Even though I have been focusing so much on skincare products lately, I still love wearing eye makeup on the regular. Birchbox sent me a sample of Marcelle Gentle Makeup Remover for Sensitive Eyes ($15/150ml) and I was immediately into it. I'm always on the lookout for a supreme eye makeup remover that gets rid of every last remnant of makeup before I hit the hay. I especially like one that doesn't make your eyes sting, blur or tear up and one that is effective without lots of rubbing and tugging to get everything off. This product is described as a "luxurious half-oil, half-water formula that easily dissolves away the most stubborn makeup formulas without causing irritation." The formula is hypoallergenic, gluten free, perfume free and recognized by the Canadian Dermatology Association. Ingredients include green tea extract and cucumber extract for soothing and refreshing the eyes. It also works on long wearing makeup and waterproof makeup. It has no scent and has a water-like consistency. So, did this gentle and sensitive makeup remover give my eye makeup the boot?
Verdict: This formula was gentle, non-stinging and felt cool and refreshing on my eyes. I thought it worked pretty well, however, it didn't remove all my eye makeup as I had some lingering under my eyes the following morning. With some elbow grease and probably more patience on my part, it may remove all of it, however, who wants to work that hard? I definitely appreciate how gentle it is though and I will take that any day over pain or stinging with other makeup removers. Overall, I think this is a good choice due to its high quality. Marcelle, I still appreciate you in the most gentle and sensitive way I know how. For info/purchase, head to birchbox.com