Boots Botanics Soothing Eye Makeup Remover Review

Awesome Makeup Remover, or Dry Skin in a Bottle?

The worst thing about most makeup removers is that in addition to removing your makeup, they also strip off all of the natural oils that keep your skin smooth, soft and young looking.

Another problem that I’ve found is that some of them don’t work or leave a waxy residue on your face. Especially if you’re like me and wear waterproof mascara, it can be tough to find a product gentle enough to use on your eyes but powerful enough to actually take off your makeup.

Boots Botanics Soothing Eye Makeup Remover claims to be just such a product.

As usual, we’re going to break this product down and take a look at what’s in it then check out what other users are saying about it. By the end of this article, we’ll have a much better idea of whether or not we’ve found a product worthy of space on our vanities!

What Do They Claim?

According to Boots Retail USA, their Botanics Soothing Eye Makeup Remover strips off your makeup, including waterproof mascara, while it hydrates and soothes your skin. They say that it’s dermatologist-tested and safe for use on even the most sensitive skin.

I have to say that I’m a bit suspicious about how it supposedly does all of that without leaving a film behind.

Let’s take a look at what’s on the label to see if it has the ingredients to back up its claims.

What’s In It?

The first few ingredients are skin conditioning agents and conditioners, as well as butylene and propylene glycols. These are actually probably the ingredients that act to dissolve your makeup so that it wipes off easily. There’s also methylparaben in it.

Benzophenone’s in there, too. It’s a sunscreen as well as a product that helps keep the makeup remover from being damaged by light. There are 2 final ingredients in this product that really redeem it for me: Icelandic Moss Extract and 2 Bromo 2 Nitropropane 3, aka Bronopol.

The Icelandic Moss Extract is used in many herbal products to sooth, hydrate, and calm your skin. In other words, it most likely has pH-balancing qualities.

The Bronopol is a highly effective antimicrobial agent, which is great in products such as makeup removers because it kills anything that may cause eye or skin infections. Whether there’s enough to act microbially on your skin, or if there’s just enough to keep your product from harboring harmful bacteria, it’s still a good thing.

What Are Users Saying?

Boots Botanics Soothing Eye Makeup Remover gets some really mixed reviews. Most people agree that it does a good job of removing makeup but people with normal to oily skin report that it’s too greasy or that it leaves behind a film. People with dry skin seem to love it, though.

Just food for thought – as we age, we tend to lose moisture around our eyes, so we may want something a bit more moisturizing for removing our makeup and keeping our skin hydrated at night. If it’s too greasy, then that’s no good, but if it’s just moist, then it may not be a bad thing.

Final Word

This product doesn’t have a smell, does a good job of removing even waterproof makeup, and is extremely moisturizing. If you have really dry skin and don’t need a product that’s completely natural, this product will be great for you. The price is right, too.

However, it’s full of parabens and petroleum derivatives and people with oily skin report the need to wash their faces after they use it so it those are issues for you, you may want to try another product.

Click here to find good deals on Boots Botanics Soothing Eye Makeup Remover.

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