Does Eye Makeup Remover Lessen the Effects of Eye Cream?

Always use an oil-free eye makeup remover. Why? Because many eye makeup removers (especially those for waterproof mascara) contain oil-based ingredients like Mineral Oil, Castor Oil and Petrolatum, which leave a greasy residue around the eyes. If you’re removing your makeup before bed and then applying an eye cream, the greasy residue then acts as a barrier and won’t let your eye cream penetrate properly.

You want the skin to be clean and bare to allow the active ingredients from your eye cream to get deep within the skin. How to remove your eye makeup: When removing eye makeup, saturate cotton pad or Toning Cloth with an oil-free, liquid eye makeup remover. Hold on eyes for 20 seconds to dissolve makeup, then gently wipe away.

The key is to let the eye makeup dissolve so it makes for less rubbing and tugging of the eye area. And be sure to limit your use of waterproof mascara, as it’s very difficult to remove.

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