Thursday, November 29, 2012

AMW Reviews: Face of Australia Gentle Make-Up Remover

When my dear blogger friend Tine of Beautyholics Anonymous blogged about FOA Gentle Make-Up Remover, and I can't help rummage through my "stocks" of makeup and screamed: "I have this!!!" 

She discussed how it can remove difficult mascaras like the Majolica Majorca, I am sold!  I used the product immediately that night!  

Here's my thoughts on the makeup remover!

Face of Australia says ---
FACE OF AUSTRALIA presents our innovative Make-Up Remover that is a dual phase formula containing no Oil or Parabens.

This super gentle fluid is activated when liquid is shaken combining the two phases for the ultimate make-up removal. With a tear compatible pH, this fragrance free formula melts away all types of make-up including stay-put and waterproof and will not sting sensitive eyes. Contains soothing Cornflower Extract.

FACE OF AUSTRALIA Gentle Make-Up Remover Lotion is an innovative "tear Compatible" pH sensitive formula that is perfect for all skin types particularly those with very sensitive skin or eyes. The dual phase formula is Oil and Paraben Free and contains soothing Cornflower Extract.

Water, Cyclomethicone, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower) Flower Extract, Propylene Glycol, Potassium Phosphate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Benzyl Alcohol, Lauralkonium Chloride.

AMW says ---
  • Packaging is simple and clear, makes it easy to check how much product is left.
  • Very gentle.
  • Non-greasy.
  • Doesn't sting my eyes.
  • No blurring of vision.
  • Removes waterproof makeup well.
  • Fragrance-free!
  • I can make eye makeup mistakes, remove makeup and re-apply makeup with no problems at all!
  • Price.
  • Limited areas to purchase for local readers.
A very gentle make-up remover that works on the eyes and face with no signs of irritations.  This product reminds me so much of my favorite Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover but the FOA one is more inexpensive.

from FOA
  • Shake vigorously till phases have combined, then apply liquid onto cotton pad. 
  • Wipe gently over face beginning with closed eyes, being careful not to rub make-up into the eye area.
from AMW
  • The back of the bottle says shake vigorously and they mean it!  You can only make the product work by doing so!
  • Use a cotton pad instead of cotton balls for eye make-up removal.  
  • Use around 3 drops for light makeup application and 5-6 drops for heavy makeup.
  • Press the cotton pad on the eye area for a couple of seconds, rub your eyes gently back and forth for complete removal.
  • Take the time to use a separate cotton bud to remove stubborn waterproof eyeliner.  Doing so will prevent your eyes from getting infections.
Will I repurchase?

To whom do I recommend this to?
Make-up users!  You'll love the super gentle formula minus the oil residue!

Where to purchase and how much?
Locally at D Hip Sanctuary for Php448.00 (approx $10.67). Add them up on Facebook or email them  If you want to learn about their bazaar schedules, contact Karen 0999-888-2682

The tip of the bottle

Before shaking, product looks semi-clear

After shaking vigorously

I press the cotton on my eye area for 10-20 seconds
 then gently rub the eye area left and right to remove stubborn eye make-up.

Brow gel, eye shadow, mascara and liner removed!

Keep in mind to do the extra step of removing excess liner close to the lash line that may not be removed by cotton pad.  Check the rest of my brows and eyelid, looks clean and oil-free!

Have you found your most gentle make-up remover to date?
If yes, what brand is it?

Prior to FOA, I've found 3 products that I alternate every now and then because they are all gentle on the eye area.  Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover, Benefit Remove It Makeup Remover and Lancome BiFacil.  Now that I've discovered FACE OF AUSTRALIA Gentle Make-Up Remover and is the most inexpensive among all the brands that I love, you do the math!  :)

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  1. Thanks for the heads up! I'm out of eye makeup remover and I will get this as a replacement :)

    1. Hi Crystal, I hope this works well for you as well as it did for me! :D

  2. This one works good! But my favourite is TFS cleansing tissues, they are sooo great! I re-buy them from last year I think :)

    1. wow..cleansing tissues and they can remove waterproof makeup? That's interesting! thanks for sharing!

  3. How about the Bioderma? I haven't tried it yet but I know it really works. I saw Lisa E. used it. :)

    1. Hi Ana, I haven't tried Bioderma yet! Will review it if I get the chance to try it! :D

  4. This is my holy grail of eye makeup removers! I'm on my 3rd bottle now :)

    1. Wow 3rd bottle Tine!!! Now I think of you every time I use this! :D


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