Aside from loving the feeling of a fresh, makeup-free face, one of the reasons I remove my makeup at night is because my eyes and skin are extremely sensitive (blemishes, dry spots, and eye irritations are not uncommon). As many of you already know, finding the perfect cleanser or remover can be far from an easy task…until now, that is. Enter Garnier Clean+ Makeup Removing Lotion Cleanser: a product that is extremely gentle, but impressively effective at dissolving all traces of makeup and impurities (including waterproof mascara!). The formula is infused with the Moringa seed and plant extracts, and is fragrance, alcohol, dye, and oil free. It is also dermatologist, allergy, and ophthalmologist tested, making it well-suited to sensitive skin.
I was given the opportunity* to test this product out, and was excited to see it work its magic. The instructions state to apply the product directly to dry skin with your fingers and gently massage. To remove, simply wipe away with a cotton pad, or rinse clean with water. I first tested this product out on a day where I had on a full face of makeup (including waterproof mascara and eyeliner, and a lip stain). Truthfully, I was a little skeptical that a lotion, especially an oil free one, would effectively be able to break down the long-wearing makeup formulas I had on that day. So, I applied as per the instructions on the bottle, gently massaging the lotion and focusing extra attention to my eye area. I was especially excited when the “sting” in my eyes I normally get with other eye-makeup removers never came! I washed the product off with warm water, looked in the mirror, and my makeup was completely gone. Even better, the product left my face feeling like I had just applied moisturizer: soft, calm, clean, and refreshed. I also tried using this product with a cotton pad, as per the second recommended method, and found it worked just as well (see the picture below, where I removed waterproof liner and a lip stain from my hand).
Because this lotion works to remove not only makeup, but also the various impurities that collect on your skin, you are able to use it morning and night. Additionally, you’ll continue to see and feel the benefits of using this product over time as you continue to use it (I did!). I’m excited to have found this product, and consider it a permanent addition to my beauty regime. I’d definitely recommend trying this product out…your skin (and eyes) will thank you (and don’t forget to let me know what you think in the comments below)!