of eye make up, like i sometimes do. They have quite a neutral smell, and are larger than some eye make up removal pads I have tried in the past.

      There are 30 pads in each tub, and when not on offer cost £3.05 in both Tesco and Sainsburys. They are designed for all skin types (I normally have dry skin) and claim to remove even waterproof make up. I always wear waterproof mascara, and these eye make up removal pads had no trouble getting through my mascara and eyeshadow. When wearing heavy eye makeup, i found i needed one pad for each eye but on lighter make up days, i could get away with 1 pad for both eyes. The pads contain provitamin B5 which is claimed to condition your eyelashes. I didn't find this to be the case though.

      The only downside to me about these eye makeup removal pads is not the fact that they don't condition my eyelashes, as to be honest i'm not too bothered about that, but the fact that they are slightly oily. This isn't so much of a problem to me, but for people who have greasy/oily skin, this may be a bit of an issue.

      Overall, i liked these eye makeup removal pads, however, i do prefer my normal make up remover, but will buy these again if they are on offer as they are great if you are in a hurry or just feeling a little lazy.

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      28.11.2011 13:41
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      A great lazy girl soloution to removing eye makeup!

      I bought these recently in Boots as they were on offer and I had recently heard them reviewed positively on the youtube channel fleurdeforce. Essentially they are pre soaked cotton pads which remove eye makeup and take away the issue of having to put product on a cotton pad yourself, which to be honest isn't that much of an issue but when its a late night I much prefer just reaching for one of these Johnsons pads!

      Each tub contains 30 pads, they are slightly bigger in size then the traditional cotton pad, but I still find I need to use one per eye so if used everyday then they would last you two weeks. Currently in Boots they cost £3.15 per pack although they are still currently on offer at two packs for £5. The claims on the packaging are that the pads are gentle on skin and enriched with essential minerals and vitamins and are capable of removing waterproof mascara. The pads in particular contain pro-vitamin B5 which is said to condition your eyelashes!

      In all honesty I cannot say I feel that my eyelashes have been particularly conditioned, however I do find that these pads are effective at removing makeup and mascara in particular completely. They do feel mildly oily, which I imagine is why they are so effective at remoiving eye makeup, however unlike traditional oil based eye make up removers they do not leave the eye area oily, nor do they get an oil in your eyes! I also can say that I do find these gentle, much gentler then most of the face wipes I have used and much better at removing mascara as well! I don't have to rub at my eyes excessively which is good as the skin around the eye is incredibly delicate.

      Overall I am enjoying using this product for its convienience and effectiveness, but I mostly use them when I am in a hurry or have had a late night out. When I have time to remove my makeup and cleanse my skin etc in the bathroom I still use other cream based eye makeup removers, but that is not a reflection on this products effectiveness.

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      07.10.2009 13:54
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      Not so effective eye make up removal pads that are overpriced

      I'm not ashamed to admit it; I do wear a fair bit of eye make up on a normal day. Therefore it is often quite a chore removing my eye make up with an ordinary face wipe and often some facewipes leave my eye area sore as red as they are pretty harsh. As I'm not a fan of the red eye look and wanting to save myself a bit of time I decided to try Johnson's Gentle Eye Make Up Removal Pads on the basis that they claimed to remove eye make up gently and easily.


      ***Packaging***

      The Johnsons 3 in 1 eye make up remover pads come in a small white tub about 6cm in diameter and 4cm tall. The pot has a pink lid which screws on and off. When you first open the pot there is also a foil wrapper over the top of the pot to ensure that the wipes retain their moisture.

      The pot is very handy as the lid screws on and off so is secure and keeps the pads moist when not in use. The eye make up removal pads can easily be transported, great if you are taking these on holidays.

      The packaging states that these are opthamologically tested and are suitable for sensitive skin.


      ***Price***

      For a tub of 30 eye make up remover pads you will pay around £3.29 at Boots. The pads are quite large so one pad can be used to remove make up off two eyes however in my opinion these are not the cheapest of products and I would not recommend, especially to those who are on a budget.


      ***Use and Results***

      A definite benefit of this product is that it is very convenient and easy to use product. Great for those who like to remove eye make up quickly and easily as you literally pick up a pad from the pot and wipe your eye make up off.

      The pad removes eye make up very easily and the make up removed becomes visible on the pad quite quickly.

      After the first use I was very impressed. My eye make up came off with no irritation and my eyes did not have a red look to them as the pad glides over the eye area as opposed to feeling you like you have to scrub make up off with the pad. Even more so all of my eye make up was removed............

      OR SO I THOUGHT UNTIL MORNING. When I woke up the following morning after using this product I soon realised that all of my mascara had not been removed and I had black smudged panda eyes. Not an attractive look at all! I used this product the following day paying more attention when I removed my eye make up and the same thing happened. Therefore I do not feel this product is very effective and would probably be better suited to those who wear very minimal eye make up... however I'm sure if this is you a face wipe would be a cheaper alternative to remove eye make up. I have used the Johnson's 3 in 1 make up remover pads with various L'Oreal Mascara's and also MAC mascara and the pads have not fully removed the mascara.

      I have used these pads to remove make up after wearing false eye lashes and the product is very good at removing eyelash glue which is left on the eye/ eye area, which not many face wipes do, therefore they do have their uses.


      ***Overall***

      I was not at all impressed with these eye make up removal pads from Johnson's as although they appeared to remove my eye make up the next morning I woke up with back panda eyes. When I used the product again and was more thorough removing my eye make up, I still ended up with black under my eyes the following morning, meaning they did not effectively remove all traces of my eye make up like it was claimed. This product would probably be better suited to someone who only wears a thin covering of mascara, however it would be cheaper to just use a regular face wipe if this is the case. I did think these left the eye area soft and did not irritate my eyes which is a definite advantage of the product. A poor product especially as they are reasonably expensive to buy!

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      28.07.2009 13:20

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      These are horrible to use. I bought them after buying a waterproof mascara(the Maxfactor waterproof one), and from the first day of its use, its nothing but trouble. I loose 3-5 lashes every time i try to wipe out the mascara, because its not at all gentle, plus you have to rub it harshly on eyes to actually remove waterproof mascara, otherwise it wont do anything. Even sometimes rubbing wont do the thing, u have to hold your lashes between the pad and rub it on lashes, or pull them to remove all mascara, and you actually see the mascara coming off after all this struggle. My eyes always went uncomfortable for several hours... i am looking forward to buy some decent wipes as i have thrown whole box after using it a couple of times- would NEVER recommend!

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      18.05.2009 20:39

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      Great product that does what you want it to

      I couldn't survive without these!

      I wear a lot of heavy dark eye make-up so eye make-up remover is quite essential and due to the colours and amount of mascara I use they need to be heavy duty without causing any irritation. Johnsons products are well known for being gentle on skin and that is the main reason I chose this product.

      It removes my eye make-up a breeze unlike some other products which I have found that you need to rub your eyes vigorously to get all my make up off and can sometimes leave the area sore or extremely greasy. This product does none of that. A couple of wipes and its all gone none smeared around the side and no panda eyes in the morning.

      My eyelashes seem in better condition as I do wear a lot of mascara every day i find they can start to fall out or become a little brittle but since I have been using these I haven't had any of these problems.
      I find these last me just short of a month as I would describe myself as a heavy user.

      The price is average compared to other branded products maybe a little cheaper than some.

      It's a trusted brand so you can't really go that wrong with this product!

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      27.04.2009 14:57
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      Great eye make-up remover!

      Having had a hit and miss experience of using Simple eye make-up remover, I saw this and decided to give it a try, especially as Johnson's are well known for their gentle products. Simple was making my eyes sting but I was a lot more confident that this would be a better option in that respect. I also liked the idea of using pads, rather than tipping liquid onto cotton wool.

      ***The Pads***
      Each pad is a circular shape and contains just the right amount of liquid. It is not too dry but also not so wet that any liquid drips off and irritates your eyes.

      ***Using The Pads***
      I have a tendency to wear quite sparkly eye shadow and dark black mascara. Some make-up removers have found it quite difficult to get rid of all traces of this type of make-up, but this was not the case for these pads. Just a few quick wipes across each eyelid did the trick for removing the majority of my make-up, and then it was just a case of going back and removing what had been left behind. All in all, the job of removing my eye make-up took about two to three minutes, whereas it has taken up to ten minutes in the past. There was no irritation to my eyes either.

      ***Overall Thoughts***
      This is probably the best eye make-up remover that I have used, and the fact that you do not need to be messing around with cotton wool is an added bonus. I am definitely planning to get some more of these once my current lot run out!

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        30.10.2008 10:28
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        I've been using these for about 6months now, I first bought them because they were on offer and the packaging caught my eye. They come in a nice big tub with a bright pink lid. The packaging looks nice and clean.

        I've never really liked eye make up removers, I've tried loads in the past either pads or liquid in a bottle but I've never actually found one that I liked. They always either just didn't work or they were really greasy and left the skin around my eyes feeling oily and weird. So I ended up just using my face wash or face wipes to remove my eye make up, which requires quite a bit of effort and left my eyes feeling sore afterwards.

        It costs me £5 for a tub of 30 of the pads. I usually find them in either Boots or Superdrug, I've never noticed them in any supermarkets.

        *The Product*
        The pads are really lovely and soft, kind of like those flat cotton wool pads. They are also quite thick and more luxury than most others I've tried before which are usually really thin and sometimes rough on the skin.

        They are quite wet, but not too much, and they are not at all greasy! I don't quite know how to describe the feel of them, it's almost as though it is just water on them but it does a really good job of removing eye make-up. Even waterproof mascara comes off well, and I find with these that you don't have to rub the eye a lot which means no irritation. Once you're finished they leave the eye area smooth and dry. I also find they have quite a refreshing effect on the eyes.

        They don't really have a smell which is probably because there aren't too many harsh chemicals in them, which shows as they do not irritate the eyes at all.

        I don't wear loads of eye make-up most days so I sometimes use the same pad for a few days, which means they last longer. But with 30pads in the tub they are likely to last for at least a few weeks even if you use a lot.

        *Overall Opinion*
        Although £5 seems quite expensive compared with other brand I think these are worth the extra cost. They are completely different to any other I have seen on the market, and much better quality. For the sensitive skin around the eyes I think it is worth paying more for better quality and something that is kinder to the skin.

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        13.08.2008 11:40
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        Left me looking like a lobster.

        --INTRO--
        After my mum moaning at me for getting mascara smudges on her towels for months I decided that maybe my usual make-up remover wipes weren't working. So, seeing as I was going on an exchange trip to Germany I decided to buy these make-up removal pads from Morrisons to take with me. As the Johnson's brand has a world-wide reputation for gentle products and as I have eczema and sensitive skin I expected it to work well. (My mum works at Johnson & Johnson, so I've tried the majority of the range lol, and they have some pretty good products!)

        --THE PRODUCT + PACKAGING--
        Comes in a white tub with pinkish lid, about 20 pads I think were in it.
        Each pad is soaked in a 'gentle' lotion to remove stubborn eye make-up and waterproof mascara.
        Costs from about £3 to £5 depending on where you buy it from.

        --RESULTS--
        After a day of wearing my mascara, eyeliner, shadow, pigment and primer I decided to give these a try.
        After a couple of minutes of using one of these pads the majority of my eye make-up was off and I was initially impressed, my eyelashes felt soft and there was no trace of make-up.
        Ten minutes later though I felt a slightly itchy, stinging; looking in the mirror I noticed the skin under my eyes was bright red, one of my friends said, "Oh, you've caught some sun!" I was pretty shocked because Johnsons 3 in 1 make-up remover wipes have never done this to me, so I wonder what went wrong with these?

        Recommended? Not for people who have sensitive skin or eczema, if you have skin which is not easily irritated by anything then maybe these would work for you.

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          22.07.2008 04:00
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          like using a sharpened HB pencil for eyeliner.

          Well I tried these only last week after I had been crying and needed emergency makeup remover.

          They were on offer at 2 for £4 at sainsburys with the wipes they do, and well, I am glad I bought the wipes too.

          They come in a circular box, white with a pink lid and have a plastic film keeping them safe in the stores.

          Straight away I went into the toilets, took off my hevay sunglasses and took put two of the cirlce shaped patches wo wipe my eyes with.
          I placed one over each eye and sighed relief that no one I knew had caught me with black all over my face! I then shuffled them a little so as to pick up the rest of the mascara which I knew was still on my lashes, slid the patches along my lashes onto my cheeks and off my face, it had picked up quite a bit of mascara. Then...my eyes!!!

          This really stung, I straight away got out a wipe and tried to calm donw my eyes which now were hard to keep open. I could feel where they stung, it was on the edge of the top eye lid. None had gotten into my eyes- or either that it did and didnt affect me, but it was the top of my eyelids where I had slightly rubbed my eye lashes to remove the mascara.

          The did partially work, but not really. I have to be honest, my mascara is dior and my usual eye makeup remover is clinique. My mascara is hard to remover anyway, and the previous eye makeup remover is very delux and works exeptionally well. This really did pail in comparison.

          I think what also added to the pain was the fact that these are not rerally all that smooth, they have a very slightly roughened texture to them, good, I guess, at picking up mascara stuck on lashes, not so good though, with delicate skin.

          I think you would need a good few swipes of these wipes to get a totally clean effect, it get makeup off, but slowly. And painfully.

          I also found the patches quite dry. I think maybe storeing them upside down is a good idea as all the liquid must have sunk to the bottom. But the moistness-or lack of, that they come with, really is not enough for me.

          One pack I think would last me about 2 weeks, and if bought on the current offer, would be £1 a week. I usually use clinique which is painless and lasts about 2 months a bottle which is £11, or £1.38 a week, so buying these patches are a saveing of 38p a week, I know stuff adds up and all, but to be honest, I would pay money gladly to not feel like I am being blinded! Plus I wouldnt trust these after a night out, they are thick enough, but there jsut isnt enough power behind them.

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          20.07.2008 20:14
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          a great eye make-up remover

          I have quite sensitive eyes but wear a lot of mascara and eyeliner so am always on the look out for a gentle eye-remover product.

          As Johnson & Johnson are so famous for their baby range I was pleased to see that they produced a 3 in 1 eye make-up removal pad.

          The well-known blue logo is clearly marked on this pretty pink tub which contains 30 pads and cost around £3.20 (may be cheaper if you shop around?).

          The diameter of each pad is a generous 60mm - I have used pads which are smaller and ended up using twice as many.

          The ingredients are listed on the tub but they are the usual gobbledegook so won't bore you with them as we know they are all safe! It also states that they are opthamologically tested for mildness.

          When you open the tub there is a good polythene seal which helps keep the pads moist and they have a nice smell which is not overpowering.


          Directions for use couldn't be simpler.... use one pad per eye!

          Over the years I have used lotions, liquids and potions to remove my eye make-up and some of them have cost a fortune and have been awkward to use because you need cotton wool or pads.

          In future I'll be buying these Johnson's ones as they are convenient and do the trick!

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            Buy them, use them, love them, Your eyes will thank you!

            I have used these pads since they were launched last summer. Johnson's is a trusted name and I was fed up with eye make up removers that either sting my eyes or don't take away all the make up, mascara in particular.

            The original advert on television for these pads marketed them with the attraction of no more "panda eyes" which appealed to me, especially as I wear mascara in a variety of purple shades and don't want to go to bed looking like I've just done 5 rounds with Frank Bruno and lost the fight.

            These pads come in a pot of 30 with a screw top that keeps the pads moist down to the last one. You can buy these pads at most chemists eg: Boots for about £3.50 per pot, but often Tesco incliude these in their "Buy one get one free" offers, so it pays to shop around.

            One pad is usually all I need for each eye, this will remove eyeshadow, eye liner and mascara.

            They have a pleasant fresh smell and the advantage over liquid eye make up removers is that they do not sting your eyes or leave them cloudy when you open your eye again, know what feeling I mean? The last pad in the pot is still as moist as the first. And you won't need to use cotton wool, so no excuses for sleeping in your make up ever again, becasue you are hunting round for cotton wool balls and can't be bothered to look properly. (Speaks the voice of one who has slept in make up after many a night out...oops) But who is now a reformed character with a pot of these lovely pads by the bed!

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