Review: Evie Amazingly Soothing Makeup Remover

Evie Amazingly Soothing Makeup Remover oil cleanser review

In my earlier post about Green & Pure Organic Beauty, I mentioned that I have fallen in love with Evie Amazingly Soothing Makeup Remover. I use this product once a day, in the evening, to remove all of my makeup, sunscreen, and anything else off my face before going to bed.

My skin profile: I have very dehydrated cheeks with a t-zone that gets oily. I occasionally get break-outs, usually 1-2 around that time of the month. My main skin concerns are hyper-pigmentation and dehydration in the cheek area and fine lines in the eye area. My ideal skincare products are ones that provide good moisture to my skin, absorb quickly and leave no left-over product sitting on top of my skin.

What it claims (from GreenandPure.com): A concoction of natural Jojoba, Grapeseed and Sweet Almond oil, combined with certified organic essential oils from Bulgaria, England, Italy and France. This silky smooth formula soothes the mind while it gently and thoroughly removes all traces of makeup, leaving your skin bright, soft and supple.

Price: $49 for 180mL

Scent/texture: A light floral scent that washes off completely; oil that’s about the consistency of olive oil.

The good: It cleanses off my makeup completely with two pumps of oil, washes off clean and doesn’t leave any residue. The oil is thick enough so that it “catches” all of the things I need to wash off, and thin enough so that it massages in with little effort. It has a slight floral scent that makes it very relaxing to use before bed. I love the bottle design as well, it is clean and simple, and also transparent so that you know how much you have used up. The ingredients are also great because the base oil is sweet almond oil and it doesn’t contain any petroleum or mineral oils – it’s all natural!

  • All natural
  • Cleans all makeup
  • Washes off completely with no residue
  • Smells great
  • Good bottle design
  • No petroleum/mineral oil

The bad: The only downside I can think of is the price, at $49 for 180mL, it isn’t cheap. Compared to other big name brand cleansing oils though, it’s actually not too bad. In Canada, Shu Uemura is $36 for 150mL, Bobbi Brown is $49 for 200mL, Laura Mercier is $50 for 200mL, and Dermalogica Pre-Cleanse is $52.50 for 150mL.

Overall: As I mentioned before, the Evie Amazingly Soothing Makeup Remover is the best I’ve ever used (compared to Shu Uemura, Bobbi Brown, Dermalogica, and Laura Mercier. I highly recommend this cleansing oil to all cleansing oil fans. I use this even when I don’t have any makeup to remove because it helps makes my skin so soft and smooth! You can purchase Evie Amazingly Soothing Makeup Remover at Green and Pure Organic Beauty.

Product: 20/20
Packaging: 4/5
Value: 3/5
Overall: 27/30 | A
Repurchase? YES!

Ingredients:

Evie Amazingly Soothing Makeup Remover oil cleanser ingredients

Review: Ren No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm

Ren No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm review

I finished up my bottle of Guerlain Secret de Purete Cleansing Milk a few weeks ago and I’ve been on the lookout for a “weekend cleanser.” I use Shu Uemura cleansing oil and weekdays to get rid of makeup, but on weekends I like to use a more emollient, more luxurious cleanser to give myself a mini-facial (and also because cleansing oils can be stripping). I wear sunscreen on weekends mostly so I don’t need a heavy makeup remover product, just something that can clean off my sunscreen and help restore my skin for another week of stress/work.

On my way home from work, I walk through a Sephora. I’ve had my eyes on the Ren No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm since falling in love with the Ren Rose 012 Ultra-Moisture Defense Serum. You use this balm like you would a cleansing oil, cleaning milk, or cleansing cream – rub it on dry skin with dry hands. I’ve used it for a few weeks and am seriously in love!

My skin profile: I have very dehydrated cheeks with a t-zone that gets oily. I occasionally get break-outs, usually 1-2 around that time of the month. My main skin concerns are hyper-pigmentation and dehydration in the cheek area and fine lines in the eye area. My ideal skincare products are ones that provide good moisture to my skin, absorb quickly and leave no left-over product sitting on top of my skin.

What it claims (from RenSkincare.com): A luxurious silky rose infused cleansing balm. When applied with water the balm transforms into a rich milk and leaves skin purified, calm and glowing… It gently yet thoroughly melts away dirt and make up (including waterproof mascara).

Results:

  • Calms, soothes and purifies
  • Protects the skin’s defense barrier against everyday environmental stress, free radicals and pollution

Price: $56 CAD / $48 USD for 150mL

Texture/Scent: Solid balm that melts into a thick oil upon warming it between the palms. Faint rose-floral scent.

Ren No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm review

The good: I use this cleanser as the pre-cleanse/suncreen remover on weekends when I have more time to massage my skin. This is an ultra luxurious product that is excellent at removing every last bit of makeup, grime, dust and anything else from the skin; when I run my toner-soaked cotton pad on my skin afterwards, it is completely clean. It feels amazing while being massaged on the face and my skin feels super soft and smooth after washing this off. The scent is great for using before bed – it helps calm me down and relax at the end of the day.

  • Cleanses really well without stripping
  • Ultra-luxurious feel when using it
  • Skin is soft and smooth
  • Smells great

The bad: If I use this alone and without the muslin cloth that’s included in the package, I find that it leaves a greasy film on my skin. I just do my normal thing and use a foaming cleanser after though, and that gets rid of any greasy feeling. If I use the muslin cloth then it comes right off (I don’t like using the muslin cloth too regularly because I find it to be too exfoliating). It is also pretty expensive at $56 CAD for just 150. I found that I’m going through this pretty quickly because I like to spend some time massaging this on my skin, so I need more product than if you were just removing makeup (to prevent it from drying out on my skin). For the price though, I would have loved to see glass packaging instead of plastic, but it’s not a dealbreaker.

  • Leaves greasy film on skin if the muslin cloth isn’t used
  • Very expensive

Overall: I love this product for the fact that it leaves my skin SO clean without any stripped feeling. I also love the scent – I feel like I am giving myself a luxurious facial whenever I use this. I think if you can get over the high price, I would recommend this product for everyone.

Product: 19/20
Packaging: 3/5
Value: 2/5
Overall: 24/30 | A-
Repurchase? Yes!

Ingredients:

IRen No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm review and ingredients
Ren No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm review