After being pretty committed to using eye make-up remover from The Body Shop over the last three or four years I fancied trying something different. At the time of looking for something new to try the Clarins Instant Eye Make-Up Remover was floating around with it receiving pretty darn good reviews at that.
I decided to treat myself to something a bit more luxurious, with this of course meaning it was more expensive to boot. At £17 this is not by any means a budget eye make up remover therefore I was expecting to be blown away once it came to using this…I wasn’t. Now don’t get me wrong it is a nice make up remover and does work for me relatively well, however I found that it worked no better than previous products I have used which I must note have been less than half the price of this.
This is a bi-phase product which in order to activate needs to be shaken whereby the combination of a water phase and oil phase helps to remove waterproof make-up. I found that even though this was oil based it wasn’t overly oily therefore it was a much better experience than when I had used the No7 Eye Make-Up Remover last year which left my eye area feeling really greasy. The Clarins Instant Eye Make-Up Remover claims to be hydrating, soothing and suitable for those with sensitive eyes which I do agree with to some extent as I can definitely say my eyes have never felt sore after using this which is a big plus and something which I look for in eye make up removers. I guess I could say my eye area is left relatively hydrated however; I end up washing it off afterwards anyway once I start to cleanse my face.
Overall I have to say I wouldn’t repurchase this as I personally think it is rather expensive for something which I haven’t found to be any better than previous products I’ve used. I feel like I’ve been a tad negative towards this which makes me feel a bit bad however I was left rather disappointed with it. I honestly don’t think it is a bad product at all, in fact it is really quite nice however why spend more for something if you don’t need to.
If however you’re still interested in trying this then perhaps get a sample from your local Clarins counter so that you can try it before buying the full size.
Have you tried the Clarins Instant Eye Make-Up Remover?
*Clarins is not a cruelty free brand.