Most women wear makeup on a daily basis and with that comes the daily struggle to thoroughly remove it! We constantly see commercials for wipes, liquids and oils that promise to remove eye makeup in one easy step. What we may not be aware of, is that many of those products contain toxic chemicals and preservatives that may be harmful to our health.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, Dr.Stuart founder and medical director of La Jolla Dermatology stated:
“Although quick and easy to apply, many makeup removers contain active cleansing ingredients, which may remain on the skin unless washed off. If they remain, the residue from them may expose the skin to excess amounts of various chemicals including emulsifiers and surfactants. These can dry the skin and also irritate it. Some of them also contain various preservatives including formaldehyde, which can be an allergenic, as well as fragrances.“
That is why we compiled a list of the top 5 All-Natural Eye Makeup removers that not only clean, but also leave behind nourishing nutrients and vitamins. Plus, these are super inexpensive and will last much longer than most cosmetic eye makeup removers.
1. Shea Butter:
Shea butter has been used in Africa for centuries, and it is highly regarded for its healing properties. It is perfectly safe to use around the eye area. It is one of the best nourishing, protecting and regenerating seed oils in the world. It is rich in Vitamin A & Vitamin E. When it is applied to the skin, it melts with one’s own body heat and it becomes easy to spread. It can be applied to the eye lid, under eye area as well as the brow bone area. All you need to do after it has been spread around the desired eye area, is pick up a clean tissue paper and gently wipe off any makeup residue. The great thing about Organic Shea Butter, is that it can also be re-applied as a moisturizer once the makeup has been removed. You can purchase shea butter here and start using this as your eye makeup remover as well as with our 50 uses and recipes. If you want to learn more about Shea Butter, check out 50 uses and recipes for Shea Butter. Watch SkinStudio LAdemonstrate their Shea Butter technique below:
2. Jojoba Oil:
Jojoba Oil, pronounced hohoba, is a liquid produced inside the seed of the Simmondsia Chinensis plant,which is a shrub, generally from Southern parts of Arizona, California and NW Mexico. This pure oil can be used on your nails, hair and of of course your skin! It even removes Waterproof mascara, which we all know can be difficult. It is also great because it replicates the normal oils in our body so when you take off eye makeup it is also moisturizing the eye area and eyebrow section. To use it, add a few drops of jojoba oil to fingers or to a cotton ball and wipe over the desired eye area (be careful not to get it in your eye). Lastly, rinse off with water and your eyes will be fresh and makeup free! Briane with Nabele Skin Care shows you how effective it is:
3. Extra Virgin Olive Oil:
Instead of stripping the eye area of all oils, it is recommended to nourish this sensitive area with natural oils like Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It is inexpensive and it does not clog your pores. It is also rich in antioxidants, Vitamin A and Vitamin E. To remove stubborn eye makeup, put a few drops of Extra Virgin Olive Oil into a cotton ball and gently rub it over the desired area. You can then wet a wash cloth with warm water and use it to remove any excess oil left behind (especially if you normally have oily skin or acne prone skin). Check out Beauty Guru Michele Phan as she gets un-ready:
4. Argan Oil:
Organic Argan Oil has been considered “liquid Gold” by many women around then world! It is a plant oil produced from the kernels of an Argan Tree, native to Morocco. This natural oil has a ton of benefits like essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. This is already a great product to own for overall moisturizing purposes so its no surprise that it works wonders on removing stubborn waterproof liner and mascara. Just apply a few drops of the oil to your finger tips and then rub over your eyes. It is good to avoid getting into your eyes so just close your eyes and rub away the days makeup. Here is a great video to show how this works. Danielle from Beauty by Earth shows you how easily her makeup comes off completely!:
5. Organic (Fractionated) Coconut Oil:
Who hasn’t heard of the many beauty uses for coconut oil? But, I bet you probably haven’t heard of Organic Fractionated Coconut Oil. This type of coconut oil is in clear liquid form, it is odorless and colorless. It is used for many DIY Health & Beauty recipes. This type of Coconut Oil is extremely effective in removing waterproof eye makeup. It is perfect for all skin types, including dry or sensitive skin. To remove waterproof eye makeup, you just need to put a few drops on a cotton ball, gently wipe around the desired area and Voila! Check out the YouTube video below. Beauty Guru “Berry Beautiful”demonstrate how she uses her Fractionated Coconut Oil to Remove Makeup:
We are excited about these natural/inexpensive ways to help remove eye makeup and we hope you found them helpful! We would love to see your videos on how you removed your makeup or hear your comments about which worked best for you. We love hearing back from our readers so please feel free to share your tips with us! Enjoy a nights rest makeup free and naturally!
Erin Keyan is the founder of goPure Naturals an all natural skin care and essential oils product line. Her mission with goPure Naturals is to create a brand that families can completely trust to not contain any toxic ingredients and be good for them. She started goPure Naturals after she was shocked to discover how many of the products she was buying for her newborn and family contained toxic ingredients. Erin still considers being a mom her most important job. She believes that this is a tough job but super fulfilling!!! When not being "just a mom", Erin enjoys a great laugh with friends and family over a good Chardonnay and indulges in her fave soap opera, Days of our Lives! Have a question for Erin? Leave a comment below or reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org