This is my favourite Eye makeup remover
I tried so hard to find a cheap alternate as I hate paying so much for a makeup remover but nothing even came close.finding a good eye makeup remover is difficult for me because:
1.eventhough I usually avoid water proof mascara,most of my favourite ones are still difficult to remove with regular micellar waters (I usually use Bioderma Sensibio H2O as my micellar water) and some eyemakeup removers! for example Lancome M.Big is one of my most used mascaras and I have to spend a lot of time and rub my eyes very hard to be able to completely remove it but not with Lancome Bi-Facil eyemakeup remover.it completely removes all mascaras,even the waterproof ones easily
2.Most eyemakeup removers sting my eyes badly but not this one
3.Most eyemakeup removers irritate my eye round skin,I can see a red dry patch forming a couple of hours after using them under my eyes.sometimes even an eczema reaction starts on my eyelids but this one has never caused any irritation,actually I feel it helps relieving itchyness,dryness and redness whenever I suffer from eyelid Eczema!
4.Some eyemakeup removers make my eyelashes fall each time but not this one.I can literally see the difference,one month after using this one my lashes are much fuller than times when I use others
5.some eyemakeup removers leave a heavy oily residue,some of them leave a dry film,Lancome eyemakeup remover makes skin around my eyes very smooth and silky but I don't feel an oily heavyness.it feels softening and hydrating to me not oily
6.Most bi phase,oil based or creamy makeup removers(literally whatever has good cleansing power) cause milia and I hate that.I wash my skin after removing my makeup and I usually use a special eye wash to wash my eyes(Eyesol Eye wash) which prevents milia formation but whenever I skip that step I have to be worried of milia formation.. Lancome eyemakeup remover is one of the exceptions that never forms milia even if I don't wash my face/my eyes afterwards
As you see I have good reasons to love it but being expensive is it's only flaw.I usually buy 50mil ones that come in a set and even those last me for a long time.I'm still trying hard to find a dupe.Estee Lauder Gentle Eye makeup remover is another one that I can use without allergic/eczema reactions but that one is also expensive and not as good as Lancome's in other mentioned aspects
What makes me hesitant to buy a couple of backups of Lancome makeup remover is that after trying so hard,I finally managed to find a cheap one that I can use without trouble.that one is 1$ per 125mil!!and is from a local, infamous brand (Lorient Gentle Two-phase Makeup Remover, I'm pretty sure it's impossible to find it anywhere except here!)it removes makeup very well, doesn't cause milia, eczema or allergy, doesn't sting my eyes or cause eyelash falls.the only problems are that it's heavily scented(I know parfum is listed among Lancome's ingredients too.but it's very light and difficult to recognize),and removing makeup with Lancome feels flawless and smooth like dream,that one doesn't give me that soft,silky feeling around my eyes but I can get along with that as it's just 1USD!!
So now I usually use that one but still I always have a bottle of Lancome Bi Facil Eye makeup remover around and save it for times that my eyes need special care