I don’t generally bother with an eye make up remover; I find that my usual micellar cleansers take off all my eye make-up including waterproof mascara. But I’ve recently starting using a waterproof gel eyeliner, and even my beloved Bioderma cleanser can’t budge it. Which is where Melvita Soothing Eye Make-up Remover comes in.
As a contact lens wearer, who is often wearing said lenses when removing make up, I need something that doesn’t sting or leave a greasy film around the eye socket. Since I started using this a few months ago, it’s replaced all my other eye make-up removers. It contains aloe vera to help to protect the eye contour, uses olive squalene to cleanse away make-up and impurities, and claims cornflower water, chamomile and lotus help to reduce swelling around the eye area.
Melvita is a French brand that trades on its organic reputation, but I’d check the labels: 99.24% of the total ingredients are from natural origin, but in realith this means absolutely bugger all — plenty of chemicals can be said to come from natural origins. It’s the 39.76% of the total ingredients that are from organic farming that is important. Still, 39.76% is better than 0%.