Boots Essentials Eye Make-up Remover

Boots  Essentials Eye Make-up Remover

4.7

9 reviews

88% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$

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on 4/23/2016 12:48:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

I've tried loads of different eye makeup removers, some ten times the price of this stuff, and first time I tried this I was blown away by how good it is. Haven't even been tempted to stray to another brand since I've been buying it, and I'm a cosmetics butterfly, I can't think of another product that's ever happened with.

It removes 'normal' (in my case full) daily eye makeup easily, and 'extreme' (big night out with three coats of mascara and a ton of eyeliner) in two goes. It even removes Lancome Hypnose waterproof. I haven't found anything yet it can't cope with.

Once or twice I've tried putting it on a cotton pad, but I found it a bit scratchy.

I prefer to put a tiny amount (size of a peanut, maybe?) on one index finger, spread it between two index fingers by rubbing them together, then gently massage onto my eyelid, mostly around the lash line. (Eyes closed, of course!) I smoosh it around for about 10 seconds.

Then (eyes still closed!) I wipe it off with a cotton pad, at which point I can open my eyes. No stinging, no 'filmy' sensation on my eyeball, and usually not a trace of mascara left over.

For a while I carried on using wipes or pads when I was travelling, but I just can't bear to be without this now, I have to decant it into a bottle if I'm away overnight. If Boots ever stop making this stuff I'll be devastated.

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on 4/4/2012 7:08:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

My HG eye makeup remover. It is thick enough to sit on the pad or the fingertips for application, it is fragrance free, and it works brilliantly. I use a minimum of a couple of pads for each eye, and follow with my usual cleanser (Embryolisse). A staple in my bathroom cabinet - I've never found a better one. Does exactly what it says on the tin!


Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

HG Eye Makeup Remover! Works better than anything else I've tried - some of which were literally 10 times the price - and is cheap as chips. Looooove this stuff!

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

ABSOLUTELY LOVE this eye make-up remover! It's amazing, put it on a cotton pad and gently hold it on my eyes for 30 seconds (not really necessary but it helps when wearing waterproof mascara) and vuala clean eyes! Very little rubbing needs to be done with this product. People who complain about its slightly oily consistency are being picky because the process of cleansing the face involves eye make-up removal first therefore any residue left behind will be removed by your regular cleanser! I'd rather that than use a product that feels like I'm dragging my skin around. Its is less than £2 to buy and I've used it for years! I will say one thing, try not to get it directly in your eyes because anyone with highly sensitive eyes like me will feel the sting (but no worse than anything else I've used though). I HIGHLY recommend this product, so cheap yet so effective!

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on 2/8/2011 3:18:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This is one of the best eye makeup removers I have ever used, and the cheapest. It removes everything very quickly and easily and hasn't caused any irritation. Love it!


on 8/1/2010 12:51:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This is a review for Boots Essentials Fragrance Free Eye Make Up Remover Lotion, which I believe is the same product. This is such a wonderful eye makeup remover. I usually use liquids, but because I've noticed myself doing a fair bit of tugging when wiping, I decided to switch to a lotion instead. This eye makeup remover is a slightly watery lotion that does feel a bit greasy, but I think that's what helps to make sure that I rub, instead of tug, at my eyelids when i apply it. I simply use a pea-sized amount for each eye, spend about 15 seconds rubbing it in, and then wipe off with a cotton pad. This cuts through everything, including stubborn waterproof mascara, without irritating my contact lenses. Because of its slight greasiness, I do recommend washing your face afterward. It cost me 1.39 GBP for a 150 ML bottle ($2.18 for just over 5 oz), which is ridiculously cheap. A definite rebuy.

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on 7/27/2010 7:01:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I have tried many different eye make-up removers, both expensive and cheap, and have found this to be the best (and the cheapest!) and the one I always come back to.


The remover itself is a thick and very creamy lotion, though I don't find it to be greasy at all. I squeeze a fairly generous amount onto a round cotton pad and this is enough to cleanse both eyes. One swipe over each eyelid removes even long-lasting eyeshadow, and I work the cream a little more over eyelashes to remove mascara. I wear waterproof mascara every day and this remover gets rid of all brands without leaving smudges. Granted, some mascaras take a little more work than others to remove, but I never have to rub excessively, rather just massage the cream into my lashes with the cotton pad, then wipe away.


This remover does not leave any greasy residue afterwards and has never irritated my eyes or left the surrounding skin feeling dry or tight. The remover has no fragrance or colour to it. One bottle lasts quite a long time, so it is very good value for money. I have repurchased this several times already and will continue to do so.

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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Yay: Leaves skin soft, gentle on eyes
Nay: Too oily, not very effective
This product is brilliant in the sense that it won't irritate your eyes, and is fragrance free. However, part of the reason why it won't irritate is because it barely gets rid of make-up at all. It does condition nicely, and does leave your eyelids feeling very soft, but it also leaves a horrible greasy feeling on your skin. I felt like I was smearing oil on my face, which I didn't feel comfortable with, especially with my skin's tendency to break out in spots. It means I have to wash my face afterwards to get rid of the greasiness. I've also found I have to wash my face with my usual face wash to get rid of most of my eye make-up before I use the eye make-up remover itself, else it just takes too long to remove it all. Not impressed. Sadly mother's forgotten I don't like it, and has bought me two bottles..


on 5/26/2009 7:03:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I LOVE this product and can't believe I'm the first to review this little gem. As the name suggests this is a part of the Boots "Essentials" range of skin care (aka cheap and basic). It is a rich unscented lotion that, according to the bottle, is fragrance free, vitamin enriched and promises to remove all types of eye make-up including waterproof. I wear contact lenses and have fairly sensitive eyes when it comes to removers. This lotion is brilliant! It gently removes lashings of my L'Oreal Double Extension Beauty Tubes mascara that allegedly only comes off with warm water - (I have never found another eye make-up remover that will get it off and didn't think it was possible to use anything other than warm water). Essentials also dissolves the toughest eyeliner, eyebrow pencil and all kinds of shadow - cream, powder and pigment with little effort and no irritation. It leaves the eyelids softly cleansed, without a greasy residue and no morning after "panda eyes". All in all a brilliant product that does exactly what it says on the bottle for the amazing price of £1.46 for 150ml!

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