SKINCARE REVIEW | Amie Bright Eyes Very Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

Amie’s BRIGHT EYES Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover*($8.00 CDN). Amie Skincare has been the talk of Bloggertown in the last few months for both its affordability and botanical ingredients. I wouldn’t say that I have particularly sensitive eyes, but there are two things that I look for in an eye makeup remover: that it removes waterproof eye makeup and that it doesn’t burn or leave that oily film on your eyeballs.

Bright Eyes Gentle Makeup Remover is oil-free (no oily film!) and is gentle enough for sensitive eyes while soothing the area with cornflower and hydrating, cooling and refreshing with cucumber. This makeup remover is going to be SO FUN to use in the summer when I store it in the fridge with the salad dressings.

Amie Bright Eyes Eye Makeup Remover Review
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This felt like I was using water on my eyes. It didn’t feel slip-slidy at all and also didn’t quite feel like using micellular water. I found this eye makeup remover to be effective at removing light eye makeup, but when I tried to remove a Maybelline Color Tattoo and black liquid liner everything kind of smeared around like I was making an even bigger mess. The more vigorously I rubbed with my cotton round, the more uncomfortable my eyes felt so I had to swap to an eye makeup remover with oil. I tried using this again with just waterproof mascara and it was able to get every last bit of it.

Amie Bright Eyes Eye Makeup Remover Review

Ingredients: Aqua, Vitis Vinifera Fruit Water, Coco-Glucoside, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Parfum, Glycerin, Maltodextrin, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol, Citric Acid, Benzophenone-4, Disodium EDTA, Cl 42090, Cl 17200

I wish there wasn’t any fragrance added to this (parfum), but I have a feeling that without it, some of the other more “botanical” scents might take over.

Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Water we have seen in a number of beauty sprays and is incredibly hydrating to the skin. It contains trace elements, mineral salts and is physiologically very close to our own fluids making it perfectly suited to be used on human skin (GatteFosse, January 2015). Holla for homeostasis (Biology peeps!)

Coco-Glucoside is a surfactant derived from coconut oil and fruit sugar and is what allows dirt and makeup to be lifted off the skin (Truth in Aging, January 2015).

PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate is something that I’m seeing mixed results for. It is another surfactant with some sources saying it is a human skin allergen not safe for use on broken skin (EWG Skin Deep Cosmetics Database , January 2015) and others like Paula’s Choice and Good Guide saying it is totally fine. I will personally keep using it because I am not one to ever have reactions to products, but I leave that decision up to you and your skin!

Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract is the cucumber extract that will hydrate and refresh. Most of us feel safe when we see cucumber extract in skincare products. I know I do!

Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract is meadow cornflower extract and is used in cosmetics as an anti-inflammatory, astringent and skin-conditioning agent. It is rather expensive and tends to only be used in eye-related products (Truth in Aging, January 2015).

Chamomilla Recutita Extract better known as chamomile, not only soothes upset tummies, it also soothes upset skin as an anti-inflammatory agent (Wikipedia, January 2015).

Final Verdict: For heavy makeup, I found this eye makeup remover to be a bit too gentle, but if you’re wearing just mascara or a light layer of powder eyeshadow I found this to be very effective. This does not irritate your eyes AT ALL as promised and the solution felt so soothing that it should be repackaged and put into one of those eye dropper bottles. It feels THAT nice even IN my eyes!

Amie Skincare can be found in select Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.

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