We all know those annoying nights where we've done our smokey cat-eye makeup and are trying to take it off... key word TRYING. The mascara is splotchy, the black eyeliner won't seem to come off well and is smearing, your eyes are stinging because whatever you're using is full of nasty toxic ingredients. Don't worry, I'm here to tell you it doesn't need to be this way! Read on for my tips and tricks to get your makeup off, easy as one-two-three.

First, let's take a look at the healthier, greener, less toxic alternatives to eye-makeup remover. Yes, it is so possible to take off your eye makeup in a breeze, with a remover that contains good ingredients, with benefits for your delicate eye area. There ARE makeup removers that don't make you cry because you feel like your eyeballs are about to fall out—or because your makeup just will not come off well. There are a couple of methods I'd like to chat about, and then we can take a look at which products go with such methods.

Methods: One of my favourite ways to remove eye-makeup is with a cleansing oil, such as the Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil Makeup Remover (a pure oil alternative would be the Dr. Alkaitis Eye Make-up Remover). This cleansing oil is amazing! It will effortlessly lift away impurities and makeup while restoring your skin's natural moisture and pH balance. The creamy formula is unique in so many ways! It features papain, a fruit enzyme from papaya that helps to exfoliate and soften skin, and a natural vitamin B complex to detoxify and tone.

So, why is this method (with the Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics Vitamin B Cleansing Oil) different from, let's say, removing makeup with just a straight oil such as jojoba, coconut, almond, olive or whatever else? Well, the makeup will eventually melt off. However, taking off ALL the oil from your face/eye area definitely warrants some time, and patience, which, let's face it ladies, I don't always want to deal with it late at night, hah—wiping and wiping again. I would rather that be when I have time and want to really massage it into my skin.

It all needs to be done thoroughly and properly to avoid leaving that oily residue on the skin, and this cleansing oil dissolves in water and leaves your eye area/face soft and clean. Which leads me to my next point:

How to Remove Eye Makeup

Warm 1-2 pumps between hands and apply to dry face/eye area. Add warm water and massage into a delicate milk. Rinse clean. May also be used with a cotton square to remove makeup—no water or rinsing required.

Tip: For a deeper cleanse and light exfoliation, apply cleanser then press a warm washcloth and let cool. Gently remove excess cleanser with washcloth. Rinse and repeat. 

There is nothing I love more than a clean face, especially before bedtime. With these products you will thorougly clean your face, take off your eye makeup with a breeze, and feel soft, non-irritated and just great skin!

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