Review of Vaseline Vaseline - Pure Petroleum Jelly by evbutler
I have been using Vaseline as an eye makeup remover for nearly 30 years. It's cheap, takes all the makeup off, and is comfortable and not drying to my eye area. Anything else I've tried has been drying and irritating.
Low and behold, I visited the eye doctor yesterday and one of my complaints is dry, itchy eyes. She looks into my eyes and said she saw a lot of debris "floating" around in there (ewww) and asked me specificially what I used to take my eye makeup off with. She said emphatically NOT to use vaseline to remove makeup and pretty much echoed what is said on this website (see link) and that it can cause dry itchy eyes and is not good for the tear glands. She recommended Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo (weird, huh?)