I Heart This!
I have sensitive skin. And that may be the biggest understatement you hear all day. For example, I had swollen eyes and a rash around one eye for about 3 days after wearing brand new, expensive "hypo-allergenic" eye shadow for some family pictures. (So, if you see me out and about with no makeup on and think, "Why doesn't she ever 'help' herself?" Now you know, most makeup DESTROYS my face).
As you can imagine, when I find a product that works for me, I stick with it. For years I used a lotion eye makeup remover by Nivea. I can't use any of their other products, but this one worked for me. They have apparently stopped making it. (collective sigh) I was going to bite the bullet and buy Clinique's lotion eye make up remover, but the sales lady told me the wrong price then rung me up for the correct (and higher) price.
Of course, that, in and of itself would not keep me from buying it--people make mistakes. However, when I asked her about it, she was very rude and acted like I was an idiot. Always appreciated by an exhausted mom who dragged her infant to the STUPID mall. So, I walked. I'll just use water before I buy that from them now, I thought. And use water I did, until the latest crazy rash, when I really needed something gentle to help me get off all of the expensive and angst-causing gook we call "make-up."
[Big caveat: You've heard my theory, right? If EVERYONE would stop wearing makeup, we could save money, save time, AND level the playing field. Get out of the house without any makeup on today? No problem--NO ONE has on any makeup! So far this hasn't caught on....can't imagine why]
I went out on a really long limb and bought something that I have never used before and could not try beforehand. I know that you can go to nice stores, and pay more than we spend on groceries in a month to walk out with an excellent product. Can you tell from the tone of this paragraph that I am not only too thrifty for that but that I am morally opposed?
To the point, I bought this--
Physician's Formula Lotion Eye Makeup Remover.
It is great. And coming from me, that is all you need to hear. If the oily stuff doesn't bother you, that's fine--but as you can guess, it burns my face. And THIS is the answer.
Things seldom have this sort of happy ending for me in the "product" world, so I felt compelled to share the good news. Please let me know if you have a favorite (and very affordable) product!