I will try to do this product some justice here. Personally think the oiliness factor helps remove stubborn eye makeup because other products that aren't dual phased just don't work as well for me. The reason that some people think it just smears eye makeup around may be because they're not using enough cotton to "pick up" the makeup that's been loosened by this solvent. However on days when I don't wear much eye makeup, this does seem to be a bit heavy so I mix some of it with non-oily eye makeup solvent in another bottle and use it as a dual-phased solvent on normal days. This has been a good and cheap way for me to use up all those eye makeup solvents that don't work because they don't have any "oil" in it.
Definitely the worst remover I have ever bought. It is so greasy and oily on my eyelids and the residue hardly washes off even with strong facial soap & water. It does work ok, but I still have smudges of eye makeup around my eyes when I wake up. I switched to this Almay remover after using Neutrogena's, but I will be definitely going back to Nautrogena after this bottle is used up. The bottle packaging is fairly standard, and the price is ok but I hate the oily feeling around my eyes after using this. UPDATE...I kept waking up with puffy eyes every morning and realised that this product was the culprit. Awful stuff. continued >>
This stuff is super oily and stings the hell out of my eyes. It also doesn't quite remove my makeup - it just kind of smears it around.
The worst eye makeup remover I've ever tried. It is absolutely gross!!! It's incredibly oily and doesn't even remove non-waterproof mascara very well. I used it once to remove my old mascara so I could try on another one, but after unsuccessfully trying to remove the mascara I was so grossed out that I felt I had to wash my whole face!
Inexpensive and effective. This is the only removed that I have found that removes all traces of hard to remove waterproof mascara. It is extremely oily so make sure you wash your face after using it.
I liked this much more than the Sonia Kashunk makeup remover from Target. It is oily, however it does a great job of taking out the make up with minimal swipes. I usually wash my face after using make up removers so the oily residue is not a problem for me. I got this product buy one get one free at CVS so I think it was a fairly good deal.
Baad bad .Veery oily and doesn't do a good job of taking the make up off either ..Doesn't sting my eyes at least so I am struggling to finish the bottle and not buying it again .
I really dislike this product despite the fact that it does, in its messy way, actually work ifyou massage it into your eyelashes and wait a while with your eyes closed (or it really stings). I haven't had any bad reaction to it and the price is OK for the amount - at least it seems to be lasting forever while I try to use it up. It leaks a little all over the outside of the bottle which causes the label to partially fall off. I really miss the gel which tho a little messy to use, did the job, didn't sting and didn't leak out of it's container. I have no idea why Almay thinks this is an improvement. Update. 9/18/08 I haven't purchased anything else yet and have continued to use this. In all fairness, it is easy to use, takes almost every product off easily and I've learned to be careful to avoid getting it in my eyes. I'm still looking for something else I like better but for now it is OK. So I have increased it to 3 lippies.
Seems like people either hate or love this product. This remover is oil based. I've been using it for a week and had no bad reactions to it. Maybe some people shouldn't use oil based removers but it doesn't sting my eyes at all.
My eye area isn't as dry as before thanks to the oil. As far as removing mascara, I have no complaints. It removes everything without much rubbing.
I recommend this remover for people with dry skin around their eyes. It does moisturize.
This product is decent. I feel like it is a bit greasier than Neutrogena's eye make up remover..and I also feel like I have to use a bit more of this, however I don't have to rub at my eyes to get the make up off with this product and it doesn't sting my eyes (good, as I am a contact lens wearer) nor does it leave my under-eye area a greasy mess (and no, I do not have oily skin).