After reading some of these reviews, I must say many people are using this product wrong, probably reason for not getting full benenfits of product. I love this product..I don't break out and my skin has actually gotten better, I now use less makeup, skin looks younger. I would highly recommend this product, great for all ages. Pump style and packaging is great quality.
HOW TO USE -
Apply to dry skin and massage well.
For best results, rinse off with water, but you can use a tissue.
Follow with your cleanser, that's what people are not doing, also can follow with toning lotion, then your Estée Lauder Repair Serum, Moisturizer and/or other moisturizer if you wish.
PRODUCT DETAILS -
Quickly and gently removes all makeup, even long-wear or waterproof formulas.
Unique water-based creme-gel refreshes you with a crisp herbal citrus scent. Helps dissove makeup quickly
Rinses away easily and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth with no greasy afterfeel or oily residue.
Although it's gentle, it doesn't remove my makeup. It leaves significant amounts of foundation on my skin, which is not a problem when I use PC Skin Recovery or One Step Cleansers.
I like this. It removes my makeup and doesn't make my face feel tight afterwards. I use toner after and there is very little to no leftover makeup coming off on the cotton pad so it seems to be doing it's job. I said yes to repurchasing because it actually does a better job than alot of nicer brands I've used.
It's not expensive, the packaging is great, I love how it smells, I thought i would like this, but i really really cannot. It doesn't remove my makeup, and when I try to, I feel like i am pushing the dirty-makeup-lotion-mix into my pores, it's horrible as i break out easily.
Overall, it is not a good makeup remover, the end.
I got this recently in a swap and was pleasantly surprised by it. I figured it would leave a greasy feeling behind but while it did remove my makeup (use a separate eye makeup remover so I don't know how well it performs on regular mascara) it left my skin feeling clean and soft. I can't attest to its price but as it's dept store I figure it's pricey. would I buy, no (will stick to my regular cleanser--marcelle foaming cleanser which is economical and works)
Good to remove light makeup. After using for couple days, my skin feel irritated.
Given to me by the Account Rep. for Lauder I have used this product for almost three weeks. I think that in the grand scheme of things this product is "o.k." but not good, great or even HG material. The creme smells nice, hasn't caused any reactions but I have to use several applications to remove my mascara. After cleaning with my face wash and using a toner I notice small traces of makeup (foundation) was still coming off on the pad.
I wouldn't recommend this to anyone as I think there are better products out on the market for less $$$. I have combination/sensitive skin and like other Lauder products I have tried this one gave me a mild burning sensation momentairly when I first apply it.
I gave thte rest to my roommate who loves it, so there you go. Different strokes for different folk :)
I bought this today and it worked wonderfully, I love lotion cleansers and this is a keeper!!
This is definitely an HG makeup remover in my book! I have sensitive skin and lots of cosmetic allergies, and this is one product that has done what it's supposed to (remove makeup) without irritating my skin in any way. I have a hard time removing cream eyeshadows (ie. MAC Paint Pots) and foundation (MAC Studio Fix Fluid) from my fingers after application (yes, I use my fingers)... and this Take It Away by EL works like nothing else! This even removes waterproof eyeliner in a snap! I just squirt a small amount onto whatever it is that needs to be removed from my skin... rub it in gently... and voilà! Makeup gone! I also use this on my face at night to remove my makeup before I wash with facial cleanser. I squirt a little Take It Away on my fingers... rub it in a circular motion on my face, then on my eyelids... rinse... then wash again with facial cleanser just to make sure everything is gone. I will never be without this product, unless EL decides to stop making it...
Estee Lauder Take It Away is a simple but excellent makeup remover. It removes my face and eye makeup effortlessly, even my double wear light foundation. It's very gentle, smells light and nice, doesn't dry my skin, nor leaves it greasy, and feels fresh. Furthermore, it doesn't sting my eyes, and best of all I don't need to pull and tug to remove my eye - or face - makeup! It's definitely a staple in my beauty routine.
EDIT: It doesn't remove eyemakeup as well as I thought. I have to use another makeup remover with it and this is annoying. I will not buy again. I find that MAC Wipes are ten times better.