This is my first waterproof/two-phase(oil&whatever) remover and i absolutely love it. I personally find the oil in this to be soothing while you remove makeup. But then it doesnt really take that much. Just hold your cotton pad soaked in this on your eye for a few seconds, wiggle it a bit and voila! Makeup all gone. Its really nice. Smells nice too. I was lucky to snatch this up when it was on sale ($2.99 at Shoppers) and i saw it was $10 originally which is why i rated high ob the price. But i guess the quality does justify. Highly recommend!
The Balea Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover (110ml) is quite simply THE BEST eye makeup remover around! I've tried them all and nothing compares to this one! Remember, it has to be the one in the GREEN bottle which is for Waterproof Makeup, not the blue bottle which is described for Gentle Eye Makeup Removal (I haven't tried that one). I use a Gel Eyeliner (Dalton) and they tend to be quite heavy in their staying power which is great but they do need extra help for removal...
It's non greasy and Opthamologist tested.
I find this formulation quite gentle too! It takes everything away and you don't have to tug. You're not having to blot and blot and blot like you have to with so many of the other removers. You can really see a bunch of product come off with the first blotting/swipe. I usually buy those bigger cosmetic pads and I notice when I use an inferior product, I am swiping both sides and all over each side of the cosmetic pad and am often reaching for another one because I still have product left around my eye, but when I use the Balea remover, I don't seem to use as much of the pad because most of it comes off so quickly without having to keep going finding another clean spot on the pad to swipe etc...
I have been buying this at Shopper's Drug Mart. Warning, I have since found out that some SDM don't carry the GREEN bottle, just the blue bottle so you have to ask if you don't see it. They were carrying both products for the longest time and then I found out at this one particular store that I shop at which is out of town from where I live that because of limited shelf space, instead of carrying both, they only can only carry one of them. Too bad they didn't pick the GREEN bottle. Anyhow, I went over to the next town to their SDM and sure enough they had both coloured bottles on the shelf so I believe that it's just matter of the store having enough space. I phoned the head office and they assured me they are not discontinuing it, just that each store is different in what they carry (ie: the shelf space issue).
I like this product so much that it's not unusual for me to scoop 4-5 bottles when I go out of town. You also don't need to use a lot of it because it works so well, I am just so mindful of making sure I have a big supply so I never run out. I panic if I get down to 2 bottles (LOL). It varies in price. The last two times I bought it, I got it for $2.99/bottle (the one store was clearing it out because of the shelf space issue and the last time it was because of a big sale. It's usually around $9.99/bottle (which is well worth it) so if you haven't tried it and you find it for $2.99 then scoop it and at least try it...I'm pretty sure you'll be happy!
I bought this in Canada at Shoppers Drugmart. It's regularly around $10-12, but frequently goes on sale for about $7. Average sort of waterproof makeup remover. Involves some tugging on eyelashes and leaves a bit of a black greasy mess behind that has to be cleaned with something else.
this waterprrof eye makeup remover is from the Balea range available at German & Austrian drug store called DM Drogerie.
this stuff is great & removes waterproof eye makeup really fast & without irritating the eyes.
its a 2 part system of oil & remover (blue & white) that you have to shake to mix & then apply to a cotton pad.
i have used some high end removers & some of them dont even come close to how well this removes makeup. highly recommended.
i would prefer if it was in a pump dispenser however its a cheap product that works well so i cannot complain.