If you wear eye makeup, you might be looking to make a switch to a "cleaner" eye makeup remover. This could be part of your resolution to clean up your beauty act, or maybe you've discovered a newfound irritation. That's what happened to me.
A few years ago, I noticed my eyelids becoming more dry and redness at the outer corners of my eyes. No amount of eye cream could solve the dryness. So, I turned to my eye makeup remover to see if I could solve the issue, and I did by swapping it for a natural eye makeup remover. (I'd try anything before getting rid of my favorite—yet not in the least bit natural—mascara...though I'm on the hunt for a swap for that, too.)
During the search for a great natural eye makeup remover, I came across several that I liked, but the Chamomile & Green Tea Eye Makeup Remover by Earth Science was the best. Here's why:
It doesn't smell like anything...a very mild, clean, nothing scent. Because who needs fragranced eyelids?! Earth Science says the product is vegan (nothing is sourced from animals), 100-percent fragrance free, non-irritating and doesn't contain artificial colors.
It gets rid of eye makeup. This may sound obvious, but not every eye makeup remover does. Just saturate a cotton pad with a half of a dime-sized dollop of the clear gel, hold it over your eye for a quick sec and then wipe gently, no heavy rubbing required. (To remove any last morsel of residue, swipe, wash your face, then swipe again.)
It contains chamomile flower extract that has soothing, calming properties; fennel, green tea and green tea flower extracts, which are known to be anti-inflammatory; and instead of a stronger cleaning agent, it uses Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, a mild, coconut-derived cleansing surfactant. Hence, no more red blotches or dry eyelids.
It costs less than $10, and with daily use will last you about six months. That's a steal in my book. (Each bottle has a shelf life of three years, by the way.)
To note, this Earth Science Chamomile & Green Tea Eye Makeup Remover is not organic, but the company as a whole makes a big effort to use only healthy and safe ingredients, down to its water, the first ingredient on the list. The H20 in this product goes through three filters of varying size to remove any solids, heavy metals and contaminants. It is then passed through UV light to kill bacteria and filtered once more through a “micron filter” small enough to filter any bacteria, dead or alive, that might be left.
Interested in cleaning up more of your beauty cabinet? Check out Badass + Healthy's picks for more natural beauty swaps here.