Product Type: Nivea makeup
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An effective but gentle makeup remover from Nivea
Nivea Extra Gentle Make Up Remover
Member Name: tigger1992
Nivea Extra Gentle Make Up Remover
Advantages: Cheap. Quick/easy to use. Removes makeup really well. Doesn't leave my skin oily/tight/dry.
Disadvantages: Scented but it doesn't irritate my skin. One bottle doesn't usually last very long.
Nivea Daily Essentials extra gentle eye make-up remover
I purchased this product about a month ago and I have been using it every day I wear makeup (about four to five days a week). I purchased this product as the majority of make-up wipes I have tried do not remove all of my make-up and they can really irritate my skin/eyes (the only wipes that do not irritate my skin are the boots own cucumber wipes).
- Product description
"Your sensitive eye area is gently cleansed and looking beautiful with cared for eye-lashes. Enriched with Provitamin B5, gently removes make-up and mascara with no greasy residue."
"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."
- Using the product and results
I have used this product quite a lot and I have now used up about half of the bottle (the bottle itself contains 125ml of eye make-up remover). The first thing I noticeable about this product is the scent. I do prefer skincare products to have no scent as I find that skin care products that have scents to irritate my skin but this one does have a scent but it does not irritate my skin. The scent is quite fresh, clean and soapy smelling which is fairly nicely but again I would have preferred this product to have not scent. To use I just apply some to a cotton pad and then hold over my closed eyes to allow the eye make-up remover to slowly dissolve the eye make-up. I hold the slightly damp cotton pad with the make-up remover on, on my eyes for about ten seconds or if I have more eye make-up on I will hold to pad on my eyes for a bit longer (but I only apply a very slightly amount of pressure). I then wipe the cotton pad from my eyes and about 90-95% of my eye make-up will have been removed! This product is stated to be an eye make-up remover but I have been using this product all over my face and it works really well at removing foundation, concealer and my eye make-up such as my eye shadow, eye liner, mascara etc. I find that this product is also good at removing my lipsticks/glosses but this product can irritate my lips very slightly.
This product is a really great eye make-up remover and a great general make up remover. It does not irritate my skin (apart from my lips slightly) and best of all it does not feel greasy on my skin. I do have two really good make up removers already but both of them leave a greasy film on my skin which does not feel nice - these make up removers include the: Lancôme bi-facial remover and the Clinique take the day off remover. Overall, I am very impressed with this product as it feels smooth on my skin, it does not irritate my skin, it removes all of my make-up really quite well (such as my foundation, waterproof mascara, eye make-up, concealer etc) and it does not feel greasy on my skin. Also this product does not feel like it dries my skin out and it has not caused any blemishes to appear since using this product.
- Price and availability
I purchased this product from a boots store and it is currently priced at: £3.39 at boots, ££2.39 at Lloyd's pharmacy, £4.50 on amazon.co.uk and you may also be able to find this product on eBay.co.uk.
*Easy and quick to use
*Cheap and fairly widely available
*Removes my make-up really well - and not just eye make-up, all types of make up! (not as good as an expensive micellar water though)
*Does not leave my skin feeling dry, tight, irritated or uncomfortable
*Does not leave a greasy/oily residue on my skin
*It is scented - but it does not irritate my skin
*I do go through this product fairly quickly
Thank you for reading my review
Summary: A fantastic makeup remover - especially considering the price!