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From my previous experiences with gentle eye makeup remover, none of them able to remove extreme waterproof mascara thoroughly in a minute. Technically Bi-phase (dual layer, oil and liquid) kind of remover should be the effective one for any eye makeup because oil is still the best and gentle ingredient to dissolve makeup. Being practical, many people dislike oiliness or greasy residue, which is understandable, thus liquid eye & lips makeup remover is still in high demand.



Estee Lauder (Take It Away) Gentle Eye Makeup Remover is my impulse purchase during a trip. The word “Gentle” grabbed my attention, because those marked as gentle are also fragrance free, thus minimize risk of irritation theoretically. Somehow, for quite some time I wanted to convince myself not to hope anymore in gentle eye makeup remover for mascara, so most probably this is my last try.



It’s watery clear like common liquid eye makeup remover. After soaked the cotton pad with the eye makeup remover and placed it on closed eye for 10-20 seconds to dissolve makeup, I felt a warm sensation on eye area upon removing the cotton pad. Not severely, but certainly not comfortable both emotionally and physically for me. Once, the eye remover accidentally slipped into an eye, immediately the eye stung intolerably eventhough I had rinsed it off with clean water. Finally the tingle was only soothed by a weeping eye, for few minutes……. Speechless disappointment.


As usual, I tested it on bare hand. It absorbed by skin as quick as toner (that contains alcohol), and the skin started to have warm sensation after a while, but no redness occurred. Not surprising the delicate eye contour became sensitive and irritated at the same time. Moreover, I think the irritated eye condition actually had been worsen by subsequent gentle wiping, that probably the reason why the eyes were mild arching for few hours then, and that happen every time I used this eye makeup remover.


I read numbers of makeupally reviews some other day, there were quite interestingly that most of the reviews were at such extremely position, either absolutely love it or totally loathe it. Without question I’m on the negative side. In fact I discarded this eye makeup remover after few usages.


\-Cleansing Test-/


(Challengers: eyebrow pencil, weterproof eyeliner, waterproof mascara, shimmering eye shadow and lipstick)


Soaked the eye makeup with EL Gentle Eye Makeup Remover (with cotton pad) for 20 seconds. Gently wiped the makeup off with the cotton pad then. Only the waterproof mascara can’t be removed.


After few rubbings and patted dry, the waterproof mascara had been removed completely, but this definitely not applicable to eye area.



My simple cleansing test probably explains why some people fell in love with it. It was indeed effective to remove light makeup, including the waterproof eyeliner and shimmers easily. Predictably, not for very waterproof mascara. Comparing to gentle version of Clarins and Fasio one, this certainly cleanses much better. Not to say the superb waterproof mascara was eventually removed after few rubbings without much effort.  

For the tear-stained experience, I still have a little luck because I only purchased 30ml sample size. The normal retail price is THB 950/100ml in Thailand. Now, I see no reason to have a separate remover, my cleansing oil is just perfect for any makeup, and I never bothered by the oiliness.


Rating: …)))     Waste my $.



Water (Aqua Purificata) Purified, PEG-32, Butylene Glycol, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, PEG-6, Trisodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben.


March 2010

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Hi, many things have been keeping my mind and time occupied these days, thus I need more time to response to all comments. Please bear with me, thank you.

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Sensitive, combination skin type, visible blood vessels, freckles, easily dehydrated, dry and having fine line undereye, occasional breakout, visible aging pores.



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